Mbale renews demand for city status

Mbale renews demand for city status

Top leaders in Bugisu sub region have revived calls for the elevation of Mbale municipality to a city status, saying it is high time the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party government fulfills their long term request. Mbale municipality passed a resolution for elevation to a city status on November 29, 2008. However, since then, nothing […]

Umeme losing Shs 9 billion annually due to Mbale power thieves

Umeme losing Shs 9 billion annually due to Mbale power thieves

A day after it was revealed customers of electricity distributor Umeme Uganda Ltd, may start paying Shs 200 for the first 15 units, up from the current Shs 150 per unit, the power distributor has said it loses over Shs100 billion annually to acts of power theft, vandalism of power distribution equipment like transformers and […]

UPDF storms Mbale church with heavy weapons

UPDF storms Mbale church with heavy weapons

There was panic in Mbale town on Sunday as heavily armed soldiers stormed St Austin Catholic church for prayers. The soldiers in fully combat were armed with heavy machine guns while police officers were armed with AK47 guns. They were however blocked by Steven Ahweera, the regional police boss from entering the church with guns. […]