UNRA Investigating RCC, SBI alleged shoddy work after Kabale-Katuna Road collapse

Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA is investigating the Friday last week collapse of Kabale-Katuna road at Kyonyo, three kilometers to Katuna border, leaving hundreds of motorists stranded. Currently, all heavy trucks heading to and from Rwanda are using Ntungamo-Mirama Hills-Kagitumba road as UNRA struggles to fix the damaged road. Reuben Byaruhanga Tumwebaze, the Director Roads Infrastructure Protection under UNRA, says they are highly suspicious that Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) and SBI International Holdings, which built the road, did a shoddy job. Related content: Kabale-Katuna road cut off at Kyonyo, traffic unable…

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Kabale-Katuna road cut off at Kyonyo, traffic unable to connect to Rwanda

KABALE: Uganda Police Force has issued a traffic warning after part of the road at Kyonyo in Katuna Town Council Kabale District, along Kabale-Katuna road was heavily cracked at around 1am today. In a tweet, the police said part of the road has been affected by heavy landslides, adding that warning signs to direct light traffic have been placed and urged road users to use the newly completed Ntungamo-Mirama Hills road to connect to Rwanda. Traffic Update : Part of the road at Kyonyo along Kabale-Katuna road has been affected…

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True Love is only found in Jesus Christ-Bishop Naimanhye

The Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Rt. Rev. Paul Moses Samson Naimanhye has challenged members of the public to remove their hope from worldly pleasures and trust in Jesus Christ who gives everlasting joy. Bishop Naimanhye made the call on Wednesday (9th May) evening while opening the 5th Annual “Healing for the Nations International Convention” at World Shine Foundation Primary School in Rwentobo Ntungamo District. The convention ends on Sunday 13th May. Bishop Naimanhye said that the world is full of things, including politics, sports, travel and adventure, cultures and entertainments,…

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Two candidates nominated for Rukungiri Woman Mp by-election

Two candidates have so far been nominated for the Rukungiri District Woman Parliamentary by-election contest. The candidates nominated before midday on Wednesday 2 May are; the Forum for Democratic Change –FDC’s Betty Bamukwatsa Muzanira, who was nominated at 11:15am and Independent candidate Sheila Atukunda, who was nominated at 10.53am. According to our reporter who is at Rukungiri Council Hall-the nomination venue, the number of candidates, who picked nomination forms to contest for the seat, is seven. The other candidates include, Winfred Matsiko of the National Resistance Movement, Elizabeth Kyoshaba-independent, Prisca…

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9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air-WHO

GENEVA: 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air, but more countries are taking action, according to a press release on Wednesday 02 May, by World Health Organization. Full release Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution. “Air pollution threatens us all, but the poorest…

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Besigye demands minimum wage

KAMPALA: Opposition politician Kizza Besigye on Tuesday used commemorations to mark Labour Day to demand that government establish a minimum wage to protect Ugandan workers from exploitation. In a statement, Dr Besigye proposed a minimum salary of Shs650,000 for primary school teachers. He said President Museveni’s policies on labour have led to insufficient employment skills that have created an army of jobless youth. “The same policies have created untold poverty and hopelessness that many families have been forced to send their children to abusive child labour in mines, in quarries,…

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Salah Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. Manchester City midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne came second with Tottenham striker Harry Kane third.  Salah, 25, has scored 31 goals in 34 league appearances for Liverpool this season. The Egypt star – the first African winner of the award – also won the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year award in April. Salah has scored 43 goals in all competitions after signing for 34million pounds from Roma in the summer. The former Chelsea and…

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100 people killed, 242,000 displaced by floods in Kenya

The Kenya Red Cross says that at least 100 people have been killed and 242,000 displaced by four weeks of floods, landslides and heavy rains. The relief organization called it a humanitarian disaster which needs emergency funding. Most of those affected had their homes either swept away or submerged by flood waters. Most victims have had to be resettled in schools and the organization says they have been overstretched by the crisis. Its Secretary General, Abbas Gullet, said they are greatly concerned about outbreaks of cholera and other waterborne diseases.…

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92,000 refugees verified by UNHCR in Uganda

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee- UNHCR has so far verified 92,000 refugees living in three major refugee settlements in Uganda. Currently, UNHCR and the office of the Prime Minister are verifying the number of refugees in the country after it emerged that the figures had been grossly inflated. The verification exercise which begun last month is being conducted at Imvepi refugees’ settlement in Moyo district, Bidi-Bidi in Adjumani district and Nakivaale refugees’ settlement in Isingiro district. The Spokesperson of UNHCR in Uganda Duniya Aslam Khan says the exercise…

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Bishop warns of more disasters as environmental degradation escalates

The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt. Rev. George Bagamuhunda has warned that there could be more disasters that may arise from continued environmental degradation and the subsequent failure by members of the public to restrain the ruins. Bishop Bagamuhunda, who was accompanied by among others, the emeritus Bishop George Katwesigye and wife Laura, sounded the warning yesterday 29 April, while presiding over the belated Feast of Saint Mark Celebrations and Confirmation of 95 Christians, at St. Mark Runoni Church of Uganda in Kyabuhangwa Parish Kamwezi Sub County in…

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