Pupils Struck by Lightning in Kisoro

A 16-year-old pupil at Kahumure Primary School in Bukimbiri Sub County, Kisoro District died instantly and five others were admitted in critical condition after being struck by lightning. The deceased is identified as Night Pricilla, a primary six pupil and daughter to Evalist Kafuku, a resident of Kyogo Village, Bukimbiri Sub County in Kisoro District. The injured are; Angel Kyarisiima,  Anocianta Nuwamanya, Mathias Turinawe and Illuminate Kyarisiima, all P7 seven pupils and Florida Ninsiima, a  primary four pupil. A teacher at the school told our reporter on condition of anonymity…

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Rukiga teachers protest six months arrears nonpayment

Over 70 primary teachers in Rukiga District are protesting government’s failure to pay them their salaries for the last six months. The teachers, who claim that they last received salaries in August 2017, say they are planning to lay down their tools, until their salary arrears are deposited onto their accounts. One of the affected teachers from Nyeikunama Primary School, who preferred anonymity, told our reporter that they have repeatedly petitioned the Rukiga Chief Administrative Officer over the matter in vain. The Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU National Chairperson, Zadock Tumuhimbise,…

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Floods cut off Kabale-Kisoro Road, destroy crops in Rubanda District

Transport was paralyzed along Kabale-Kisoro Road following heavy flooding last evening at Haisesero Bridge in Rubanda District. Vehicles could not pass through fast running floods. The flooding triggered by heavy rainfall coupled with hailstones also destroyed several crops including cabbages and Irish potatoes. Also read: Families left stranded after heavy rain destroys houses in Rubanda A caller from Rubanda, during the Voice of Kigezi early morning show “Kanyonza” said School children and teachers were unable to cross the Bridge to their homes and were forced to sleep at their respective…

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Thugs break into Church in Rukiga District

Police in Rukiga District is hunting for unidentified thugs, who raided St. James Buhangizi Church of Uganda Archdeaconry in Kamwezi in Rukiga District and stole Church property worth millions of shillings. The thugs broke into the Church on Sunday night and stole a sound amplifier and a Piano worth 2.5 million shillings and surplices among others. According to the Archdeacon of St. James Buhangizi Church of Uganda, Ven. Ernest Nkwasibwe, they came to know about the incident in the morning on Monday 12 March, when they opened the Church for…

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Children Study Under Tree As School is Destroyed by Storm

Iremera Primary School in Muko Sub County of Rubanda District in South Western Uganda, is struggling to operate, following a heavy downpour that pounded the area on Friday last week and blew off the rooftops of two classrooms and staffroom block. Primary one and two pupils now study under trees in the school compound. The school Head Teacher, Evaristo Kanyonza, wonders how the situation will be by end of the term since the school is financially constrained and cannot even manage to construct makeshift classrooms. The Rubanda District Acting Education…

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