Residents accuse sub county officials for declining to give them potato seeds under OWC

A section of residents in Ikamiro parish of Muko Sub County in Rubanda district are accusing Muko sub county authorities, for declining to give them potato seeds, under Operation wealth creation, after registering them as beneficiaries. On Friday last week, government donated 2400 bags of potato seed to farmers in Rubanda district, under operation wealth creation, whose gardens were destroyed by floods last year. Ikamiro parish is made up of villages, like Rwamahano, Rwaburindi, Kiruruma, Katembe, Bijeje, Habuhinga Nyarurambi, Kyakara and Nfasha. The 142 locals led by Gilbert Mugisha, Gilgori…

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Hundreds stranded in Butaleja as floods cut off road

Torrential rain being experienced in several parts of eastern Uganda has caused floods which have damaged bridges and roads. Leresi Bridge on Mbale- Butaleja Road has been damaged making transport along the route difficult. The bridge on River Manafwa, which was constructed in 1960s, was submerged on Monday after a heavy down pour.B Commuters who use the road are stranded. Motorists have been forced to divert to Bunghanji-Budaka District to connect to Mbale town. The most affected sub counties are Himutu, Mazimasa, Kachonga and Butaleja town council. District officials say…

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General David Muhoozi admits to permit special forces to storm Parliament

The Chief of Defense Forces, General David Muhoozi, has admitted that he Okayed the Special Forces Command (SFC), to storm Parliament during the debate on the constitutional amendment Bill 2017. Muhoozi, the fourth witness for cross examination at the Constitutional Court hearing in Mbale yesterday, said he allowed the deployment following a request from the then former Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura. Muhoozi submitted that he allowed the deployment Special Forces Command (SFC) soldiers attached to President’s office located next to Parliament, because Kale Kayihura had told him that…

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Kisoro Leaders task gov’t to work on Tourism roads

Leaders in Kisoro district have given government a two weeks ultimatum, to have worked on the five tourism roads in the district that impassable. The leaders issued the ultimatum yesterday, during the District Uganda Roads Fund emergency meeting that was held at the Kisoro district Council Hall that was chaired by the Bufumbira South Mp, Sam Bitangaro, who is the district roads fund committee chairperson. The roads that were highlighted that are in a sorry state, include, the Kisoro-Nyabwishenya-Nteko road, the Nyabwishenya-Rubuguri road, Kisoro-Nyarusiza-Muhabura by-pass, the Mgahinga-Nteko and Karengyere by-pass,…

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Crime preventer hangs himself in Rukiga

A Crime preventer in Kamwezi Sub County of Rukiga district has committed suicide by hanging himself. The deceased has been identified as, Eliab Tumuranze in his 30’s, a resident of Kinyamozi village in Kibanda parish of Rukiga district and a son to the area LC1 Chairperson, Stanley Rwendeire. The deceased was found today morning at around 11:00am, hanging in a piece of blanket, in his seating room. According to the Kamwezi Sub County Youth Councilor, Boaz Ainembabazi, residents became suspicious, when the deceased delayed to open his door. They later…

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