Marine police yet to recover last body following Lake Bunyonyi accident.

One body is still missing following an accident on Tuesday last week, when five people drowned in Lake Bunyonyi in Rubanda District, after a canoe they were travelling on capsized due to large water waves caused by strong winds. The deceased; Agnes Turyasingura aged 29, her nine months old baby Jacob Niwahereza, Patience Akampurira 21 and her 8 months old toddler Shivani Ainembabazi, and Macklin Tumuhekyi aged 20 were sailing from Hamukaka village in Kyenyi Parish, Rubanda district heading to Karambo village across the lake. The body of Akampurira and…

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Local divers recover another body of the five people who drowned last week in Buyonyi

The body of Agnes Turyasingura, one of the five people, who drowned in Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale District on Tuesday last week, has been recovered by local divers. Deo Owomugabe, one of the divers told Voice of Kigezi last evening that 29 year old Turyasingura’s body was seen floating at around 6:50pm. The local divers are assisting the Marine Unit from Entebbe, who had taken rest yesterday after a week-long search in vain. Turyasingura’s nine months old baby Jacob Niwahereza, Patience Akampurira 21 and Macklin Tumuhekyi 20 are still missing.…

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Child abandonment rate in Kabale worries officials

The increasing rates of child abandonment in Kabale District are worrying officials, as childcare centers in the district become overstretched. The Kabale District Senior Probation Officer, Monica Muhumuza says that childcare facilities lack space to take in more children. According to Muhumuza, the probation office reports five to six babies every three month. Muhumuza says that some of the children are dumped at roadsides and hospitals-mostly Rugarama Hospital, because they were born as a result of incest while others; their mothers engage in multiple relationships and fail to identify their…

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VOK fans and VOK staff played to a friendly draw in Ndorwa West

Voice of Kigezi fans from Ndorwa West Constituency were yesterday evening held to a three all draw by Voice of Kigezi Staff in a friendly football match played at Kibuga Playground in Rubaya Sub County Kabale District. The goals for the fans were scored by Author Namanya who scored a brace and Dickson Atuheire while Voice of Kigezi’s goals were scored by Richman Elisa and Oscar Akampurira all panelists in Kankuganire Program, and an own goal. The game was played in preparation for Ekitagata kya Voice of Kigezi concert due…

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Efforts to resolve the conflict in South Sudan underway in Mauritania

The African Union high-level ad hoc committee for South Sudan met in Mauritania at the weekend to among other things fasttrack the peace process in South Sudan. According to officials from the African Union, the committee, under the chairmanship of the President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, agreed to support ongoing efforts by the Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) geared at silencing guns in the conflict-riddled country. “The ad hoc committee exchanged views on how to more effectively enhance its support to and co-operation with IGAD in the ongoing efforts…

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