Death Toll Reaches 136 in Tanzania Ferry Disaster

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania’s top police official Simon Sirro said today, and scores more were still feared missing as rescuers searched for survivors on the morning after the disaster. The ferry MV Nyerere capsized yesterday afternoon just a few metres from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest island, which is part of Tanzania. Thirty-seven people had been rescued from the sea, the regional police commander for the port of Mwanza on the south coast of the lake, Jonathan…

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Kabale district Council adjourns as angry councillors demand to be sworn in.

Drama ensued today at Kabale District Council hall when six newly elected councillors stormed the session demanding to be sworn in. The district councillors include; Annet Kabagambe, the female district councilor for Buhara Sub-county, Christine Turyakira alias Nyina Bashatu, of Kitumba sub-county, March Boaz of Ryakarimira town council, Elison Twinamatsiko Maziba sub-county, Florence Musimenta, the district female workers’ representative and Innocent Abariho Katarabashe the district male workers’ representative. It started when angry councillors entered the council session and occupied seats in the council chambers. The District Speaker, Loy Zikampereza described…

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Nakapiripirit District Local Government to recover excess money paid to staff

Nakapiripirit District Local Government plans to recover more than five million shillings paid to its staff in excess in July this year. In a circular dated 13th this month,by the Chief Administrative Officer, Aloysius Aloka, all the public servants who were paid in excesses must refund the money. Aloka’s letter follows communication from the Ministry of Finance which noted that a number of public servants were overpaid in error. Information from the district indicates that 48 staff including head teachers of secondary and tertiary institutions, health workers, district officials and…

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Kabale locals warned about mushrooming unregistered religious sects

The Kabale District Internal Security Officer, Ronald Kasheija has asked locals to avoid joining mushrooming unregistered religious sects in the district emphasizing that they put security at stake. Kasheija sounded the warning yesterday while addressing Katuna town council local council one chairpersons in Kabale district at the town council premises. Kasheija said that are many mushrooming self-styled churches working under the guise of freedom of worship yet their leaders are pursing selfish gains which can cause insecurity. 1,582 total views, 3 views todayPlease follow and like us:0

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