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. 804 total views, 14 views todayPlease follow and like us:0

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Low turn up at Mparo mixed primary school in Rukiga after winds blew off roofs of some classes at the school

Pupils of Mparo mixed primary school in Rukiga town council of Rukiga district, started this year’s third academic term yesterday on a bad note, after rainy characterized by strong winds blew off the roofs of some classes at the school. According to the chairperson Parents and Teachers Association of the school, Charles Mubangizi, the wind storm, which hit the school last Sunday, started at around 3pm lasted for about one hour. The windstorm blew off rooftops of primary one and two classes. It also left sections of the walls on…

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Kisoro police is investigating a nasty accident which claimed one life

Police in Kisoro district is investigating an accident fatal on Sunday evening, in which the Manager of Mubuga Sacco, Robert Tumusiime aged 39 years, was killed. The accident happened at Kisoro roundabout in Kisoro municipality at around 8:20 pm, when an Isuzu Forward reg number UAQ 296E, knocked the deceased, who was riding on a motorcycle registration number UEO 935 M Bajaj Boxer and killed him on spot. The Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate, confirms the incident saying that police are hunting the driver of the vehicle so that…

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Gov’t to revamp Ankole palace

The government of Uganda, through the tourism ministry has set apart sh10b to refurbish the defunct Ankole kingdom palace in a bid to turn it into a tourism site. Located in Kamukuzi Division, Mbarara district, the palace was built in the 1930s. However, the palace lies in ruins while most of its land measuring about 12 acres has been encroached on, dilapidated structures are being occupied by Mbarara district lower staff. Following its current state, the tourism ministry has contracted Block Technical Service Ltd to rebuild the Mugaba palace. Work…

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MP Wadri admits he had a gun in Arua

One of the members of parliament arrested in the recently concluded Arua Municipality by-elections’ campaign process, Kassiano Ezati Wadri, has admitted he had a gun on him by the time of arrest. Kassiano made the revelation during a one on one interview with NTV Uganda. The Arua Municipality MP however said the pistol is fully licensed and has been with him for over 20 years. Kassiano said that he together with four other people scampered into the bathroom, but as soon as security operatives broke down the door, he came…

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Police Arrests An Ex-convict Over Alleged Robbery

Police in Kabale district has arrested an ex-convict over alleged robbery and causing insecurity in the district. The suspect is, Edison Asimwe aged 46years and a resident of Rwabankinda cell Nyanja parish Maziba Sub County Kabale district. Asimwe, was convicted for aggravated robbery and sentenced to eight years in Mbarara prison, where he served his sentence that ended in October last year. The Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, says that the suspect was tracked and arrested on Sunday from his home, after residents became suspicious, over his uncoordinated movements…

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8 guns, Magazines Recovered From Home of Late Fronasa Fighter

Eight guns and fifteen empty magazines have been recovered from the home of the late James Karambuzi, one of the fallen Front for National Salvation (Fronasa) fighters in Kabale district. The home is located in Igabiro cell, Mwanjari ward in Southern Division of Kabale Municipality. Two of the recovered guns are, Sub Machine Guns-SMGs while the others are Semi-Automatic Rifles SARS. The guns were recovered by builders, who are constructing a permanent commercial structure under President Yoweri Museveni’s donation. Karambuzi, was among the first recruits into Fronasa, a rebel group…

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