Only 40 Cuban doctors ready for Uganda jobs, says minister

The Ministry of Health has said it is waiting for Cabinet approval to import 40 specialised doctors from Cuba out of the initial 200 expected. The new arrivals will be sent to rural parts of the country that Ugandan doctors allegedly shun. In an interview yesterday, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said the importation of the doctors is a collaboration between Uganda and Cuba and that the arrangement has been misrepresented and blown out of proportion. Uganda, , she said, is in urgent need of specialists to handle patients who present…

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Muhabuura diocese loses a case against King Caesar Augustus Mulenga

KISORO Muhabuura diocese has lost a case in which it had sued the Vietnamese Consular in Uganda, King Caesar Augustus Mulenga and former Bufumbira South aspirant Engineer Alex Niyonsaba Seruganda for fueling conflicts in the diocese. Late last year, the Diocesan Registered Trustees led by Bishop Cranmer Mugisha sued Mulenga and Niyonsaba through Isaac Sendegeya of Sendegeya and company advocates and Rev. Ezra Bikangiso of Bikangiso and company advocates for donating 650 iron sheets towards the roofing of Muganza Church of Uganda in Seseme Archdeaconry in November 2017. The applicants…

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Museveni extends term of the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters

President Yoweri Museveni has extended the term of the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters for the next 18 months. This was after the Commission’s initial one year term ended yesterday. In December 2016, President Museveni appointed Court of Appeal judge, Catherine Bamugemereire to head the seven-man committee to probe into land matters but the Commission had been held up for several months due to lack of funds hence starting its work in May 2017. While addressing Journalists today at the National Archives Center in Kampala, Justice Bamugemereire communicated the…

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Thugs shoot UPDF soldier flee off with her gun in Kanungu

A female Uganda People’s Defense Forces -UPDF soldier is nursing bullets wounds at Kihihi Health Center IV in Kihihi town council, he sustained in an attack by armed thugs along Kihihi-Ishasha road in Kanungu District. The soldier has been identified as 27-year-old Lance Corporal Gladia Amenyo attached to Mpondwe Border Customs in Kasese district as an enforcement officer.  Amenyo was shot last evening at around 11:30 pm when two armed thugs ambushed a truck registration number UAZ 782M loaded with sweet plantain alias Gonja and palm oil to Democratic Republic…

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Authorities and Locals Rescue Kidnapped Boy

KABALE-Police in Kabale together with the help of the locals in Kacerere village, Rubaya Sub-County have recovered the five and half years boy alive who went missing on 03rd May, 2018 from Mayengo cell Kiniogo ward Katuna town council as earlier reported. According to the Kigezi Regional Police spokesperson, Elly Maate, police worked tirelessly with the parents following increased phone calls from the suspect that knew where the kid was. On Wednesday, the suspect who was claiming to be in Kanungu district with the kid demanded a ransom of Ugshs7m…

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One arrested for allegedly defrauding pension worth 14 million shillings

Police in Kabale district has arrested, Edison Kakuru Turyamureeba, for allegedly defrauding the pension worth 14million shillings for a deceased police officer. Kakuru a resident of Kanyamatembe cell in Kabere in Muko Sub County in Rubanda District is accused of defrauding the money from the late Benon Mayanja’s bank account. Mayanja, who was a police officer in the Uganda Police Force died in 2012 and before his death, he ordered Kakuru to take charge of withdrawing the pension and give it to his family for survival. Kakuru, who was then…

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Kasese Police Constable Defiles Deaf Girl.

A Police Constable in Kasese district has defiled and impregnated a 16- year old deaf girl. The victim has been under the care of the Child Family and Protection Unit at Kasese Police Station. In 2016, the girl was abandoned in Bwera town council by her parents. Since then she has been staying at the police barracks. A source at Kasese Police Station who preffered anonymity said that Dennis Alutu, the police officer has been defiling the girl since September last year. The source further said that Alutu was last…

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A 3 storey building under construction collapses in Buziga

A three storey building which has been under construction has caved in at Mawanga zone, Buziga, a Kampala suburb. The incident happened today afternoon and police is still at the scene investigating the cause. Unspecified numbers of people who have been working on the building are suspected to have been trapped in the debris. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesman, Luke Owoyesigyire says that police from the fire and rescue services department is at the scene trying to save those suspected to be trapped in. The building is said to have…

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Cholera outbreak in Amudat District claims two lives

Cholera outbreak in Amudat District in Karamoja sub region, north eastern Uganda has so far claimed two lives while 48 are currently receiving treatment at Amudat health center IV. According to the Amudat District Chairperson, Francis Kiyonga, the disease has affected the whole Sub County of Loro after it broke out in one of the villages. He attributes the disease outbreak to lack of access to clean water, adding that the locals had started sharing water with animals from the flowing rivers. The Amudat District Health Inspector, Simon Elimu says…

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3 popular Kabale handgouts closed after SFC gaurd stabbing incidence

Kabale Municipality officials last evening ordered for the immediate closure of three popular hangouts in Kigongi Central Division. They include; New California T & J Transit Hotel, Bamboocha pub and Oceans pub. Their closure stems from a fight between, Stephen Kankiriho, a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF solider attached to Special Forces Command-SFC  and a yet to be identified revealer which occurred in the wee hours of yesterday morning. Kankiriho was stabbed with a knife in the stomach by a reveler at New California T & J Transit Hotel. Kankiriho is…

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