Tooro Kingdom formulates a land policy to manage its vast resources

Tooro Kingdom has formulated a land policy aimed at managing the kingdom’s vast resource. The policy comes at a time, when the kingdom is demanding its properties from the central government. The properties, which include buildings and land, are located in Kabarole, Kamwenge, Bundibugyo, Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa districts. Others are in Kasese and Bundibugyo, areas that were formerly under Tooro Kingdom. The objective of the policy is to economically utilize the land for food production and development projects. The policy is also in line with the 1995 constitution, 1998 land…

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Five foreign based Uganda Cranes players report for national duty

A couple of Uganda Cranes foreign based players are in the country in preparation for the international friendly matches lined up. Yeovil Town defender Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi arrived on Monday afternoon to join St George’s goalkeeper Robert Odongkara who did not return to Addis Ababa after the Ethiopian club played with KCCA on Saturday in the CAF Champions League. Al Ahed right back Dennis Iguma is also in the country. The latest arrivals are; Buildcon forwards Fahad Bayo and Hood Kaweesa who arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday…

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Emirates crew member who fell off a plane dies

The crew member who fell off a plane at Entebbe International Airport has died. Mr Francis Sekandi, the Public Relations Officer at Our Lady of Consolata, Kisubi Hospital confirmed the death of the crew member of Emirates Flight – EK 730 who fell out of the plane on Wednesday sustaining life threatening injuries. While talking to our reporter on phone on Thursday, Mr Sekandi said they received the deceased who still remains unidentified pending official communication from the airline company. “Yes, we received her but she was already dead. We…

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Pupils Struck by Lightning in Kisoro

A 16-year-old pupil at Kahumure Primary School in Bukimbiri Sub County, Kisoro District died instantly and five others were admitted in critical condition after being struck by lightning. The deceased is identified as Night Pricilla, a primary six pupil and daughter to Evalist Kafuku, a resident of Kyogo Village, Bukimbiri Sub County in Kisoro District. The injured are; Angel Kyarisiima,  Anocianta Nuwamanya, Mathias Turinawe and Illuminate Kyarisiima, all P7 seven pupils and Florida Ninsiima, a  primary four pupil. A teacher at the school told our reporter on condition of anonymity…

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Kabale accident claims one

Police in Kabale district is hunting for a driver of a speeding vehicle that knocked dead a boy, believed to be aged between 14-16 years, along the Kabale-Katuna road. The accident happened on Sunday morning at around 03:00am at Kamuganguzi along the Kabale-Katuna road, when the unidentified boy was knocked by a hit and run vehicle. According to the Kigezi region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate, police visited the scene and the body was taken to Kabale regional referral hospital for postmortem. Maate describes the deceased as a black skin complex boy, who…

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Kisoro Couple held for aiding defilement

Police in Kisoro district is holding a couple for aiding the defilement of their 16 year daughter. The couple has been identified as, Fulgensi Hakimana and Sikola Kemirembe, residents of Bizenga village in Nyundo Sub county of Kisoro district. The couple is said to have married off the minor to 19 year John Asiimwe, after paid bride price of one cow and 1.5million shillings. Asiimwe was also arrested in connection with the matter. The Kigezi region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate, says that the suspected defiler, Asiimwe is said to have…

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Rwanda Seventh – day Adventist churchgoers killed by lightning

Seventh – day Adventist church in Rwanda on Saturday, an official has said. Most of the victims died instantly when lightning hit the church in the southern district of Nyaruguru, local mayor Habitegeko Francois has said. Two people died from their injuries, and 140 people were rushed to hospital and health centers. Lightning also killed a student in the area on Friday, the mayor has said. The weather accident in the mountainous region near the border with Burundi took place around midday on Saturday while parishioners of the town of…

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Mak To Stop Providing Food To Students

Makerere University authorities have unanimously voted to stop providing meals in the halls of residence, effective June, this year. Currently, food is given to two categories of students, both government resident and non-residents. The university says government students’ number about 6000 with about 2000 being residents at the campus. But, speaking to journalists yesterday, the University Dean of Students, Cyriaco Kabagambe said that the position was reached at a recent council meeting where a report from the Finance and Planning Committee of Council presented findings of the survey conducted among…

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Kisoro mudslides kills 7 year old girl

A seven year old girl who went missing in a heavy downpour on Friday evening in Kisoro district has been found dead in garden of Irish potatoes. The body of the deceased, a daughter of Fred Mbarubukeye, a resident of Mwanjari-Lulembwe cell, in Nyarusiza Sub County was recovered yesterday morning at around 08:00am. The deceased in accompany of other children had gone to collect firewood in Mwanjari cell, Gitenderi parish, when the heavy downpour suddenly started. The Police spokesperson for Kigezi region, Elly Maate says that the victim was swept…

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Government orders labour firm to refund medics cash

The government has directed labor export firm, Middle East Consultants Limited to refund medical workers it had planned to take abroad all their monies. The directive follows a botched deal to take nurses, midwives and doctors to Libya for work. The aggrieved medics, represented by lawyer Isaac Semakade from the Centre for Legal Aid, claim they applied for jobs in the Libyan City of Benghazi but they never got, instead they were defrauded more than 200 million shillings by the agency. The health workers allege that they were duped to…

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