Rutooma parish Priests body laid to rest at Kabale diocese cemetery

The body of the Rutooma parish Priest in Rukungiri district Rev. Fr. Thomas Batiima was yesterday laid to rest at Kabale diocese cemetery in Kabale Municipality. Speaking during a requiem Mass at Rushoroza Cathedral that was presided over by the Kabale diocesan Vicar General Monsignor Silverio Twinomugisha, the Makiro parish priest in Kanungu district, Rev. Fr. Adrian Byomuhangi described Fr. Batiima as a committed and a hardworking servant of God who was like a father to all Christians. The Executive director of Uganda National research Institute, Prof. Charles Kwesiga, who…

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HIV infection upswings in about 50 countries

A new global report says HIV infections are rising in about 50 countries. The report, launched today by UNAids, says half of the people who are newly infected with the virus are not receiving the treatment they need to prolong their lives. Nearly 37 million people across the world are living with the virus that causes Aids. The syndrome kills about one million people each year. UNAids is warning that progress towards controlling the spread of HIV is slowing globally. However, the region worst hit by the infection – East…

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Kabale Municipality Casual Laborer Killed in Accident

Police has launched investigation into an accident that claimed the life of Juliet Katoro, a casual laborer with Kabale central Division. Katoro, a resident of Harushaka cell in Kashaki parish of Bubaare Sub County in Rubanda district, was yesterday morning knocked dead at Mukibikura cell on Rugarama road in Northern division Kabale Municipality. According to the Chairperson central division Sam Arinaitwe, Katoro was walking along Rugarama road coming for work, when she knocked by a speeding motorcycle and fell down before she was knocked dead by oncoming vehicle. He adds…

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Fall Armyworm disease devastates several maize and sorhghum gardens in Rubanda

Fall Armyworm disease has attacked and devastated several gardens of maize and sorghum in Bufundi Sub County, Rubanda District an, leaving farmers in fear of famine and financial hurdles in the area. The affected farmers who include Jackson Katungwensi and Mercy Twinobusingye, residents of Mugyera parish say that though some of them tried to spray using pesticides, the worm has remained resistant. They are calling for quick intervention from Government in providing strong and effective pesticides. The Rubanda District Agricultural Officer, Daniel Nabaasa, says that the district production department recently…

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Rukiga fans beat VOK staff during activations visit in Rukiga district

Voice of Kigezi fm staff on Sunday evening were defeated by fans from Rukiga district by to two goals to one, in a friendly match that was played at Kantare playground. The friendly match was part of the activations of Voice of Kigezi fm Ekitagata concert slated for 4th August 2018 in Kabale Municipal stadium. The concert is organized to celebrate the radio’s eighteenth anniversary. Norbert Ainembabazi, put the Rukiga district fans ahead, before Voice of Kigezi fm’ own goal by Justus Mahamba doubled their advantage in the first half…

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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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Minister blames rampart murders on gov’ts delay to conduct LC1 elections

The Minister for Karamoja Affairs Eng John Byabagambi has blamed rampart murders in the country to the delay by government to conduct local council one elections. Eng Byabagambi, who is also the Ibanda South Member of Parliament, was yesterday addressing mourners at the burial OF Janet Beyanga Mukonjo a resident of Kanyansheko, Kagongo division in Ibanda Municipality. He noted that the local council one election, were last conducted 15years, which has increased criminality in the villages, since there are no people to check crime. The minister further appealed public to…

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FULL LIST: President M7 reshuffles RDCs, Deputies

President Yoweri Museveni has reshuffled Resident District Commissioners-RDCs and Deputy Resident District Commissioners, appointing new ones, transferring some and dropping others. In a statement today afternoon 15 June, President Museveni said, “In Exercise of Powers confirmed on the President of Uganda by Articles 108(1), 108 (2), 113(1) and Article 99(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I have appointed the following Resident District Commissioners as indicated below: NAMES DISTRICT MPIMBAZA HASHAKA ABIM TABAN DATA PETER ADJUMANI NGOMPEK LENOS AGAGO OMARA JOSEPHINE ALEBTONG EYALO LILLIAN AMOLATAR ALUMA GODFREY…

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