Kabale-Katuna road cut off at Kyonyo, traffic unable to connect to Rwanda

KABALE: Uganda Police Force has issued a traffic warning after part of the road at Kyonyo in Katuna Town Council Kabale District, along Kabale-Katuna road was heavily cracked at around 1am today. In a tweet, the police said part of the road has been affected by heavy landslides, adding that warning signs to direct light traffic have been placed and urged road users to use the newly completed Ntungamo-Mirama Hills road to connect to Rwanda. Traffic Update : Part of the road at Kyonyo along Kabale-Katuna road has been affected…

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Late Coming Officials Locked Out at Kabale District Headquarters

The Kabale District Chairman, Patrick Besigye Keihwa has launched an operation aimed at cracking down on indolence and late-coming by district workers. Yesterday,  Keihwa camped at the main entrance to the District Headquarters on Makanga hill and sent away all workers who arrived after 8:00am. Some officers were seen giving excuses on why they were late, but he sent them all away. Keihwa said that he had observed that most staff came to office late, which interrupted government business and hampered public service for which they are paid. According to…

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True Love is only found in Jesus Christ-Bishop Naimanhye

The Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Rt. Rev. Paul Moses Samson Naimanhye has challenged members of the public to remove their hope from worldly pleasures and trust in Jesus Christ who gives everlasting joy. Bishop Naimanhye made the call on Wednesday (9th May) evening while opening the 5th Annual “Healing for the Nations International Convention” at World Shine Foundation Primary School in Rwentobo Ntungamo District. The convention ends on Sunday 13th May. Bishop Naimanhye said that the world is full of things, including politics, sports, travel and adventure, cultures and entertainments,…

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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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Two candidates nominated for Rukungiri Woman Mp by-election

Two candidates have so far been nominated for the Rukungiri District Woman Parliamentary by-election contest. The candidates nominated before midday on Wednesday 2 May are; the Forum for Democratic Change –FDC’s Betty Bamukwatsa Muzanira, who was nominated at 11:15am and Independent candidate Sheila Atukunda, who was nominated at 10.53am. According to our reporter who is at Rukungiri Council Hall-the nomination venue, the number of candidates, who picked nomination forms to contest for the seat, is seven. The other candidates include, Winfred Matsiko of the National Resistance Movement, Elizabeth Kyoshaba-independent, Prisca…

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Besigye demands minimum wage

KAMPALA: Opposition politician Kizza Besigye on Tuesday used commemorations to mark Labour Day to demand that government establish a minimum wage to protect Ugandan workers from exploitation. In a statement, Dr Besigye proposed a minimum salary of Shs650,000 for primary school teachers. He said President Museveni’s policies on labour have led to insufficient employment skills that have created an army of jobless youth. “The same policies have created untold poverty and hopelessness that many families have been forced to send their children to abusive child labour in mines, in quarries,…

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92,000 refugees verified by UNHCR in Uganda

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee- UNHCR has so far verified 92,000 refugees living in three major refugee settlements in Uganda. Currently, UNHCR and the office of the Prime Minister are verifying the number of refugees in the country after it emerged that the figures had been grossly inflated. The verification exercise which begun last month is being conducted at Imvepi refugees’ settlement in Moyo district, Bidi-Bidi in Adjumani district and Nakivaale refugees’ settlement in Isingiro district. The Spokesperson of UNHCR in Uganda Duniya Aslam Khan says the exercise…

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Bishop warns of more disasters as environmental degradation escalates

The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt. Rev. George Bagamuhunda has warned that there could be more disasters that may arise from continued environmental degradation and the subsequent failure by members of the public to restrain the ruins. Bishop Bagamuhunda, who was accompanied by among others, the emeritus Bishop George Katwesigye and wife Laura, sounded the warning yesterday 29 April, while presiding over the belated Feast of Saint Mark Celebrations and Confirmation of 95 Christians, at St. Mark Runoni Church of Uganda in Kyabuhangwa Parish Kamwezi Sub County in…

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Terror suspects killed in Kampala connected to Magara death-Gov’t

KAMPALA: Government has said that the two suspects killed today when security invaded Usafi market mosque were related to the kidnap and subsequent murder of Suzan Magara. Suzan Magara, 28, was working as an administrator for the family businesses as well as a cashier for Bwendo Dairy Farm in Hoima before she was kidnapped in Mengo as she left work to drive home in Lungujja on 7th February this year. Three weeks later, her body was dumped in Kitiko along the Entebbe Express highway. The Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen.…

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Bill drafted to protect witnesses

PARLIAMENT: In a bid to improve access to justice, Uganda Law Reform Commission has drafted a Witness Protection Bill 2015. The commission led by its Chairperson, Vastina Rukimirana Nsanze yesterday presented the bill before Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Committees of Parliament. Among the key aspects in the bill is that the bill provide the creation of an independent agency that will be in charge of protecting witnesses, including re-location, change of name or even identity where the witness’s life might be in danger. The commission also says…

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