Members of Parliament condemn Museveni’s threats at the EC

A section of Members of Parliament have criticized the president’s threats directed at the Electoral Commission. While officiating at the passing out of the newly elected women council leaders over the weekend, President Yoweri Museveni attacked the Electoral Commission (EC) chaired by Justice Simon Byabakama accusing them of gross incompetence and threatened to get rid of them. His statement follows the defeat of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidates in the Jinja Municipality East, Arua Municipality and Rukungiri Woman parliamentary elections. Now, the Kumi Municipality MP, Monicah Amoding,…

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Husband and Wife Shot in Kabale District

A businessman and his wife were on Tuesday night 14th August rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition after they were shot by yet to be identified gunmen in Kabale Municipality. Francis Aryarugamu, 52 and his wife Zamu Kenkoonzi were shot while at Bataka Cell, Mwanjari Ward Southern Division, Kabale Municipality at around 08:40PM. An eye witness told our reporter on condition of anonymity that gunmen attacked the victims as they footed home in Mwanjari Trading Center in Southern Division, after closing their Soda Depot Shop in Kabale…

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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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Police recover three bodies of boat passengers in river Nile

The Police in Moyo and Adjumani districts have recovered three bodies of people who were involved in an accident when the boat they were traveling in capsized on Sunday. The Moyo District Police Commander, Mr Stephen Agaba, confirmed the incident on Wednesday saying: “We have now managed to recover three bodies after the accident on River Nile. The body of Ochieno Isaac from Namayigo district was the last to be recovered. He was a ferry operator at Obongi.” He identified the deceased as; Charles Ambayo, 22, a resident of Ciforo…

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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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Rukungiri businessman commits suicide by poisoning

Rukungiri A Fifty-one-year-old businessman identified as Ivan Turinawe who also double as the chairman of Rukungiri Central Market Trader’s Association in Rukungiri municipality has committed suicide by poisoning. Turinawe was pronounced dead Nyakibale hospital on Wednesday evening whee he had been rushed for treatment. Sulait Muhumuza, the Rwenkuba village chairperson, says Turinawe was rushed to the Hospital on Tuesday evening for suspected poisoning after retiring from drinking in Katerere trading center. The deceased has been operating a kiosk in Rukungiri Central market. But Muhumuza says Turinawe didn’t turn up for…

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Best Farmer’s Competition 2018 launched today

The search for Uganda’s best farmers will get underway today with a launch at the farm of Celia Kansiime, one of the top winners of 2016, in Gayaza, Wakiso district. Mish Farm, Kansiime’s farm, is located at Kiwenda, just after Namulonge. At the launch, guests will take a tour of her farm, and, being the host, she will deliver her remarks. The Vision Group-initiated contest, which open to every farmer in Uganda, is expected to attract a large pool of farmers from across the country. Henk Jan Bakker, the Dutch…

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