Kisoro school head teacher jailed for 17 years for defiling 14-year-old girl.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1528 EAT on Tuesday 5th July 2022. Wilson Habiyakale,39, the head teacher of Chuho primary school in Kisoro district, western Uganda has earned himself 17 years and nine months in jail after pleading guilty to aggravated defilement. Habiyakale appeared before justice Moses Kawumi Kazibwe in Kabale High court Monday, who…

Kampala Northern bypass: pedestrians demand for lights at footbridges.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1345 EAT on Sunday 3rd July 2022. The 22km Kampala Northern bypass comprises four-foot bridges to help pedestrians cross the road safely without being crashed by the fast-moving traffic underneath. The footbridges are located in Naalya, Kyebando, Kalerwe, and Kiwatule areas. While the footbridges are a key component of the…

Uganda discovers gold deposits worth 12 trillion USD

By Adam Bukenya Updated at 1533 EAT on Saturday 02 July 2022 Uganda announced that it had discovered 31 million metric tons of gold waiting to be mined in the country after several surveys were conducted. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in Uganda, Solomon Muyita, said that these reports are…

Casual labourer dies in Kakira Sweets factory boiler.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1828 EAT on Thursday 30th June 2022. A casual labourer has died after sliding into a boiler at Kakira Sweets manufacturing plant. 30-year-old Samuel Dhatemwa met his death at around 3 am on Wednesday while filling gas in the heating system of the boiler.  According to the information obtained…

MPs turn away Lira hospital officials over lack of accountability documents.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1631 EAT on 30th June 2022. The parliamentary public accounts committee – central government on Wednesday turned away officials from Lira Regional Referral hospital for failure to provide accountability documents. The officials led by the hospital director, Dr. J.S.O Obbo appeared before the committee for the second time to…

Kikuube Councillor arrested for attempting to assault minister.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1622 EAT on Thursday 30th June 2022. Nestroy Tumwesigye, the Kyangwali sub-county LC V councillor in Kikuube district spent the night in police cells over allegedly attempting to assault the state minister for Works and Transport, Fred Byamukama.  The incident occurred Wednesday during a sensitization meeting for the implementers…

Witness contradictions shock MPs in Namuli’s Shs 2bn land probe.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0908 EAT on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Legislators probing the contentious Shs 2.039 billion compensation to Natalia Namuli by the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) were treated to more shocking revelations Tuesday when witnesses gave even more contradicting accounts. Namuli, 79, is considered a ‘ghost’ among the six claimants who…