Corruption, brutality will attract hatred from Ugandans- Museveni to UPDF

President Museveni has warned the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) against emulating the old armies whose bad habits brewed anger and attracted hatred from citizens. “UPDF must be very careful not to adopt the habits of the old armies, like brutality and corruption. If you do that, people will hate you. We were able to…

Kasese Catholic Diocese, Kithende Hostels In Bitter Land Wrangle

By Our Reporter Kasese catholic diocese and Kithende Hostels Project are involved in a bitter wrangle over land at Rwentutu village, Lake Katwe Sub County in Busongora County South, Kasese district. The land in question is about 200 acres along the Kabirizi – Kyarumba road. The conflict between the two institutions started in 2005/2006 with…

FULL LIST: Govt orders 30 universities to acquire charter status

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has asked all universities across the country who are still operating on provisional charters to present their roadmaps for acquiring full ones by March. Currently, the country has 11 private chartered and 32 private provisionally licensed universities.Addressing journalists in Kampala yesterday, the executive director of NCHE, Prof Mary…

Uganda moves to increase Electricity Access to citizens

Follow us on Social Media , just type “HICGI News Agency” Uganda has launched an Energy Access Scale-up Project (EASP) with support from the World Bank. The government is to implement the Energy Access Scale-up Project (EASP) project to support over 1,360,000 households, industrial Parks, SMEs and refugees and host communities. On 13th December 2022,…

Senior Citizen John Mitala passes on

Deceased: The former Head of Public Service, John Mitala. PHOTO/ COURTESY The former Head of Public Service, John Mitala is dead, a close family member has said.He is said to have died last evening after spending months in hospital.After more than 48 years in public service, Dr Mitala in September last year handed over office…

Uganda charges US parents with child trafficking in torture case

Ugandan prosecutors on Tuesday charged a US couple with child trafficking and denied bail, a week after they were accused of torturing their foster son. The couple, both 32, were taken into custody last week for “constantly” torturing their 10-year-old son between 2020 and 2022. They pleaded not guilty after being charged last week with…

Museveni defends Muhoozi on political comments but Warns him.

President Museveni has said senior military officers including his son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, will not be punished for publicly making political statements and instead be “guided” – a departure from the past where officers were court-martialed for such commentary.   He repeated his June 2022 caution to the First Son not to discuss political, security…

KCCA Parish Development Model Teams Resolve Emerging implementation issues.

By KCCA-PCA The National Development Model (PDM) coordination Team on Thursday held a fruitful consultative meeting with the KCCA PDM leaders to share the achievements, challenges and find solutions to emerging issues recently raised by the Resident City Commissioners. Among the issues raised were, the issues of poor information flow, lack of clarity on roles,…

Uganda heightens security in national parks after fatal incident

Uganda said on Thursday that it has heightened security in all its national parks following a fatal incident where a ranger was killed by armed poachers. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), a state-run agency charged with wildlife conservation, said in a statement that it has deployed additional personnel at strategic locations in all protected areas…