What it will cost to get NSSF house

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram “HICGI News Agency” The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has released new prices for its housing projects in and around Kampala.The new rates that were disclosed at the weekend are in three categories. The first category is for high income earners whose houses are in the range of…

Govt urged to address economic constraints to protect children from violence.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 2323 EAT on Monday 8th August 2022. Prof Fred Ssewamala, a child health expert from Washington University, USA has challenged the government to dedicate resources towards alleviating poverty levels around the country. Ssewamala reasoned that if the economic challenges affecting most Ugandan families were addressed, violence against children would…

Number of Kenyans entering Uganda increases by 3-fold in last 3 days.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 2254 EAT on Monday 8th August 2022. The directorate of citizenship and immigration control (DCIC) has said that the number of Ugandans and Kenyans entering Uganda is three times higher than usual in the last three days, especially at the Busia and Lwakhakha borders.  Simon Peter Mundeyi, the spokesperson…

Hunger: Karimojong elders demand for cash instead of food relief.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0856 EAT on Saturday 4th August 2022. Locals in hunger-hit Karamoja sub-region have urged the government to consider sending relief cash instead of food relief. John Bosco Akore, the secretary Kotido elders council says the most effective way to distribute relief is to give households cash so that they…

Fuel prices start to stabilize but to stay high for longer.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0844 EAT on Saturday 6th August 2022. Fuel prices in Uganda, particularly in Kampala have continued to rise, but at a slower rate over the last two months, compared to the sharp increases registered between March and early July. Ordinary motorists in Kampala had predicted that by the start…

Kisoro Tourist hotel manager found dead in toilet.

Updated at 1629 EAT on Thursday 4th August 2022. The manager of Kisoro Tourist hotel, John Musenga, has been found dead. Musenga’s body was discovered in one of the toilets of the hotel today Wednesday. The hotel belongs to king Caesar Mulenga of Mulenga kingdom who is also a Vietnam consular in Uganda. Musenga was…

Kawempe residents accuse police officers of carrying guns to bars.

Updated at 15044 EAT on Thursday 4th August 2022. Officers at Kikaaya police post in Kawempe Division are on the spot for allegedly carrying firearms to bars and other entertainment spots where they threaten residents.   The matter came up during a security meeting convened by the Kira-Road Division police commander Geoffrey Ssebuyungo in Kikulu Zone on…

Ugandan woman sold off for marriage in Iraq found.

Updated at 1457 EAT on Thursday 4th August 2022 Security agencies have successfully traced and found a Ugandan woman from Kawempe who was allegedly sold off for marriage in Iraq. Officials from the Internal Affairs ministry started tracing the woman only identified by her pseudo name ‘Shifah’ at the beginning of July after her husband filed…

Mbale flooding death toll increases to 29.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1609 EAT on Wednesday 3rd August 2022. The death toll resulting from the flooding in the Elgon sub-region has increased to 29, the ministry of Relief, Disaster and Preparedness, and Refugees has revealed.  The disaster followed heavy rains that pounded Bugisu and Sebei regions on July 30, 2022, forcing several…

Angry arts teachers are not teaching.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1529 EAT on Wednesday 3rd August 2022. FILBERT BAGUMA, the secretary general of the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (Unatu) has suggested in this interview with Yudaya Nangonzi that teachers of Arts subjects are still enraged at government’s refusal to give them a pay rise. They were forced back in…