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10 killed by floods in Mbale, Kapchorwa

At least 10 people have been confirmed dead in flash flooding and mudslides in Mbale and Kapchorwa in eastern Uganda. Mbale registered seven deaths while three died in Kapchorwa according to the Uganda RedCross Society. Among the dead is a Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldier, private Sam Chemulindwa, 26, attached to the 53rd BattalionContinue reading “10 killed by floods in Mbale, Kapchorwa”

Legislators back Arts teachers on pay rise

The Members of Parliament were reacting to a statement by Mr Muruli Mukasa, the Minister of Public Service, on enhancement of pay for public servants and the ongoing industrial action by Uganda National Teachers Union (Unatu). Lawmakers yesterday urged the government to consider increasing the salaries of Arts teachers. In the statement, the minister partlyContinue reading “Legislators back Arts teachers on pay rise”

Officials in Judiciary battle over control of courts, money and power

Officials in the ministry in the judiciary are embroiled in a tribal war and intrigue over government positions, and control of finances and are reportedly using the Public Accounts Committee of parliament, friendly courts of law as a means of blackmail, The Northern Press reports. In a specific revelation by L’Oyet Media boss from insideContinue reading “Officials in Judiciary battle over control of courts, money and power”

MPs asked to guard against corruption

Members of Parliament have been asked to guard against corruption tendencies and ensure that Parliament continues to be held in high regard, L’Oyet Media reports. The statements were made by Justine Kasule Lumumba, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of General Duties on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 during the induction ofContinue reading “MPs asked to guard against corruption”

14 year old student suffers multiple organ failure after receiving Covid-19 vaccine

The ministry of Health has kicked off investigations into reports that a 14 year old student suffered adverse effects after he was vaccinated against Covid-19, The Northern Pressure reports. “Working with the National Drug Authority, we are investigating this and results will be shared with the public as the child receives treatment at Kiruddu NationalContinue reading “14 year old student suffers multiple organ failure after receiving Covid-19 vaccine”

Teachers union declares indefinite strike

The Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) has announced an indefinite strike effective tomorrow Wednesday in their quest for equality and harmonization of the salary enhancement among teachers of different subjects, support staff, and school administrators across all levels of education.  The strike, which is scheduled to start a day after the budget speech, is premisedContinue reading “Teachers union declares indefinite strike”

Rwandan forces supported latest rebel attacks as thousands flee

Regional authorities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo said Rwandan soldiers and artillery had supported attacks by the M23 rebel group Sunday, accusing Rwanda of seeking to occupy the Congolese border town of Bunagana. The violence pushed over 25,000 people to flee the area, with thousands escaping to neighboring Uganda, the United Nations humanitarian agencyContinue reading “Rwandan forces supported latest rebel attacks as thousands flee”

Two dead as taxi crashes into subway opposite UBC

At least two people have been confirmed dead and several others seriously injured following a single vehicle accident along the Nile Avenue, Kampala, The Northern Press Reports. According to the Traffic Police Public Relations Officer Faridah Nampiima, the accident happened at around 07:30pm on Friday. Nampiima said that it is alleged that a commuter taxiContinue reading “Two dead as taxi crashes into subway opposite UBC”

Land Commission officials accused of asking for bribes

Officials at the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) have been accused of asking for bribes in order to pay out compensation for land. Geoffrey Mugisa, one of the registered proprietors and beneficiaries of the Shs10.6 billion supplementary budget allocated to facilitate people who sold their land to the government said in order to process his payments,Continue reading “Land Commission officials accused of asking for bribes”

Tanzania woos exiled politicians to return

It follows the government’s call for politicians who left during former President John Magufuli’s rule to return, assuring them of their safety, The Northern Pressure reports. Tanzania’s home affairs minister at the beginning of the week urged exiled politicians to return following a series of talks between the government and political parties. On Thursday, ChademaContinue reading “Tanzania woos exiled politicians to return”