Month: June 2021

The Police in Soroti have arrested six more people in relation to the theft of hoes at Soroti City stores early this month. The new arrests comprise businesspersons operating within Soroti City, namely, Phoebe Alupo, Fred Enabu, Simon Opejo, John Bosco Okiror, Charles Akol and Alex Osauro. They arrested following a tip off from residents […]

The number of people seeking relief food support has overwhelmed local leaders in some slum areas of Kampala. People are stuck in their homes because of the 42 days nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to control the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen an escalation of infections. Only selected people described […]

Kisoro District COVID-19 Taskforce has closed three markets citing non-compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs meant to contain the spread of COVID-19. The affected are Gatimba market, Old market and Rusiza market all in Kisoro municipality. Captain Peter Mugisha, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 Task Force told URN on […]

The Parliament Appointments Committee has declined to approve the appointment of Alice Kaboyo, as Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister for Luwero Triangle-Rwenzori Region. Kaboyo, a former State House aide is among several ministers that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni appointed to serve in cabinet on 8th June. Before these are sworn in, […]

Kitgum Municipal Council authorities have started evicting roadside vendors from major streets. The municipal enforcement officers kicked off the eviction operation on Monday in Central Division targeting several vendors trading along pager crescent road. The authorities accuse the vendors selling on the pedestrian walkways of Pager River Bridge of operating illegally in an uncontrolled environment […]

The LCV Chairperson Kayunga District Ffefeka Sserubugo has died. Sserubugo is alleged to have committed suicide on Tuesday night. According to Hellen Kyomuhendo, the acting District Police Commander Mukono, Sserubugo’s body was found by relatives hanging on a tree this morning. Police have currently cordoned off his home to establish the facts behind his death. […]

Taxi operators along the Kampala-Jinja highway and Gayaza Bugerere road have shifted their operations to areas near the district boundaries. This follows the ban on inter-district travel that was instituted by President Museveni on Sunday following a surge in the covid-19 cases. To stop taxis crossing from Mukono to Buikwe, the police have mounted a […]

On Monday evening, one of the pipes going through Seeta town bust as it was being flashed leading to flooding. Water gushed from underground damaging a number of properties bringing business to a halt. The bust water pipe is found at a point where engineers had planned to release the flashed water into a drainage […]

Several students from various schools in Mukono district are stranded on the road and schools due to lack of transport following the abrupt closure of schools to contain the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday night, President Museveni directed the closure of all educational institutions across the country for 42 days as part […]

A-26-year-old man was yesterday shot in the right leg during the attempted assassination of outgoing Minister of Works and Transport Gen Katumba Wamala. Unknown assailants yesterday shot at a car carrying Gen Katumba wounding him and killing his daughter and driver.A mechanic, only identified as Mr Kibalama, was also injured in the attack. At the […]

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