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Day: July 18, 2022

The NRM party has commenced consultations for the Soroti East by-elections.

The NRM party has commenced consultations for the Soroti East by-elections.

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The National Resistance Movement-NRM party has commenced consultations for the Soroti East by-elections ahead of the official campaign period slated for next week. According to the roadmap issued by the Electoral Commission early last month, the nomination of candidates will be conducted on July 18th and 19th before campaigns kick off for five days. The by-election will take place on July 28, 2022. But the NRM party has been holding rallies in the Constituency since July 6, 2022, when they unveiled their candidate Herbert Edmund Ariko at Moru- Apesur Primary School. The party has continued with different activities including opening roads, launching the construction of Kichinjaji HC3 and Aloet primary school, and door-to-door campaigns among others. Besides the NRM top officials led by the...
Minister Nabakooba cancels land titles on public land in Buikwe.

Minister Nabakooba cancels land titles on public land in Buikwe.

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178 families could benefit after Lands and Housing Minister Judith Nabakooba canceled four land titles occupying three villages in Njeru municipality on government land. The land titles in Kidadili villages were in the names of Henry Kimuli, Twaha Kasozi and Senfuma Robert who have been keeping the residents on tension as they will be evicted from their bibanja at any time, and the bibanja owners have also been ordered to apply for land at the district. Residents have accused the district officials and the Buikwe Land Commission of not caring about the common man but minding about the rich from other areas and giving them land titles leaving them surfer without land titles. The Buikwe chairman Jimmy Kanabi urged the government to consider adequate funding for land commissions to overcom...
Buikwe  RDC Halts  Construction Of District Headquarters.

Buikwe  RDC Halts  Construction Of District Headquarters.

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The plans of the Buikwe district to construct its headquarters at Misindye village in Buikwe TC have come under fire after the Bibanja owners insisted that they will not allow the headquarters to be built on their bibanja without being compensated. The scuffle has prompted the RDC of Buikwe District Sanoni Daala to stop the construction of the new headquarters until the issue is resolved. The angry residents who stormed the site, found the workers sent by the district setting up a store where the equipment would be stored, they were all ordered to vacate the site and others to sit on the ground. However, Stella Kisembo, the supervisor, was seen making numerous phone calls for help. The residents have accused Buikwe district chairman Kanaabi Jimmy, who is on the opposition side, of forci...
Private security guard arrested for shooting colleague dead.

Private security guard arrested for shooting colleague dead.

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A private security guard is in custody at Kagadi central police station in Kagadi town council accused of shooting his colleague dead. Kagadi District Police Commander, Moses Muzima Kiconco identifies the suspect as Ogwoko,27, from Security Group Africa-SGA. He is accused of shooting his colleague Barbra Kiiza, 28, from the same security firm and resident of Kiryaba Bugambe sub county in Kikuube district. According to Muzima, Ogwoko opened fire on his colleague at Stanbic Bank-Kagadi branch in Kagadi town around 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoon. He says that police officers from Kagadi central police station responded to the gunshots and intercepted the suspect before he flee the scene. Muzima says it is still unclear why Ogwoko decided to open fire on his colleague. Unconfirmed reports from ey...
Uganda’s Vice President Jessica Alupo warns students on dangers of strike.

Uganda’s Vice President Jessica Alupo warns students on dangers of strike.

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VP Alupo has cautioned students against resorting to strikes whenever they are expressing dissatisfaction over any situation in school. She says that it is high time students embrace dialogue with the school administrators to iron out their grievances in an amicable way instead of resorting to violence. She made the remarks while representing President Yoweri Museveni, at the Centennial celebrations for St. Henry’s College Kitovu, in Masaka City Saturday. Alupo expressed concern that the student strikes don’t only cause infrastructural damages but also soil the reputation of the affected and impede the government’s broader objective of developing the education sector. Her advice comes at a time when the country has in the recent past registered a series of school strikes in different parts...
A primary six pupil struck dead by lightning while playing football.

A primary six pupil struck dead by lightning while playing football.

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A primary six pupil, Marlon Edobo of Anne Foundation Nursery and Primary school has been struck dead by lightning while playing football. Edobo, also the school sports prefect, was struck dead at around 4 pm on Friday in Omoo village in Ajono parish in Vurra sub-county in Arua district. Four other pupils from the same school were also injured. The identities of the injured were not readily available by the time of compiling this story. Solomon Lematia, the deputy head teacher of the school, says that the pupils were finalizing a practice session for the upcoming primary schools football tournament. According to Lematia, Edobo died while being rushed to Arua Regional hospital for treatment. Joel Pariyo, the LC III chairperson of Vurra sub-county has described the incident as unfortunate,...