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Day: May 12, 2023

UWA gives out water tanks to communities neighboring Bwindi National Park.

UWA gives out water tanks to communities neighboring Bwindi National Park.

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The Rubanda District Communities Neighboring Bwindi-Mgahinga National Park have received rain water harvesting tanks from the Uganda Wild Life Authority. The 339 water tanks with a holding capacity of 1500 litres were procured with part of the Ugx 800 million released by UWA to Rubanda District, in line with the revenue sharing policy under which National Parks share a portion of their earnings with local governments within their boundaries. The money is released to the District Accounts, and in turn the District drafts budgets in collaboration with Lower Local Authorities whose Sub counties/town councils have boundaries with the National Parks. While speaking at a ceremony to flag off distribution of the water tanks in Ikumba Sub County, Rubanda District LC/5 Chairperson Ampeire Stephen K...
Rising water level threatens lives at Rwenshama landing site.

Rising water level threatens lives at Rwenshama landing site.

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Transport along Rwenshama road in Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwambara sub county, Rukungiri district has been paralyzed after the rising water levels from river Nchwera cut off the road at around 10am. According to Keneth Niwagaba the Rweshama parish chairperson in Bwambara Sub County, most of the water in river Nchwera originates from Kiyanga and Bitereko sub counties in Mitooma district that feeds the river that in turn pours it in Lake Edward. He added that water levels of Lake Edward at Rwenshama landing site have increased putting people’s lives at risk Motorists heading to the Rwenshama landing site are now forced to use small boats to carry their motorcycles since they have no alternative route. Motorists crossing the cut off section pay between Ugx 3000-5000 whereas people pay ...
OPM delivers relief to Rukungiri’s River floods victims.

OPM delivers relief to Rukungiri’s River floods victims.

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The Office of Uganda’s Prime Minister has delivered 10,000 Kgs of beans and 100 PCs of tarpaulins as relief to Bwambara Sub County residents. This was revealed by Stephen Bewayo Nsubuga the Rukungiri Resident District commissioner stressing that the arrangements are being made to deliver them to the intended beneficiaries. “This afternoon, the OPM delivered 20,000kgs of maize flour, 10,000kgs of beans and 100 PCs of tarpaulins at the district HQs for the people who were affected by the heavy floods that burst River Rushaya in Bwambara Sub county- Rukungiri. Arrangements are being made to deliver the relief items to the intended beneficiaries” Bewayo said on Thursday. It should be remembered that River Rushaya in Bwambara Sub County burst its banks on Saturday April 29th, 2023 in Kagorogor...
Assassin dressed in a police uniform shoots dead an Indian.

Assassin dressed in a police uniform shoots dead an Indian.

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Police in Kampala has cordoned off and started investigations into circumstances under which a moneylender of Indian decent was gunned down along Parliamentary Avenue on Friday afternoon. It is alleged that an assassin reportedly clad in a police attire at Yako bank on Parliamentary Avenue attacked the unknown Indian opened fire and killed one of the employees, before fleeing. However, details of the incident remain sketchy until an official police statement is released. Police have since cordoned off the scene as investigations commence. Police are yet to give an official communication on the matter.
Do we have a disaster management plan? Mpuuga questions .

Do we have a disaster management plan? Mpuuga questions .

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The Leader of the Opposition in the 11th Parliament of Uganda Hon. Mathias Mpuuga has lashed at the alert issued by police and the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) advising motorists and pedestrians using Kampala-Masaka highway to use alternative routes following the abrupt flooding of River Katonga which crosses the highway. Mpuuga who doubles as the Deputy President for National Unity platform party (Buganda region) and Member of Parliament for Nyendo – Mukungwe says the act has left him wondering what befell this country’s planners. In a statement released by Uganda Police today May 11th 2023 morning, it advised the general public travelling from and to Masakato take the Masaka – Ssembabule Road as a diversion. “The water levels at Katonga River have risen significantly, posing a ...
2 dead in Rukungiri accident.

2 dead in Rukungiri accident.

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Two people on Thursday evening May 11th 2023 died on spot in Rukungiri town after a motor accident that involved three vehicles. The accident that occurred at about 7:50Pm at Rukungiri taxi Park saw motorvehicle UBD 667H Fuso Fighter loosing control hence crashing UBG 354J Sienta and UFR 849V Bajaj CT Red in colour. The deceased according to SP Musa Tibakirana the Rukungiri District Police Commander included a female Adult Pedestrian Tukamuhebwa Annet aka Kakumbi 48 year old resident of Kyatooko parish Nyaruharo cell, Western Division. SP Tibakirana identified the second victim as the Fuso Driver Beinomugisha Ezra 40 year old resident of Rwobusisi, Nyamayenje zone, Southern Division all in Rukungiri Municipality. It’s alleged that the Fuso fighter UBD 667H Lost control while on the main fr...
Women launched in Energy Extractives Network Initiative- Minister Nankabirwa.

Women launched in Energy Extractives Network Initiative- Minister Nankabirwa.

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The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Hon Dr Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu has launched the Uganda Women in Energy Extractives Network Initiative. This comes at a time when Uganda is implementing initiatives to enhance women’s access to clean energy in the form of energy-efficient cooking stoves and home lighting solutions, which will accelerate progress toward gender equality and increase women’s participation in the economy. The Women in Energy and Extractivies Initiative wants to stragetically place gender equality at the centre of government policy, reforms and implementation. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has already instituted a committee on Energy Equality as part of efforts to carry out the task of monitoring gender-based violence, affecting women, girls and ch...
Ugandan businesswoman dies in Rwandan bus.

Ugandan businesswoman dies in Rwandan bus.

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The Police in Mbarara City on Wednesday, 10th May, 2023 at around 5pm registered a case of sudden death of a passenger aboard Trinity Express bus registration number RAD 639G. The bus in which the passenger died from was travelling from Kigali Rwanda to Kampala and the body was immediately conveyed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital mortuary. ASP Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson identified the deceased as as Nandujja Hadijjah a 36 year old businesswoman, resident of Lungujja, Kampala who has been working in Kigali Rwanda The deceased’s cause of death was yet to be ascertained as Police awaited for a postmortem report to confirm.