FDC tasks government to explain its standoff with Rwanda

    By Damali Mukhaye The opposition forum for Democratic change has asked the government to come out and explains it’s persistent standoff between the government of Uganda and  the government of Rwanda . Addressing journalists at their offices in Najjanakumbi, the party deputy spokesperson,John Kikonyogo says that they are concerned with the unending disagreements between the two governments which is immensely costing both countries loss of lives and properties. He says that Ugandans where hopeful that peace was going to prevail after the two countries signed an MOU in Angola to end their grievances but all in vain asserting that there might be something the two governments are hiding . It is against this background that they want the …

Ingrid Turinawe’s case kicks off

By Ruth Anderah  The hearing of the  case against the FDC’S Ingrid Turinawe, where she was charged of being common nuisance, has kicked off this afternoon. The first prosecution witness on the stand is Assistant Inspector of Police Ivan Nduhura who testified that he saw Ingrid pouring water at the police officers who were at the CPS Kampala reception. AIP Nduhura told a grade one magistrate at Buganda road, Stella Amabilisi, that Ingrid was also shouting at police reception, saying, “we are tired of police officers.” Prosecution states that  Ingrid assaulted Detective Sergeant Patrick Alunyu and caused him actual body harm on August 4th  2019 at Central Police station in Kampala. The State led by Mariam Njuki adds that on …

KCCA launches ‘girls empower girls’ program

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. PHOTO BY FAISWAL KASIRYE

By Prossy Kisakye  Kampala Capital City Authority in partnership with UNICEF has launched Ugandan’s First Urban Social Protection Program for Adolescent Girls dubbed “Girls empowering Girls” program. While speaking at the launch, the KCCA gender director, Harriet Mudondo said the program aims at improving girl child education and giving technical skills to school dropouts. She added that the 4 years program will see over 1500 girls in the five divisions of Kampala from poor families being supported in order to increase the country’s productivity and also to ensure that girls transform safely from adolescent hood. Mudondo adds that  there will also be a cash transfer component where each girl will be given shs40,000 per month to help them keep in …

Man arrested for faking wife’s death to get Shs300000

By Abubaker Kirunda A 46-year old man is being held by Iganga General Hospital authorities for allegedly faking the death of his wife to get Shs300000. The suspect, a resident of Namutumba district  is said to have given a phone call to the Head teacher of Iganga boys he purports to be his in-law and told him that the sister had died but the hospital management wanted this money before releasing the body. The money was sent to one of the hospital staffs and the suspect was told to pick it. The hospital administrator, Ramathan  Gaboli  said the suspect was arrested and locked into one of the  hospital rooms He said the suspect will be handed over to police for interrogations.  

Okello wins inaugural football-256 award

By Juliet Nalwooga Cranes and KCCA FC forward, Allan Okello, has been voted as the inaugural winner of the 256-footballer of the Year Award. The 19-year-old beat competition from stalwarts such as Denis Onyango, Juma Balinya, Timothy Awany and Patrick Henry Kaddu to take home the prize. The award commemorates the first annual anniversary of football-256, the biggest online portal for the hottest news and analysis about Ugandan, regional and African football. The youngster has scored 18 goals since November 2018, a period where he has brandished dominant and jaw dropping performances for the ‘kasasiro’ boys. As well as inspiring his club to the Uganda Premier League title, Okello scored three goals as KCCA won the CECAFA Club championship for …