Mbarara Mayor Kakyebezi Defies Museveni Directive On Taxis

Mbarara Mayor Robert Kakyebezi has said President Yoweri Museveni’s recent directive to reduce the fares charged on taxi operators by urban authorities, will not be implemented in Mbarara, due to legal realities. Kakyebezi along with Mbarara Municipality leaders were yesterday meeting the district RDC Capt. Martha Asiimwe, who called them to her office to address […]

Minister Kasirivu Tours “Dry Taps” Water Project in Mbarara

The State Minister for Economic Monitoring Dr. Kasirivu Atwooki Kyamanywa yesterday confirmed that the Ministry of Water and Environment commissioned a bogus water project in Mbarara district. The minister, while on a two-day tour in the western district, learnt as we had earlier reported on this site, that the Water ministry commissioned the piped water […]

Mbarara: Minister Commissions Major Projects; Vows to Report Stalled Ones to Museveni

The State Minister for Economic Monitoring, Kasirivu Atwooki Kyamanywa yesterday monitored and commissioned a number of projects in Mbarara town including municipality street lights, Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructure Development Roads, Mbarara Gatsby (Industrial park), and the Mbarara Central market mall premises. During his visit, the minister expressed disappointment after he came across an abandoned […]

Police Boss Urges Prostitutes to Join Operation Wealth Creation

Prostitutes in Mbarara have been advised to embrace government’s efforts to empower them financially through such programs the UPDF’s Operation Wealth Creation (OWC). The call was made Thursday by Assistant Commissioner of Police Esther Akwango while meeting over 100 sex workers from Mbarara Municipality at the Kakoba division headquarters. Akwango, who heads the Kigali International […]

Police Boss Urges Prostitutes to Join Operation Wealth Creation

Prostitutes in Mbarara have been advised to embrace government’s efforts to empower them financially through such programs the UPDF’s Operation Wealth Creation (OWC). The call was made Thursday by Assistant Commissioner of Police Esther Akwango while meeting over 100 sex workers from Mbarara Municipality at the Kakoba division headquarters. Akwango, who heads the Kigali International […]

Besigye Bail Extended to March, Paralyzes Mbarara

Police in Mbarara had a hard time on Tuesday morning, trying to clear the Mbarara-Kabale road as Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye and his co-accused opposition processioned to court to answer to charges connected to conducting unlawful assembly and inciting violence. The accused are Besigye, FDC chief mobilizer Ingrid Turinawe, party president Patrick Amuriat and MP […]

Rwandan Nationals Further Remanded as State “Lacks Funds to Investigate Case”

A total of 45 people including 36 Rwandans, 7 Ugandans and 2 Burundians facing terrorism charges have been remanded again to Mbarara Central Prison (Kyamugorani) up to February 5, 2018. These, accused among others of terrorism, were arrested on December 11, 2017 in Kikagati, Isingiro at the Uganda-Tanzanian border and moved to Nalufenya where they were detained. The […]

Museveni Breastfed Ethnic Divisionism – Matembe

The Former Ethics and Integrity Minister Dr. Miria Koburunga Matembe has warned of growing ethnically enabled segregation in Uganda, and singled out his former boss President Yoweri Museveni and the most blameworthy. Mrs Matembe fears the olden segregation against the Bairu caste by the Bahima is taking root in modern-day Uganda and if not nipped […]

Mbarara: Man Arrested On Museveni Orders Over Sectarian Comments

Police in Mbarara have in detention a 52year old man, whose arrest was recently ordered by President Yoweri Museveni, for the divisive comments he allegedly made during a wedding party in Kiruhura. The suspect William Tandeka, alias Nkeito, is a resident of Nabuguyo village Kenshunga Sub County, in Gomba district. The president reacted angrily to […]

Museveni: Gov’t to Roll out Massive Teachers’ Accommodation Project

President Yoweri Museveni has revealed a major government plan to construct houses for teachers’ accommodation at their respective schools throughout the country to solve the accommodation problem in government schools. The message comes as teachers across the country continue to complain about shortage of accommodation at government aided schools, which has in turn affected service […]

Museveni Gets Makerere Probe Report; Key Issues Accented

President Yoweri Museveni has received a 355-page report from the Visitation Committee of Makerere University 2016. The Deputy Chairperson of the Visitation Committee, Hon. Lady Justice Ketrah Katunguuka, handed over the report to the President Friday afternnon at the President’s country home of Rwakitura in Kiruhuura district. The handover was witnessed by the Minister of […]

45 Rwandans Remanded over Terrorism Charges

Court in Mbarara presided over by Grade One Magistrate Daphine Nayebare has remanded 45 Rwandan nationals over terrorism charges to Mbarara Central Prison till January 15, 2018. The group, which had stayed for over two weeks at Nalufenya police detention center, arrived in a police bus at Mbarara magistrate’s court amidst tight security on Thursday evening […]

Museveni to Elites: ‘Share Important Information with Public’

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the elite youth to sensitize the public on issues affecting their life and share with them important information that can help wananchi solve challenges they face. “I would like to remind the educated youth that they should help the public to know what they don’t know because they are […]

MBARARA: Thugs Kill Police Officer, Flee with Gun

Police in Mbarara is hunting for two goons who Friday morning murdered a police constable in Butabika village in the same district, called Vincent Byaruhanga. The incident, according to Rwizi Regional Police Commander Robert Walugembe , occurred at about 6:00 am in the morning. The grisly incident occurred when as Byaruhanga was coming from working […]

Mbarara Councilors Threaten to Petition World Bank Over Misuse of Project Funds

Councilors in Mbarara Municipality on Thursday threatened to petition the World Bank over shoddy works on the bank’s funded project in the municipality. The councilors led by the Katete ward representative Imam Kajiko raised concerns during the presentation of the Works report in council. Kajiko noted with concern that contactors brought to construct roads and […]

Christmas: Christians Asked to Prepare Gifts to God, The Needy

The Bishop of Northwest Ankole Diocese Rt. Rev. Can. Amos Magyezi today urged all Christians in Ibanda district and countrywide to budget properly for what to offer to God and the needy as Christmas festivities close in. In his Christmas message he sent out at his office at St. Paul Cathedral in Ibanda, Bishop Magyezi […]