By Ivan Ssenabulya. Police has confirmed that at least 19 people have died following an accident that occurred this evening at Soei village in Sipi town council along the Kapchorwa-Bulambuli road in Kapchorwa district. The driver of a bus registration number UG 2833/E belonging to Kiryandongo Technical Instituteis suspected to have lost control and it overturned killing several passengers instantly. According to Sebei region police spokesperson Rogers Taitika, the bus was carrying staff of National Cooperate Business-Link of USA, an NGO based in Kiryandongo, who were from a tour in Kapchorwa. He says the retrieved bodies and survivors have been taken to various hospitals as investigations into the cause of the accident continue.
By Damali Mukhaye. The Uganda tourism board says all is set for to welcome Miss Uganda Quin Abenakyo who was also crowned Miss World Africa in the just concluded Miss World beauty contest in China. Addressing journalists at Uganda media center, the deputy chief executive officer of the board John Ssempebwa says Abenakyo will touch down at Entebbe International Airport 1:30 pm where she will be received by her family and board members. Ssempebwa says from the airport, she will be taken to state house to meet the president where bigger announcements shall be made. Related Stories………… Kadaga asks MPS to vote for Uganda’s beauty star
By Ivan Ssenabulya. Democratic Party have hit at FDC demanding that they withdrawal from the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue, if they can’t respect the MOU of IPOD. The party secretary General Gerald Siranda who was responding to FDC who absented themselves from last week’s IPOD summit, the summit is an organ of the organization they had to attend. He has expressed disappointment for FDC’s absence because they had fully participated in the earlier processes. Siranda says the summit was a great opportunity for them to engage the NRM chairperson Yoweri Museveni on the long desired national issues. Related Stories……….. NRM blasts FDC at IPOD summit
By Damali Mukhaye. The Minister for Kampala Betty Kamya has appointed the director engineering Eng Andrew kitaka as the acting director for the Kampala capital city authority. His appointment comes days after the former ED Jennifer Musisi handed over the office to Kamya. In a press statement released this afternoon, kamya says Kitaka will ensure continuity and smooth running of the city as they await the appointment of another director by President Yoweri Museveni. She however says Sam Sserunkuruma who is the acting deputy director retains his title also until his replacement is announced.
BY NOBERT ATUKUNDA. The Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine has asked blood banks to consider charging private hospitals service fees for supply of blood units. She said private hospitals collect free processed blood from blood banks but sell it to patients claiming the payment is “processing fees” Speaking at a handover ceremony of a donated van to Mengo hospital, DrAtwine added that the proposal to charge private hospitals processing fees is not intended to make profit but rather sustain the long procedure of processing blood. She said it will also go a long way in sharing the burden of blood processing costs. Dr Frank Kakuba, the head of Mengo Rotary Blood Bank, said they will discuss DrAtwine’s …