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More protests over electricity

Calm is slowly returning to Katwe where traders had earlier blocked Entebbe road, as they demonstrated against persistent load shedding. The demonstration spread from Clock tower to Katwe town. Anti-riot police has now been deployed to quell the protest. The demonstrators had lit fires in the middle of the road which the police fire brigade …

Busiro North votes for MP

Voting in the Busiro North by-election has kicked off though the turn-up is still low at most polling stations. The race has attracted four candidates including NRm’s Prof Gilbert Bukenya, DP’s caster Bukenya, independent Henry Kiwuwa and Theopista Kanzara Baliluno. The Electoral Commission boss Eng Badru Kigundu is personally supervising the exercise together with his …

City Lord mayor suspends council sittings

Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has suspended council and committee sittings indefinitely, over persistent disrespect of decisions reacted at. The committees suspended include both the standing and oversight committees of the authority. Lukwago says the committees have been rendered idle, since their decisions are always ignored. He says their powers have been usurped by …

Inflation rate reduces slightly

The Uganda Bureau of statistics has announced a slight decline in the inflation rate from the 30.4% recorded last month to 29%, in the month of November. The statistics body attributes the slight decline to the drop in food prices, experienced during the month mainly due to increased supply in the various centers. The Director …

Police quizzes City Lawyer Fred Muwema

City lawyer Fred Muwema has today been interrogated by the police, over billions of Shillings allegedly owed to Bunyoro tobacco farmers. Muwema appeared before the police special investigations unit in Naguru, from where he was being questioned. The city lawyer is alleged to have represented tobacco farmers in a suit against British American Tobacco 4 …