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Rwandans still advised not to travel to Uganda

Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera has told Rwandans that they should not travel to neighboring Uganda despite one the reopening of the Gatuna border for two weeks. According to the pro gov’t New Times Newspaper, Sezibera says the travel advisory has not changed and that Rwandans are strongly advised not to travel. On Monday, Rwanda announced that after having been closed for more than three months, the main crossing at Gatuna would reopen to allow heavy goods vehicles to cross. This was described as a way to test new infrastructure at the border. At the beginning of March this year, the Government advised Rwandans not to go to Uganda because their security was not guaranteed in that country. A diplomatic …

Two mobile money women shot dead

By Ritah Kemigisa Police is investigating the shooting of two women in Zana cell, Bunamwaya, Makindye-Ssabagabo in Waskiso District. According to the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango the duo who were mobile money operatives were shot dead at their workplace by five armed men on three motorcycles. Onyango says the bodies of the deceased identified as Harriet Naluwadde a mobile money agent and her employee, 25 year old Maureen Nakabubi have been taken to the city mortuary. He adds that the armed men took off with an unspecified sums of money. Onyango meanwhile says they have recovered cartridges from the crime scene and Investigations are underway.

FDC wants Bududa to be given a supplementary budget

  By Damali Mukhaye. The opposition forum for democratic change party have asked the government to provide a supplementary budget for the relocation of Bududa landslides victims. Addressing journalist at their party headquarters in Najjanakumbi, the party deputy spokesperson John Kikonyogo said that it is unfair for the government to allocate 200billion for the president’s donation and allocate only 8 billion for bududa relocation He says that parliament should give priority to the people of Bududa since their lives are at stake. At least six people died during the recent landslides that hit Bududa again. The office of the prime minister two weeks ago started resettling the first batch of the survivors of the October 11, 2018 landslides in same …

Rwanda opens Gatuna border for two weeks

  By Ritah Kemigisa Rwandan authorities have temporarily reopened its Gatuna border point with Uganda for two weeks to allow heavy goods vehicles to cross. A statement from the commissioner general of the Rwanda Revenue Authority, Pascal Bizimana states that the period between today 10th June to 22nd June 2019 will allow for trials of heavy trucks following the construction of the one stop border post. Bizimana adds that they will also use this period to assess the operationalization of the constructed woks and equipment before completion. The Rwandan government has since said the border construction is 87% complete. The Gatuna border post which was recently closed to hurry its construction has since created a standoff between Rwanda and Uganda …

Police officer charged for defiling a 16 year old defilement victim

By Ruth Anderah. A police officer attached to Mawanda road police station has been charged and sent on remand at Luzira government prison for defiling a defilement victim. 29 year PC Samuel Okot has been arraigned before a grade one magistrate at City Hall Valerian Tuhimbise who did not allow him to say anything on a capital offense only triable and bailable by the High court. Now PC Okot remanded to Luzira until June 20th to give police time to complete it’s investigations. Prosecution says on  May 25th 2019 at Mawanda road police station in Kampala district, police constable Okot performed a sexual act with a 16 year old girl while she was a victim of defilement held under the …