Payments made to fire victims, burns unit overwhelmed

Government has fulfilled its promise to support victims of the Namungoona fire. 13 patients have so far received 5million shillings out of the 52 people supposed to receive the money. State house comptroller, Ruth Nakyobe says that for those who lost their lives, the money is to go to their parents or next of kin. …

Kasese water cleared as safe for use

Child drawing water from a tap

The National Water and Sewerage Cooperation has cleared the water in Kasese Municipality as safe for consumption. This follows tests conducted on the water, which have allayed earlier fears of poisoning. Residents in the Municipality woke up to rumors of alleged poisoning of the water at source. The residents were forced to pour out all …

Appoint Chief Justice; ULS appeals

Members of the legal fraternity have added voice to those calling for the immediate appointment of the new Chief Justice. The president of the Uganda Law Society Ruth Sebatindira says the current gaps in appointments leave affect justice delivery. The President is yet to appoint a Chief Justice, his Deputy and the Director of Public …

Col. Bantariza arrested

The newly-appointed Deputy Executive Director Uganda Media Centre, Col. Shaban Bantariza has been arrested. He was Monday arrested by military intelligence and is being held at the Senior Officers’ Mess in Kololo, according to Daily Monitor sources. He was arrested over alleged mismanagement of money while working at the National Leadership Institute (NALI), Kyankwanzi. Col. …

Shs 5m each for accident victims

The families of the victims of the weekend fuel tanker accident are to be given Shs 5m each as financial support. This is according to a directive by President Yoweri Museveni. The Minister for Presidency Frank Tumwebaze says the State House comptroller has been directed to get in touch with the affected families. He says …