The Ministry of Health is warning against watching of the solar eclipse without eye protection saying it could lead to an epidemic of blind people in Uganda. On the 3rd of November the world shall witness a total solar eclipse, when the moon will pass directly between the sun and the earth creating a temporary darkness for at least 30 seconds.
Women parliamentarians under their umbrella body Uganda Women Parliamentary Association have called for a death penalty against the five Pakistani nationals if they are found guilty of sexually abusing a 23 year old woman, Zainab Mbabazi.
The wrangle is about a 4.5 square-mile piece of land located in Bigaaga village. The land covers part Bigo Byamugenyi cultural site in Ntusi Sub County. It is at the centre of a dispute between Kerren Kayonga, a local investor and more than 2500 squatters occupying it.
Kampala City has over the past 10 years registered significant increase of boda-bodas currently estimated at 200,000 operating in the city and its suburbs. They have nonetheless raised major problems considering the number of associated accidents, insecurity, congestion, non-compliance with traffic regulations and disorderliness in the City, a statement by KCCA reads.
It is alleged that Naphtali Munywani sold off four goats that were supplied to him during the financial 2011/2012 while Emerida Kabugho allegedly sold off one of the four goats given to her during the same financial year. The goats are given to selected farmers for the Market oriented farming.
Mbale District Local Council Vice Chairperson Robert Wandwasi has been censured by the district councillors for alleged incompetence and abuse of office. Nineteen councillors voted in favour of the censure motion while 18 opposed it. One councillor was absent.
Gen. Kayihura has also instructed the professional standard unit of police to conduct special investigations into accusations of laxity among police officers in Bushenyi district. Residents claim such laxity, coupled with Indiscipline, poor management of cases and drunkenness has facilitated crime in the district.
The council meeting was convened on Thursday by Muhammad Mafabi, the Mbale District Speaker to resolve a petition to censure Robert Wandwasi, the district vice chairperson over alleged incompetence and abuse of office.
Susan Kataike the Ministryâ€™s Senior Public Relations officer notes that the market was filled with fake reflectors shortly after the new traffic regulations that require all vehicles to have reflectors were introduced.
Hoima district officials have asked for Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru\'s help in fighting the high rate of school drop out in the region. Omukama Iguru is the current Bunyoro Kingdom monarch. Hoima LC 5 Chairman Fred Kakoraki says that according to statistics, 10, 000 children drop out of school every year in the district.
The latest report now shows that even though improved access to treatment has reduced the number of deaths associated with HIV/AIDS, the prevalence rate among the 15-24 age group has increased from 2.9 percent in 2004/2005 to 3.7 percent in 2011.
Parents whose children were suspended from St Henryâ€™s College Kitovu are rushing to apologise to the school to have their children forgiven. On October 11, St. Henryâ€™s College, Kitovu located in Masaka district, indefinitely suspended eight students for being in possession of illegal property and escaping from school.