Traces of cocaine, an addictive stimulant drug, were found in the blood samples taken from Jeff Rice, the American Television producer who was found dead in a hotel room in Kampala, police sources have said.
The retirement of three key players from Cranes, the national football team has drawn the concern of local football fans. Several people interviewed by URN believe the retirement of the players may affect Ugandaâ€™s chances for qualifying for the 2013 African Cup of nations.
The Uganda Federal Alliance will in April resume mass sensitization on Federalism countrywide under the theme: Benefits of Power Sharing. UFA was in high preparations to hold the federalism referendum in 2015 as they solicited signatures countrywide and also met the Electoral commission over the same. However, Betty Olive Kamya, the UFA president said last month that she had hit a snag in her quest to push for the referendum.
Thirteen year old Jacqueline Aceng is unhappy that she will not be joining senior one at her dream school at Apala Secondary School, about ten kilometers from their home at Barlonyo, the former IDP camp where rebels killed hundreds of people in February 2004.
Ebili Ssegawa, embattled Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Super League Limited â€“USLL is carrying on with his normal duties despite a ban imposed on him by the local football federation. Last month, the disciplinary committee of the Federation of Uganda Football Association banned Ebili for one and Kavuma Kabenge, USLL Chairman for 11 years.
Charles Olal, the Medical Superintendent Fort Portal Referral Hospital says that the hospital spends 2 million shillings every month teaching expectant mothers. He however says that sometimes the women miss out on nutrition classes because the hospital lacks funds to pay the nutritionist.
Former Privatisation minister and National Resistance Movementâ€”NRM historical, Matthew Rukikaire, is one of the owners of the Pioneer Easy Bus, the company that imported over 100 buses to be used in public transport in Kampala. The list of share-holders now stands at six partners according to documents from the Registrar of Companies.
Government, through the National Council of Sports has finally released four tickets to the national Womenâ€™s badminton team to participate in Uber Cup that is scheduled to begin in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia tomorrow. The tickets were handed over to the team this morning by Gasper Aligawesa, Secretary General Uganda National Council of Sport.
Bus drivers and operators have staged a strike to protest the unfair treatment by the Transport Licensing Board -TLC. They accuse the Transport Licensing Board of impounding their fleet of buses each time one of their buses is involved in an accident.
Lower local government leaders in Busoga are blaming the poor delivery of services to bureaucracies in the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Act. They argue that the stringent procurement procedures delays greatly impacts on service delivery.