During the operation, Police arrested one Samuel Mugamba, a teacher and resident of Sseguku in Kampala who was found harvesting the marijuana. Mugamba told the police that he opted to grow marijuana as an alternative source of livelihood, after the closure of schools.
The leaders of the newly created political platform had convened a meeting with their members on Saturday, to officially begin the distribution of party cards as well as unveil the roadmap for their nomination exercise.
Lukenge was riding a motorcycle Registration number UEQ 9U7D when he was knocked by a speeding motor vehicle Registration number UAS 352A. Eyewitnesses say that the driver of the vehicles was on the phone and hardly paid attention to the traffic light signals.
Luweero District Health Educator Henry Namakola explains that a study conducted in Kikyusa and Kamira sub counties found that some residents were complacent and found no need for sleeping under a mosquito net. Others, mainly farmers, were using the nets as scarecrows in their gardens, while a few others cited personal reasons for discarding the nets.
According to data provided by Bank of Uganda, the country shipped 3,012 kilograms of gold, a surge from the 2,470 kilograms in May and 1,180 kilograms exported in April. The volumes were even lower in February and March 2020. A lot of this gold went to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Their resolve follows the defection of 11 members of the party to the platform, a new political outfit led by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Some of the MPs who crossed to NUP include Mathias Mpuuga, Medard Lubega Ssegona, Joseph Ssewungu Gonzaga, Betty Nambooze, Muwanga Kivumbi, Allan Ssewanyana, Ssempala Kigozi, Robinah Ssentongo, Veronica Namaganda and Florence Namayanja.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says that the suspects hoodwinked several mobile money agents in the area, to believe that they were withdrawing money off their phones, and in the process of executing the transaction, they stole from the agents and disappeared.
With their budgets decimated by the economic downturn with no income at the moment, many school owners are still puzzled about how they will pay for costly new cleaning procedures, health screenings, and other safety measures as they push for the reopening.
They say that the area's proximity to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo increases the risk for the people who therefore need to be supported with protective gear. Rwanda has so far reported 2, 293 COVID-19 cases with eight deaths, while the Democratic Republic of Congo has reported9,605 cases with 238 deaths.
The two communities are feuding over the ownership on part of the 1100 acres which were carved out of Mubuku Prison in 2017 to resettle Basongora pastoralists and later a section of dispossessed Bakonzo. The land is found in Kabukyero village, Karusandara sub-county.
The project worth Euros 35 million (151 billion Shillings), partly borrowed from Germany Development Bank (KfW) and the French Development Agency (FDB), involves the construction of a new 135-kilometre double-circuit transmission line stretching from Masaka substation to Mbarara North substation.
Engineer Joel Wasswa, the project supervisor from KCCA told URN that they have so far laid the first layer of the carpet which consists of the rockfill. He anticipates that the works on the carpet to be completed within the net three months.
The Church situated in Rubaga division in Kampala was razed on Sunday night after a legal battle over the ownership of the land on which it sits. The land was previously owned by a Buganda Kingdom Princess Evairini Nachwa, who is said to have bequeathed it to the Church trustees, led by Dunstan Nsubuga, the then Bishop of Namirembe Diocese.
Enriko Opio, an aspiring candidate for the Nebbi Municipality Parliamentary seat had flown from Entebbe to Arua and later travelled to Nebbi where he was received by a huge crowd, causing traffic gridlock, along Arua the road on Friday.