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16:24
16:24

Kabarole Receives 20,000 Face Masks for Learners Steven Asiimwe 1

Fort Portal Tourism City will get 9,000 that are to be distributed to 45 public and private schools, 30 of which are primary and 15 secondary.
22:49
22:49

Asaba Ruyonga Bounces Back, Wins NRM Mayoral Flag in Fort Portal Richard Rwabuhinga 1

Ruyonga, who had held the same office for 15 years, had lost to Rev Willy Kintu Muhanga, an Independent candidate in the 2016 general elections. His loss then, despite being the NRM flag bearer, was attributed to the several controversies that surrounded his leadership and the clashes with councillors which forced him to snub council sessions for close to two years.
10:18
10:18

Funds, Guidelines Slow Fort Portal Tourism City Operations Willy Kintu Muhanga 1 Top story

Fort Portal City Mayor, Rev Willy Kintu Muhanga adds that due to lack of guidelines; he has not yet formed an executive committee that would implement council resolutions. According to Muhanga, the operationalisation of Fort Portal city led to the immediate closure of Fort Portal municipal bank accounts.
09:25
09:25

Religious Leaders in Tooro Petition Local Gov't Minister Over Fort Portal City Boundaries Reuben Kisembo 1

According to the petition, the religious leaders argue that the approved boundaries are different from what the leaders and residents recommended, and should be changed forthwith.
20:00
20:00

Fort Portal Roads Project Stalls Due to Lack of Funds Richard Rwabuhinga 1 1

Robert Mutunzi, who owns a consultancy firm along Ruhandiika Street, said that dust has spoilt most of his equipment especially the computers.
17:09
17:09

Fort Portal Traders Protest Over Poor Drainage Willy Kintu Muhanga 2 1

According to Godfrey Asiimwe, a mechanic operating in the lorry park, the drainage channels seem to be poorly constructed and not frequently cleaned leading to stagnation of water.
11:42
11:42

Tooro Elders Want Lease of District Land Halted Beatrice Kiraso

The elders say that much as the leasing of the land is likely to foster development, there is a segment of the population that has raised a red flag on the basis of a possible conflict of interest by the district chairman or the area councilors.
09:50
09:50

Civil Servants in Newly Created Cities to Retain Jobs Willy Kintu Muhanga 1 2

On Thursday, during a debate held on Zoom that was organised by Kabarole Research and Resource Centre – KRC, and attended by hundreds of Kabarole residents and leaders, Justinian Niwagaba explained that civil servants in the elevated municipalities will remain with their jobs and work in the cities.
10:47
10:47

Poor State of Fort Portal Boma Grounds Raises Concern Geoffrey Bamanyisa 2 1

A section of the grounds has been turned into a garbage dumping site giving off a strong stench, while its green grass cover has been completely destroyed.
14:19
14:19

Allocation of Lockups Divides Fort Portal Muncipality Leaders USMID 2 1

The lockups were part of the 13 billion shillings project that was funded under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development – USMID.
13:24
13:24

Contractors Default UGX 360m Revenue in Fort Portal Town Clerk 1 1

A report from the office of the Deputy Town Clerk, Bosco Rusoke, shows that 15 companies have in the past three years defaulted contracted revenue.
11:48
11:48

Fort Portal Division Chairpersons Protest New Garbage Collection Fees Richard Muhumuza 1

Richard Muhumuza, the West Division chairperson, says they have less revenue collections as their major source of income, property tax, is now being collected by agents of the municipal council.
11:42
11:42

Fort Portal Municipal Council Flouting Own Law on Street Parking Willy Kintu Muhanga 1 Top story

Steven Alinaitwe, one of the residents who have been asked to pay parking fees along these roads criticizes the council, saying it’s causing confusion. Alinaitwe says he has refused to pay parking fees on several occasions and is willing to face council in court if the matter escalates. However, over a decade later, the municipal council is working contrary to the laws, which has seen it clash with car owners and attracting criticism from the general public.
10:45
10:45

Fort Portal Leaders Demand Disciplinary Action Against Principal Treasurer Geoffrey Bamanyisa 1 1

Simon Karamagi is accused of absenteeism, failure to release salaries on time, perpetually missing council and standing committee sittings, failure to ensure timely collection of revenue or take action against revenue defaulters, among other things.
15:49
15:49

Newly Commissioned Incinerator Vandalised King of Tooro 1 1 Top story

Vincent Mugume, the Deputy Information Minister Tooro Kingdom, condemned the act and asked security agencies to find the culprits.
15:24
15:24

Kabundaire Market Vendors Protest Over Tax Hike Willy Kintu Muhanga 1

According to the vendors, about two weeks back, Fort Portal Municipal Council imposed fresh taxes on various foodstuffs and fruits like watermelons, tomatoes, onions and others without consulting them.
18:41
18:41

Fort Portal Authorities Resolve Standoff on Collapsed Building Willy Kintu Muhanga 1 1

Last year, the Banyatereza Sisters, requested Fort Portal Municipal Council to make minor renovations on the building. The request was granted and on May 21, 2019. However, the building collapsed soon after the renovation started, injuring two people.
12:50
12:50

Fort Portal Enforcement Officer Under Fire Over Blocked Sewage Line Rogers Milindwa 2 1

Ibrahim Bagonza, a boda boda cyclist on Kahinju road boda boda stage, which is among the most affected parts of the town, argues that they have on several occasions contacted the municipality leadership to resolve the problem in vain.
15:14
15:14

Fort Portal Schools Hit by Shortage of Desks head teachers 1 1 Top story

The Fort Portal Municipal Education Officer, Richard Alituha, says the recommended pupil-desk ratio is three pupils per desk, but most of these schools are now struggling with six pupils per desk.
11:21
11:21

Fort Portal Floods Attributed to Substandard Works Facebook 4 1

The Mayor Fort Portal Municipality, Rev Willy Kintu Muhanga, says he was informed by the Municipal Works Engineer, Nasur Twesige that the floods were caused by bad engineering on the drainage system.
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