Mbale Regional Referral Hospital is one of the 14 regional referral hospitals in Uganda. It is also designated as one of the three public clinical paramedical teaching hospitals in the country. Dr. Tugaineyo says they are grappling with a high number of patients drawn from 16 districts, which make up the catchment area of about four million people.
Industrial Division in Mbale Municipality has lost more than 2.5 billion shillings in uncollected property tax rates. Robert Wambete, the newly appointed division Senior Assistant Town Clerk, identified some of the notable defaulters as Bugisu Cooperative Union â€“ BCU, Bank of Uganda and Centenary Bank among others.
Police used pepper spray to disperse a group of angry residents who tried to resist the arrest of Zandia Mutwalib, the mayor Mbale municipality on Saturday morning. Mutwalib is accused of embezzling more than one billion shillings meant for the rehabilitation of Mbale Municipality.
Private developers have started constructing houses in Mbale Municipalityâ€™s Independence Square. The developers used the Christmas Holidays to begin erecting buildings around the Square locally known as Uhuru Park.
Mbale Municipal Councilors have clashed over the management of the taxi park tender. The clash stems from a council resolution passed on Wednesday terminating the contract of Lubra Contractors, the company that has been managing Mbale Main Taxi Park since 2008.