The rainy season is hell on earth for travellers who have to travel through the Karamoja region of Uganda. With many roads still neglected, travellers are often stuck on the road for days. A traveller from Moroto to Kampala considers it a good journey if they are in the city in three days during the peak of the rain season.
President Yoweri Museveni has blamed the prolonged conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congoâ€”DRC on what he called indifference of the countryâ€™s leadership. Museveni says efforts by the African Union and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region--ICGLR were ignored in favour of a euro-centric foreign policy.
Richard Ocieng another inmate says his arrest gave him a chance to enroll for primary education. Ocieng says he started in primary three and hopes to study further and become a doctor when he is out of jail.
The much hyped opening of the 1,200 stall market was initially planned for 1st November. But Peter Kaujju, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Publicist maintains that the market will be operational before the end of this month.
Bank of Uganda Governor Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile says persons still holding the recalled notes still have an opportunity to exchange them at various BOU currency centers in Mbarara, Mbale, Kabale, Arua, Jinja, Gulu, Masaka and FortPortal.
Milton Opoka, a chicken dealer says that he and his colleague lost more than 170 birds in the fire, which gutted their chicken house. Opoka says the fire came a time, when they were starting to reap big ahead of the festive season.
As the party leadership ponders the next move ahead of todayâ€™s nominations, demonstrations have already broken out as kangwagyeâ€™s supporters protest the approval of Nathan Byanyima as the NRM Flag Bearer.
Information obtained by URN shows that the Japanese embassy donated shillings 220 million to Soroti Islamic Primary School to fund the construction of teacherâ€™s quarters and renovation of the classroom blocks. However, Alomu is said to have mismanaged part of the money leading to his interdiction.