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NITA-U commissions the Regional Communication Infrastructure Project (RCIP) in Mbarara

In a bid to boost Social-economic development using technology and digitalized services in Ankole Region, National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) has commissioned the Regional Communication Infrastructure Project (RCIP) in Mbarara city.

The Regional communication infrastructure program (RCIP) is a world bank group regional instrument aimed at catalyzing private sector Investment to improve connectivity in East and Southern Africa.

Commissioning the RCIP on Thursday in Mbarara, Ayebare Magaret Rwebyambu the woman MP Mbarara district commended this initiative as it will help in curbing down the growing trend of criminality in the country as Suspects will be tracked on Closed circuit cameras of police. Adding that; this project will enhance service delivery especially with in security, health, schools and local Governments in terms of services.

She however implored local leaders to roll out sensitization programs of the youth on how best they can tap on the connectivity of NITA-U to solve the unemployment trend among the youth.

Dr Annabela Basaza, a Board member at NITA-U revealed that the scoop of the Regional Communication infrastructure project (RCIP) has been to provide connectivity to more than 52 Districts around the country.

Didas Tabaro, the LC V Chairman Mbarara district commended this initiative noting that it will save the district and the government at Large, the money spent on travels of officials. 

Kanungu: Man killed while responding to neighboring couple’s fight

Police in Kanungu District have arrested a 40 year old man identified as Stephen Niwagaba for allegedly murdering a 53 year old man who attempted to rescue his wife from being beaten.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesman confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Geoffrey Mbahita, a resident of Bushanja cell, Northern ward, Kanungu District. It is reported that the deceased was responding to an alarm made by the suspect’s wife as she was being beaten by the suspect at their home.

Maate told journalists that the incident allegedly that took place on Tuesday night at the above address when the deceased, in the act of trying to separate them annoyed the suspect who cut him with a panga several times and he later succumbed to injuries.

Banet Atuhaire, one of the residents informed the police and they swiftly visited and documented the scene and retrieved the body to Kanungu Health centre IV mortuary for postmortem examination.

Maate disclosed that at the time of visiting the scene, Nuwagaba (the suspect) had fled the scene.  

Muhereza Charles, the OC Kanungu Police Station says the suspect was later arrested and is currently detained at Kanungu District Central Police Station waiting to be charged in court of law for murder.

Four arrested for allegedly taking part in the disappearance and Murder of a three year old child

Detectives at Natete Police station are investigating the case involving Nangobi Leticia,3, which was first reported as a disappearance case but later turned into a murder.

On the 21/04/2022, Mutenda Nicholas,32 the child’s father and resident of Natete Mbawo zone Rubaga division Kampala reported to Natete Police station the disappearance of his daughter Nangobi Leticia from their home in Mbawo zone.

Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Police Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan revealed that officers immediately instituted investigations that later led to the arrest of three suspects identified as Ahimbisibwe Dative, a female adult, Mutebi Patrick and Namanda Gertrude who were however released on police bond.

Owoyesigire noted that the team has however received new information that Ahimbisibwe Dative and Ssemakula John (her husband) had something to do with the murder. Her associates Asiimwe Anthony and Mugenyi Alex were all interviewed.

Asiimwe Anthony confessed to having participated in transportation of the deceased’s body on orders of Ahimbisibwe and buried the body in areas of Nakasozi Mpangala, Kyengera town council.

Through investigations into this disappearance as required by the office of the Resident State Attorney, the team recovered a motorcycle REG No. UDH 501W which was allegedly used to transport the body of the deceased child.

On Tuesday, 19th July 2022, a team of detectives was able to locate the burial site and exhumed the remains, which have been conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for postmortem.

“The four suspects in our custody at Natete Police station and will be charged with Murder,” said Owoyesigire.

5 arrested for murder of a two year old child in Sheema.

Territorial Police in Greater Bushenyi are actively investigating circumstances under which a two and a half year old female juvenile identified as Christabella Kemigisha was murdered in Sheema district.

Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi Police Spokesman revealed in a statement that the deceased who was residing with her mother one Nuwarimpa Stella, a resident of Mutanoga cell, Kigarama parish, Kigarama sub-county in Sheema district was killed and her body dumped in front of their neighbours’ home identified only as Constance.

It is reported that on Monday, the deceased disappeared from her grandfather’s home until her body was found dumped at the home of their neighbour on Wednesday.

Tumusiime explains that a team of police officers of homicide detectives including SOCO and canine visited the scene whereby with the help of the Police sniffer dog, exhibits including a hoe, a log and clothes of the deceased were recovered at the house of Byamukama Justus, stained with blood.

Police has since arrested and detained Byamukama together with 4 accomplices as investigations into the matter continue.

Tumusiime condemned such brutal and cold-blooded acts of murder adding that the body of the deceased has been conveyed to Kabwohe health center IV for postmortem examination.

Sarah Opendi asks Government to Ban secular musicians from performing in schools

Sarah Achieng Opendi, the Tororo Woman Member of Parliament who doubles as the State Minister of Mineral Development of Uganda has asked the Ministry of Education to ban secular musicians from performing in schools.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, Opendi argued that the musicians dress indecently and pull off seductive dance moves which affect the mental health of Students.

Hon Sarah Opendi speaking on the floor of Parliament on Thursday.

“Parents bring their children to learn morals and values. You cannot pull off those dances we see musicians do in school and also dress indecently. It is very unfortunate that we have witnessed videos of nursery children dancing the same moves,” said Opendi. “Some go there almost naked,” she added.

Musician Sheebah Karungi performing for students at St Mary’s Kitende

“What forced me to bring up this issue in Parliament is that musicians dress badly while performing in schools and even their dances are not good for kids, “said Opendi.

Opendi said that the dances and the dress cord bring shame yet the children look up to the musicians.

 “Uganda is a religious country, we have seen on social media concerts in schools with musicians dancing in very obscene seductive ways, some of them were almost naked and our students joining. As a mother is this unacceptable,” she noted.

She further urged musicians to sing for students songs that are impactful to their lives and be good role models for the students.

The chairperson Uganda woman parliamentary association also asked the Ministry of Education and sports to come up with guidelines for musicians who visit schools.

Kazo: Best Performing Emyooga SACCOs receive UGX 20m

Three best performing Emyooga SACCOs in Kazo district have each received additional UGX 20 million as recognition and reward for performing well.

Peter Baguma, the Kazo district senior commercial officer who doubles as the focal person for Emyooga project in the district revealed that he was asked to submit the best five performing Emyooga SACCOs to be given an additional fund.

He added that the SACCOs he recommended include; Women entrepreneurs, Produce dealers, Tailors, Boda Boda Operators, and Tax operators.

Baguma revealed that of the five SACCOs he recommended, three have already received the money through their accounts including; Women’s entrepreneurs, produce dealers, and tailors, while the other two are getting money within this month of July.


Speaking to our reporter, Baguma noted that the Emyooga groups in the district are doing fairly well and urged the other SACCOs that have lagged behind or defaulted to put in more effort in order to be considered warning that they risk being arrested to face courts of law.

Story by Paddy Byaruhanga.

Kisoro Businessman Arrested for Defiling 17-Year-Old and Forcing her to Abort

The Directorate of CID is actively investigating a prominent Estate and fuel dealer in Kisoro district identified as Ndikuyezi Ramathan on allegations of Aggravated Defilement and procurement of Abortion, against a 17-year-old female S.3 student, in one of the schools in Kisoro district.

Enanga Fred, the Police Spokesperson revealed in a statement that during the COVID lockdown, the victim approached the suspect for a job at his petrol station. The suspect instead promised her a job in his estate business. It is during one of the inspections of his estate business, that they got involved and started a love affair until April 2022, when the victim realized she was pregnant and tried to abort secretly, with the help of a medic in Kisoro.

After which, the victim fled to Kampala where she got a job as a maid at Musawo’s in Bukasa. She however, developed complications and was rushed to Quatum Medical Facility, where it was established that the fetus was still stuck in her womb. The victim was transferred to Nsambya Hospital for better treatment.

Enanga applauded the officers from the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Department, CID KMP and Kisoro Territorial Police for taking aggressive action to thoroughly investigate the disturbing allegations. They are pursuing all venues, including DNA and other scientific tests against the samples taken from the suspect and the victim.

The matter was since gained attention in Kisoro and Kigezi region. Although the victim claims she is 19, her parents claim she is 17 years.

“We are treating the matter as a priority and will ensure the rights of the victim are protected. What she has endured is painful and our team of counsellors are handling her with sensitivity and respect, said Enanga in a statement.

The suspect will be charged with Human trafficking, Aggravated Defilement and Procuring an abortion.

Kamwokya’s LC III NRM Councillor murdered, body dumped at Centenary Park

Police in Kampala is investigating circumstances under which the Kamwokya LCIII councilor identified as James Kakooza, 54, was reportedly murdered.

The deceased who has been an NRM member representing the people in Kampala Central Division is said to have left his home at about 5.30 am in the morning and gone for jogging.

It is alleged that two yet to be identified men moving on a boda boda hit the deceased with a blunt object on the head and immediately fled the scene.

Luke Owoyesigire, the deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan said that Kakooza’s body was found dumped at Centenary Park in the City Center at about 7.00 am on Saturday morning.

The body of the deceased has been conveyed to City mortuary Mulago for Postmortem.

Police officer, his family perish in Masaka road accident

A police officer and five of his family members have perished in an accident along the Masaka- Kampala highway involving a Toyota Wish REG No. UBE 756C and a Fuso truck REG No. UBH 902U on Saturday morning.

Faridah Nampiima, Traffic Police spokesperson, said the accident happened at around 4:30am adding that the driver of the Toyota Wish left his lane and moved to the lane of the Fuso causing a head on collision killing five people who were all occupants in the Toyota Wish at Kyarushowe swamp along Masaka Road.

“The occupants have been identified as NO. 65577 PC Bwesigye Cleopus, a police officer attached to the Crime Intelligence department at Katwe Police station in Kampala, together with his family members, one female adult and three children,” said Nampiima.

The other victims of the accident have been identified as  Chripus Twesigye, 31, the wife to the police officer, Silomena Nyangoma, 3, Falestine Nyakato, 3, Darlton Kiiza, 3 and  Maria Gorreti Kemigisha, all of the same family.

The sixth family member who was also in the same vehicle is also said to have died later this morning.

Nampiima said the bodies have been conveyed to Masaka City Mortuary for postmortem examination.

Makerere University suspends guild elections after student is stabbed to death

The territorial Police at Kampala Metropolitan North have arrested three people believed to be part of the chaos in which a student of law at Uganda Christian University Kampala Campus identified as Michael Betungura Bewotti, 27, was murdered during the last guild Presidential open campaigns at Makerere University rugby grounds on Thursday.

The suspects are; Hon. Kabuye Frank who is detained at CPS Kampala, Ssekidde Allan currently detained at Wandegeya police station and Kabuurwa Muzafaru who is detained at old Kampala police station.

Eyewitnesses told journalists that a scuffle ensued between supporters of the NUP camp led by their guild candidate Lawrence Alionzi alias Dangote and FDC camp led by their candidate Justus Tukamushaba after supporters of the latter attempted to force their way through the entrance to the university Rugby Grounds where the NUP candidate was holding his last rally.

Makerere University guild presidential candidate for National Unity Platform (NUP) Lawrence Alionzi being carried by one of his supporters during campaigns (COURTESY PHOTO)
Makerere University FDC guild presidential candidate Justus Tukamushaba together with his supporters during campaigns. (COURTESY PHOTO)

According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy spokesperson, it is during the campaign scuffle that ensued between the two Political party supporters which turned violent after a disagreement, that the deceased was stabbed by students in the NUP team allegedly led by Kabuye Frank among others. Owoyesigire noted that efforts to have other suspects traced are underway.

The Police were informed and upon reaching the scene blood stains believed to be for Betungura (the deceased), a resident of Kikoni Zone B, Makerere III Parish, Kawempe Division in Kampala were found inside Nsibirwa Hall where he hid there after the scuffle that led to his stabbing.

Photos and video footages that have made their way to social media showed a pool of blood on the floor of the bathroom where the victim is said to have tried to clean himself before he passed out and was rushed to the health facility. More gruesome photos also showed the victims face covered in blood as he lay on a bed at the Makerere University Hospital where the victim had been rushed for management.

The body of the deceased was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem from Makerere hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

“We have cordoned off the area, statements are still being recorded and CCTV footages will be retrieved to aid in the ongoing investigations. More details will be availed as soon as they are available,” said Owoyesigire in a statement.

In another development, Makerere University has suspended the guild elections slated July 15th 2022 together with the University’s Students Guild government following the unfortunate incident.

Excerpts from the letter in which the Makerere University guild council was suspended alongside the guild elections.

In a statement dated July 14, 2022, Lorna Magara, the chairperson of Makerere University’s council said that they are appalled by the violent events that have characterized the electoral campaigns for the 88th Students Guild leadership that resulted in the loss of the life of one of the supporters.

“The ongoing elections for the 88th Makerere University Students Guild leadership are suspended indefinitely; the Makerere University Students Guild is suspended with immediate effect,” reads the statement in part.

Magara revealed that management and the council have repeatedly engaged student leaders at the guild and SCR levels to address the violent behaviour but the engagements did not yield any results.

According to the chairperson of the Makerere University council, the suspension includes the Guild Caretaker Government and the Student’s Common Room.

The university added that it will also investigate all cases of violence in the election campaigns and report to the council for appropriate action.

The university is also set to meet on Friday, July 15, 2022, to consider further actions in order to address the indiscipline and violence that rocked the guild presidential campaigns.

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