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Government Eyes Shea Nuts to Boost Vegetable Oil Production

As the country grapples with the domestic production of vegetable oil, the government is looking at an alternative; shea nuts to address the shortfall. Uganda currently produces 80,000 metric tons of vegetable oil, yet approximately 410,000 metric tons of vegetable oil is required per year to meet domestic demand. This has seen the government turning to…

Police Strongly Warns Against March to Parliament Demonstration

In his weekly state of security briefing at police headquarters on Monday, ACP Kituuma Rusoke, the police spokesperson, highlighted that the police are currently aware of ongoing mobilization efforts calling for people to march to parliament. For several weeks now, social media, especially X (formerly Twitter), has been flooded with calls from various activists urging…

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Petition Against Local Council Term Extension Scheduled for October

The Mbarara High Court has scheduled a hearing for October 14, 2024, to consider an application filed by Mbarara City lawyer Owebeyi James, challenging the extension of the terms of office for Local Council (LC) 1 and II chairpersons. Earlier this week, Owebeyi petitioned the Mbarara High Court, seeking a judicial review against the extension…

Police in Mbale Arrest 18 in Anti-Shisha Smoking Operation

Police and Mbale city authorities have arrested 18 people during an anti-shisha smoking operation conducted on Friday night. According to Zainabu Namuyindi, the Elgon Region Police Community Liaison Officer, the operation targeted individuals smoking shisha at various nightclubs, including Club Elitajia, Pear Bars, and Rooftop, among others. Namuyindi, speaking at a press conference held at…

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Uganda-based Rwandans Vote in Presidential Elections

Members of the Rwandan community in Uganda, on Sunday morning, turned up in numbers to cast their votes in the presidential and parliamentary elections. Rwandans in the diaspora are voting today, July 14, while those in the country will vote on July 15-16. There are a total of 160 polling stations in different countries to…

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