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PISGBC is Non-Partisan, Barekye Clarifies

The State House Comptroller, Ms. Jane Barekye, has clarified that the Presidential Initiative on Skilling the Girl and Boy Child (PISGBC) is non-partisan and aims to benefit all needy Ugandans in Kampala city. “I really don’t think that any Ugandan should put politics in the skilling project because skilling is not sectarian. It is not…

Three Students Remanded for Causing Grevious Harm

Three students from Kigezi High School in Kabale district have been charged and remanded to prison for causing grievous harm to a colleague. Those remanded were identified as Japheth Owoyesiga,19, a resident of Rwamucucu sub-county in Rukiga district, Lucy Ainebyoona, 20, a resident of Rwamagara village in Kabale district and Hosea  Kwetegyeka, 20, a resident…

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Couple in Kabale Charged for Murder

A couple in Kabale has been charged with murder and aggravated robbery.    Desire Kwizera 26, and wife, identified only as Uwingabire, 19, allegedly killed Godfrey Twinomujuni Ntegyire, a resident of Karujabura village, Kitumba sub-county, Kabale district, on May 31. Twinomujuni was a well-known local porridge (Obushera and Enturire) seller in Kabale town. According to…

Minister Mulimba Urges Ambassadors to Promote Uganda

John Mulimba, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has called on the heads of Uganda’s missions to actively engage with MDAs and host countries for accreditations to enhance Uganda’s economic profile. This appeal follows the Ministry of Finance’s allocation of nearly UGX 2 billion to 12 selected missions in Uganda’s neighboring states for the…

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Activists Call for Recognition of Unpaid Care, Domestic Work

Gender activists are advocating for the recognition of unpaid caregiving and domestic work.  Unpaid care and domestic work, which includes tasks such as child, elder care, cooking, and cleaning, fetching firewood and water among others is predominantly performed by women and girls. Despite its critical importance in supporting households and the economy, this activity is…

Construction of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Starts at Mbarara Hospital

Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital will soon have a newly constructed neonatal intensive care unit to improve treatment for babies who are born early, those with breathing difficulty and those who are born with difficulty. Construction of the four-storied unit was commissioned on Tuesday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine.…

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