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Kabale University Launches Regional ICT Hub


By Gilbert Akampa Kakurugu,


The ministry of information, Communication, technology and national guidance has today launched a regional ICT innovation hub at Kabale University in Kabale District.

While officiating at the official launch, Assistant Commissioner at Ministry of information, communication, technology Silas Ngabirano who represented the minister Dr Chris Baryomunsi as the guest of honor asked students to take advantage of the hub and utilize it with the innovation skills they have to join world’s modern technology.

Ngabirano made this call after discovering potential innovations while witnessing student innovation demonstrations where one of the students had developed light control system and Computer eye clicking system saying that with such innovations, Kabale University is strategically positioned to be the leading institution in such innovations across the country.

Speaking at the same function, Chairperson University Council, Hon Adson Kakuru told students to take advantage of the hub and do what it takes to develop themselves. He also implored stakeholders to create productive social network aimed at making unsolicited proposals to lobby more projects aimed at making the university grow and flourish.

The University Vice Chancellor, Prof Joy Constance Kwesiga hailed Ministry of ICT and national guidance and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for allocating funds to start the innovation hub and Incubation center at the University.

However, Assoc Prof. Businge Phelix Mbabazi, the dean faculty of computing, library and Information science says that they are currently facing challenges in terms of running hub, operation manuals and costs and limited computers. He asked for more equipment to support the hub.

Kabale University becomes the third university across the country to have a regional ICT innovation hub after Soroti and Muni universities.












Rubanda District Approves 36.8Billion Budget For Financial Year 2023-2024


By Our Reporter


The Rubanda District Council yesterday passed the Budget Estimates for the Financial Year 2023-2024 amounting to 36.8 Billion.

The Budget Estimates were presented by the District LC.5 Chairperson Ampeire Stephen Kasyaba at the District conference hall, during the district council meeting that was chaired by the Speaker, Mary Waguma.

Out of UGX 36.8 billion that was approved,18.7 billion was allocated to the education sector which takes biggest share followed by health whose allocation is 9.3 billion, roads and infrastructure development was allocated 2.02 billion, while administrative activities will also consume 3.1 billion.

According to Chairman Kasyaba, the Budget is expected to be funded with at least UGX. 599.2 million collected from local revenue, while the rest of the funds will be from the central government and development partners.

Kasyaba revealed that in the next financial year, the district will concentrate on the ongoing construction of Ruhija Seed Secondary School in Ruhija Sub county and Kibuzigye Secondary School in Hamuhambo Town Council, Construction of the Council Block and offices, Construction of the DHO’s office, Mechanized maintenance of Ihunga Kyamabare road (18Km), Kaara – Nyamuliro- Nshanjare road (12KM), Kaara-Mengo road (8KM), Nfasha-Kagunga-Mugyera-Habuhutu road (24KM) among others.


Kasyaba also revealed that the District had received additional funding that was requested through the State Minister of Finance and area MP Henry Musasizi, and the money will be spent in the next financial year.

He explained that part of the additional funding will be used to develop Kakore-Bugiri and Kyantobe-Kibuzigye road. Other projects include Rehabilitation of Ruboroga gravity scheme, construction of the last phase of Bulimbe Gravity flow scheme, construction of a multipurpose hall at Kacereere Secondary School, Construction of an Outpatient Department at Kagarama HC II among others.







Mbarara City Council Passes 67Billion Budget


By Gilbert Akampa Kakurugu


Mbarara city council has passed 67billion shillings budget. During a council meeting held at the City council hall chaired by speaker Bonny Tashobya that commenced at 11:30AM.

He applauded the councilors for the good work they are doing especially the joint committee for making budget allocations.

Mr. Tashobya during his communication showed disbelief about the city service commission for their greed for money that has tarnished their name as a corrupt city after they were arrested for soliciting for bribes in the recent recruitment process.

City Mayor Hon. Mugabi Robert Kakyebezi highlighted some of the challenges the city has faced in this financial year that include river Rwizi floods that washed away some of the connecting bridges like TASO village bridge that connects Kitebero cell to Medical cell and Kanyeyite bridge that connects Kakoba to Isingiro district.

Kakyebezi thanked the security agencies for their efforts to save lives during the floods. He called upon the public to use alternative routes to reach their destinations than losing lives while trying to use short cuts by boats.

During this sitting, the city clerk Assy Abireebe was put on the spot for being the leading cause for poor revenue collection especially from the street parking.

Mbarara city clerk Mr. Assy Abireebe during the city council budget meeting

Councilor Betty Tigefera who is also the council’s chief whip said the city contractor for street parking signed a contractual agreement of 9.2million but since then he has been paying only 7.2Million. Tigefera revealed that street parking contractor still owes council 138millions and the contract ends in December. She therefore argued the congrats committee not to add the company another tender.

Councilor Tigefera_1_1

The angry councilors therefore tasked the city clerk to devise means and collect the revenue from the street parking and Ruti market or else he gets ready to pay it out of his pocket.

Lord mayor Kakyebezi said the poor service delivery and budget utilization is caused by delays by the central government to give them money especially when they request for supplementary budget.

He noted that they received 5.5 billion shillings on the city account yesterday which they cannot spend within the remaining days to the end of the financial year.

Mbarara city’s budget for the financial year 2023-2024 much emphasis was put on health,schools and influstructure development.

Lord mayor requested for the government to consider upgrading the City council health centre IV to hospital level in order to decongest Mbarara regional referral hospital. He advised the public to always consider seeking treatment from the lower health centers before advancing to the city council health centre IV and Mbarara regional referral hospital.

Katojo Catholic Sub Parish Reaps Big From Priest’s House Fundraiser

The priest's house under construction at Katojo catholic Sub parish in Buyanja Rukungiri


Over twelve million Uganda shillings was today raised by Christians of Katojo catholic sub parish in Buyanja Town council, Rukungiri district towards the construction of the priest’s house.

Ernest Ngabirano Katana the Manager Administration at National Water and Sewerage Corporation who was the guest of honor hailed Christians of Katojo for working hard towards the completion of the house.

He pledged to contribute 150 iron sheets for roofing the house. He called upon christians not feel shy and contribute whatever they can afford to enable the construction to get finished on time and they get their parish as promised.

Earnest Katana Ngabirano Manager administration NWSC and Chief guest

Upon completion of the house, the sub parish will be elevated to parish on 13th August this year.

The head of laity for the sub parish Nshoborokirwe Anthony who is also the speaker of Buyanja town council called for support from all corners to ensure that they get the work done before 13th August.

Nshoborokirwe told christians that they need a total of 192 Million to complete the house.

The Mass that was celebrated by the parish priest Nyakibale parish Fr. Severino Twinobusingye pooled a number of people from all faiths.

Among other guests were the Mayor Buyanja town council Mr. Manex Tigandenga, Mr. Benard Kaharata former LC3 chairman Ruhinda subcounty who represented his daughter Hon. Medius Kaharata the woman MP for Rukungiri.

Hon.Medius Kaharata and Hon. Bob Rugonde in their absensure contributed 500,000shs each.

In the same spirit Hon. Namanya Naboth who is also the area MP for Rubabo constituency bought things worth 4.7M geared towards the finishing of the priest’s house.

Hon. Namanya Naboth Mp Rubabo at the fundraising celemony






Rukungiri Health Worker Stabs Wife to Death



Police in Rukungiri is investigating circumstances under which a one Jackson Arinaitwe stabbed his wife to death.

The suspect is a health worker and in- charge Ngoma health centre II in Nyakishenyi sub county Rubabo county, who allegedly stabbed Enid Natukunda with a knife to death.

It is alleged that on Friday 19th,May 2023, Enid Natukunda’s parents invited the couple for a visit which the husband declined on grounds that he did not have money to buy some essential items for the parents.

However, she insisted and visited her parents alone. It is said that the couple picked a quarrel which forced Natukunda to start sleeping alone in the visitor’s room after she had returned from visiting her parents.

Yesterday night of 27thMay,2023, at their home in Rwenanura cell Nyabitete parish Buyanja sub county, the children heard their parents fighting and called their neighbors.

Upon arrival, the neighbors heard noise coming from the store and on entering, they saw Jackson hanging on the rope which prompted them to cut the rope and rescued him from suicide.

They later entered the house and found the body of the wife lying in a pool of blood under the bed, her neck stabbed several times.

They immediately alerted Police at Buyanja which upon receiving the information, swung into action and secured the scene of crime and arrested the suspect.

The murder weapon ( knife) was recovered and exhibited and blood samples from the deceased collected. The body was later conveyed to Rwakabengo Health Center III for postmortem.

ASP Elly Maate has condemned this act and called upon all couples to always sit and agree on what to do not always doing things on individual basis. Matte said has rendered children orphans and helpless since the father has been arrested to serve his sentence.











MUST Holds 29th Graduation


By Our Reporter


1,327 students at Mbarara university of science and technology have graduated in various disciplines.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology held a colorful 29th Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, 27th May,2023 at the university’s Kihumuro Campus Grounds.

The function, presided over by the university’s Chancellor, Prof. Charles Olweny, saw 1,327students awarded Degrees and Diplomas of Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

The state minister for higher education John Chrysostom Muyingo challenged graduates to use their skills to be productive to the country.

In his remarks Minister Muyingo also noted that the current saga in the country of expired courses is just a weak wind which he says the issue is currently being addressed.

Among the awards, 27 people graduated with the doctorate of philosophy in different integrities.

Among the masters graduates was Bwesigye Neema procurement officer at Holy innocents children’s hospital in Nyamitanga Mbarara who graduated with Masters of procurement. He told our reporter that it has not been an easy Journey to his success.

Mr. Bwesigye Neema procurement officer Holy innocents children’s hospital -Mbarara





Hopeful Buhweju Pilgrims Resume Their Trek In Lyantonde


By Gilbert Akampa Kakurugu,


Pilgrims from Buhweju district have today resumed their trek from Lyantonde where they rested yesterday.

A total of 170 pilgrims are from the four parishes of Butare,Bihanga,Kashororo and Kitoko all in Buhweju district. Among the hopeful pilgrims are children between 10 and 12 years, youths and some very old men and women.

Hon. Mwijukye Francis, member of parliament for Buhweju who is leading the pilgrims from Buhweju said that they are doing things in memory of the Uganda Martyrs who died for their country Uganda and to use the chance to offer their prayers to God.

The twelve year old Nkwasibwe William, a pupil at Nyakishojwa primary school who is one of the pilgrims said that he is doing this to pray to God for wisdom and protection and above all to pass PLE and go to a better school.

Hon.Mwijukye called upon all Ugandans to use this period and pray for our country Uganda especially now that gun crimes have become rampant.

Kibitenga Pricila one of the elderly from Butare parish said this is her fourth time trekking to Namugongo, she believes that by doing this God will bless her with more years ahead and protection to her family

Hon. Mwijukye said they started trekking on Monday 21st May and are hopeful to reach Namugongo in not more than 10 days.







Uganda Martyrs; Kabale Diocese Pilgrims Set Off for Namugongo



Close to 300 pilgrims from the diocese of Kabale have today started their journey to Namugongo Shrine ahead of 3rd June Uganda Martyrs day Celebrations.

The christians from the districts of Kisoro, Rubanda, Kabale district, all under Kabale diocese gathered at St Mary’s Rushoroza the Kabale diocese headquarters on Saturday evening and later had a holy mass.

The Pilgrims were flagged off today morning at 5:00 am after a holy mass at Rushoroza Cathedral in Kabale according to Alphonse Biraho, a catechist at Christ the King Catholic church parish in Kabale town who doubles as the chairperson of Pilgrims in Kabale diocese.

Alphonse said Uganda Martyrs celebration is worth to be celebrated because it draws Christians nearer to God, renews and strengthens their christianity in him.


Alphonse says that walking to Namugongo shrine can always remind christians of the suffering which the Uganda Martyrs were subjected to. He is optimistic that the christians will use this chance to pray for unity and peace for their families.

ASP Abel Ruganza, the Kabale district police commander, asked pilgrims to have discipline and move as a team, cooperate with police to have a successful pilgrimage until they reach Namugongo for colorful celebrations.


Baguma Yahaya, the officer in charge of traffic at Kabale station asked the pilgrims to walk with discipline and respect traffic rules and regulations in order to avoid road accidents.

The theme for this year’s celebrations is from Luke 17:5, “Lord increase our Faith”.











Rotary Rugby End Gender Based Tournament Kick Starts

Nile Leopards Vs Thunderbirds in the Rotary Rugby End GBV Tournament at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds

By Diana Anguchia,


The Rotary Rugby tournament has today commenced at Kyadondo Rugby grounds. The tournament kick started with the U20 (Under 20) girls’ competition and Nile Leopards recorded their first win against Thunderbirds 00:17 game.

Several junior and senior teams are participating in this one day tournament aimed at ending Gender Based Violence in Uganda. They are from Eastern, Northern and Central regions.

The tournament is sponsored by Kyadondo Rugby Club, Crane Staffing and Imara Africa.

UPDF Recovers 503 Live Rounds Of Ammunition At Uganda-Kenya Border

Live Rounds of ammunition. Net Photo

By Leonard Kamugisha Akida and Doreen Ankunda,


Ugandan security team have recovered 503 live rounds of ammunition at Uganda-Kenya border, UPDF reported.

The live rounds were recovered at Kokochaya checkpoint, off Karita-Lokales road along the Uganda-Kenya borderline.

According to the defense spokesperson Brig. Gen. Felix Kulayigye, security has been trailing two suspects namely Kevo and another unidentified person on allegations of illegal possession of ammunitions.

“Since 19 May 2023, male adult suspects, one identified as Kevo and another yet to be identified both residents of Kachaliba in West Pokot County were being trailed by our intelligence networks,” read a statement on updf website in parts.

Intelligence reports indicate that the duo rode a numberless motorcycle through a small path (panya route) from the Riwo-Girik side in Amudat district and after learning about a security trail at the Kokochaya checkpoint, they dropped an exhibit bag containing live rounds of ammunition and escaped toward West Pokot County.

Brig. Gen. Kulayigye says that security team from Uganda is engaging their counterparts in Nairobi (West Pokot County) to apprehend the suspects.

“We shall never relent in our efforts in conducting security border operations to avert armed criminality and gun violence,” Kulayigye said.

Arms and ammunition illegal dealings are unlawful acts of small arms proliferation and rearmament by wrong elements.

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