Security drills up ahead of Pope’s visit

Kampala: Police and security agencies have started deploying officers countrywide ahead of the Pope’s visit. A security source last Thursday told Daily Monitor that a committee comprising police, Special Forces Command and intelligence organisations are meeting daily to map out a strategy that will ensure maximum security for the pope and other delegates. Police spokesman […]

Magistrate dies following boda boda accident

KAMPALA. The Judiciary is mourning the death of Grade One Magistrate, Justine Odokonyero who died over the weekend following a boda boda accident that happened about a week ago in Gulu where he had gone to visit his family. According to the Chief Registrar Paul Gadenya, the deceased’s head was badly hit that he could […]

Germany, Igad give Karamoja Shs470 billion

Kampala. The German government and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad), have launched a €12 million (Shs474 billion) Drought Resilience Initiative for Karamoja sub-region to support various economic activities to uplift the drought stricken region. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed last week in Kampala by Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi, Mr John Kabayo, the […]

Crime preventer accused of killing 16-year-old boy

Bududa. Angry residents of Nametsi village, Bukalasi sub-county in Bududa District last week attacked and destroyed Bukalasi Police Pos after a crime preventer allegedly shot dead a 16-year-old boy identified as Daniel Wanzama. The father of the deceased, Mr Micheal Wanga, narrated to Daily Monitor that the incident happened last Thursday as he worked in […]

Be wary of cliques in NRM, Nadduli warns Luweero youth

Luweero. The NRM vice chairperson for central region, Hajj Abdul Nadduli, has cautioned party supporters on emerging cliques within the party. Hajj Nadduli said the cliques are undermining the party unity, which is a pre-requisite for winning an election. Hajj Nadduli, who is also the Luweero District chairperson, said NRM has always defeated the Opposition […]

Trademark East Africa Picks New Board (

Regional business lobby TradeMark East Africa has picked new board of directors and appointed former World Trade Organisation director Pascal Lamy as special advisor. The 11 member board will be chaired by Tanzania’s Ali Mufuruki. Oth…

Security Tight at Owuor Rally (

Religious leader Prophet David Owuor attracted a huge crowd in Eldoret, where he hosted a threeday rally that caused a massive traffic jam. Hotels recorded booming business. Thousands of people travelled from as far away as Western Ke…

Film Can Be Economic Driver – Experts (

Film can be a major contributor to the economy if government puts in place the necessary infrastructure needed to propel the sector forward, experts have noted. Speaking at the financing forum for the Uganda Film Festival at the Natio…

Soldiers take festival by storm (Daily Nation (Kenya))

Turkana leaders are unhappy with the large number of Ugandan soldiers who were guarding First Lady Janet Museveni during the county’s Tourism and Cultural Festival last week.The Ugandans took charge of security at the festival, from t…

Looking Beyond the UNRA Probe (

In recent weeks, Ugandans have watched, transfixed, details from the commission of inquiry into mismanagement in the roads sector. We have learnt that roads can actually be shorter than the officially-stated length, that public land ca…

RVR Receives Safety Award (

Uganda-Kenya railway operator, RVR has scooped the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) international award for 2015, according to a company statement. The prestigious award recognizes initiatives that have created physi…