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NIRA Speaks out on Theft of National ID Data Claims

The National Identification and Registration Authority (Nira) has spoken out on media reports that national ID data had been stolen. Nira’s clarification is in response to a report carried by government-owned daily The New Vision at the weekend titled ‘Panic as National ID Data is Stolen’. According to Nira, The New Vision

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Land Probe: Senior Registrar of Land Titles Arrested

The commission of inquiry into land matters has ordered the arrest of senior registrar of titles in the land ministry. Ajara Ataro was accused by lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, the head of the commission, of disrespecting the commission. An apology had earlier been forced out of Ataro after she ‘discourteously’ answered questions

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Court Sets Date for Hearing of VJ Junior Porn Case

A date has been set for the hearing of a case in which renowned movie translator Marysmats Matovu popularly known as VJ Junior is accused of translating and circulating pornographic movies contrary to the Anti-Pornography Law. On May 23, State Minister for Ethics and Integrity Fr Simon Lokodo ordered the arrest

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Ministers Nantaba, Namuganza Being Investigated for Trading Insults in Public

Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa has told Parliament that a cabinet sub-committee had been instituted to investigate the conduct of State Minister of ICT and National Guidance Idah Nantaba and her successor State Minister of Lands Persis Namuganza. Nantaba and Namuganza have been trading insults since the start of the year,

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President Museveni’s Aide Arrested for Conning Maama Fiina

President Yoweri Museveni’s senior advisor on political affairs Yekoyada Nuwagaba has been arrested for allegedly fleecing traditional healer Sylvia Namutebi popularly known as Maama Fiina. Nuwagaba reportedly conned Maama Fiina of Shs 2m after he told her he knew the killers of her husband Maj Muhammad Kiggundu who was gunned down

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Presidential Guard Brigade Officers, Tycoons, RDC Pinned for Grabbing Forest Reserve Land

A commission probing land wrangles has been told that ‘connected’ officials are grabbing forest reserves and threatening to harm those standing in their way of impunity. On Tuesday, the committee led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire quizzed Wakiso Resident District Commissioner Ian Kyeyune and also interviewed National Forest Authority (NFA) officials. One of

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Mbale: Three Arrested With 34.6kg Ivory, Counterfeit Uganda Currency

Police in Mbale has arrested three People while in possession of 34.6kg of ivory worth 13.8 million shillings and counterfeit Ugandan Currency worth 500,000 shillings. Gibogi Justine 60 years old restaurant owner from North road cell, Northern Division, Mbale District, Simiyu Hussein 45 years old a house painter from Kisenyi Village

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Moses Ali, Olanya Lock Horns Over Apaa Land Wrangle

Uganda’s first deputy prime minister Moses Ali and Kilak MP Gilbert Olanya are involved in a cold war, trading accusations over the Apaa land dispute. Last week, at least eight people were killed in a land row that pits two tribes of the Madi and Acholi who inhabit the two districts

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Acholi, Madi Cultural Leaders Speak Out on Apaa Land Wrangle

The cultural leaders of the two tribes of Madi and Acholi warring for Apaa land have spoken out as efforts to end the dispute continue. Last week, at least eight people were killed in a land row that pits two tribes of the Madi and Acholi who inhabit the two districts

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Deputy Premier Moses Ali Speaks Out on Allegations of Fuelling Apaa Land Wrangle

The deputy leader of Government Business in Parliament and Adjuman West MP Moses Ali has denied allegations that he is fuelling the Madi people to fight the Acholi over the Apaa land. Last week, at least eight people were killed in a land row that pits two tribes of the Madi

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