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09:41
09:41

Nine Candidates to Contest in Rakai Residual, By-elections 1 3

Sylvia Kyohairwe Tegyeza, the Rakai District Returning Officer Tegyeza asked the candidates and their supporters to adhere to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs and refrain from acts of violence.
09:58
09:58

Five Nominated For Residual, By-elections in Rakai 6 1

The by-election will be conducted for the Kifamba Male Youth Councilor position which fell vacant following the death of Augustine Jaggwe of National Unity Platform-NUP who died in a car accident. The other position is for the Female Elderly Representative for Lwentulege Town council, PWD which is vacant following the death of Regina Nambooze.
16:48
16:48

Delays Mar By-elections in Rakai 1

Sylvia Tegyeza, the Rakai District Registrar, said that the aspirants were ready with their nomination forms, but were yet to be stamped by the Chief Magistrate Patrick Kityo who was not in the office.
08:19
08:19

NRM, NUP Vet Candidates for Rakai Bi-elections 4 1

There are four vacant positions in the district which include the Male Youth Councilor for Kifamba sub-county, Female representative for the Elderly in Lwentulege Town council, the female councillor for Persons with Disabilities for Lwamaggwa Town council, and Female representative for the Elderly in Mweruka Town Council.
10:52
10:52

Rakai House Fire Kills One, Injures Critically Three Others One dead 2

Mulumba says that rescuers managed to pull out three children but could not save Lugaaju who had already died and his body charred in the inferno.
09:42
09:42

Rakai Suffering Grave Consequences of Teenage Pregnancies, School dropouts 3 1

According to Ssemutono, a substantial number of children in the district does not complete the ordinary secondary education level, which affects human resource development in the area.
13:12
13:12

Oil Pipeline Project Delays Spark Disputes, Child Neglect in Rakai, Kyotera 8 1

They say that families are breaking up and children neglected as parents remain incapable of taking care of them in the absence of compensation for their land and other properties. Disputes are escalating out of mistrust, as couples suspect each other of having received the money behind the others back.
08:24
08:24

Oil Pipeline Compensation Rates Stir Fresh Frustration in Rakai 3 4

The aggrieved include 21 households that will be physically displaced as the government and partners undertake constructions of a 30-meter wide pipeline to transport Uganda’s crude oil from Hoima to the Chongoleani peninsular in Tanga, Tanzania. The project will affect 760 people in the districts of Rakai and Kyotera.
12:11
12:11

Rakai Man Hacks Wife to Death then Hangs Himself 1

The gruesome incident occurred last night around 10pm. The man so far identified as Katongole turned against his wife Rose Nakate following a domestic dispute.
16:59
16:59

Rakai District Security Committee Visits Kyalurangira Communities After Disappearance of L. Kijanebarola 2 1

Charles Ahiirwe Ndiire, an elder in Nkundi village, says that the delegation first visited his village in the morning before proceeding to other communities to gather information from the residents.
10:15
10:15

Lake Kijanebarola Dries Up Leaving Scores of Fish Dead 4

Charles Rwendiire, one of the elders in the affected village says that the lake first drained in a space measuring about two football fields before it dried up, and as a result, the fish remained on the muddy surface, from where the fishermen and residents have been picking it since Sunday.
11:01
11:01

Kooki Launches Campaign Against Child Marriage, Early Pregnancies 1 5

Al-Haji Idi Ahmed Kiwanuka, the Kooki Prime Minister, says that they are strengthening the year’s theme to enhance child protection. Kiwanuka argues that girls who are protected and educated have a better chance to have a brighter future compared to those married off early.
13:00
13:00

Forced Marriages, Widow Inheritance Irk Kooki Cultural Institution kooki cheifdom 3 1

Godfrey Kimbugwe, the Kooki Chiefdom Deputy Prime Minister and Rakai District Community Development Officer, says some people in the chiefdom are still stuck with these old practices.
14:32
14:32

30 People Displaced by Oil Pipeline Die Before Compensation, Families in Quagmire 7 1

According to Richard Orebi, the Programmes Associate-GRA, the issues of PAPs that have died and families that are stranded in these districts are often coming up in the community monitors’ reports.
11:03
11:03

Rakai Residents Resist Demarcation of Boundaries on Disputed Land 1 4

A Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldier identified as Captain Godfrey Kalamuzi had obtained permission to open boundaries in two villages of Kyakago and Kasese located in Kibanda sub-county, Rakai district, where he claims ownership on a piece of land measuring 254 hectares. However, at least 1,000 residents living in 240 homes who are settled on the same land have resisted the opening of the boundaries arguing that it could be a plot to have them evicted.
19:06
19:06

Rakai Probation Office, World Vision Decry Surge in Child Abuse 5 1

Rakai District Probation and Welfare Officer Joseph Ssendagi says that many of the acts like child labour, excessive physical punishment, and defilement, among others, were mainly perpetrated by family members such as parents and relatives and members of the community. He further attributes the abuses to parental negligence
15:20
15:20

Kooki Chiefdom Finally Acquires Own Radio Station 4 1

Godfrey Kimbugwe, the Deputy Prime Minister Kooki Chiefdom, says the radio station is a key project they have been longing for to support their social transformation agenda among their subjects.
10:09
10:09

Mother Arrested in Rakai For Killing Own Newly Born Baby Uganda Police

Moses Bakokyoyiga, a district councillor representing Lwamaggwa Sub County reported to police that Kyabingondo gave birth to a baby on October 28th, but to their surprise, she threw it into a toilet on Monday.
17:31
17:31

Rakai RDC, DPC Accused of Protecting Land Grabbers 1 4

During the Rakai district public accountability forum “Baraza” organized at Byakabanda sub county headquarters, residents a swipe at the district’s heads of security for what they described as failure to reign over the ongoing incidents of land grabbing in the area.
07:35
07:35

Child Marriages in Rakai Blamed on Cultural Practices, Poverty 1 2

The 2018 report by World Vision Office in Rakai district about girl-child rights indicate that a total of 403 children were reported to have been defiled in Rakai district and majority had entered into marriage and got pregnant when they were still below age. According to the report, the school dropout rate in the area stands at 47 percent and the trend is even worse with the number of girls completing secondary school levels.
Dec 21 results