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Samuel Amanya

Staff reporter District head Subscriber District Head in Kabale, Western Region, Uganda

Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.

Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.

A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.

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12:11

Kisoro Municipal Council Resolves to Construct Sh.25BN Modern Market in Mayors Gardens 5

During the council session that was held on Friday at Virunga Hotel, Municipality Mayor, Richard Ndyana explained that the Production and Marketing Committee which sat on 16th this month resolved to have the market constructed at the Mayor's gardens because the land is enough and strategic.
19:33
19:33

Uganda Deports Another 15 Rwandan Nationals 2

The Rwandan nationals were deported through the Uganda, Rwanda border of Mirama Hills in Ntungamo district on Wednesday. According to the source, the first batch of eight personnel was deported at 11 a.m. while others were deported at 4 p.m., and were both received by Rwandan authorities at the Rwandan side of Kagitumba.
19:06
19:06

52 Arrested in Crackdown against Operating Bars in Kabale 5 2

The operation under the command of Kigezi Region Field Force Unit-FFU Commander Henry Kisembo was conducted today in the suburbs of Bugongi and Mundeeba in Northern Division, Bicycle garage street and Kigongi streets in Central Division, Mwanjari cemetery business centre in Southern Division, Kabale Municipality and Kyobugombe trading centre in Kaharo sub-county.
16:58
16:58

Security Blocks Former Kabale RDC’s Farewell Party 5 3

While speaking during a COVID-19 security meeting on Tuesday which attracted all Sub-county chiefs and Officer-in-charges of sub-county police posts at Kabale District Council Hall, new RDC Godfrey Nyakahumaissued a statement saying that the party is hereby blocked.
10:51
10:51

Kabale Finds Huge Excess of HIV/Aids Infections, But 99.9999 are on ARVs 4 1

Alfred Besigensi, acting Kabale District Health Officer confirms that they had projected to get 5,860 HIV victims but they were shocked when the number of victims went beyond up to 8,921, 52% more that was expected. However on a positive note, 99.9999% of them are already on ARV therapy.
11:29
11:29

Kisoro District Khadi interdicted 2 1

Ngenda was interdicted on Friday afternoon during a meeting that was held at Virunga Hotel in Kisoro Municipality, chaired by Ankole- Kigezi regional Khadi, Sheikh Abdallah Katamba.
12:15
12:15

RDC Orders Closure of Five Markets in Kabale As Covid-19 Cases Surge 3 2

The markets are Kabanyonyi, Bigaaga, Maziba, Harutinda and Mayengo. The decision to close was taken on Thursday during the district taskforce meeting.