News and Notices

Kabale District councilors urged to embrace their monitoring roles for better service delivery.

Alex Byakatonda The executive director for of Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment, Dr Arthur Bainomugisha, has said that the problem of poor quality services in local governments can only be improved by complementing the current supply side interventions with demand-side solutions. Dr Beinomugisha, made the remarks today at the start of a two-day induction of Kabale district councilors at the district Rukiiko hall in Kabale municipality organized by Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment-ACODE, in partnership with ministry of local...

Kabale receives Home Study Materials ahead of schools’ re-opening.

By Alex Byakatonda Kabale district Education department, has received an assortment of home study materials from the Ministry of Education and Sports, to be disbursed to both private and government aided primary schools, ahead of the planned re-opening of schools early next year. In September this year, the Minister of state for higher education, Dr. John Chrisostom Muyingo, revealed that the government would distribute home study materials for learners reporting to schools in January 2022. Now, the Kabale district education officer, Moses...

Over 450 turn up for day One of the Covid-19 mass Vaccination for Kigezi

By Alex Byakatonda Over 450 people in Kabale district, have today turned up for the launch of the accelerated Covid-19 mass vaccination campaign for Kigezi region. The 7-day vaccination campaign, is targeting to inoculate all people aged 18 years in the six districts of Kigezi Sub-region including Kabale, Rukungiri, Rubanda, Rukiga, Kisoro and Kanungu districts. The campaign that was launched by state minister of health for general duties, Anifa Bangirana Kawooya, in Kabale municipal stadium, saw the Kabale district speaker, Flavia Nyinakiiza...

Seven day mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise to be Launched in Kigezi.

By Alex Byakatonda. The Assistant commissioner in charge of health communication in the Ministry of Health, Dr Tabley Bakyaita Basajjatibadiba, has rallied the general public in Kigezi region, to show commitment and embrace the Covid-19 vaccination, as government moves to fully re-open the economy early next year. Dr Bakyaita was on Tuesday speaking at Cephas Inn hotel in Kabale municipality, during a one-day orientation workshop for selected district leaders for Kigezi region, organized by the ministry of health, ahead of tomorrow’s...

Security heightened in Kabale over continued terror threats on Uganda.

By Alex Byakatonda In the wake of Tuesday’s twin bombings in Kampala that left 7 people dead and over 30 others injured, security authorities have come up with measures to heighten surveillance and alertness to avert any possible terror threats. The two bombs which were claimed by the Islamic State-IS terrorist group, went off at the Central Police station-CPS Kamapala and along the parliamentary avenue. According to the Kabale Resident district commissioner, Godfrey Nyakahuma, the district security committee held an extra-ordinary security...

Kabale district ranked 14th in the 2020/21 National annual health sector performance report.

By Alex Byakatonda. Kabale district has been ranked 14th in the National annual health sector performance report for the financial year 2020-2021. According to the performance report released yesterday by the ministry of Health, Kabale district, was also ranked second best performing district in Kigezi region scored 70.0 percent. Bushenyi emerged the overall winner in the country with 79.7 percent followed by Serere and Busia with 78.0 and 76.0 respectively. Rukungiri district was the best in Kigezi region with 72.2...

Conservationists rally residents in lake Bunyonyi buffer zone to embrace others income generating ventures.

By Alex Byakatonda Conservationists and Kabale district authorities, have expressed need for alternative income generating activities to be sought for people living along the Lake Bunyonyi basin, in order to deter them from engaging in activities that endanger the lake. The observation was reached yesterday at White Horse Inn hotel in Kabale town, during an inception meeting for the second phase of the project dubbed “Striking a Balance-Developing a Green Economy around Lake Bunyonyi. The project is being implemented by Self...

Minister warns Media Practitioners against irresponsible Journalism.

By Alex Byakatonda.   The Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, has cautioned journalists in Kigezi region against biased and irresponsible reporting, which he said has led into catastrophic consequences in some parts of the world. The Minister Baryomunsi was today opening a two a training of journalists from Kigezi region, organised by the Media council of Uganda at Kirigime Guest House in Kabale Municipality, under the Theme “the Drive for a responsible Media in Uganda”.  The Minister noted...

Kabale district sets key priority programs for the 2022/23 Financial year.

By Alex Byakatonda.   The Kabale district LC5 Chairpeson, Nelson Nshangabasheija, has revealed that the district budget for the 2022/23 financial year, will put emphasis on promotion of Infrastructure development in roads, Human capital development, water and sanitation and Agro-industrialization, in order to achieve the needs of the local as well as socioeconomic transformation.   Nshangabasheija made the observation today, while speaking during the district budget and planning consultative meeting for the financial year 2022-2023 held at the district Rukiiko hall in Kabale...

Construction works for two classroom blocks and a Lab launched at Kakomo.

  By Alex Byakatonda.   Kabale district authorities, on Friday commissioned construction works for the classroom blocks and a science laboratory at Kakomo secondary school in Kitumba sub county of Kabale district. The, works will be undertaken by Geses-U ltd at a tune of 224 million shillings.   Launching the construction works, the Kabale district LCV Chairperson, Nelson Nshangabasheija, warned the contractor to desist from shoddy work and ensure that work is finished on time.   The Kabale district chief administrative officer, Edmond Ntimba, also implored...