NWSC Scoops a Service Delivery Excellence Award

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National water and sewage corporation  has scooped a service delivery excellence award from the World Confederation of Businesses in San Francisco, California NWSC has improved its service coverage from 75% in 2011 to now 84%, the number of new connections have increased from 272,406 to now 659,157, turn over has increased from 132B to now 443B and the operational surplus has increased from 30 (+)billion to now over 95(+)billion to mention but a few achievements that have been attained. With support from the Government of Uganda, NWSC is on target; •To…

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Judiciary Gets New Principal Assistant Secretary


The Judiciary has received a new Principal Assistant Secretary from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. Hajji Sulaiman Hirome, assumed office on Thursday following a handover ceremony witnessed by Senior Human Resource Officer, Akello Susan Harriet, and Senior Internal Auditor, Ann Ankajuna. The outgoing PAS Thomas Ocen (transferred to Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives) joined Judiciary in May 2019 said he was ready for his next assignment. “I believe the incoming Principal Assistant Secretary will fulfill the expectations created,” Ocen said. On his part, Hajji Hirome, who…

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Dr Sudhir Ruparelia defeats BoU in 397billion shillings case

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Speaking upon the victory to the media  at commercial court Nakasero  Dr Sudhir Ruparelia defeats BoU in 397billion shillings case. earlier today monday morning  26th of august ,commercial court in Nakasero has dismissed the case the Bank of Uganda had lodged against businessman Sudhir Ruparelia seeking to recover Shs 379 billion from him.                 Rajiv and the father Dr sudhir Ruparelia celebrate the victory  Bank of Uganda (BoU) /Crane Bank in Receivership sued Sudhir Ruparelia and Meera Investments Limited of allegedly fleecing the defunct…

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Police Arrests Property Fraudster


By Our Reporter Police in Kajjansi has netted one Bruno Alvin who have been defrauding people through selling properties that don’t belong to him. Bruno was arrested in Kajjansi C cell, Kitende ward, Kajjansi Town Council, Wakiso District. He was nabbed with forged land titles and National identity cards while his counterparts survived arrest. They were about to receive Shs 20 million on someone’s vehicle which was parked in Kampala. Their mode of operation is to identify and forge logbooks and land titles for vehicles and plots of land which…

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CHILDREN OFF STREETS; Ministry of Gender Drive to have Street Children Withdrawn off Streets Gains Momentum


By Xpress Times Reporter The number of destitute children on the streets around Kampala has drastically gone down following a Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development drive to have then withdrawn, rehabilitated and resettled. A survey conducted on Monday and Tuesday indicated that hotspots like Kitgum House, Wandegeya and Fairway roundabout as well as Kampala and Jinja roads among other areas were spotting no street children as was the phenomenon before the campaign. The Minister of State for Children and Youth Affairs, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, observed that the…

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Sezibwa Notorious Criminal Ganga ‘Boys Boys’ Arrested by Police

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By Express Times reporter  Territorial Police in Sezibwa Region successfully apprehended a gang of organized criminals that has been behind most notorious murders, robberies and other violent crimes in areas of Namwezi and Kyabaggu in Njeru division, Buikwe district. The group is commonly known as ‘Boys Boys’ and was led by a one Kapol who was arrested on Monday with 11 others. Upon arrest, the gang in their possession were house break in implements and army uniforms in their residences where they normally hatched plans to brutalise, murder and thieve…

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SUDHIR TO KADAGA : Businessman Sudhir Requires Speaker of Parliament and COSASE to Explain why his Plot 24 Kampala Road Property was Dragged


By Our reporter  City tycoon and businessman-Sudhir Ruparelia has petitioned the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga inquiry why parliament’s oversight committee, Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) dragged his property on plot 24, Kampala Road among the disputed properties belonging to Custodian Board. “We have followed part of the ongoing COSASE inquiry regarding Departed Asians properties Custodian through televised and print media. A property that belongs to Meera Investment Limited has been mentioned as part of the inquiry” Mr Sudhir asks in his August 14, 2019 letter…

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Uganda Police Intercepts Armed Robbery Mission in Bweyogerere; Arrests two Suspects


BY Xpress Times correspondent The robbers had planned to rob from a yet to be identified place in Njeru. The four were travelling on two motor cycles and on reaching Total gas station at Bweyogerere, police intercepted and started shooting at them. The Police on the 14/8/2019 at around 2200hrs mounted an operation team of KMP Crime Intelligence mounted in areas of Bweyogerere where a group of four robbers armed with an AK 47 rifle were intercepted. In the process, two robbers were arrested and an Ak 47 rifle recovered…

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RUGUNDA REVELATION: Marijuana Growers and Exportation License Process is done as Gov’t Considers to Commence Issuing Licenses To Companies


By Xpress Times Dr Ruhakana Rugunda-the Prime Minister’s revelation points to one fact that actually Government has agreed and is ready to start issue licenses to marijuana growers and exporting companies. Rugunda revealed this while responding to the Marijuana matter and told the Legislators that Government will report to house with a detailed response. Over 50 firms, both foreign and local have been reported to have joined the gold rush to grow and export Cannabis commonly known as Marijuana for medicinal purposes. This number has grown from 20 in April…

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A Russia Passenger Plane crash-landed after striking a flock of birds!


At least 74 people were injured in the incident, which saw the plane land with its engines off and landing gear retracted, emergency officials said. The Ural Airlines Airbus 321 was travelling to Simferopol in Crimea when it hit the flock of gulls shortly after take-off, disrupting its engines. State media has dubbed the landing the “miracle over Ramensk”. The Kremlin on Thursday hailed the pilots as heroes for “saving people’s lives and landing the plane”. A spokesman said they would receive state awards soon. The airline said the plane…

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