Thursday 28 May 2020


Kabugho Sharon
Communication officer

After 2 days of Intensive visit to the most affected major infrastructure in the District, State Minister for Works Hon Peter Lokeris has promised government intervention to rectify the damages caused by the floods.  This followed the President’s visit on 20th May 2020 who according to the Minister, tasked all the relevant Ministries to make an immediate assessment of the damages caused by the floods that repeatedly occurred on 7th ,10th and 21st May  destructing a lot of property, government infrastructure and leaving over 10,000 people displaced .
During the brief meeting after the field visit with the Ministry of Works’ technical team led by the Director of Engineering and Engineer in Chief Eng. Samson Bagonza, UNRA technical staff, District technical staff and the Local leaders led by District Chairperson which took place at UNRA Kasese offices on 26th May 2020, the Minister promised Government intervention in 3 phases; 1. The Immediate Intervention which will focus on areas that are life threatening to take about 1-2 weeks, 2nd is the Midterm intervention to take like 3-4 months and long term interventions which will focus on making a detailed assessment and mitigating the problem right from the source.
Rwentare bridge in Katwe TC

The Minister also tasked the technical team to act swiftly to mitigate the calamities that are likely to raise out of the Disaster and he appreciated the affected communities for responding first to put temporary solutions to the problems especially the Isango Community in Kitholhu for the tireless effort to put up a temporary foot bridge.
Government response has been observed right from the first day the floods hit Kasese on 7th May 2020 where the minister for Disaster Management Hon. Musa Echweru came to Kasese to see the situation who later on delegated Brigadier General Stephen Oluka to support the District Disaster Management Committee and through him government was able to deliver relief items to the displaced people in the district and right on 20th May 2020, the head of state H.E Yoweri K. Museveni also came to Kasese to assess the situation and held a meeting with the district stakeholders focusing the disaster solutions .
The Minister has been able to reach 13 affected sites including Nyamugasani Bridge in Kiburara , Lhubiriha Bridge connecting Uganda to Congo, Isango Bridge connecting Karambi to Kitholhu Subcounty, Rwentare Bridge in Nyakatonzi, Kilembe Hospital , Kyanzuki Bridge in Bulembia, Kilembe Mines offices and mechanical  Workshop, Water intake plant for kilembe mines in Ibanda -    Nyakalenginjo  where a foot bridge was also swept, Ibanda- Kyanya Bridge where water swept the bridge approach and damaged the bridge abutment , Kitakena Bridge which was constructed after 2013 floods , Maliba- Kyanya road which was destructed by river  Mubuku and Kitakena when the floods merged at  Katindo village and Kyinyayobyo Armco culvert  Bridge in Karusandara . 
Katindo village where Mubuku floods merged with River Kitakena destroying the road the road , houses and gardens.

 In addition he made a courtesy visit to 2 camps in Maliba and Karusandara subcounty.
Though the Country is over whelmed with disasters, Kasese District appreciates the Government and development partners at local, national and international level for the tireless efforts to support the District to get through this and there is hope as the 
government continues to intervene.

Tuesday 18 February 2020


By: Kabugho Sharon
His Excellence YK Museveni presided over the Joint fundraising of Bwera Secondary School , Kitalikibi Primary School and Jesus Cares Girls Hostel on saturday 15th Feb 2020 at Bwera Secondary School playground .  While delivering his Speech , the President emphasised the issue of farming for commercial production than just home consumption through planting crops that yield high income like apples. 
He contributed 250Million Shs ( 30M shs only cash ) towards the construction of a Science Laboratory at  Bwera Secondary School , 60M shs for Kitalikibi P/s and 60M for Jesus Cares hostel making a total contribution of 370 M shs towards the joint fundraising.
The president also laid a foundation stone at Jesus Cares Girls Hostel. The function was attended by over 1000 people including the  Political leaders, Kasese District technical Staff, the Clergy, Business Community , among other who also contributed to this joint fundraising

Thursday 19 December 2019


By: E-Society
The E-Society Resource Centre in partnership with CIPESA has trained 20 Youths living with disability in basic hands on ICT skill. 

The training which started on Friday 13th Dec 2019 ended today 19th Dec 2019. It was aimed at imparting them with internet skills, assess emerging digital rights issues affecting their freedom of expression & build their capacity in planning, budgeting, service delivery monitoring to increase their awareness and knowledge on their rights and entitlements. They expressed great pleasure for having been considered for the ICT skilling. According to the Assistant CAO Mr. Biryande Dan encouraged the trainees to effectively use the skills in their daily lives for a better living

Friday 13 December 2019


E-Society Team 

It’s been observed that persons with special needs possess the highest hand work skills in a couple of aspects, its very important that they grow with technological innovations. Today  we have embarked on a 5 days hand on ICT skills training for the disabled youths in Kasese. The training is aimed at embarking their skills in Basic ICT, internet skills to enhance their skills, assess emerging digital rights issues affecting their freedom of expression & build their capacity in planning, budgeting, service delivery monitoring to increase their awareness and knowledge on their rights and entitlements.