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His Majesty Omusinga Charles Wisley Mumbere has returned to Kasese together with his family  today 4th October 2023 nearly after seven years.

This was another historical day as millions of Rwenzururu Kingdom subjects from Kasese, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabo , Democratic Republic of Uganda and beyond saw  their King His Majesty Charles Wesley Mumbere, seven years after the 2016 Obuhikira raid by security.

The King was received at Kasese Aerodrome by religious leaders, political leaders , members of the royal family, Cultural leaders , among others at around 2:00pm  and head to Kasese Golf Course in company of crowds of his subjects who had waited for him for hours.

While addressing the crowd at Kasese Golf Course, His Majesty Omusinga Charles Wisley Mumbere mentioned that  his next agenda will focus on Peace building, Reconciliation and economic transformation.

He called upon the people of Kasese to appreciate the tourism potentials they have and utilize them for development.The representative of the president Hon. Minister Peace Mutunzo , urged the people of Kasese to put  peace building at the forefront. Shee mentioned the commitment of government to continue working with the kingdom .


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Kasese Launches Community Sports.

Kasese District Local Government has  launched community Sports activities today 3rd October 2023  at the district headquarters. District leadership  handed about 30 balls to captains of different community football and netball teams at the launch.

This is a new initiative of government through Ministry of Education and Sports to mobilize the community to engage in sports and other government development initiatives targeting mostly the youth.

At the launch, the  District  Chairperson Hon. Bukombi Erifaz, urged the youth to utilize this initiative to organize themselves in groups, register as saving groups to tap into other government development opportunities. He also emphasized the need to conduct tournaments at constituency level and asked the district to spearhead these sports activities to happen soon.

The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Mr Ntarwete Eliab called upon the people who will be using the balls to ensure maintenance and replacement of the balls incase of damages to ensure continuity of the program.

The Youth chairperson Kanyama also called upon his fellow youth to positively embrace government programs that target the youth and ensure positive utilization for economic development. He condemned the youth for mishandling other funds and not paying back timely.

Other stakeholders who attended the lunch included the District Vice Chairperson, the District Speaker , technical staff and community leaders of youth groups.

Government is using this as a tool to mobilize community members to engage in development programs as well as promoting sports activities in the community.



















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By Kabugho Sharon.

Yesterday, Kasese District leadership , primary triumphantly welcomed back the primary pupils who went to participate in the national football and netball national competitions that took place in Mbarara city at Kacheka playground.

Footballers and Netballers after receiving their awards for outstanding performance.

In the competitions, the girls emerged  the 3 out of 138 in the country in netball  as  the boys took it to semi finals.

The welcome event was organized by the Association for primary headteachers who received the participants from KCCL traffic point and led the procession to the district headquarters through Kasese town where the district top leadership received them.

Headteacher Muhokya Primary receiving her student who participated in the national competitions in Mbarara
Primary Headteachers Association receive footballers and netballers at KCCL participants at KCCL .







The welcome event was attended by the District Chairperson and other members of  DEC, the CAO and his technical team , among others.

While addressing the pupils, the district chairperson congratulated them for the outstanding performance and wonderful representation of Kasese district in the national competitions. He mentioned that as district leadership ,they are trying to lobby for a spots academy in Kasese which will support young people to develop in talent and be able to compete at international level.

The Chief Administrative Officer  urged the district planning and budgeting desk to ensure sports in budgeted for to avoid headteachers funding sports activities from UPE funds.

The team received certificate awards and bronze medals for the outstanding performance which were handed over by the District chairperson, Chief Administrative Officer , District Speaker , Secretary Social services and Chairperson social services respectively.

District Chairperson handing over a bronze medal to the goal shooter.


Netball medalists with the district leaders
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Thousands turn up for the Tusker lite Rwenzori Marathon- Kasese.

Over 2000 from all over the world turned up for the Tusterlite Rwenzori Marathon today in Kasese .The most Mountain Challenge involved a 42KM route, 21KM route and 5KM and participants included professional and unprofessional athletes from different parts of the world.

Runners including the MP Kasese Municipality Hon. Kambale Ferigo (right) set to begin the 5KM challenge at the Rwenzori Tusker Lite Marathon.

Komwei Vitalis emerged the best male runner in 42 Kilometers, Viola Chemos Munerya the best female in 42 Kilometers , while the best female in 21 km, is Ms. Ajok Dorcus and the best male in 21 km,  Abel Chibet all from Kapchorwa district.

The winners of the 42KM run being received at the finish line.

The run also attracted people from different walks of life including  persons with disabilities , the elderly and children . And served as a platform for advocating for inclusiveness.

.The business community also reported an increase in income as hotels, boda-bodas, market vendors and others ran out of stock as the demand for their products raised beyond their capacity.

Some of the runners join the cultural dancers at the Marathon.

District leaders who joined the Marathon included; the State Minister for National Guidance , Hon. Godfrey Baluku Kabyanga, Kasese Municipal MP. Hon. Ferigo Kambale, Hon.Harold Tony  Muhindo, Hon. Sowedi Kitanywa, TheDistrict Chairperson and the Mayor for  Kasese Municipality, Chance Kahindo among others.

They expressed their gratitude to the organisers of the Marathon and partners like Nile Breweries , Hima Cement , Britam and other partners for choosing Kasese for the Rwenzori Marathon and giving them an opportunity to showcase the potentials in the district and all pledged continuous participation and support.

The Rwenzori Tusker Lite Marathon is part of the Rwenzori Theluji festival which will annually happen in Kasese  to showcase the stunning landscapes of the Rwenzori Mountains and Queen Elizabeth National Park, including its famous glaciers, towering peaks, lush forests and expansive savannah.


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Key national and International actors in Tourism converged today at Rwenzori international Hotel- kasese municipality to discuss Tourism, trade and investment opportunities and potentials in Kasese and Rwenzori region at large ahead of the Tusker lite Rwenzori Marathon.

The Summit comes as one of the major activities under the Rwenzori Theluji Festival which was launched and gazetted by Minister of state for Tourism Hon. Martin Behinduka Mugarra in year 2022 as a national event to annually happen in Kasese.

The summit which was organized by Kasese Tourism Investors Forum with support from Uganda Tourism Board was attended by delegates from different government agencies and private sector to discuss the future of  Kasese as the best tourism destination.

At the Summit, the key note speaker Hon. Godfrey Kabyanga Kiime the Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance assured congregates of Government commitment to continue building an enabling environment for tourism development in Kasese. He also assured the visitors of the security in the district.

The summit was also attended by Rev James Kim a specialist on Mind Education from Korea who urged Ugandans to embrace voluntarism as the best way to transform their communities. He condemned the bad habit of Ugandans blaming the government for poverty without making voluntary contributions.

Richard Nuwesiga Acting director Investment, Innovation shared on opportunities of investment in Kasese and how the people of Kasese can utilise the Innovation Village which has been planned to be set in the industrial park to give an opportunity to small investors in different value chains.

Amos Wekesa a tourism Investor and lead mobiliser for the Tusker lite Rwenzori Marathon said that he is working so hard to see the Tusker lite lite Marathon become one of the best world’s Marathons. He added that their major target is to bring about 4000 runners to participate in the Rwenzori Tusker lite next year.   He asked the people of Kasese to utilize the Marathon opportunity to make money.

The Rwenzori Theluji event will continue happening in Kasese as an annual Tourism event and comes as a blessing for the actors in Tourism and beyond.

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H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today commissioned the One Stop Border post and the Border Export zone at Uganda – DRC border in Mpondwe Lhubiriha Town council.

The commissioned facilities will bring together all the different agencies of Government involved in export trade including Security, URA , Ministry of Trade , among others and will facilitate over 25000 traders to conduct inter border trade.

Since 2020, business at the border has been affected by the closure of the border due to COVID-19 outbreak which affected the traders and other members of the community whose livelihoods were dependent on cross border business.

In reference to this, the hosting LCI Chairperson and the LC V Chairperson Hon. Muhindi Erifaz Bukombi requested the President to officially open the border to allow the business community conduct cross border business smoothly.

In addition to the above request, the district Chairperson requested the President to consider the following issues; upgrading of  Rukoki HC IV to a hospital, settlement of internally displaced persons(IDPs) , desilting of the rivers, finding a potential investor for kilembe mines company limited , among others.


While addressing the delegates, the President emphasized the issue of commercial farming to improve household incomes.

He called upon families to embrace utilizing inherited land for income generation and children holding shares instead of dividing land for selfish interests.

As requested by the district leadership, the president officially opened the Mpondwe Lhubiriha border and stopped collection of money from citizens to allow them cross the border.


The president pledged to critically look into the District Chairpersons Memorandum presented to him and respond to all the issues raised accordingly.


The event was attended by delegates from Uganda the DRC including security officials, Political leaders , Local Government officials and business community  stakeholders who appreciated Government for these vast projects that will strengthen inter border trade.


Kabugho Sharon

Communications officer.


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The Chief Guest Hon. Minister Peace Mutunzo giving a Speech.

Kasese District celebrated Women’s day yesterday the 12th of  April 2022  in Hima Town Council at Hima Catholic playgound in Busongora North constituency. The function was presided over by Hon. Peace Mutunzo the minister of state for Gender, Labor, and Social-Economic Development as the chief guest.

Kasese Women MP , Hon Kabugho Florance giving a speech

The women MP Kasese Hon Florence Kabugho called upon Kasese leaders to unite towards addressing issues affecting Women. In her words, ” Issues affecting women don’t know your party, they don’t know your religion, they can affect you despite who you are or where you belong “. She added that she did not consider her party to participate in Women’s day celebrations and that is how all leaders should be acting.

The Chief Guest, Hon Minister Peace Mutunzo, called upon Men of Kasese to stop the vice of beating Women .She also condemned early pregnancies and early marriages where Kasese is still among the leading districts and urged parents to take good care of their daughters for a better tomorrow. she recommended division of Kasese District for effective service delivery and also urged Kasese leaders to unite towards the development of Kasese.

As part of celebrating Women, 6 Women and I man were awarded for their struggle of addressing issues affecting women and for being exemplary  to other  women.  Among these were , Mrs Dorothy Nzirambi the Founder Nzirambi Foundation, Mama Agnes Nyabaghole , Hon. Hilda Maate Wabukombi the first female Mayor in Kasese District, the LC III chairperson Mbunga Subcounty , Katugume Fred for advocating for womens rights from Justice Centres Uganda, among others.

The function ended successfully with a lot of entertainment from different schools and Women groups .

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The plight of children in Kasese after the disasters

As the world celebrates World Day against Child Labor on June 12, 2020 under the theme, “Protect children now, more than ever before”, Kasese district will focus on the impact of the current covid-19 and floods crises on children.

While in the struggle to combat COVID-19, Kasese district experienced concurrent floods on 7th 10th and 20th May 2020 affecting 9,916 households, 48947 people, with about 80% of being children. In addition, the district has frequently faced long droughts which affect the level of production.

Unfortunately, because of the effects of the crisis on livelihoods, children are often the first to suffer. The crisis has the potential danger of pushing more of these already vulnerable children into child labor because most parents have lost their livelihoods and therefore unable to provide for their children, a situation that is likely to lure more children into child labor for survival.

According to the Senior Labour Officer Kasese, Karafule Swaib, “Already there is an estimated 25,000 children in Kasese engaged in child labor.”

These children are now at even greater risks of dropping out of school altogether or spend more time outside school eking a living.

Most children work because of household’s poverty to provide for food, shelter, clothing, school fees and scholastic materials (books and uniform)”

In Kasese child labour is found in agriculture, sand mining, brick making, store quarrying, boda boda, street and market vending, street children, fishing, maids, child marriage, prostitution and car washing.

To combat this vice, Sub-Counties and divisions should target households that supply child labor and link them with social protection services like UWEP, YLP, SAGE and Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).

The parents of children in child labour should take their children to free primary and secondary education (UPE and USE)

Or: Stakeholders at various levels should do more to senstise the families that produce child labour about the benefits of education and to re-orient the mindset about available education programmes like the Universal Primary Education (UPE) and the Universal Secondary Education (USE).

The Civil Society Organisations should initiate programmes like school feeding programmes and re-integration of children affected by child labour into the school system.

However, the ultimate answer to feeding day school children lies in the improving household food security so that families can properly feed their children before and after school and pack lunch for their children.


Kabugho Sharon

Communications Officer




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