Disabled Mechanic Rides 10 Kilometres to Work


A 38-year-old man with physical disabilities rides for seven kilometres to Soroti town daily to work as a bicycle mechanic.

 Julius Odongo has been riding a wheelchair to work for the past 10 years and it is partly from this job that he earns money to take care of his wife and six children.

"I have some work I do especially digging and bicycle repairing and I have now taken 10 years. It has so far helped me to sustain my life," says Odongo.

Museveni Turns Down Offer of Centre in His Name


President Yoweri Museveni has blocked a suggestion of establishing Museveni Excellence Centre proposed by the political science Department at Makerere University.

While at Makerere to launch the Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre on Saturday, President Museveni said the idea was unnecessary. He defended his decision saying that beginning an academic centre in his name yet there is one for Mzee Nyerere would be duplicating strategies and ideology of Mwalimu, as the former Tanzanian leader was commonly known.

Triumph of Love as Deaf Bride Steps into Marriage


It was a triumph of Love and Faith over physical disability at United Christian Church (UCC) Kasubi on Saturday, as sign language interpreters were on duty to make the bride comfortable on her wedding day.

Guests were filled with joy and hope when Faridah Nabulya, a woman with hearing impairment, tied the knot with Nicholas Ssemakula. Half of the congregation was deaf including part of the entourage which was comprised of six groomsmen and maids. Several sign language interpreters were on duty to make the occasion colourful, especially for the bride and the congregation.