Six convicts are reported to have broken out of jail and escaped from Ndorwa government prison in Kabale district.
Darius Nandinda, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner, is quoted by journalists confirming the development.
Nandinda, however, said only the District Police Commander [who is unavailable] was in position to give details of the prison break.
In 2014, Uganda Prisons Services spent Shs470m to construct a new ward at Ndorwa prisons in order to improve standards of living for inmates.
The Commissioner of Prisons in charge of Support Services, Samuel Akena, said the Shs470m ward for male prisoners at Ndorwa Prison in Kabale town would accommodate 70 inmates.
The officer in charge of Ndorwa Prison, Frank Byamugisha, had said the prison which was designed to accommodate less than 200 inmates, has been housing 527.