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Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal husbandry this morning failed to explain circumstances under which sh12 billion was paid out as interest to companies due to accounting delays. Appearing before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee, the officials were also tasked to explain circumstances under which funds earmarked for...
The high court sitting in jinja has once again remanded the Omusinga of Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere up to 20 February to create space for prosecution to finalise investigation. Mumbere is charged with various counts of murder, attempted murder, and terrorism. In the amended charge sheet that saw him re...
The Executive director action aid Uganda and officials from other civil society organizations working with the opposition to block the lifting of the presidential age limit, risk treason charges. Government deputy spokesperson Col. Shaban Bantariza says NGOs are conniving with the opposition to overthrow a democratically elected government, an...
In the year 2001, he contested for the highest office in the land and did not succeed. This did not put a hold in his political career because shortly after that he went on to become minister. At the age of 75, veteran Politician Aggrey Awori retired from active...
Now in different work places many employees have become victims of their jobs as some sustain injuries while others have lost lives. This has raised concern about how companies are responding to safety concerns of their employees, the reason Uganda Breweries Limited has embarked on a safety week, under...
Uganda will not kick out Chinese traders running retails businesses in Kikubo. State foreign Affairs minister Okello Oryem says the ultimatum issued by Members of Parliament recently, might spark off a diplomatic row with China. Oryem warns now warns of similar treatment for Ugandans doing the same businesses in...
Members of Parliament are concerned that the gruesome murder of innocent citizens is increasing in most parts of the country, making residents to live in panic. Members of Parliament cite Nansana, Mukono and Kasese as the most affected areas, and are now demanding for an explanation from the Minister of...
The Deputy Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority, Dr. Judith Tumusiime has tendered in her resignation. In a letter dated 28th October and written to President Yoweri Museveni, the Deputy ED notifies the president of her intention to resign effective 4th December; The resignation has been confirmed in...
The opposition in parliament is once again divided on whether or not to take the Ipads and money for cars. As the process of distributing the free I pads to each of the 431 law makers in the House began, a section of FDC legislators were of the view that...
A master plan to have Jinja rise and shine again as the country’s industrialized park has been launched. The launch saw speaker Rebecca kadaga sign a memorandum of Understanding with Chinese investors under the China Africa Friend Association Uganda. (CAFAU).
A group of concerned citizens yesterday petitioned speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga urging her to institute a select committee to investigate and later impeach foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa. This over allegations that Sam Kutesa was paid a $500,000 (about Shs 1.8 billion) bribe in exchange for obtaining "business...
The minister for Education Janet Kataha Museveni has directed all public universities to open tomorrow The directive follows a sit down strike by the non teaching staff which has paralyzed activities and led to delay in the start of the academic semester
Journeyman Yunus Ssentamu is at it again. The former Uganda cranes forward has moved from D.R. Congo, to Tunisia, Finland and now Albania in a space of just three years. For a player his age, experts will attest that such is not good for his development as a player, here...
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has called for increased funding as Uganda braces for another wave of refugees fleeing the insecurity in the war torn South Sudan. The call comes a day after rebel leader Dr Riek Machar, who is in Khartoum, Sudan, announced a resumption of hostilities...
The Police this morning arrested artistes protesting the redevelopment of the Uganda National Cultural Centre commonly known as The National Theatre. Government plans to make a facelift on the theatre ahead of next year’s Jamafest – but the move is contested by artistes and the public who suspect it could...
The ministry of health is set to establish a national database centre as a mechanism to track the rampant exodus of health personnel in the country. The minister for health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says health workers must develop patriotism for their country by resisting the temptation of greener pastures...
Parliament reinstates its automated clock- in system that has been redundant for two years The system comes in the wake of concerns over rampant absenteeism by legislators which have affected activities in the House. But to some legislators, the new system is bound to cause more confusion in the House if...
39 UN female peacekeepers from around the world are in Uganda to be trained in information technology to improve their work. The training is being funded by the Japan government, with the aim of making women peacekeepers tech-survy
Opposition strongman Dr Kiiza Besigye has spoken out about Wednesday’s besieging of Makindye Magistrates Court - asking police chief Gen Kale Kayihura to step aside and pave way for investigations for settingwhat he calls a dangerous precedent in law enforcement. Speaking to the media at his home in Kasangati, Dr...
NRM Members of parliament sitting on the legal and parliamentary affairs committee have hit back at Igara West legislator Raphael Magyezi who called for the disbandment of the all-important committee that is handling the controversial bill due to lift the presidential age limit from the constitution. Legislators Hamson Obua...