Jubilation as Parliament suspends Sim cards registration deadline

Jubilation as Parliament suspends Sim cards registration deadline

With just hours left ahead of tomorrow’s deadline to verify mobile Sim cards, Parliament has passed a motion extending the registration of SIM cards by not more than one year. The Leader of Opposition Hon. Winnie Kiiza moved motion to extend the deadline with Mukono South MP Johnson Muyanja supporting the motion while Buvuma Woman MP Jennifer […]

SIM card registration case worthless, Judge rules

SIM card registration case worthless, Judge rules

An attempt by activists to stop Uganda Communications Commission-UCC from switching off the unregistered sim-cards is no more. High court judge Stephen Musota on Thursday, ruled that the interim application in which the petitioners were seeking to temporarily block UCC from continuing with the process had been overtaken by events. He, therefore, dismissed it with costs. The […]

New water tariffs announced by gov’t

New water tariffs announced by gov’t

Uganda’s urban poor will access clean water at a more affordable rate after the Ministry of Water proposed revised water tariffs. National Water and Sewerage Corporation boss Eng. Silver Mugisha told members of a parliamentary committee on natural resources during a recent tour of Ggaba 1 and 3 treatment plants that ‘.. government will make it […]

Ugandans direct 2017 Pan African Parliament

Ugandans direct 2017 Pan African Parliament

The Chairman of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, Ambassador Mull Katende, has told members of the Pan African parliament that heavy reliance on donor funding was affecting peace efforts on the continent. Presenting a paper on the status of peace and security in Africa to Pan African Parliament MPs, Katende on […]

Reaction to Museveni minister Syda Bbumba making Uganda lose Shs568b in illegal oil tax deal

Reaction to Museveni minister Syda Bbumba making Uganda lose Shs568b in illegal oil tax deal

Angry Ugandans have slammed former Energy Minister Syda Bbumba for her failure to read and understand before she signed a contentious Production Sharing Agreement(PSA) that allowed wealthy British firm, Tullow a $157m(Shs568b) tax waiver. Formerly a powerful member of the ruling NRM government, current Nakaseke North MP, Ms Bbumba on Tuesday told a Parliamentary committee chaired […]

Besigye, Museveni clash in Kagoma by-election, NRM ferries in buses

Besigye, Museveni clash in Kagoma by-election, NRM ferries in buses

Forum for Democratic Change’s strong man Dr. Kiiza Besigye and President Museveni are back on the campaign trail on Monday as they canvassed for votes in Kagoma County by-election. Dr. Besigye, the former FDC president who has challenged Museveni for the top seat in the last four elections, was joined by other opposition leaders to […]

Maternal mortality rate still high as Uganda celebrates International Day of Midwives in Kabarole

Maternal mortality rate still high as Uganda celebrates International Day of Midwives in Kabarole

Uganda will tomorrow be joining the rest of the world to mark the International Day of the Midwife 2017 with the national celebrations to be held in Kabarole district with the country still having a huge gap in addressing skilled midwifery numbers to be able to serve the fast ever growing population. Ms. Rebecca Nassuna, the deputy Registrar, […]

Uganda to declare state of emergency as hunger crisis worsens

Uganda to declare state of emergency as hunger crisis worsens

The Ugandan Parliament on Wednesday passed a motion urging the government to declare a state of emergency because close to 10 million people are at risk of starving. This was after Kumi woman MP Monicah Amoding moved a motion seeking a resolution of parliament to urge government to declare a state of emergency over the […]

Give blood to the anemic, Sickle Cell Network head asks Ugandans

Give blood to the anemic, Sickle Cell Network head asks Ugandans

An average of 13.3% of Ugandans carry the sickle cell trait and their lives can be saved hospitals were equipped with enough blood, the Sickle Cell Network Uganda says. Sufferers — around five million worldwide — often have anaemia and get tired easily, run a higher risk of infections and stroke, and experience bouts of […]

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