Mosquito net distribution campaign targets Wakiso and Kampala

Mosquito net distribution campaign targets Wakiso and Kampala

Ministry of Health’s war on new Malaria infections in Uganda dubbed ‘Chase Malaria – Sleep Under a Mosquito Net’ will now shift focus to commencement of the distribution process for Kampala and Wakiso districts. While addressing a Press Conference in Kampala on Wednesday, National Malaria Control Program Manager, Dr. Opigo Jimmy  (pictured above) said registration […]

Sanlam gets Lion Assurance: A Marriage Made with Million Dollars

Sanlam gets Lion Assurance: A Marriage Made with Million Dollars

Mergers and acquisitions have dominated Uganda’s financial services industry in the last two years as companies look for ways to ensure better returns for shareholders. In recent weeks, the entire insurance market was catching wind of South Africa-based financial services firm, Sanlam Emerging Markets (pty) Limited moving to integrate Lion Assurance Company (LAC) into their […]

Ministers speak out on doctors’ strike

Ministers speak out on doctors’ strike

Government has asked doctors to go back to work as negotiations continue. In an ongoing meeting between the two parties, the Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng maintained her position that the doctors’ strike is illegal, although she acknowledged that their demands are valid and assures that government is working on addressing them. The Minister […]

‘Uganda will not recognise new Zimbabwe President’

‘Uganda will not recognise new Zimbabwe President’

President Yoweri Museveni’s government has said it is closely following the developments in Zimbabwe as the South African nation remains tense amid claims that former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has been installed as interim President, and reports of President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Uganda’s State Minister for International Relations, […]

Striking doctors start talks with government

Striking doctors start talks with government

Uganda Medical Association who had threatened to withdraw emergency services today (Monday, 13) instead will start negotiations to stop their strike. This comes after the health minister Dr Jane Acheng ordered the striking medical doctors to return to work today with RDCs asked to carry out roll call in public hospitals. At the weekend while […]

WAR BREWING: Kenyans order Uganda to set free arrested fishermen

WAR BREWING: Kenyans order Uganda to set free arrested fishermen

Kenyan MPs are demanding the release of 22 fishermen they claim to have been arrested by Ugandan Police on Lake Victoria. The matter was raised by Kenyan MP John Mbadi at the Kenyan Parliament on Wednesday. The legislator demanded that Kenyan security forces should deploy to protect Kenyan fishermen, and accused Ugandan security personnel of […]

Gashumba granted non-cash bail

Gashumba granted non-cash bail

Frank Gashumba and his co accused released on a 20m bond non cash bond after appearing in court on Monday afternoon over forgery. Gashumba, his brother Innocent Kasumba and Ismail Kiyingi on Monday appeared before the Buganda Road Court where they were charged with forgery. The trio is charged with 14 counts including personation, unlawful possession […]

Stanley Ndawula vs Kayihura: Libel and offensive communication charges for critical journalists

Stanley Ndawula vs Kayihura:  Libel and offensive communication charges for critical journalists

Two journalists, Stanley Ndawula and Robert Ndawula both from the Investigator on-line publication have been charged before  Kampala City hall court with Libel and  offensive communication in which the prosecution says they  disturbed the peace of IGP Kale Kayihura. The journalists have been however released on a cash bail of Shs 700, 000 each by […]

Gashumba released from Police Special Investigations Unit in Kireka

Gashumba released from Police Special Investigations Unit in Kireka

Controversial social and political commentator Frank Gashumba and his brother Innocent Kasumba alias Mutabazi Simon have been released from the Police Special Investigations Unit in Kireka, reports say. Before being paraded before media on Monday evening, the two were vigorously questioned about their link with fraudsters who impersonated Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs officials […]

Minister Tumwesigye makes Uganda’s case at Global Science meet

Minister Tumwesigye makes Uganda’s case at Global Science meet

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr Elioda Tumwesigye has been  calling for a technological transformation in how Africans undertake agricultural production, now the Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference (G-STIC) 2017 is the perfect stage to front his cause.  Dr Tumwesigye and his ministry’s Permanent Secretary David O.O.Obong are in Brussels, Belgium, for the first in […]