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 […]

Uganda gets rid of tax on rice for a few weeks as famine bites harder

Uganda gets rid of tax on rice for a few weeks as famine bites harder

State Finance minister David Bahati on Monday told the Parliament finance committee that Uganda was scrapping tax on imported rice to fight the food shortage in the country. The Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees and Member of Parliament for Lamwo County Hillary Onek recently said that following their assessment, it was discovered that 80 […]

Poor parents burdened as UNEB hikes PLE fees by 41.6 per cent

Poor parents burdened as UNEB hikes PLE fees by 41.6 per cent

In the backdrop of Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) hiking national exams fees, parents are protesting against the move in a number of schools, the ministry of education headed by First Lady Janet Museveni is reportedly set to direct schools to discuss any such hike with parents beforehand. UNEB this week (April 4) sent circulars […]

Gov’t struggles for Shs25b war chest as fall armyworm ravage Uganda

Gov’t struggles for  Shs25b war chest as fall armyworm ravage Uganda

The Minister of Agriculture, Vincent Ssempijja, confirmed that Uganda too is under attack by the armyworm and that it was fast destroying maize and sorghum crops and some species of pasture grass. Now Shs25 billion is needed to fight fall armyworm which threatens food security; junior Agriculture State Minister Christopher Kibazanga said only Shs10 billion […]