Women Fund officials visit empowered group in Kisoro

Women Fund officials visit empowered group in Kisoro

Locals have applauded the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development’s strategic interventions required to summersault to middle income status by 2020. Indeed, officials from the ministry are currently out in the field to collect baseline data from beneficiaries of the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) or what’s commonly known as the Women Fund. The […]

Uganda’s financial disaster deepens

Uganda’s financial disaster deepens

The Uganda Shilling started this week a 12-month low. On Monday November 21, 2016, the Uganda shilling is trading at an average of 3,585 against the U.S. dollar, a significant weakness from the UGX3,400 average of the past one month. On April 24, 2016 the shilling traded at 3,301 to the dollar. For much of […]

Old Entebbe beats Nairobi among most visited cities

Old Entebbe beats Nairobi among most visited cities

Kenyans are at pain to point out the tumble of their capital city, Nairobi having fewer visitors in the last eight months as compared to Uganda’s former administrative capital Entebbe. A report by global payments and technology company Mastercard called the Index of Global Destination Cities revealed that Entebbe received 616,700 visitors while Nairobi had […]

Makerere students make phone App that diagnoses Breast Cancer

Makerere students make phone App that diagnoses Breast Cancer

Moris Atwine 21, Kabwama Alvin Leonard 22, Lwangwa Mwesigwa David 22 are all fresh graduates of Information Technology at Makerere University. The trio developed an app that diagnoses and prevents breast cancer. The mobile application is called BreastIT designed for windows phone. BreastIT carries out timely diagnosis of anomalies in the breast, such as breast […]

Who’s to blame for UTL’s Shs128 billion debt? Everyone and no one: special report

Who’s to blame for UTL’s Shs128 billion debt? Everyone and no one: special report

Uganda Telecom teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. Budadiri West MP, Nandala Mafabi on Thursday alleged years of corruption and mismanagement. His report tabled in the House claims that the company loses 1.5 million dollars, over four bullion shillings every month. Who’s responsible for UTL’s financial fiasco? The MP further accused top managers, including the […]

Tobacco farming makes comeback in Kanungu

Tobacco farming makes comeback in Kanungu

Giving up smoking is tough, but quitting the tobacco industry may prove even harder. The government has waged a very public war against smoking. Billion-shillings lawsuits, in-your-face anti-smoking campaigns and rigid marketing restrictions have reduced the number of smokers in Uganda. But there remained one glaring incongruity with its policy: allowing farmers to grow tobacco […]

Kabugo bounces back as KCCA chairman

Kabugo bounces back as KCCA chairman

Local league reigning champions KCCA FC through the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has reappointed the city authority’s Deputy Director of treasury Julius Kabugo as club chairman until 2019. Kabugo who has been acting as interim leader since April 18, 2015 when his first term ended is set to serve effective immediately with a new a […]

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