M7’s Defence Minister Engora survives ‘political death’

M7’s Defence Minister Engora survives ‘political death’

The Court of Appeal has over-turned the Lira High Court decision that nullified Defence Minister Okello  Engora Macodwongo’s election as Oyam North MP. The high court had nullified his election over allegations that he lacked the requisite academic qualifications. In June last year, Lira High Court Judge Jessica Naiga Ayebazibwe, cancelled Macodwongo’s election, based on […]

Oulanyah feared ‘war’ before Parliament deferred age limit debate

Oulanyah feared ‘war’ before Parliament deferred age limit debate

We reported earlier that Uganda’s Parliament was expected to have a crucial debate on Thursday on a plan to scrap the presidential age limit. The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah and his boss Speaker Rebecca Kadaga conferred but decided that they needed more time to understand the two notices of motion and other notices. “Members, from […]

President meets two-week-old baby Kaguta Museveni in Iganga

President meets two-week-old baby Kaguta Museveni in Iganga

President Yoweri Museveni has Monday had a cherished encounter with his namesake, baby Kaguta, born two weeks ago in Busoga. Young Kaguta was a fortnight ago born to Brenda Suubi Asinde, the NRM’s Flagbearer in the Iganga district Woman MP by-election, who left people gobsmacked when she addressed a rally barely hours after giving birth. […]

SIM card switch off guidelines issued by UCC

SIM card switch off guidelines issued by UCC

The deadline for switch off of unverified, unvalidated, unregistered sim cards remains midnight 30th August 2017 tonight, a last since the fateful May 19 deadline. While telecommunication companies MTN, Airtel, Vodafone, K2 and Africell, among others will enforce government’s directive to switch off users, Uganda Communications Commission has released guidelines. UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi […]

Kaabong MP says it’s time to get back to work

Kaabong MP says it’s time to get back to work

Freshly elected Kaabong Woman MP says the region will nolonger suffer as a result of her return to the Ugandan parliament. Ms. Rose Lilly Akello has bounced back after beating Christine Tubo Nakwang in the by-election held on Monday. The by-election came after court nullified Tubo’s victory in 2016 over election malpractices. Akello, who is […]

Detained Gulu women want land cases solved fast

Detained Gulu women want land cases solved fast

Several female inmates at Gulu District want the government to speed up the court hearings suspects for the final sentence. They expect that process to start with the women at Gulu Main Prison, Anena Jessica, the chairperson gender office, Gulu District told TheUgandan. In an interview, Anena provided the most clear statement yet about what […]

Famine-hit districts get more Shs10 billion

Famine-hit districts get more Shs10 billion

The Government has allocated Shs10 billion shilling to feed over 80 districts as the dry spell hits the county hard. Hilary Onek Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees says each districts will get three trailers  full with food rations. He said the Chinese Government has donated 200 containers of rice to help in fighting drought has since […]

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