Gulu gets gov’t millions for women entrepreneurs

Gulu gets gov’t millions for women entrepreneurs

Six sub counties in Gulu District have received Shs 16 million from the now rooted government venture endowment , the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Fund aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs’ with affordable credit as well as technical advise on value addition and market access. Gulu District Farmers Association is the core team that will select and verified […]

Gulu injects Shs90 million into fixing village roads

Gulu injects Shs90 million into fixing village roads

The district leadership of Gulu has for this quarter of the financial year 2016/2017 turned its focus on improving community access roads. According to the Chief Administrative Officer of Gulu, Ms Odwar Santa, the District Local Government is injected about Shs 90 million for community access roads maintenance in the three sub counties of Paicho, […]

‘You are a confused president’, MP Mathias Mpuuga responds to Museveni

‘You are a confused president’, MP Mathias Mpuuga responds to Museveni

Masaka municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga has continued his verbal attacks on President Yoweri Museveni on Monday, December 19, over the government’s anti-poverty programmes. Mpuuga using his favourite medium, Facebook once again openly criticised NRM’s flagship project, Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), asking the president to stop the confusion and misleading the people of Masaka. The Democratic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Uncertainty as GMO bills return to Parliament

Uncertainty as GMO bills return to Parliament

Plenary has resumed today after a month in recess with Members of Parliament discussing, among other things, the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, popularly known as the GMO bills which was tossed around by the last House.   During the last Parliament, the bill had faced a “long, hard and incremental effort” in bringing them […]

VIDEO: Museveni uses bicycle to fetch water

VIDEO: Museveni uses bicycle to fetch water

These new photos of President Museveni, pushing a bicycle with a yellow jerrycan full of water, have raised questions – such as whether the cowboy hat-wearing leader was pulling off another cheap publicity stunt or was fitting in with his new neighbours in Kawuku Luwero where he recently bought a farm and plans to build […]