‘GM foods will maim and kill Ugandans’, activists tell MPs as controversial debate resumes

‘GM foods will maim and kill Ugandans’, activists tell MPs as controversial debate resumes

As members of Parliament on Wednesday resume the debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), sharp criticism has emerged with the public fighting against the passing of the bill into law. The Science and Technology committee that resumed Wednesday with a public hearing were informed by the Pan African Club, the lead critics of the bill […]

Govt bosses swindle Shs43 billion in fake Uganda palm oil land acquisitions

Govt bosses swindle Shs43 billion in fake Uganda palm oil land acquisitions

A US$ 52 million International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) loan repayable in 2018 to boost vegetable oil development in Uganda has been rocked by a scam run by fraudulent government officials in the island district of Buvuma. According to information seen by TheUgandan, there is a well coordinated and fraudulent manner by which the […]

Bird-flu spreads as Kenya, Rwanda ban Ugandan chicken

Bird-flu spreads as Kenya, Rwanda ban Ugandan chicken

Farmers in the western Uganda district of Mitooma and Bushenyi have contact this newspaper seeking for government’s intervation after thousands of poultry died from a suspected virulent H5 strain of avian flu. The shocking news comes moments after Kenyan and Rwandan authorities said Wednesday they had banned poultry products from Uganda. “The government banned importation […]

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 […]