West Nile bus owners defy govt directive to quit Arua Park for Namayiba

West Nile bus owners defy govt directive to quit Arua Park for Namayiba

Backed with massive support from legislators from West Nile, buses plying the Northern, West Nile have been allowed to stay at Arua Park instead of shifting to Namayiba Bus Terminal as earlier ordered. The suspension follows the area MPs of the affected businessmen on Wednesday appealing to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga over why bus operators were […]

Gov’t panics as sugar hits Shs5,000 per kilogram

Gov’t panics as sugar hits Shs5,000 per kilogram

Uganda’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives Amelia Kyambadde has on Thursday termed as ‘an emergency’ the run-away sugar prices. This month, several sugar consumers have already expressed their rage on different media platforms asking government to intervene to arrest the hike in price that has seen a kilogramme of sugar has jumped by Shs1,500 […]

Uganda Airlines to fly again by August 2017

Uganda Airlines to fly again by August 2017

The state minister for Transport Aggrey Bagiire has revealed that government is halfway the process of reviving the country’s national airlines that has been grounded for about 15 years. Addressing parliament’s Physical Infrastructure committee on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Bagiire said that everything would be ready by August 2017. Modalities for the kick off are presently […]

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 […]

Uganda-bound Shs.20billion cocaine on display at British sugar importer’s trial in Kenya

Uganda-bound Shs.20billion cocaine on display at British sugar importer’s trial in Kenya

Friday was the second day of the trial for the British sugar importer who is accused of smuggling more than 99kg (220lb) of cocaine worth Shs. 20,540,119,710 ($5.8m) into Kenya inside a container of Brazilian sugar destined for Uganda. Jack Marrian, 31, denies the charges. The court relocated to the headquarters of police’s Department of […]

Amama Mbabazi demands sh680b from Crane Bank

Amama Mbabazi demands sh680b from Crane Bank

NBC had paid up capital of about sh10b and required a fresh injection of capital which it failed to raise before its closure and takeover by the embattled Crane Bank.  The Constitutional Court in Kampala issued notices to the Attorney General, Bank of Uganda, Crane Bank Ltd. and others on a petition that questioned the […]

SAVE the Children empowered me to give back to my community – Otukene

SAVE the Children empowered me to give back to my community – Otukene

Nineteen-year-old Patrick Otukene, from Patalira Village, Gulu District, lost both his parents as a young boy. Patrick Otukene was trained in Tin Smith under Save the Children YIELD Project, now he is a local artisan trainer with the new Youth Empowerment Bulgari Project. Under the guardianship of his uncle Christopher Ojok, Otukene attended Bungatira Primary […]

Keep on Kampala streets, Mayor Lukwago tells vendors to defy Minister Kamya

Keep on Kampala streets, Mayor Lukwago tells vendors to defy Minister Kamya

The animosity between Kampala Lord, Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kampala Affairs minister, Beti Olive Kamya over management of Kampala city has reached new heights. A new war is brewing after Mayor Lukwago called ‘illegal’ the forceful eviction of vendors off the streets by Hon. Kamya so as to decongest the city. On Wednesday, the government […]