Villager claims MP Ssekikubo stole his wife

Villager claims MP Ssekikubo stole his wife

Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo has made headlines in the past few weeks over his engagement in the anti age-limit scuffles but his latest scandal will shock the nation. Hon. Ssekikubo has been called a renowned land and woman grabber in the greater Masaka before the Commission of Inquiry into Land matters. TheUgandan has learnt […]

UTL signs deal with tech firms to boost its income

UTL signs deal with tech firms to boost its income

Uganda Telecom (UTL) was placed under an administrator in April 2017 after a fall-out with majority shareholders in Libya. Libya owned 69 per cent while Uganda owned 31 per cent. In February, Libya recalled its directors, leaving Uganda with the burden of keeping the company afloat but the good news is UTL has made a big […]

Nigerian Oranto Petroleum gets Hoima Oil wells

Nigerian Oranto Petroleum gets Hoima Oil wells

Nigerian oil firm, Oranto Petroleum Limited, has signed two production sharing agreements (PSA) in the Ngassa Shallow and Deepwater Play of Lake Albert in Uganda. Oranto Petroleum entered the agreement with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for the Republic of Uganda and will hold 100% participating interests in both licenses. Commenting on the […]

Uganda commits to protecting construction minerals at MineralWealth forum

Uganda commits to protecting construction minerals at MineralWealth forum

While Uganda’s gold reserves have increased tremendously, the Ministry Of Energy and Minerals Development is focused on bringing order to the sector artisanal mining. Government says there will be need to regulate building (development) minerals such as clay, murram, sand or any stone commonly used for building which were excluded from the definition of minerals […]

New Sadolin partnership with Crown paints: 11 things it means for Uganda’s industry

New Sadolin partnership with Crown paints: 11 things it means for Uganda’s industry

Many questions have been asked about the Sadolin brand in the last six months before its fresh relaunch into the market after the impression that it had been taken over by Japanese based Kansai Plascon. Now the Ugandan market is set for competition between two global paint brands with Crown Group, manufacturers of Regal Paints the […]

Sadolin paints has never changed a name – owners clarify

Sadolin paints has never changed a name – owners clarify

THE BIG TRUTH: Two in three Ugandans believe that Sadolin paints is irreplaceable. Many consumers were being confused over advertisements proclaiming the change of name of Sadolin that was established in Uganda in 1963 and controls over 60% of the paints market. Overwhelmingly, Dutch company Akzo Nobel Coatings International BV, which owns the trademark Sadolin […]

Shs1 Trillion NSSF Lubowa Housing Project building kicks

Shs1 Trillion NSSF Lubowa Housing Project building kicks

The National Social Security Fund has officially commissioned the construction of the 2,740 unit, housing project in Lubowa, Wakiso district in its continued effort to expand its investment portfolio to give its members more competitive returns on their savings. The real estate project, which will cost an estimated USD 400 million over a 10-year period, […]

Govt starts Oil & Gas exploration in Karamoja

Govt starts Oil & Gas exploration in Karamoja

The Moroto-Kadam basin of Karamoja sub-region has potentially rich oil deposits according to evidence of hydrocarbon accumulation, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is optimistic as it launches oil and gas explorations there. The earlier surveys by the Government and colonialists indicated that there was evidence of oil and gas in parts of eastern […]

What to expect in the MTN Innovation Awards 2017

What to expect in the MTN Innovation Awards 2017

Each award winner to walk away with $3,000 The MTN Innovation Awards that recognize digital innovation in the country are back. MTN Uganda has today made a call for entries for the MTN Innovation Awards 2017, seeking to recognize both Mobile and Web-based applications developed by Ugandans. There are at least seven (7) categories to […]