Facts about Rukungiri Sacco boss who stole Shs 600m

Facts about Rukungiri Sacco boss who stole Shs 600m

Here are facts about the heist that you might not have known: Evalisto Mucunguzi, the manager for Nyarwanya Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (Sacco) in Ruhinda sub-county in Rukungiri district is on the run after allegedly embezzling Shs 600 million from the group. Mucunguzi is alleged to have withdrawn the money and disappeared with all the […]

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 […]

Who’s to blame for UTL’s Shs128 billion debt? Everyone and no one: special report

Who’s to blame for UTL’s Shs128 billion debt? Everyone and no one: special report

Uganda Telecom teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. Budadiri West MP, Nandala Mafabi on Thursday alleged years of corruption and mismanagement. His report tabled in the House claims that the company loses 1.5 million dollars, over four bullion shillings every month. Who’s responsible for UTL’s financial fiasco? The MP further accused top managers, including the […]

Lukwago fires back at Bassajabalaba over Shs 19 billion city butchers’ money

Lukwago fires back at Bassajabalaba over Shs 19 billion city butchers’ money

Despite being out of the country, Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has scorned accusations pointed at him and the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura over the misappropriation of at least sh19 billion collected at the City Abattoir over the last six years. Controversial Kampala City tycoon Hassan Bassajjabalaba on Wednesday while appearing before […]

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 […]

UGANDA ECONOMY COLLAPSE: URA drops taxes on used cars

UGANDA ECONOMY COLLAPSE: URA drops taxes on used cars

As the health of Uganda’s economy remains a subject of public debate, nothing is more telling of the hard times than Uganda Revenue Authority apparently in distress slashing taxes on cars previosuly its collection cash cow. With effect from October 1, the tax body reduced the used car tax rates after importation dropped by 70% […]

Controversial billionaire Ntaganda, KCCA fight over Kololo land

Controversial billionaire Ntaganda, KCCA fight over Kololo land

E-M plaza owner Ephraim Ntaganda is yet again in another land dispute with city authorities. News reaching our desk reveals that Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) physical planner, Peter Kiggundu has stopped Ntaganda from developing a stretch of land in the upscale Kololo neighbourhood that is blocking another access road in the area. He was […]

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