UNRA seeks USD40m loan to tarmac Nakaseke – Luweero road

UNRA seeks USD40m loan to tarmac Nakaseke – Luweero road

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is seeking parliamentary approval of a USD40m loan to tarmac the 29 kilometer Luweero–Butalangu road which links Luwero to neighbouring Nakaseke District. The upgrading of the hitherto gravel road will improve connectivity and spur economic growth in the region, UNRA officials said after a meeting with members of the […]

European firm called in to fill ‘$2.2 Billion Karuma dam’ cracks

European firm called in to fill ‘$2.2 Billion Karuma dam’ cracks

Following relentless alarms trumpeted on the poor quality of work on both Karuma and Isumba Hydro Power Plants — including a public interest law suit –, government and the dam contractors have been compelled to take swift action. Sika Group, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for construction based in Switzerland has been contracted as a […]

Kagina spills secrets on how UNRA bosses misplaced sh47bn

Kagina spills secrets on how UNRA bosses misplaced sh47bn

The Executive Director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Allen Kagina has faulted former directors for advancing billions of shillings meant to compensate persons affected by various road projects, to contractors’ accounts. Kagina was responding to a query Wednesday by the parliament committee on commissions, statutory agencies and state enterprises on the unaccounted for sh47 […]

PM Ruganda opens Uganda National archives

PM Ruganda opens Uganda National archives

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has on Thursday morning opened the National Records Centre and Archives. The facility along Lourdel Road in Kampala is under the Public Service ministry will be the home of all national records, which previously were kept in the basement of a colonial administration building in Entebbe. China Railway Jianchang Engineering Company […]

Beware Kampala, 12 hours of no water tomorrow

Beware Kampala, 12 hours of no water tomorrow

Make sure that you start filling up buckets, much of Kampala is expected to start being affected by a one-day long water cut starting in the morning hours of Thursday, September 15. So why is the tap going to run dry?  The interruption is meant to ‘facilitate the maintenance and rehabilitation’ works of National Water and […]

Save slowly like Bill Gates, Museveni advices SACCOs

Save slowly like Bill Gates, Museveni advices SACCOs

President Yoweri Museveni has said that collecting money little by little and saving it in Savings Credit and Cooperative Organizations (SACCOs) is a big venture because many companies from abroad have developed through such practice. “This methodology of collecting little, little money and keeping it in a SACCO is a big venture because big companies […]

Traders back to Juba amid security concerns

Details Created: 24 August 2016 Ugandan traders have started returning to South Sudan even when they are not sure fighting has stopped. Hassan Mugisha, a dealer in food products based in Kisenyi, told The Observer that some traders were going back to Juba because they can’t thrive in Uganda. He said many traders had found […]