Chaos as Kampala vendors are forced off streets by Police, KCCA

Chaos as Kampala vendors are forced off streets by Police, KCCA

The police led by CPS DPC Joseph Bakaleke together with KACITA were on Monday morning involved running battles against vendors on Kampala streets. KACITA had earlier issued a warning that they would physically engage in taking vendors off Kampala streets. However, on Monday morning, police deployed patrol vehicles on almost all streets as they asked […]

Govt calls Uganda Airlines jobs recruitment “false and unfounded”

Govt calls Uganda Airlines jobs recruitment “false and unfounded”

The Works minister has dismissed claims of an ongoing recruitment for staff for Uganda Airlines whose revival process is in the pipeline. In an interview yesterday following reports that government was silently recruiting top managers of the Uganda Airlines, Ms Monica Ntege, refuted the rumour as false and unfounded. “The fact is that there are […]

Chinese road firms return Shs26 billion stolen from UNRA compensation money

Chinese road firms return Shs26 billion stolen from UNRA compensation money

The five Chinese construction companies ordered to refund sh32 billion out of sh47.7 billion remitted to to them by Uganda National Roads Authority, have refunded 26bn as instructed on Tuesday. The contractors had a tough time before the Parliamentary Committee of Commissions, State Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) after failing to explain why they failed […]

Inside Pastor Kakande’s multibillion illegal sand mining and export dealings

Inside Pastor Kakande’s multibillion illegal sand mining and export dealings

Parliament’s Committee on Natural Resources has summoned city pastor Samuel Kakande over allegations of illegal sand mining in Kalungu district. The committee, which last month made on-site visits to Lwera in Kalungu District to investigate reports of irresponsible sand mining and destruction of wetlands, established that Aqua World Uganda Ltd, a company owned by Pr […]

Sh260billion NSSF Pensions Tower construction to resume

Sh260billion NSSF Pensions Tower construction to resume

National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has assured its members that the construction of the second phase of the Pension Towers will soon be resumed after many years of stagnation. According to the Fund, the bidding process for a contractor will start within the next 12 months. The concern was brought up by some of the […]

Shell, Total owed sh100billion by Uganda Police

Shell, Total owed sh100billion by Uganda Police

Uganda Police Force is battling fuel scarcity Police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi has confirmed. “We do not have fuel right now but that is all I can say,” he told URN. According to highly placed police sources, the fuel scarcity follows a decision by Total and Shell to halt fuel supply due to accumulated debts, […]

South Africa, Uganda to abolish entry visas

South Africa, Uganda to abolish entry visas

Entry visas between Uganda and South Africa should be scrapped, Prof Lekoa Solly Mollo, South Africa’s high commissioner to Uganda, has suggested. He said visa-free travels to either country are important because of the two countries’ political history and increasing volumes of trade, he said in an interview with The Observer. Mollo added that with […]

Attorney General joins multibillion Centum board

Attorney General joins multibillion Centum board

Centum Investment has appointed four independent non-executive directors including Uganda’s Attorney-General William Byaruhanga. AG Byaruhanga is joined by former president and chairman of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr Donald Kaberuka (Rwandan) to comply with corporate governance rules. The other members are former CMC Holdings acting CEO Mary Ngige and AIG Kenya Insurance managing director […]