Takula Cash to change Uganda lottery space

Takula Cash to change Uganda lottery space

A brand new lottery operator hits the Ugandan market this December … with the launch of Takula Cash, a platform that promises a strong balance of big wins and regular payouts. At a time when more people are heading online and looking at alternatives to national lotteries across the world, it’s a timely launch with […]

Museveni makes Forbes cover amid sickness rumours

Museveni makes Forbes cover amid sickness rumours

Uganda’s First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni has made the Forbes Woman Africa Magazine cover for the December-January issue amid consistent rumours that the former MP and current Minister of Education and Sports is hospitalised abroad with an undisclosed ailment. Ms. Linda Nabusayi, the Press Secretary to President Museveni on Friday said that in the cover […]

Celebrating Uganda’s TOP DJs from the 2017 #UgMixMaestro

Celebrating Uganda’s TOP DJs from the 2017 #UgMixMaestro

The #UgMixMaestro organised by the DJs Association of Uganda (DJAU) and Flex Events as a DJ led entertainment campaign to recognise & reward DJs in the industry while encouraging professional Deejaying recently crowned the top disk spinners. On Saturday 14th  October 2017 at the plush Golf Course hotel the Maestro brought together entertainment professionals, Artists, […]

Latest gin makes Kampala entry

Latest gin makes  Kampala entry

As government plans to pronounce itself on the ban on sachet alcohol, a new gin has hit the market. Traders and the community around Kikuubo Market in downtown Kampala were on Friday afternoon treated to a purple date as Gabana Gin was launched in the area. Retailing at UGX1,000, Gabana, which means to ‘share’ in […]

Kampala women Go Loco for Coco at B&W

Kampala women Go Loco for Coco at B&W

On Sunday August 20, 2017, Blankets and Wine Kampala returned for its 18th edition at its relatively new home at the Lugogo Cricket Oval. Being the good Ugandans we are, we thronged the venue in large numbers; our picnic baskets (for some ice coolers) in tow and blankets (mats for some) tucked between our elbows […]

Strengthening East Africa’s Decentralization Through Community Participation

Strengthening East Africa’s Decentralization Through Community Participation

There is increasing evidence that decentralization plays a critical role in empowering local governments to take more control over the delivery of social services. In East Africa, Uganda and Rwanda have taken steps to mainstream decentralization into their governance structures. Uganda adopted a decentralized system with the aim of ensuring that the governance of service […]

Open Perspective: NWSC focuses on massive expansion drive

Open Perspective:  NWSC focuses on massive expansion drive

State utility body, National Water and Sewerage Corporation has expanded its services footprint from 197 towns to over 200 towns of operation following the handover of an additional 25 towns by the Minister of Water and Environment Hon Sam Cheptoris. This is phenomenal growth consideration that NWSC was in only 23 urban centres in 2013. […]

Fête de la Musique rocking Uganda: 5 things to look out for

Fête de la Musique rocking Uganda:  5 things to look out for

Initiated in France in 1982, the World Music Day (Fête de la Musique) has been a tremendously internationally popular event, open to all but most importantly coming to Kampala. Its purpose is to celebrate different music styles and showcase a variety of musical genres and is a hands-on, collective, festive event for the public organized […]

Democratic Party joins Dr. Stella Nyanzi in the sanitary pads campaign

Democratic Party joins Dr. Stella Nyanzi in the sanitary pads campaign

The ministry of education recently revealed to parliament that there are no funds for the distribution of free sanitary pads among gals whose families could not afford them although it was President Museveni’s campaign process. After numerous criticisms of the government by the public and some vocal figures like Dr. Stella Nyanzi, the Democratic Party has asked […]

Was Maj Gen Peter Elwelu given a ‘handshake’ by President Museveni?

Was Maj Gen Peter Elwelu given a ‘handshake’ by President Museveni?

Following the Tuesday morning shakeup of senior UPDF officers including dropping of Gen Katumba Wamala as the army commander, many have taken to social media to pose many questions including why the commander in chief promoted Brig Peter Elwelu to Major General and subsequently appointing him the commander of Land forces. Of late, Elwelu has […]