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 […]

West Nile refugee response at a glance: World Vision Uganda

West Nile refugee response at a glance: World Vision Uganda

Uganda has one of the most favorable refugee protection environments in the world Uganda is now home to more than 495,000 refugees from South Sudan, according to the UNHCR. Since July 2016, Uganda receives not less than 2500 refugees daily. Adjumani and Arua districts both have 17 refugee settlements each, Koboko has 8 while Yumbe […]

DISASTER: 227 Ugandans contract HIV daily – Unaids

DISASTER: 227 Ugandans contract HIV daily – Unaids

The joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (Unaids) has warned of a looming crisis unless Uganda controls the 227 new HIV infections daily, especially among the youth. While presenting her credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, the new Unaids country director, Ms Amakobe Sande, said government and other agencies involved in HIV/Aids control […]

Uganda shines at Japan’s JATA tourism EXPO

Uganda shines at Japan’s JATA tourism EXPO

By Sadiki Adams  adamsjk7@gmail.com After making world headlines with the Hollywood blockbuster Queen of Katwe, the rolled eggs commonly known as ‘rolex’, Uganda has now excelled in this year’s JATA (Japan Association of Tour Agents) Tourism expo. The globally renowned JATA is organized by the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and the Japan Association […]

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 […]

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