Umeme losing Shs 9 billion annually due to Mbale power thieves

Umeme losing Shs 9 billion annually due to Mbale power thieves

A day after it was revealed customers of electricity distributor Umeme Uganda Ltd, may start paying Shs 200 for the first 15 units, up from the current Shs 150 per unit, the power distributor has said it loses over Shs100 billion annually to acts of power theft, vandalism of power distribution equipment like transformers and […]

Marburg infection reported in Kapchorwa District

Marburg infection reported in Kapchorwa District

One person is admitted in the isolation unit at Kaproron Health Center IV, and another at Kapchorwa Hospital, after exhibiting Marburg like symptoms. Dr. Godfrey Chemosi, the Acting Kween District Health Officer, says the suspected Marburg victim at Kaproron Health Center IV is a health worker. He says they have dispatched blood samples to Uganda […]

Minister Natamba denounces Museveni during age limit rally

Minister Natamba denounces Museveni during age limit rally

Due to public demand and after a long time of soul searching, Aida Nantaba, the Kayunga District Woman MP went against her master President Museveni while gathering her voters’ views on the proposed Constitutional Amendment. The private member’s bill tabled by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi seeks among others to amend article 102 (b) that […]

Deadly Marburg virus kills two in Kween district, govt confirms

Deadly Marburg virus kills two in Kween district, govt confirms

The Ministry of health has sent a team of epidemiologists to Kween district, following the confirmation of an outbreak of the deadly Marburg haemorrhagic fever, which has so far claimed the lives of two people. The team led by the Director General of Health Services is in Kween district to sensitise residents about the disease, […]

Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu

Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu

There is a confirmed outbreak of the Foot and Mouth disease in the four districts in Bugisu Region. The affected districts are Mbale, Manafwa, Namisindwa and Bududa. Dr. Felix Odongo, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer, says the disease was first noticed in Bumasete and Bududa sub counties on Friday last week. He explains that to […]

Farmers in Tororo benefit from collective farming

Farmers in Tororo benefit from collective farming

Over 4700 farmers in Tororo are harvesting the benefits of practicing modern faming technologies as well as collective farming. The farmers, under various Farmers Based Organizations (FBO) in Tororo say that they are now harvesting increased crop yields from their farms. According to Aterensio Otwani, the Chairperson Nyalakot Farmers Group, one of the 156 FBOs […]

Kirunda Kivejinja involved in nasty motor accident

Kirunda Kivejinja involved in nasty motor accident

The third Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs, Al Hajji Ali Kirunda Kivejinja has been involved in a motor accident at Magamaga, taken to Jinja hospital. A family source revealed that Mr Kirunda is complaining of chest pain. Yesterday, thirteen people, including 12 Tanzanian nationals, have been killed in a motor accident on Masaka Road. In […]

NRM wins Iganga woman MP election

NRM wins Iganga woman MP election

It is another routine win for the ruling National Resistence Movement (NRM) party as Brenda Asinde swept the Iganga District woman parliamentary by- election on Thursday. NRM’s Asinde garnered 4197 votes to beat her closet rival, FDC’s Mariam Nantale Naigaga who got 2477 votes from 383 polling stations.  Asha Babirye, Olivia Kwagala and Aziza Kakerewe […]

President meets two-week-old baby Kaguta Museveni in Iganga

President meets two-week-old baby Kaguta Museveni in Iganga

President Yoweri Museveni has Monday had a cherished encounter with his namesake, baby Kaguta, born two weeks ago in Busoga. Young Kaguta was a fortnight ago born to Brenda Suubi Asinde, the NRM’s Flagbearer in the Iganga district Woman MP by-election, who left people gobsmacked when she addressed a rally barely hours after giving birth. […]

Uganda’s Sadolin finally lost to Japanese for Shs314 billion

Uganda’s Sadolin finally lost to Japanese for Shs314 billion

Jinja firm Sadolin group, the largest paint manufacturing company in Uganda, with more than 50% market share will now take on the new brand name Kansai Plascon – of a Japanese company. This follows a recent acquisition of Sadolin East Africa by Kansai Plascon who have been on an acquisition spree in developing markets shifting […]

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