Byanyima’s Oxfam boss ‘sorry’ for sex abuse scandal

Byanyima’s Oxfam boss ‘sorry’ for sex abuse scandal

Days after Oxfam International executive director Winnie Byanyima apologised over the British charity’s handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti, Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring has said he is also sorry for the damage the charity has done to the people of Haiti and the wider efforts of aid workers. About 7,000 people have stopped […]

Uganda ill advised to rely only on Hydro power, MP Byarugaba says

Uganda ill advised to rely only on Hydro power, MP Byarugaba says

The Chairperson of Parliament’s natural resources committee Alex Byarugaba says it is ill advised to rely only on Hyrdro electric power generation. He has emphasized the need to continue investing in alternative power sources like thermal generators to provide the nation with a fallback position in case hydro power generation becomes unreliable. His comments follow […]

More millions for Ugandans from Kenya maize exports

More millions for Ugandans from Kenya maize exports

Uganda is holding talks with Kenya to increase grain exports ranging between 600,000 and one million tonnes annually, in a deal that could earn the country an estimated $195 million to $325 million. The deal would be a windfall for farmers and grain traders. Due to lack of enforcement of standards and an open border […]

Why Taxify boda is the safest option

Why Taxify boda is the safest option

Why Boda bodas, or motorcycle taxis, are the main forms of transport in Uganda, their safety has been a big issue. But announcement of a boda-boda option on the Taxify app in Uganda has been heralded as a game changer. Taxify, a ride-sharing platform, last week unveiled their boda boda option and the Estonian firm […]

Mineral deposits in Karamoja making communities vulnerable – Nicholas Opiyo

Mineral deposits in Karamoja  making communities vulnerable –  Nicholas Opiyo

The Uganda Law Reform Commission has been called on to re-examine land rights in mineral rich areas. Nicholas Opiyo, Human Rights lawyer and crusader says the current form of the law leaves communities in mineral deposit areas especially the Karamoja communities vulnerable. His thoughts are supported by the Human Rights Watch report which says huge […]

UPDF chief Muhoozi quizzed by Catherine Bamugemereire

UPDF chief Muhoozi quizzed by Catherine Bamugemereire

The Chief of Defence Forces Gen. David Muhoozi has appeared before the The Land Commission of Inquiry chaired by the Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire. Gen. Muhoozi led a team of Defence Ministry officials before the probe to lay several complaints of encroachment on a number of pieces of land belonging to the Ministry and the […]

Trial judge keeping Red Pepper journalists idle, says lawyer

Trial judge keeping Red Pepper journalists idle, says lawyer

Buganda road court magistrate Samuel Kagoda who represented trial judge James Mawanda Eremye has adjourned the offensive communication case against eight Red Pepper Publication journalists to February 14. The magistrate has also given the State handling the offensive communication case, a month to go on with investigations on the seized electronics and accessories of the […]

Shortage of blood in hospitals hits Uganda badly: RED CROSS

Shortage of blood in hospitals hits Uganda badly: RED CROSS

The shortage of blood has reportedly spread to regional Hospitals. It follows reported cases of blood shortage in the central regional mainly Hospitals in Kampala because of the referral status and population. The affected districts that are facing a high risk of mortality as a result of lack of blood include Arua, Gulu, Mbale and […]

Umeme injects $1.5 million in Ishaka substation

Umeme injects $1.5 million in Ishaka substation

As a way of improving power reliability and quality of supply in the Western region, Umeme has invested about US$1,470,000 in the construction of Ishaka substation. Last weekend, Umeme commissioned the Ishaka substation with focus on restoration and expansion of the grid, reduction in energy losses, improvements in efficiencies, connections of new customers to the […]

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