Nankabirwa: Compulsory land acquisition Bill has to be passed

Nankabirwa: Compulsory land acquisition Bill has to be passed

Government is planning to retable constitutional amendments to facilitate the compulsory acquisition of land for its projects. The government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa says the amendments will be tabled during the next session of Parliament. The changes were first tabled before parliament last year as part of the constitutional (amendment) bill 2017, intended to amend […]

Dr. Obuku Ekwaro pokes holes in govt plan to recruit 200 Cuban doctors

Dr. Obuku Ekwaro pokes holes in govt plan to recruit 200 Cuban doctors

The government’s proposal to recruit at least 200 medical personnel from Cuba to work in public hospitals in rural areas has drawn criticism from Uganda Medical Association. Dr. Obuku Ekwaro, the President Uganda Medical Association-UMA, says the prevailing conditions in the country don’t warrant the importation of Cuban medical specialists and consultants. According to Dr. […]

IGP Ochola, MP Kivumbi clash in

IGP Ochola, MP Kivumbi clash in

The IGP Okoth Ochola has clashed with Muwanga Kivumbi, the Butambala County MP over opposition meetings that are blocked by the Police. Kivumbi argues that even after the opposition has secured a venue for a meeting and informed the police, the venue owners are directed by the police not to allow the meeting to proceed. […]

Makerere University mourns Winnie Mandela who died today at 81

Makerere University mourns Winnie Mandela who died today at 81

East Africa’s oldest tertiary institution, Makerere University is mourning South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who has died aged 81. In statement, the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe  said the passing on of Winnie, the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela has left him in deep shock. Prof. Nawangwe said in a […]

Frank Tumwebaze: No, NRM govt has bigger budget priorities than ‘teachers, nurses salaries’

Frank Tumwebaze: No, NRM govt has bigger budget priorities than ‘teachers, nurses salaries’

Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze says cabinet approved the 2018/2019 financial year budget, without precise figures for the salary increment for public servants. Tumwebaze says even though ministries submitted ministerial statements to parliament for scrutiny last week, the Finance Ministry is finalising budget cash limits, and will ensure that salary any increment for public servants is […]

Huawei deploys 12th submarine cable system in the African region

Huawei deploys 12th submarine cable system in the African region

There is no debating how important Internet connectivity is, by extension, fast Internet connectivity – the type made possible by fiber. It is in no doubt Huawei Technologies Ltd, a Chinese Company is taking car of proper construction and functioning of the multi-billion national optic fibre backbone infrastructure for Uganda. But in a further boost […]

Appeal of ex- Mukono DPC who killed his wife flops

Appeal of ex- Mukono DPC who killed his wife flops

Hearing of an appeal filed by the former Mukono District Police Commander James Peter Aurien in the Supreme Court challenging his 40 year jail sentence for murder has flopped, and has now been pushed to the next convenient criminal session of the court. This is after Aurien’s lawyer, Andrew Sebugwawo, informed a panel of 5 […]

Senior 6 candidates ‘not passing sciences’

Senior 6 candidates ‘not passing sciences’

Female candidates who sat for the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examinations in 2017 performed better than their male counterparts, despite being fewer in number. Out of the 101,269 candidates who sat for the exams, only 41,932 were female candidates. There was a drop in performance in history, geography and Maths. Performance in sciences also […]

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