Govt appetite for borrowing out of control – Amos Lugoloobi

Govt appetite for borrowing out of control – Amos Lugoloobi

The chairperson of the Budget Committee of Parliament Amos Lugoloobi has advised government to rein in its appetite for borrowing. Lugoloobi observes that government uses domestic borrowing to plug budget deficits and this has led to the private sector being squeezed out of the credit market. At the start of the month Parliament demanded for […]

Security takes interest in vessels plying Lake Victoria

Security takes interest in vessels plying Lake Victoria

There is heightened police security of marine vessels plying Lake Victoria. Hassan Kihanda, the acting Deputy Director Police Fire Prevention and Rescue Services, says they have stepped security and sensitization to ensure all marine passengers are equipped with live saving skills for survival in times of danger. The move follows the recent tragedy involving MV […]

Perisis Namuganza behind land grabbers and corrupt officials – MP

Perisis Namuganza behind land grabbers and corrupt officials – MP

Nakaseke South MP Lutamagazi Semakula has slammed the State Minister of Lands Perisis Namuganza for attacking the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters. Last month the Hon. Namuganza blasted the Commission saying it is useless and must be disbanded for allegedly wasting the taxpayers’ money. The Minister also alleged that the Commission Chairperson, Justice Catherine […]

Gen Kale Kayihura granted bail

Gen Kale Kayihura granted bail

The former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura after tapping two influential UPDF generals; Maj Gen Sam Kavuma and Maj Gen James Mugira, to stand as sureties  has been granted bail. Gen Kayihura had listed 11 grounds that he filed before the court yesterday are; constitutional right to apply for bail, charged with bailable offenses, […]

How MP Kyaluganyi and 11 others were freed on a ‘non-cash’ bail

How MP Kyaluganyi and 11 others were freed on a ‘non-cash’ bail

Gulu High Court has granted bail to four MPs and 8 other suspects who were arrested on August 13th for participating in election campaign violence in Arua in which President Yoweri Museveni’s motorcade was allegedly attacked. Those granted bail include MPs Robert Kyagulanyi, Gerald Karuhanga, Paul Mwiru, Arua MP Elect Kassiano Wadri, as well as […]

Amolatar CAO kicked out

Amolatar CAO kicked out

Pius Epaju, the Chief Administrative Officer Amolatar district has been sent on forced leave. Epaju’s forced leave was sanctioned by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of local government, Ben Kumumanya. This follows a petition from the local leaders protesting alleged embezzlement of over 1.5 billion shillings. Three weeks ago, local leaders petitioned President Yoweri Museveni to […]

Ugandans in the diaspora to send money instantly

Ugandans in the diaspora to send money instantly

Bank of Africa Uganda has partnered with world’s leading digital money transfers service, WorldRemit to ease digital money transfers to Uganda. During a ceremony at Bank of Africa head office on Friday, in Kampala, officials revealed that Ugandans in the diaspora in over 50 countries can now send money instantly for easy collection as cash […]

Qatar Airways rescues Wakiso School

Qatar Airways rescues Wakiso School

Joyful school children at Kauthara Islamic School in Wakiso district sang praise for Qatar Airways Uganda staff for having aided their education. The pupils received desks for their classrooms, supporting the learning of approximately 400 scholars. The event saw pupils, their families, teachers and guests come together for a morning, which included speeches by the […]

Okello Oryem fires warning to Kiir and Machar

Okello Oryem fires warning to Kiir and Machar

The minister of state for foreign affairs Okello Oryem has expressed concern over an alliance of opposition groups in South Sudan, that may threaten a fragile peace agreement between the main foes Salva Kiir and Reik Machar. Okello Oryem was commenting on the preliminary power-sharing deal signed last week, between the South Sudan government and […]

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