Umeme opens 38th service centre in Pallisa

Umeme opens 38th service centre in Pallisa

In a bid to provide efficient, safe, reliable electricity and friendly customer experience, Umeme has today opened a new service centre in Pallisa town located on NYM Building on Outa Road. “Our service strategy has always been focused on process simplification, automation and investments to improve network performance,” Mr. Selestino Babungi, the Umeme Managing Director, […]

How 60 MUBS were nearly killed in hostel fire

How 60 MUBS were nearly killed in hostel fire

A percolator is believed to have caused a fire that gutted Biko Hostel, a students’ residence in Bugolobi. According to eye witnesses, the fire started at 3 p.m. from one room in which a resident had left with a percolator plugged into a socket during a power blackout. But police say it was hard to […]

Death toll in Kiryandongo bus accident increases

Death toll in Kiryandongo bus accident increases

The Medical Superintendent of Kiryandongo hospital Dr Godfrey Kisembo has said they have 23 bodies in their mortuary after being killed and several others injured on Friday night when a bus rammed into a tractor and a beer truck in the midwestern Ugandan district of Kiryandongo. The dead include three children and 19 adults, police […]

Uganda, UNHCR refuse to have new settlement for South Sudan refugees

Uganda, UNHCR refuse to have new settlement for South Sudan refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR has declined land for establishing another settlement for South Sudan refugees in Northern Uganda. The UN agency says there is no immediate need to establish a settlement following a decline on the influx of South Sudan refugees to the region. Authorities in Agago district had offered […]

Criminal gang lord Abdullah Kitata cries like a baby as trial kicks off

Criminal gang lord Abdullah Kitata cries like a baby as trial kicks off

The trial of the Abdullah Kitata the leader of the notorious criminal gang Boda Boda 2010 and others has kicked off before the General Court Martial in Makindye. Witness number one is an operative with CMI Pvt. Richard Kasaija who recounted events of 19th Janruary 2018 when he was instructed  by Capt. James Agaba the […]

Umeme shareholders to get Ushs7.6 dividend pay-out from 2017

Umeme shareholders to get Ushs7.6 dividend pay-out from 2017

Umeme Limited has today announced Ushs7.6 dividend pay-out per ordinary share to all its shareholders for the year ended 31 December 2017. The dividend was recommended by the Board of Directors during their first meeting of 2018 in Kampala early this month. If approved at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 17 May […]

Education minister Museveni decries low funding

Education minister Museveni decries low funding

Ministry of education has decried low budget for inspections for schools as one of the major challenges that have hindered the implementation of the NRM manifesto towards education sector. Addressing journalists about the performance of the ministry as part of requirement for the NRM manifesto week at the Uganda Media Centre, minister of education Janet […]

Museveni: I have Magara killers

Museveni: I have Magara killers

President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandans to keep calm with regard to the recent spate of organized incidences of abductions and murders in urban areas saying that the vice will be decisively be defeated like the case was with the Kony insecurity, cattle rustling in Karamoja and terrorism. “I want to assure you that this […]

Museveni gives Bamugemereire new term

Museveni gives Bamugemereire new term

President Museveni has extended the tenure of the Commission of Inquiry into land matters by 18 months. This follows the expiry of the second term of the commission’s mandate yesterday which also made a year since its inception on 9th May 2018. The President made some changes in which he appointed Dr. Douglas Singiza as […]

Gujarat Day 2018: Sudhir hosts Indians in Uganda to celebrate significant holiday

Gujarat Day 2018: Sudhir hosts Indians in Uganda to celebrate significant holiday

Over the weekend, Indians who originate from the 6th largest and most industrialised state of India, Gujarat, celebrated their Gujarat Divas day 2018 at Kampala Parents School amidst different cultural performances in music, drama and dance. Often called as ‘Jewel of Western India’, Gujarat has been on the global map since ancient times. It is […]