Son cleared of killing UBC veteran Luwandagga

Son cleared of killing UBC veteran Luwandagga

There were no strangle marks on the neck of the deceased despite circulating rumours that Luwandaga was strangled to death. Andrew William Luwandagga who had been suspected of his smothering elderly father Patrick Luwandagga has been found not guilty of murder according to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima. The junior Luwandagga, 30, of Namasuba […]

NSAMBYA SCHOOL FIRE: 45 students suffer smoke inhalation but are saved from fire; parents stranded

NSAMBYA SCHOOL FIRE: 45 students suffer smoke inhalation but are saved from fire; parents stranded

In Uganda, most fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation rather than burns. On Thursday night, 45 people – all students of at St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School in Nsambya, Kampala were saved from a fire. It is almost a miracle they survived after suffering smoke inhalation and falling unconscious before they could escape […]

Egypt boss: Draw with Uganda ‘feels like a mountain’

Egypt boss: Draw with Uganda ‘feels like a mountain’

Seven-time African champions Egypt will be eager to revive their dominance after some years of under-performing but the task is much harder after being drawn with Uganda Cranes and Ghana in Group D of the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be based in Port Gential, Gabon. The new-look Egyptian side, coached by […]

Calm as UCE exams kickoff

Calm as UCE exams kickoff

No disturbing incidents have been recorded so far as the 2016 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams kicked off this morning with Physics Paper 3 (Practical). With the examinations scheduled to start at 9 am and again at 2 pm during week days, Uneb says candidates should be arriving at the examination centres 30 minutes […]

Uganda Dev’t Bank shs 1trillion capitalization to lower lending rates

Uganda Dev’t Bank shs 1trillion capitalization to lower lending rates

The Uganda Development Bank UDB says that once it secures Shs 1trillion shillings in capitalisation, its lending rates will equally move downwards the current 14%. Dr Samuel Sejaaka, the Chairman of UDB’s board of directors, says that the additional capital injection above its current threshold of Shs200 billion would see a 9% lending to agriculture […]

UNRA seeks USD40m loan to tarmac Nakaseke – Luweero road

UNRA seeks USD40m loan to tarmac Nakaseke – Luweero road

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is seeking parliamentary approval of a USD40m loan to tarmac the 29 kilometer Luweero–Butalangu road which links Luwero to neighbouring Nakaseke District. The upgrading of the hitherto gravel road will improve connectivity and spur economic growth in the region, UNRA officials said after a meeting with members of the […]

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