National broadcaster, NARO sign deal

National broadcaster, NARO sign deal

The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) has signed a publicity deal with the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), aiming to tp into the state-run broadcaster’s ability to reach existing and potential clientele in 16 different languages across the country. According to Charlotte B. Kemigyisha, the Principal Public Relations Officer at NARO’s Secretariat, it is through this […]

Umeme backed by state regulator in concession review talks

Umeme backed by state regulator in concession review talks

Electricity distribution company Umeme has received backing from Electricity Regulatory Authority to continue negotiations with government to harmonise the factors that can lead to a reduction in price of power – after the President castigated Umeme for exaggerating investments and failing to eliminate technical losses, reports Moses K. Mugalu. Speaking at a media briefing to […]

Heart treatment coup by Uganda Heart Institute

Heart treatment coup by Uganda Heart Institute

Though experts insist Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) has the capacity to carry out open heart surgery on one thousand patients annually but six hundred of them prefer to go abroad like India. The outbound numbers set to change drastically after Government on Wednesday announced UHI was able to carry out new procedures for diagnosing life […]

State oil firms, American Consortium sign pact to build $4 billion refinery

State oil firms, American Consortium sign pact to build $4 billion refinery

President Museveni has challenged Western companies to take interest in helping Africa explore its resources potential, saying the continent presented immense business opportunities. “There is a lot of sleeping in Africa. You find people who should know but instead don’t know,” said the President. “And also there has been sleeping in the West, they don’t […]

Lorry leads to damaged cars along Wilson Road

Lorry leads to damaged cars along Wilson Road

A truck Wednesday afternoon came into contact with wires and dragged down a concrete pole which collapsed on 3 stationary cars along Wilson Road in Kampala. The concrete pole currently supports street lighting for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). According to reports, traffic was brought to a halt and the pole damaged two cars and are not […]

Janet Museveni tips HUAWEI’s 2018 top ICT students before China journey

Janet Museveni tips HUAWEI’s 2018 top ICT students before China journey

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni flagged off ten Ugandan ICT Students to undergo a two-weeks hands on ICT training in China under Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ program. The “Seeds for the Future” is Huawei’s global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) flagship program that selects top college students in […]

UCC after 2012 failure moves to switch off mobile phones with fake serial numbers

UCC after 2012 failure moves to switch off mobile phones with fake serial numbers

Telecom regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has reportedly ordered all licensed telecom operators to deactivate counterfeit mobile phones that do not have serial numbers. Fake phones can be identified by mobile networks as these devices have duplicate or non-conforming International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers. Back in October 2012, infrastructure constraints forced the UCC to […]

IGP Okoth Ochola blasts Kayihura, ‘he killed Police’

IGP Okoth Ochola blasts Kayihura, ‘he killed Police’

Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochora described his predecessor Gen. Kale Kayihura as ‘unprofessional’ in a vetting session with lawmakers at Parliament Thursday, sources in the appointments committee revealed. During a discussion with the vetting team headed by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Ochola ho has served for 30 years in the Force grew […]