Donors poke holes in Youth Livelihood Program

Donors poke holes in Youth Livelihood Program

The government has been urged to revise the model of the Youth Livelihood Program. Development partners who include Save the Children and the Master Card Foundation want the government to change the model of the program from distribution of money to building the skills of the beneficiaries. Save the Children with support from the Master […]

MPs move to disband LDC ‘cartel’ by banning pre-entry exams

MPs move to disband LDC ‘cartel’ by banning  pre-entry exams

MPs have approved the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee recommendation to scrap pre-entry examinations for admission to the bar course at Law Development Center. MPs argue that the scraping of the pre-entry examinations would give chance to more students to train in the legal practice and enable Ugandans easy access to legal services. Committee chairperson […]

UK-MP Dr. Paul William challenged by NRM Diaspora league boss

UK-MP Dr. Paul William challenged by NRM Diaspora league boss

A London-based lawyer of Ugandan origin has written to a UK-MP Dr. Paul William challenging him to consider ways of engaging the NRM government to develop ideas and assistance to progress development in the country. Peter Magomu Mashate (pictured above), who is also the general secretary-NRM Diaspora league says much as Dr. William is right […]

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 […]