Uganda has only banned foriegn-owned sports betting

Uganda has only banned foriegn-owned sports betting

The Finance minister Matia Kasaija has clarified that President Yoweri Museveni ordered that no new licences should be issued to foreign-owned sports betting companies nor renewing of permits for the existing ones. Speaking to TheUgandan on Tuesday, Kasaija says there were “enlarged outflows” by the foreign companies which the government seeks to regulate. These companies […]

Massive corruption scandal engulfs URA

Massive corruption scandal engulfs URA

Tension and anger is brewing at the newly occupied URA Towers as it downed on staff that their top management had mid December, 2018 under the cover of the festive season and closure of the 1st half of the tax collection year, stealthily rushed an ill prepared report to the Board of Directors seeking replacement […]

IPOD summit resolutions are null and void – FDC

IPOD summit resolutions are null and void – FDC

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Party says says the discussions and resolutions taken from Inter Party Organization for Dialogue IPOD summit held last week are null and void due to the absence of their party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi.   According to the party’s deputy secretary general Harold Kaija , the memorandum of understanding […]

New government payroll system is erroneous, MPs call for audit

New government payroll system is erroneous, MPs call for audit

The Public Accounts Committee-PAC has called for forensic investigations into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS) payment system, saying it is erroneous. It followed a meeting between PAC chaired by Soroti Woman MP, Angeline Osegge and Public Service Ministry Officials led by the Permanent Secretary, Birakwate Musingwiire on Thursday. The officials had appeared before […]

Kanye West gifts President Museveni sneakers to match colourful-fitting, jacket from Ethiopian Prime Minister

Kanye West gifts President Museveni sneakers to match colourful-fitting, jacket from Ethiopian Prime Minister

The President looks like everyone’s dad. Unless your dad dresses well. —————————————————————————————————– Yoweri Museveni makes no secret of his wealth and cows, so you’d think he might (or his daughter Natasha) be able to find a suit that fits. His trousers are too baggy or sometimes unironed his jackets are boxy (probably to hide his […]

Govt to spend Shs500 billion on monitoring social media tax

Govt to spend Shs500 billion on monitoring social media tax

Government has announced it will come up with a system that will require all social media sites operating in Uganda to pay tax to the state. Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Centre, Minister in charge of Economic Planning David Bahati says Shs500 billion has been set aside to put in place a monitoring system. He […]

IGP gives Kizza Besigye commando Police guards

IGP gives Kizza Besigye commando Police guards

The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered police officers in charge of the Very Important Person Police Protection Unit to provide extra security for three opposition politicians who reported threats against their lives. The politicians include former FDC Party President Dr. Kizza Besigye, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kyadondo East MP […]

Uganda music icon Geoffrey Oryema dies in France

Uganda music icon Geoffrey Oryema dies in France

Famed Acholi musician Geoffrey Oryema, 65, has died according to his family. Oryema left Entebbe International Airport almost 41 years at the age of 24 when he was smuggled across the border in the trunk of a car from Uganda; this was after the death of his father who had been a cabinet minister. Oryema […]

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