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 […]

MPs will discuss insecurity after budget is passed – Kadaga

MPs will discuss insecurity after budget is passed – Kadaga

Speaker of parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has promised that parliament will tackle the issues of security in the country as soon as the budget is passed. For the last three weeks, Members of Parliament have been raising issues of insecurity in the country with the Minister of Internal Affairs promising to come with a statement […]

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