Dire consequences if MPs block $200m China Exim bank loan, warns D’Ujanga

Dire consequences if MPs block $200m China Exim bank loan, warns D’Ujanga

More than 20 Ugandan companies will benefit from part of the loan acquired from the EXIM Bank of China to bolster Uganda’s Rural Electrification program, according to State Minister for Energy Simon D’Ujanga following intense criticism from Members of Parliament over local content. The commitment came after parliament halted consideration of the USD 212 million […]

UNRA claims RCC and SBI only used soil instead of stones on collapsed Kabale-Katuna road

UNRA claims RCC and SBI only used soil instead of stones on collapsed Kabale-Katuna road

Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA is investigating the collapse of Kabale-Ntungamo-Katuna road at Kyonyo, three kilometers to Katuna border. The road developed huge cracks on Friday last week following a heavy down pour before it collapsed leaving hundreds of motorists stranded. Currently all heavy trucks heading to and from Rwanda are using Ntungamo-Mirama Hills-Kagitumba road as […]

Ugandan officials in Ebola panic with influx of Congolese refugees from Ituri

Ugandan officials in Ebola panic with influx of Congolese refugees from Ituri

Ugandan officials in Ebola panic with influx of Congolese refugees from Ituri The primary reception Centre for Congolese refugees from Ituri in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo is undergoing disinfection. The officer-in-charge of the centre, Ahab Tumushabe, from Action Africa Help (AAH) says the disinfection exercise is in response to an outbreak of Ebola, in […]

Govt to feed hailstone victims in Nakaseke district

Govt to feed hailstone victims in Nakaseke district

The Minister of State for General Duties Mary Okurut says the Government will help people affected by hailstones in Nakaseke district. Okurut was responding to a matter of national importance raised by Nakaseke South MP Lutamaguzi Ssemakula who said the lives of some people especially those in Semuto have been devastated by the recent heavy […]

Digital journalism gets new direction at Victoria University

Digital journalism gets new direction at Victoria University

A memorandum of understanding agreement has been signed between Victoria University and local production house Wizarts Media to hold joint trainings. Officials said this marked the way Uganda’s journalism students will benefit from constant industry engagement through apportioned working hours at Wizarts Media located in Ntinda, Kampala. The privately run Wizarts Media is praised as […]

How floods have devastated Uganda

How floods have devastated Uganda

Uganda is yet to be severely affected by floods from heavy rains across many districts. Unlike neighboring Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda is yet to register severe effects of the floods. The floods in Southern Kenya have been subject of discussion in the region. Unconfirmed reports indicated that one hundred people were feared dead in flood-related […]

‘Susan Magara was raped multiple times before being killed’

‘Susan Magara was raped multiple times before being killed’

In the past four days, Police has arrested eight more people and team of operatives from the Flying Squad Unit and the Counter Terrorism directorate has reconstructed the scene of kidnap and murder of Susan Magara, officials said. This follows the Friday night raid on a makeshift mosque at Usafi Market on Katwe road in […]

Gen Salim Saleh helps Amina Hersi win Atiak sugarcane land wrangles

Gen Salim Saleh helps Amina Hersi win Atiak sugarcane land wrangles

Sitting on 25,000 acres (about 10 hectares) of land, a big battle over land use has finally been won. After making futile attempts for years to add thousands of hectares of public land to her around Pachilo parish in Amuru District, Somali born businesswoman, Amina Hirse Moghe has been aided by Operation Wealth Creation chief […]

UTL to assemble smart phones

UTL to assemble smart phones

Uganda Telecommunications Limited and Xinlan, a Chinese manufacturer, have gone into partnership to manufacture mobile handset phones in Uganda using the locally available raw materials like Coltrane. The partnership between the 2 companies will also explore avenues into research, development in communication on top of manufacturing customized mobile phones. Xinlan Company manufactures mobile phone sets […]