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 […]

MP Centenary wants screws on supplementary budgets tightened

MP Centenary wants screws on supplementary budgets tightened

The opposition in Parliament has called for a review of the regulations for approving and appropriating supplementary budgets. The shadow minister for Tourism Robert Centenary says the law in its current form only empowers the house to approve supplementary expenditure after use by responsible agencies. Centenary’s assertion is contained in the alternative policy statement for […]

DAY 7 Age Limit Case Hearing In Mbale – Everything we know so far

DAY 7 Age Limit Case Hearing In Mbale – Everything we know so far

The Government team defending the Age Limit Law have presented submissions in support of the Constitutional Amendments that erased Presidential Age Limits from the Constitution. The team is led by the deputy Attorney General who told the court that the petitioners who are beseeching court to nullify the act have not presented any justifiable case […]

Queen wants new head of Commonwealth as Museveni is attacked by British MP

Queen wants new head of Commonwealth as Museveni is attacked by British MP

British monarch Queen Elizabeth II says she wants her son Prince Charles to replace her as the head of the Commonwealth. She was speaking at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni in attendance. She said it was her “sincere wish” that the Commonwealth would continue to “offer stability and […]

Bigirimana attacks Aida Nantaba for making ‘unfound allegations’ about multibillion youth projects

Bigirimana attacks Aida Nantaba for making ‘unfound allegations’ about multibillion youth projects

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana has asked the Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance, Aidah Nantaba to get her facts right after she made claims in an interview that money under the ambitious multibillion Youth Venture Capital Fund (YVCF) has been squandered. Hon. Nantaba’s claims against […]

FDC boss Amuriat, Byamugisha jostle for Youth League

FDC boss Amuriat, Byamugisha jostle for Youth League

The Forum for Democratic Change has reached an agreement with former candidate for the party presidency Moses Byamugisha over consultations in higher institutions of learning. On Friday, FDC Secretary General Nandala Mafabi noted that Byamugisha was moving around the country ‘mobilising’ in universities under the guise of the FDC Youth League without party authorization. Byamugisha […]

NIRA boss Judy Obitre-Gama could face Luzira prison stint

NIRA boss Judy Obitre-Gama could face Luzira prison stint

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Executive Director Judy Obitre-Gama is under investigation for alleged irregularities in the recent mass enrollment of pupils and students for the National ID project. The case was referred to the Criminal Investigations Department by the Defence and Internal affairs committee of Parliament on the basis of queries raised […]