Umeme cautions public on safety

Umeme cautions public on safety

With heavy rains pouring across the country, Umeme Ltd, the power distributor, is cautioning the public to be viligant against fallen poles and sagging lines. Stephen Ilungole, the Umeme spokesperson, encourages the public to report illegal connections and power thefts through the utility’s various free communication channels. “I want to appeal to the public to […]

Amb. Julius Onen grilled by Parliament over JEVIC second-hand cars deal

Amb. Julius Onen grilled by Parliament over JEVIC second-hand cars deal

The Permanent Secretary of the Trade Ministry Ambassador Julius Onen has stated that the award of a contract to a Japanese company for pre-shipment inspection for vehicles should have been re-tendered. Mr. Onen was meeting the trade committee that is investigating the alleged irregular award of a monopoly for pre shipment inspection and verification for […]

Silver lining in Kapchorwa Town as National Water steps up supply

Silver lining in Kapchorwa Town as National Water steps up supply

Moves to save water and boost supply by Karamoja have been given a big boast after the National Water and Sewerage Corporation announced commencement of pipe laying works for the new Kapenguria-Kapchorwa Town water pipeline Project. The new 4km bulk transmission main will transfer over 3 million litres of water per day to Kapchorwa Town […]

Farmers protest over delayed National Seed Policy

Farmers protest over delayed National Seed Policy

Uganda seed sector stakeholders have decried delayed finalization of the National Seed Policy as the biggest challenge in strengthening the seed quality control system in the country. These seed stakeholders including Integrated Seed Sector Development(ISSD), NARO and Uganda Seed Traders Association (USTA) among others  said that two years ago the Ministry of Agriculture promised to […]

NWSC’s Silver Mugisha reappointed to African Water Association top job

NWSC’s Silver Mugisha reappointed to African Water Association top job

The National water and sewerage corporation Managing Director Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha has been reappointed as the Vice President on the Executive Board of the African Water Association during the 19th Congress of the African Water Association and Annual General Meeting at Laico Amitie Hotel in Bamako Mali. At the same event, the corporation’s Director […]

KCCA closing 34 schools over standards

KCCA closing 34 schools over standards

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) will enforce closure of 34 schools in Kampala that have failed to put in place required standards. This follows release of a report on the status on 48 schools that had been asked to make improvements or else be closed. According to the report, only 14 schools did make improvements […]

Stop being a partisan NRM army: Mao’s Tarehe Sita call

Stop being a partisan NRM army: Mao’s Tarehe Sita call

Democratic Party has challenged the army to dedicate themselves to serve the people’s army not National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Addressing the party weekly press conference in Kampala DP president Norbert Mao noted as army celebrated their day of Tarehe  Sita, they should reflect on the characteristics of a national army including being non- partisan, […]

Manafwa, Namisindwa watered as NSWC takesover Lirima

Manafwa, Namisindwa watered as NSWC takesover Lirima

President Museveni commissioned the Lirima gravity water supply system in Manafwa District. The water scheme was constructed by the government of Uganda under the Ministry of Water and Environment and funded by the Government of Uganda and the African Development Bank. In May 2016, the Ministry of Water and Environment handed over the water supply […]

IGG probing criminality in Shs6b oil cash bonanza

IGG probing criminality in Shs6b oil cash bonanza

The Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja has confirmed kick starting investigations into the beneficiaries of the Shs6 billion handshake. The scandal that hit headlines last year involved 42 government officials who shared out Shs 6 billion amongst themselves as a reward for their role in an oil arbitration case against Heritage Oil which Uganda […]

Programme for Makerere’s 68th graduation ceremony

Programme for Makerere’s 68th graduation ceremony

East Africa’s oldest public university, Makerere has released the programme that will be followed during the University’s the university’s 68th graduation ceremony set to kick off Tuesday and run until Friday. Makerere University’s Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe said they will graduate nearly 14,000 students, the largest number of students graduating at one congregation in the […]