Dangerous fake antibiotic being used by majority Ugandans – NDA warns

Dangerous fake antibiotic being used by majority Ugandans – NDA warns

The National Drug Authority-NDA has warned health workers against using certain batches of gentamycin. Gentamycin is a type of antibiotic that is used to treat a number of bacterial infections. According to the NDA, certain types of the drug that are being manufactured from certain countries are causing severe side effects. Victoria Nambasa Bukenya, Director […]

Another girl kidnapped in Busoga, feared dead by family

Another girl kidnapped in Busoga, feared dead by family

Another girl from Buikwe district has been kidnapped. The latest kidnap victim is 17-year-old Nasimu Gonza, a resident of Kasanja zone in Mbiko Njeru division in Buikwe district. Her mother, Barbra Namwase, says her daughter was kidnapped on Saturday while returning from work in Jinja town. Namwase says she managed to talk to her daughter […]

How dfcu’s revamped Omni-Channel e-banking works

How dfcu’s revamped Omni-Channel e-banking works

PHOTO:  dfcu Bank’s Head of e-banking, Lloyd Busulwa takes members of the media through a live demonstration of the Omni-Channel e-banking platform which has been. Uganda’s third biggest banke, dfcu’s e-banking platform called dfcu QuickBanking first introduced in 2011 has been enhanced for customers using Feature phones, Smartphones and the internet. The announcement was made recently at […]

Ex NSSF Jamwa guilty of swindling Shs 3.1 billion could walk free today

Ex NSSF Jamwa guilty of swindling Shs 3.1 billion could walk free today

Supreme Court judge Stellah Arach Amoko will deliver her ruling today on whether to release on bail the jailed former NSSF managing Director David Chandi Jamwa. Just Stellah as announced the date yesterday after presiding over Jamwa’s bail application which has been opposed by the IGG. After spending 6 years on bail, the Court of […]

The curious case of Crane Bank resolution

The curious case of Crane Bank resolution

Last month I waded into the raging debate about the valuation of the sale of Crane Bank Assets to dfcu. The bone of contention then was that Bank of Uganda had undervalued Crane Bank and dfcu had bought it on the cheap, writes Joseph S. Kitamirike.  The numbers bore themselves out and it was clear in […]

Umeme upgrades Tororo Cement Industries power, plant doubles production

Umeme upgrades Tororo Cement Industries power, plant doubles production

With the establishment of new cement factories in Tororo, the power utility Umeme is building new facilities, upgrading distribution lines, and making other improvements to strengthen service reliability and help meet power demand in the region. Umeme is investing about $5million in the refurbishment of Tororo cement and Tororo Nyakesi substations Selection Babungi, the Managing […]

SafeWay RightWay rallies Ugandan MPs in bid to reduce fatal crashes

SafeWay RightWay rallies Ugandan MPs in bid to reduce fatal crashes

The Parliamentary Forum For Road Safety with support from the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility and in partnership with the Ministry of Work and Transport and Safe Way Right Way today launched the implementation of the road safety legislative action plan as an effort to address legislative issues regarding the institutionalized management of road […]

IGP Ochola trying to build ‘own’ Flying Squad Unit

IGP Ochola trying to build ‘own’ Flying Squad Unit

Just two days after disbanding the Flying Squad Unit, the Policy and Advisory Committee (PAC) of Police has resolved to form a similar unit. PAC, which is chaired by the Inspector General of Police, is top policy making organ of the Uganda Police Force. It is comprised of all Police Directors, the Deputy Inspector General […]

MTN coming for your business too

MTN coming for your business too

In June 2015, a report by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) crowned Uganda as the world’s most entrepreneurial nation, beating 72 other nations in the ranking. The report discovered that out of an average of 10 Ugandans, 3 were entrepreneurs. It was a surprise that Uganda, a small country tucked away in Eastern Africa, could beat […]

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