FOOT ON GAS: Museveni summons NRM MPs to State House over mobile money tax, ‘sharpshooters’

FOOT ON GAS: Museveni summons NRM MPs to State House over mobile money tax, ‘sharpshooters’

NRM Members of Parliament are expected to meet at State House Entebbe today, with the amendments on Mobile Money tax announced yesterday expected to feature on the agenda. President Museveni summoned the NRM MPs yesterday, just as finance Minister for Planning David Bahati announced that government had amended the tax on all mobile money transactions, […]

Police in possesion of eight vehicles stolen from Kampala

Police in possesion of eight vehicles  stolen from Kampala

Police has recovered eight vehicles that had been stolen from different parts of Kampala in the last two weeks. Flying Squad under the command of the new commandant Peter Kakonge recovered the vehicles in areas of Namanve, Nansana, Lungujja, Natete, Wakaliga Road, and Ndeeba. The vehicles which include: three Toyota Premios, a Toyota Hiace, Mark […]

Uganda to spend $70 million on storage facility for refined products

Uganda to spend $70 million on storage facility for refined products

Uganda National Oil Co. has announced plans to produce and refine its own oil, said it will require as much as $70 million to construct a storage facility for refined products on the outskirts of Kampala. The country will initially build storage with capacity for 60,000 cubic meters that it may upgrade to 138,000 cubic […]

Entebbe Expressway builders CCCC, France’s Total ink deal

Entebbe Expressway builders CCCC, France’s Total ink deal

Total and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) have signed a mutual preferred supplier agreement to extend their existing relationship to a worldwide perimeter. CCCC, a fully integrated engineering company, and Total, a global integrated energy producer and provider, are both key players in their respective fields with an extensive presence around the world. Total currently […]

Youth Livelihood Programme’s future is a no guess-game

Youth Livelihood Programme’s future is a no guess-game

Premised on contestable specifics, The Daily Monitor on Thursday 12th July, 2018 called for a review or disbandment of the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP), writes Frank Mugabi. There was an attempt, probably because an Editorial should meet all credibility measures, to use statistics as evidence, unfortunately the figures were flawed. For example, to aver that […]

All set for Royal Ascot Goat Races in Munyonyo

All set for Royal Ascot Goat Races in Munyonyo

Uganda’s most popular social event, the Royal Ascot Goat Races last held in 2012, will be happening on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at its customary venue of Speke Resort, Munyonyo. This was announced during a media launch at Speke Apartments in Kampala over the weekend. “The Goat Races were easily the most popular event on […]

Dfcu owners to seek new Executive Director after Sekabembe quits

Dfcu owners to seek new Executive Director after Sekabembe quits

DFCU Bank, registered as the Development Finance Company of Uganda Bank Limited will take its time to replace Chief of Business & Executive Director William Sekabembe after his resignation, dampening hopes of a speedy restructuring or even a break-up of the trouble commercial bank. Sekabembe’s resignation came less than a fortnight after CDC Group Plc, […]

NRM LC 1 candidate spends the night in police cells

NRM LC 1 candidate spends the night in police cells

The Electoral Commission will hold elections for LC 1 village chairpersons in over 600 villages where polls were suspended yesterday. The Electoral Commission notes that elections had to be called off in some electoral areas, mainly because unregistered residents disrupted the exercise when they were turned away. Available data from the field indicates that elections […]

Businesses hit most as Luweero mobile money operators strike

Businesses hit most as Luweero mobile money operators strike

Several mobile money shops in Luweero and Wobulenzi town councils are under lock and key as part of the protest against the one percent levy on mobile money transactions. Government slapped a one percent levy on each mobile money transaction effective July 1, 2018. The tax has seen a reduction in mobile transactions drawing protests […]

Museveni proposes four vice presidents, larger cabinet for South Sudan

Museveni proposes four vice presidents, larger cabinet for South Sudan

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr. Riek Machar has once again been offered the position of vice presidency in a new government structure meant to accommodate the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – in Opposition (SPLM-IO) and other rebel groups. The development follows talks held a State House – Entebbe on Saturday involving South Sudan President, Salva […]

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