Gov’t urged to review Disaster Policy

Gov’t urged to review Disaster Policy

As disaster preparedness and response continues to pose a challenge to government, with sprawling chunks of the population across the country suffer the debilitating effects of calamities, the African leadership institute, an independent, non partisan public policy pan African think tank has come out and  urged government to review the disaster policy to cover emerging […]

Uganda responds to Rwanda, Abiringa, Kagezi assassinations cited

Uganda responds to Rwanda, Abiringa, Kagezi assassinations cited

As tension escalates between Kampala and Kigali, Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa has said Uganda will continue to emphasise  protection and security of its citizens and refugees alike – citing the high profile assassinations that rocked the nation recently. n Tuesday, Hon. Kutesa in the first official statement since last week’s close the border […]

Brainchild BCW Innovation Series Summit get financial boast

Brainchild BCW Innovation Series Summit get financial boast

The Virtual University of Uganda, the first online university in Africa and Sanlam General Insurance, a leader in insurance services, on Tuesday announced their support for Innovation Series. Innovation Series is a thought-leadership event hosted by brainchild BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), the country’s most awarded public relations agency. Mr. Walter Wafula, the Business Unit […]

UPDF soldier who killed a pregnant woman, her husband and son charged

UPDF soldier who killed a pregnant woman, her husband and son charged

A Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier accused of shooting dead four family members in Alebtong District in December last year has been charged with four counts of murder. The victims include a 35-year-old Emmy Okello, his 29-year-old wife, Betty Arao and their three-year-old son, Elvis Okullo. Pte Isaac Newton Okello, 43, is also accused […]

Troubled MTN to sell shares to Uganda govt

Troubled MTN to sell shares to Uganda govt

After an unprecedented beginning of the year, MTN Uganda Ltd. is understood to be in talks to sell an unspecified stake to the state-run National Social Security Fund that would widen local shareholding currently at only 5 percent. The company is in the process of negotiating “disposing shares to NSSF,” according to an emailed statement […]

Private sector needs to unite, says Badagawa

Private sector needs to unite, says Badagawa

The Executive Director of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has called for unity among members to help get people into business and stay there. Gideon Badagawa made the call on Wednesday during a press conference organized to unveil the success of the Skills Development Facility (SDF) in Nakasero, Kampala. “We need to unite in […]

Oulanyah goes hard on lazy MPs

Oulanyah goes hard on lazy MPs

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has asked sectoral committees to expedite scrutiny into the budget framework paper for the financial year 2019/2020. The framework paper, containing budget proposals for the next financial year was presented to parliament by the Minister of State for planning David Bahati last week. It indicates a proposed increment […]

Gen Kayihura back in the dock

Gen Kayihura back in the dock

Former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura and Boda Boda 2010 leader Abdullah Kitatta to appear before the General Court Martial today. Gen Kale Kayihura’s vulnerability was exposed when he was sacked as Inspector General of Police (IGP) on March 4 last year and replaced with his deputy Martins Okoth-Ochola. He was arrested by […]

Top PR firm rebrands

Top PR firm rebrands

brainchild Burson-Marsteller, Uganda’s most awarded public relations agency, has rebranded to brainchild BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), embracing the identity of BCW, the world’s third largest full-service, global communications agency and Africa’s largest PR network. The change in name comes on the back of the 2018 global merger of Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe, which […]