How the Graduate Scheme is a good bill for Uganda’s youth

How the Graduate Scheme is a good bill for Uganda’s youth

On Tuesday 22nd November 2016, Western Youth MP Hon Mwine Mpaka and Bunya East MP Hon Kyewalabye Majegere moved a motion indulging Parliament to grant them leave and come up with a National Graduate Scheme/Bill. Supported by all MPs in the house, most notably, Julie Suubi Kinyamatama (Rakai Woman MP), Oscar Omwony Otema (Northern Youth […]

Sand mining in Lwera wetland finally banned

Sand mining in Lwera wetland finally banned

After a protracted battle unlicensed Chinese companies and top city tycoons profiting from the business, the government has halted sand mining activities being undertaken in Lwera in Kalungu District located along the Kampala- Masaka highway with immediate effort. Water and Environment Minister Sam Cheptoris says the ban is in response to the complaints and concerns […]

Ugandans gear up for Black Friday

Ugandans gear up for Black Friday

The countdown to Black Friday has begun already. And retailers across Kampala led by online marketplace Jumia are preparing for an influx of shoppers on the busiest shopping day of the year world over. Other online sellers have stocked up, added more commodities and beefed up online security for the expected Christmas bargain rush. Black […]

Women Fund officials visit empowered group in Kisoro

Women Fund officials visit empowered group in Kisoro

Locals have applauded the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development’s strategic interventions required to summersault to middle income status by 2020. Indeed, officials from the ministry are currently out in the field to collect baseline data from beneficiaries of the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) or what’s commonly known as the Women Fund. The […]

Uganda’s financial disaster deepens

Uganda’s financial disaster deepens

The Uganda Shilling started this week a 12-month low. On Monday November 21, 2016, the Uganda shilling is trading at an average of 3,585 against the U.S. dollar, a significant weakness from the UGX3,400 average of the past one month. On April 24, 2016 the shilling traded at 3,301 to the dollar. For much of […]

Facts about Rukungiri Sacco boss who stole Shs 600m

Facts about Rukungiri Sacco boss who stole Shs 600m

Here are facts about the heist that you might not have known: Evalisto Mucunguzi, the manager for Nyarwanya Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (Sacco) in Ruhinda sub-county in Rukungiri district is on the run after allegedly embezzling Shs 600 million from the group. Mucunguzi is alleged to have withdrawn the money and disappeared with all the […]

Makerere students make phone App that diagnoses Breast Cancer

Makerere students make phone App that diagnoses Breast Cancer

Moris Atwine 21, Kabwama Alvin Leonard 22, Lwangwa Mwesigwa David 22 are all fresh graduates of Information Technology at Makerere University. The trio developed an app that diagnoses and prevents breast cancer. The mobile application is called BreastIT designed for windows phone. BreastIT carries out timely diagnosis of anomalies in the breast, such as breast […]

Who’s to blame for UTL’s Shs128 billion debt? Everyone and no one: special report

Who’s to blame for UTL’s Shs128 billion debt? Everyone and no one: special report

Uganda Telecom teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. Budadiri West MP, Nandala Mafabi on Thursday alleged years of corruption and mismanagement. His report tabled in the House claims that the company loses 1.5 million dollars, over four bullion shillings every month. Who’s responsible for UTL’s financial fiasco? The MP further accused top managers, including the […]

Lukwago fires back at Bassajabalaba over Shs 19 billion city butchers’ money

Lukwago fires back at Bassajabalaba over Shs 19 billion city butchers’ money

Despite being out of the country, Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has scorned accusations pointed at him and the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura over the misappropriation of at least sh19 billion collected at the City Abattoir over the last six years. Controversial Kampala City tycoon Hassan Bassajjabalaba on Wednesday while appearing before […]

Tobacco farming makes comeback in Kanungu

Tobacco farming makes comeback in Kanungu

Giving up smoking is tough, but quitting the tobacco industry may prove even harder. The government has waged a very public war against smoking. Billion-shillings lawsuits, in-your-face anti-smoking campaigns and rigid marketing restrictions have reduced the number of smokers in Uganda. But there remained one glaring incongruity with its policy: allowing farmers to grow tobacco […]

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