Uganda Airlines to fly again by August 2017

Uganda Airlines to fly again by August 2017

The state minister for Transport Aggrey Bagiire has revealed that government is halfway the process of reviving the country’s national airlines that has been grounded for about 15 years. Addressing parliament’s Physical Infrastructure committee on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Bagiire said that everything would be ready by August 2017. Modalities for the kick off are presently […]

BOU holding Shs18b from EU meant to pay Ugandan soldiers in Somalia

BOU holding Shs18b from EU meant to pay Ugandan soldiers in Somalia

Ugandan soldiers in Somalia operations have not been paid for several months, but revelations that Uganda’s Central Bank is holding the money since the beginning of this month will spark rage and grumbling among the rank and file of the peacekeeping troops. The 6,223 Ugandan soldiers in Somalia are due to receive salary arrears’ covering […]

Dr Kizza Besigye accused of embezzling FDC party money

Dr Kizza Besigye accused of embezzling FDC party money

Thousands of ordinary Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)Party members  are reportedly feeling outraged at the alleged embezzlement of billions of campaign funds, reports say. The FDC, Uganda’s leading opposition party is in a state of deep shock after revelations that its four-time presidential aspirant Dr. Kizza Besigye, is accused of embezzling billions of party funds […]

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 […]

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