Kanyaya women on the rise

Kanyaya women on the rise

“Our husbands do not give us that much support to sustain us; they are not up to the task of catering for the families’ financial needs inclusive of the children’s education, feeding, medical bills rent and the like and I do not know why,’ Ms Fausta Nnaku muses. She is one of a ten-member group, […]

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 […]

Donors poke holes in Youth Livelihood Program

Donors poke holes in Youth Livelihood Program

The government has been urged to revise the model of the Youth Livelihood Program. Development partners who include Save the Children and the Master Card Foundation want the government to change the model of the program from distribution of money to building the skills of the beneficiaries. Save the Children with support from the Master […]

Dire consequences if MPs block $200m China Exim bank loan, warns D’Ujanga

Dire consequences if MPs block $200m China Exim bank loan, warns D’Ujanga

More than 20 Ugandan companies will benefit from part of the loan acquired from the EXIM Bank of China to bolster Uganda’s Rural Electrification program, according to State Minister for Energy Simon D’Ujanga following intense criticism from Members of Parliament over local content. The commitment came after parliament halted consideration of the USD 212 million […]

How govt intends to milk Shs 10 billion from SACCOs

How govt intends to milk Shs 10 billion from SACCOs

Finance Committee of parliament Chairperson, Henry Musasizi (pictured) recommends that the tax shouldn’t be levied on the gross turnover for companies declaring losses for seven consecutive years Parliament has for the second time rejected the proposed corporation tax on Savings Credit and Cooperative Societies-SACCO’s.  Government had proposed to levy a corporation tax on Profitable SACCO’s in […]

Uganda, UNHCR refuse to have new settlement for South Sudan refugees

Uganda, UNHCR refuse to have new settlement for South Sudan refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR has declined land for establishing another settlement for South Sudan refugees in Northern Uganda. The UN agency says there is no immediate need to establish a settlement following a decline on the influx of South Sudan refugees to the region. Authorities in Agago district had offered […]

MPs block sneaking of dubious Shs1 trillion to 2018-2019 budget

MPs block sneaking of dubious Shs1 trillion to 2018-2019 budget

Parliament has blocked a move by the government to add a sum of Shs1 trillion to the budget estimates for the financial year 2018-2019. The government, through State Minister for Planning David Bahati (pictured), had proposed an allocation of Shs500 billion for the capitalization of Bank of Uganda and another Shs 500 billion as classified […]

Criminal gang lord Abdullah Kitata cries like a baby as trial kicks off

Criminal gang lord Abdullah Kitata cries like a baby as trial kicks off

The trial of the Abdullah Kitata the leader of the notorious criminal gang Boda Boda 2010 and others has kicked off before the General Court Martial in Makindye. Witness number one is an operative with CMI Pvt. Richard Kasaija who recounted events of 19th Janruary 2018 when he was instructed  by Capt. James Agaba the […]

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 […]

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