Govt now to lend US$ 379 million to suspect Lubowa hospital investor

Govt now to lend US$ 379 million to suspect Lubowa hospital investor

MPs have questioned the move by Government to guarantee a loan of US$ 379 million for an investor for the construction of an International Specialised Hospital in Lubowa in Wakiso district. It came after Government through the Ministry of Finance and Economic development sought authorisation of parliament to issue Promissory Notes of up to US$379M […]

Lyomoki pushes for changes in NSSF

Lyomoki pushes for changes in NSSF

Government has blocked a move by Workers Member of Parliament, Dr. Sam Lyomoki to table a private members National Social Security Fund Amendment Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to amend the NSSF Act, 1985. In his motion of parliament, Lyomoki argues that much as NSSF has for the past 10 years performed well and even […]

MPs side with landlords in new property bill

MPs side with landlords in new property bill

Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the State Minister for Housing has defended the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2018, saying it seeks to introduce a comprehensive law to regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants. He was presenting justifications of the Lands, Housing and Urban Development for the Bill before the Committee on Physical Infrastructure, which is scrutinizing […]

Nawangwe castigates Makerere School of Law for fuelling unrest

Nawangwe castigates Makerere School of Law for fuelling unrest

Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has recommended the indefinite closure of the School of Law for failure to resume teaching. The recommendation is contained in a 7-page report dated Monday 11th February 2019 addressed to Lorna Magara, the Chairperson of Makerere University Council. The university council had previously directed the University Management to provide […]

URA releases Vietnamese owners of ivory, pangolin worth Shs13b

URA releases Vietnamese owners of  ivory, pangolin worth Shs13b

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has released two Vietnamese nationals arrested last week in connection with an ongoing case of ivory and pangolin scales smuggling worth up to $8 million. Mr. Dhan Yon Chiew and Mr. Nguyen Son Dong have been released on police bond, said Mr. Vicent Seruma, the Head of URA Public and Corporate Affairs. […]

Former Police Chief released bail of Shs10m

Former Police Chief released bail of Shs10m

Army Court chairman Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti on Monday granted bail to former Police Director of Criminal Intelligence Col. Ndahura Atwooki. Col. Ndahura shall report to court once every month and that his movements are restricted to Kampala and Wakiso districts. Col. Ndahura who has been in detention at Makindye Military barracks for close to […]

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 […]

Denmark rubbishes Uganda’s new passport

Denmark rubbishes Uganda’s new passport

Ugandans are furious over  Visa applications with the new Ugandan East African Community passport were turned down. The digital EAC passport is being rolled out across the region in fulfilment of the 1997 directive from the precursor of the EAC Secretariat to create a regional travel document, similar to one announced by the African Union in […]

Few judges, no justice, Museveni assured

Few judges, no justice, Museveni assured

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has called out President Museveni of failing to appoint the required number of judges of the High Court, Court of Appeal or Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court. Speaking Monday at the opening of the 21st annual judges’ conference at Kampala Serena Hotel under the theme of integrity and accountability, Katureebe […]