PAC summons Heart Institute officials over Shs 464m theft

Details Created: 24 August 2016 The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has summoned three former officials of Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) over the missing Shs 464m. The trio includes the former cashier, Domnic Ochola, the former chief accountant and the internal auditor. They are wanted to account for Shs 464m from the institute. The decision to summon […]

UNRA 'spent' Shs 15.5bn in legal fees in 3 years

Details Created: 24 August 2016 UNRA executive director Allen Kagina  Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) spent over Shs 15.5bn on private law firms in the last three years, URN has learnt. The payments were made between 2012 and 2015 to sixteen law firms as professional fees for defending the authority in a number of court […]

Traders back to Juba amid security concerns

Details Created: 24 August 2016 Ugandan traders have started returning to South Sudan even when they are not sure fighting has stopped. Hassan Mugisha, a dealer in food products based in Kisenyi, told The Observer that some traders were going back to Juba because they can’t thrive in Uganda. He said many traders had found […]

210 Entrepreneurs Graduate from Stanbic Bank Mentorship Programme

Graduands pose for a photo with Stanbic Bank and Enterprise Uganda Staff. (Photos by: Paul Mugume/ChimpReports) 210 Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) owners have Wednesday graduated from a one year business and mentorship programme supported by Stanbic Bank in partnership with Enterprise Uganda. The program which ran from July 2015 to July 2016 was initiated […]

UPC Split Over Omoro Woman MP Aspirant

The Gulu UPC Chairman Benjamin Oola Ameda(left in blue t-shirt)  and the UPC candidate for the Omoro woman member of parliament Shaka Marie Lapolo(right). The conflicts at Uganda House(the UPC headquarters)  has found its way in Omoro(Photo by James Owich) The candidature of Mariea Shaka Lapolo, the Omoro District Woman MP aspirant has divided members […]

Gulu RDC Cautions Balaalo On Threatening Locals

The meeting between Gulu Resident District Commissioner Capt Santos Okot Lapolo, Balaalo and lander owners in Oroko village in Gulu(Photo by David Okema) By David Okema Gulu Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Captain Santo Okot Lapolo has cautioned Balaalo in Gulu district from threatening violence against locals. Capt Lapolo was speaking yesterday during a meeting with […]

Kenyatta Signs Law Capping Interest Rates

Kenyatta assenting to the Banking (Amendment) Bill, 2015 at State House, Nairobi on Wednesday Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has explained why he has signed into law a Bill that caps interest rates charged on loans by commercial banks. Below is Kenyatta’s statement in full: On July 28, 2016, the National Assembly passed the Banking (Amendment) […]

Hope as South Sudan Moves to Increase Oil Production

Talks between South Sudan and Sudan to resume oil production have raised hopes the former’s economy could rise and shine again. The discussions which kicked off Monday in Khartoum were attended by Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum Dr Mohammed Awad Zayed and his South Sudanese counterpart Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth. The talks included an oil agreement and […]

Police apologizes To Gulu Residents over Shootings of a Drunken Cop

Aswa region police spokesman Jimmy Patrick Okema said the  trigger happy drunken cop has been detained and will face disciplinary action. Police in Gulu has apologised to Gulu residents over last night’s shooting that sent many scampering in panic. Last night’s shooting, the police say, was caused by a trigger happy cop suspected to have […]

Govt agrees to set up oil fund for businesses

Details Created: 24 August 2016 Government has agreed to establish a local content fund to facilitate the financing of local enterprises participating in the oil and gas sector. The proposal and commitment to establish a local content fund is contained in the draft National Content Policy for the Petroleum Subsector 2016, which was released recently.  […]