MPs side with top Kampala schools, order UNEB to review PLE

MPs side with top Kampala schools, order UNEB to review PLE

MPs have directed UNEB to review the results of schools that have raised complaints over the recently released PLE results The press has been awash with accusations against UNEB over the possible under marking of top schools in Kampala leading to a drop in performance for schools that have been traditional pace setters. The Kalungu […]

Troubled MTN to sell shares to Uganda govt

Troubled MTN to sell shares to Uganda govt

After an unprecedented beginning of the year, MTN Uganda Ltd. is understood to be in talks to sell an unspecified stake to the state-run National Social Security Fund that would widen local shareholding currently at only 5 percent. The company is in the process of negotiating “disposing shares to NSSF,” according to an emailed statement […]

UNEB accused over ‘leaked exam papers’

UNEB accused over ‘leaked exam papers’

The Uganda National Examinations Board is seeking Shs10.7 billion to enhance security of examinations and certification. Many accusing fingers have pointed at UNEB as being responsible for leaked exam papers that have led to cheating and malpractice. Odongo told MPs that the Board is embarking on a number of infrastructural installations that will improve security […]

Uganda has only banned foriegn-owned sports betting

Uganda has only banned foriegn-owned sports betting

The Finance minister Matia Kasaija has clarified that President Yoweri Museveni ordered that no new licences should be issued to foreign-owned sports betting companies nor renewing of permits for the existing ones. Speaking to TheUgandan on Tuesday, Kasaija says there were “enlarged outflows” by the foreign companies which the government seeks to regulate. These companies […]

Innovation Series shift focus to Uganda’s tourism potential

Innovation Series shift focus to Uganda’s tourism potential

KAMPALA, 22nd January 2019 – Kampala based brainchild Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), formerly brainchild Burson-Marsteller, has unveiled the third edition of Innovation Series, and announced two new partners for the event; Roke Telkom and Golf Course Hotel, in its bid to promote innovation in business. Mr. Walter Wafula, Business Unit Head- PR, Brainchild BCW, […]

Massive corruption scandal engulfs URA

Massive corruption scandal engulfs URA

Tension and anger is brewing at the newly occupied URA Towers as it downed on staff that their top management had mid December, 2018 under the cover of the festive season and closure of the 1st half of the tax collection year, stealthily rushed an ill prepared report to the Board of Directors seeking replacement […]

Private sector needs to unite, says Badagawa

Private sector needs to unite, says Badagawa

The Executive Director of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has called for unity among members to help get people into business and stay there. Gideon Badagawa made the call on Wednesday during a press conference organized to unveil the success of the Skills Development Facility (SDF) in Nakasero, Kampala. “We need to unite in […]

Oulanyah goes hard on lazy MPs

Oulanyah goes hard on lazy MPs

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has asked sectoral committees to expedite scrutiny into the budget framework paper for the financial year 2019/2020. The framework paper, containing budget proposals for the next financial year was presented to parliament by the Minister of State for planning David Bahati last week. It indicates a proposed increment […]

Landlord arrested over two female students found dead in rented room

Landlord arrested over two female students found dead in rented room

Old Kampala Police Station is investigating the death of two young women aged between 20 and 24, whose bodies were found rotting in a rented room in Kakeeka village, Rubaga division. The two were identified by neighbors as Huda Njuba and Safinah both former students of East African University. Police was informed of the death […]