Kasese Ebola death, more cases confirmed

Kasese Ebola death, more cases confirmed

According to the latest announcement on the Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation, two new confirmed cases are relatives of the five-year-old boy- a Ugandan national who was the first case to be confirmed in the country. The five-year-old child who tested positive for Ebola is receiving care after arriving on Sunday and died […]

Tension as Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak

Tension as Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak

A child in Kasese district  has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year, the health ministry said late Tuesday, in a blow to efforts by health workers who for months sought to prevent contamination across the heavily traveled […]

Uganda SGR dreams remain wet in the wing

Uganda SGR dreams remain wet in the wing

President Yoweri Museveni stated in his State of the Nation Address on Thursday that the economic lifeline project – Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) , which would provide faster access to regional markets remain on hold for the foreseeable future. Uganda  is still committed to building the SGR, but pending “issues to resolve” about the project’s financing and […]

Kabaka to use boat racing in HIV/Aids fight

Kabaka to use boat racing in HIV/Aids fight

Buganda Kingdom is seeking to use boat racing sport to champion public health awareness and HIV/AIDs prevention campaigns among the kingdom subjects. The plan was unveiled by Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu, the Minister in charge of Youth, Sports and Recreation in the Buganda Kingdom. He says that the Kingdom will periodically organize boat regattas, through which, […]

Over 4 million Uganda PWDs seek equality

Over 4 million Uganda PWDs  seek equality

Government has expressed commitment towards prioritizing disability issues in its National Development Plan. This was during the launch of the 5-year National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) strategic plan at Golf Course Hotel, Kampala. Judith Mutabaazi the focal officer in charge of population and social development at the National Planning Authority said in […]

Bank rewarding Visa card users with cash prizes

Bank rewarding Visa card users with cash prizes

Uganda’s second largest bank Centenary Bank in April launched a digital rewards campaign in which customers and staff were to be rewarded for using their Visa cards when making purchases through the global visa card services platform. The campaign dubbed “Kwasa with CenteVisa” that kicked off in April, has in the last fortnight through weekly […]

MTN make good with Museveni as deported CEO returns

MTN make good with Museveni as deported CEO returns

Uganda’s biggest telco MTN have welcomed back their  deported chief executive officer Wim Vanhelleputte almost three months since his unceremonious departure. The Belgian returned to Kampala on Wednesday, sources stating that  Mr Vanhelleputte made a written commitment that he would “never be involved in politics again” in Uganda. In a statement issued yesterday, Mr Shuter […]

Mubende locals win wheels

Mubende locals win wheels

The latest winners in Crown Beverages’ ongoing Tukonectinge with Pepsi consumer reward promotion are Lasuli Ngobi and  Sarah Ninsiima  getting a Toyota Wish each. “I was over joyed when I received a call from Pepsi that I was among the lucky winners for the weekly Draws,” said Mr. Lasuli Ngobi. He further remarked that, “Am thankful to […]

Equity Bank supports Martyrs Day celebrations

Equity Bank (U) Ltd has made a Shs20 million donation to the organizing committee of the Martyrs Day celebrations as Ugandans and the world prepares to celebrate June 3, 2019. The celebrations are to last for a week. Equity Bank’s Marketing and Communications Manager Phillip Otim and Head of Operations Kenneth Onyango handed over a […]

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