Disillusioned medical interns call off strike

Disillusioned medical interns call off strike

Medical interns have called off their strike after negotiations with the government and the ministry of health. Last week, medical interns announced that they had laid down their tools demanding the provision of essential medicines and medical supplies and prompt payment of their monthly allowances, among other demands. Dr. Robert Lubega the intern President has […]

Museveni in army boots insists poverty in Uganda is because of ignorance

Museveni in army boots insists poverty in Uganda is because of ignorance

President Kaguta Museveni has today harvested what he planted last year during his water-bottle irrigation demonstration farm in Kawumu, Luweero. “It is an achievement to be poor in Uganda,” he believes. “All families show embark on commercial rather subsistence farming as a way of social economic transformation,” he added. In the same locality, Mr. Museveni […]

Agent banking to ease and increase financial inclusion

Agent banking to ease and increase financial inclusion

People living in areas without a commercial bank branch will soon be able to access formal bank services. Banks are currently putting final touches on the preparations to roll out agent banking following the approval of the regulations about three month ago. Reports indicate that at least three banks – Stanbic, Barclay and Centenary Bank, […]

Ugandan stars lead cast of new Belgian-French film

Ugandan stars lead cast of new Belgian-French film

Comedian Daniel Omara, TV personality Deedan Muyira and actress Rehema Nanfuka are among a host of Ugandan stars to look out for when the new Belgium-France-Uganda co-production film Papi premieres tomorrow. The multicultural thriller about sex and revenge is set to make its Ugandan debut at Theatre Labonita in Kampala tomorrow, Feb 15, following a […]

Old Kampala police battles gay-friendly advocates HRAPF

Old Kampala police battles gay-friendly advocates HRAPF

Old Kampala Police Station battled with members of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum who stormed the police station asking for a report on the rampant break-ins at their office. Civil society organization, Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) has expressed concern over the rampant break-ins at their offices. Last week, unidentified individuals broke […]

Museveni must go, insists Ruwenzori Bishop, Reuben Kisembo

Museveni must go, insists Ruwenzori Bishop, Reuben Kisembo

The Bishop Ruwenzori Diocese, Reuben Kisembo has defended his remarks to President Museveni that he should retire. While at the commissioning of St. Elizabeth Chapel at Kyebambe Girls’ School on Saturday, Kisembo openly told the President to retire and not deny Ugandans an opportunity to witness a peaceful hand over of power. Kisembo also said […]

Lukwago sues Beti Kamya

Lukwago sues Beti Kamya

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has sued Kampala Minister  Betty Kamya over what he termed as meddling in  KCCA meetings. The Lord Mayor says they have explored all other avenues and were left with no option but to run to court. He filed the case at the High Court this […]

Why Taxify boda is the safest option

Why Taxify boda is the safest option

Why Boda bodas, or motorcycle taxis, are the main forms of transport in Uganda, their safety has been a big issue. But announcement of a boda-boda option on the Taxify app in Uganda has been heralded as a game changer. Taxify, a ride-sharing platform, last week unveiled their boda boda option and the Estonian firm […]

Mineral deposits in Karamoja making communities vulnerable – Nicholas Opiyo

Mineral deposits in Karamoja  making communities vulnerable –  Nicholas Opiyo

The Uganda Law Reform Commission has been called on to re-examine land rights in mineral rich areas. Nicholas Opiyo, Human Rights lawyer and crusader says the current form of the law leaves communities in mineral deposit areas especially the Karamoja communities vulnerable. His thoughts are supported by the Human Rights Watch report which says huge […]