Ugandans have to study Chinese – Makerere bosses

Ugandans have to study Chinese – Makerere bosses

Authorities at Makerere University are engaging Ugandans to embrace its new Bachelor of Chinese and Asiatic Studies Degree. Prof. Oswald Ndolerire, the Director, Confucius Institute at Makerere University says the teaching of Bachelor of Chinese and Asian Studies will enable Makerere to prepare Ugandans to fully embrace the political, social and economic advantages that China […]

LC I Elections: Tuesday 10th July declared a public holiday

LC  I Elections: Tuesday 10th July declared a public holiday

Ministry of Public Service has declared Tuesday 10th July a public holiday to enable Ugandans to participate in the Village Local Council One elections. Nominations of candidates for LC 1 village Chairpersons which began yesterday ends today and the elections will be held on Tuesdat 10th July in 60,800 villages countrywide. Uganda has not conducted […]

Govt to spend Shs500 billion on monitoring social media tax

Govt to spend Shs500 billion on monitoring social media tax

Government has announced it will come up with a system that will require all social media sites operating in Uganda to pay tax to the state. Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Centre, Minister in charge of Economic Planning David Bahati says Shs500 billion has been set aside to put in place a monitoring system. He […]

Uganda’s hospitals cannot adequately treat victims of acid violence – experts

Uganda’s hospitals cannot adequately treat victims of acid violence – experts

Government has been asked to roll out more treatment centres for victims of acid violence in the country. The End Acid Violence Uganda charity says many of the health facilities cannot adequately treat victims of acid violence. Victims of acid violence face horrific consequences, including death, severe disfigurement and loss of sight. Recent studies indicate […]

Manafwa seeks a permanent resettle of mudslide victims

Manafwa seeks a permanent resettle of mudslide victims

Manafwa district authorities want government to resettle mudslide victims as a permanent solution to the problem. Mudslides have displaced hundreds of people from Kaato, Bunabutsale and Weswa Sub counties in the past few months. The affected people have pitched camp at Bunabutsale sub county headquarters where they are living under squalid conditions. Government delivered food […]

More misery for poor Ugandans as fuel prices hit new high

More misery for poor Ugandans as fuel prices hit new high

Motorists around Kampala are crying out over the hike in fuel prices calling for government intervention. Pump fuel prices have been on the rise since the beginning of the year. Some analysts have expressed fear that Uganda may face a situation similar to 2007, at the peak of the post-election violence in Kenya. The average […]

IGP gives Kizza Besigye commando Police guards

IGP gives Kizza Besigye commando Police guards

The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered police officers in charge of the Very Important Person Police Protection Unit to provide extra security for three opposition politicians who reported threats against their lives. The politicians include former FDC Party President Dr. Kizza Besigye, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kyadondo East MP […]

LC 1 Elections: Controversial lining up goes under the microscope today

LC 1 Elections: Controversial lining up goes under the microscope today

The controversial lining up method of voting will come under its first test today, as the Electoral Commission conducts its first election at the Local Council level. The Commission is today conducting elections for Village Women Committees. The elections will take place in 60,800 villages across the country. Electoral Commission Deputy Spokesperson, Paul Bukenya, explains […]

Uganda orders telecoms to block VPNs

Uganda orders telecoms to block VPNs

Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi, says telecommunication companies will block Virtual Private Network applications commonly known as VPN, that are aiding Ugandans to evade social media tax. The Shs200 daily levy for Over the Top internet services like WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook among other social media services took effect yesterday, at the start […]