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01/15/2018 07:23 PM
NSSF's Jamwa Loses Appeal Against 12-Year Jail Sentence
[Observer] Four years after his appeal application was heard, David Chandi Jamwa, the former director of National Social Security (NSSF) is finally going start to serve a 12-year sentence given to him by the Anti-Corruption court in 2011.
01/15/2018 07:16 PM
Health Minister Moriku Off Life Support Machine
[Monitor] The condition of the ailing State Minister of Health in charge of Primary Health, Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu has steadily improved, according to her husband, Dr Felix Kaducu.
01/15/2018 07:15 PM
Policeman Accused of Kidnapping Kagame's Bodyguard Bailed
[Monitor] Kampala -A junior policeman has been released on bail pending trial over accusations of kidnapping a former bodyguard to Rwandan President Paul Kagame in 2013 before being dubiously extradited back home and sentenced to life imprisonment
01/15/2018 07:15 PM
Four MPs Quit Lango Parliamentary Group
[Monitor] Four members of Parliament have quit the Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG), a loose coalition of members of Parliament from Lango sub region.
01/15/2018 07:14 PM
Makerere Graduation Starts Today
[Monitor] The 68th graduation at Makerere University starts Tuesday. The four-day ceremony will see about 13,000 students graduate in various disciplines.
01/15/2018 06:52 PM
Law Society Goes to Court to Challenge Age Limit Law
[Monitor] Kampala -Hardly two weeks after President Museveni assented to the controversial age limit Bill turning into law, the Uganda Law Society has petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to annul it.
01/15/2018 06:37 PM
Models That Kampala Needs to Consider to Manage Urban Sprawl
[The Conversation Africa] Metropolitan areas in less developed countries can provide the foundation for economic growth for the whole country . But many face major challenges because local government jurisdictions don't coincide with the boundaries of the economic region. This happens when cities grow beyond their administrative boundaries, often as a result of urban sprawl.
01/15/2018 02:19 AM
Can Uganda Reduce Financial Exclusion to 5 Percent in 5 Years?
[IPS] Washington DC -In October 2017, Uganda launched a new five-year National Financial Inclusion Strategy. The strategy seeks to reduce financial exclusion from 15 to 5 percent by 2022 by ensuring that all Ugandans have access to and use a broad range of quality and affordable financial services.
01/15/2018 01:45 AM
Chief Justice's Silence On Age Limit Debacle Is Disappointing
[Monitor] Age limit. Justice Forum party president Asuman Basalirwa was one of the Opposition leaders who campaigned against the lifting of the age limit from the Constitution. One of the arguments proponents of the constitution amendment Bill (now Act) raised was that the Supreme Court had in the 2016 Amama Mbabazi election petition ordered government to carry out reforms and it was on the basis of that directive that they moved the Bill. Ivan Okuda talks to Mr Basalirwa who was one of Mr Mbabazi's lawyers in that
01/15/2018 01:42 AM
How I Sold Green Houseflies to a Butcher
[Monitor] They say desperate times call for desperate measures. And Waigulo was not going to sit on his hands and sulk as his butchery runs out of business because of formalin fuss. He had to do something and the first idea was his best bet.
01/15/2018 01:00 AM
Police Officers Minting Millions From Free Police Forms
[Observer] It was on Thursday afternoon when Ibrahim Mugerwa dashed to Kira road police station to secure the release of his brother. Before speaking to his brother who had spent five days in police custody or the investigating officer, Mugerwa stormed the room with a photocopier to make copies of the bond papers.
01/15/2018 12:42 AM
President Receives UAE Investor
[Uganda Media Centre] President Yoweri Museveni has today received and held a meeting with Dr. Ahmed Eltigani Al Mansourie, an Envoy of the Emir of Sharjan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who called on him at State House, Nakasero.
01/14/2018 07:54 PM
MTN Licence Expires, Rivals Fight Renewal
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda's largest telecom company, MTN Uganda is caught up in a fight to secure the renewal of its licence which expires this year, The Independent can reveal.
01/14/2018 07:51 PM
Serena Hotels Expands to DRC
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Serena Hotels is set to expand into the Democratic Republic of Congo with the opening of a new property located on the shore of Lake Kivu in Goma.
01/14/2018 07:45 PM
MPs to Govt - Farmers Need Money, Not GMOs
[Observer] Legislators opposed to the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012 say government should increase the budget for agriculture instead of introducing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to counter food insecurity and other climate change challenges.
01/14/2018 07:33 PM
Govt Donates Land to UAE Investor
[Monitor] President Museveni has promised to donate 27 square miles of land in Mbarara District to a United Arab Emirates investor to set up model farm in the country. Sources from the state house say the UAE investor, Dr Ahmed Eltigani Al Mansourie will bring in a new technology to fertilise cows that produce high milk.
01/14/2018 07:32 PM
Policemen Kidnapped Me and Stole My Money - Dentist
[Monitor] Three police officers attached to Wandegeya Police Station are under detention and a former operative of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence is wanted over kidnapping a dentist and conning him of his money.
01/14/2018 07:26 PM
Museveni's Ntungamo Utterances Have Unmasked His Zero-Sum Politics
[Monitor] The recent by-elections in Ruhaama County, won by NRM's Moses Kahima, allowed Museveni to drop every pretence about equitable development and show his true colours as an ultra-partisan. Museveni reportedly said "voting for the Opposition is suicidal".