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Massive crowds turn out to welcome new Soroti Bishop Eciru Oliach

Transport paralyzed at Fika Salama along Mbale-Soroti road as Christians welcome Bishop Elect Rt Rev Dr Joseph Eciru Oliach. Eciru is on his way to Soroti ahead of his consecration and installation slated for Saturday, May 25th. The Bishop-elect made a stop over at Fika Salama bridge where he made a symbolic walk to cross […]

Massive crowds turn out to welcome new Soroti Bishop Eciru Oliach

Transport paralyzed at Fika Salama along Mbale-Soroti road as Christians welcome Bishop Elect Rt Rev Dr Joseph Eciru Oliach. Eciru is on his way to Soroti ahead of his consecration and installation slated for Saturday, May 25th. The Bishop-elect made a stop over at Fika Salama bridge where he made a symbolic walk to cross […]

Poverty, hunger drive up prostitution rates

Many African women who live at or below the poverty line are forced to sell their bodies in order to make ends meet. The women do not notice anything of the many poverty relief programs that exist on paper in their countries.
This is the conclusion of...

Finance minister: government not responsible for delay in public servants’ salaries

The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has distanced his Ministry from being responsible for the delayed payment of salaries of some civil servants in the local governments. Finance minister, Hon. Matia Kasaija responded to concerns raised by Members of Parliament during plenary on Tuesday 21, May 2019 that the Ministry had released money […]

KK Speaks Out on Bobi Wine ‘Presidency’

By Jolly Gwari  MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine does not have what it takes to become Uganda’s President, according to East African Affairs Minister Kirunda Kivejinja. Kivejinja also known as KK said Bobi Wine should stop imagining that becoming  a president is just a walk- over. “You cannot just wake up from the ghetto […]

In ruin, 14 municipalities get facelift

In a dramatic climb from ruin, some once rotting roads and buildings in rural municipalities are under careful reconstruction with support from the World Bank-funded Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) project.
An independen...

Katosi Water Works in High Gear

By John Fischer The Government of Uganda through NWSC is constructing the Katosi water works. The plant with 240million liters per day water production design capacity will add over 160million liters of water per day to Kampala service area under phase 1. The combined water production from Katosi and Ggaba water works will take care […]

US pastor gives Ugandans bleach-based ‘miracle cure’

An American pastor from New Jersey backed by a British former clairvoyant is running a network that gives up to 50,000 Ugandans a “miracle cure” made from industrial bleach, claiming drinking the toxic fluid eradicates cancer, HIV/Aids, malaria and mos...

Democratic Party buys land to build new headquarters

Sixty-five years after it was founded, the Democratic Party (DP) has finally raised funds to build its own headquarters.
Sources said last week that they have purchased a plot of land in Lubaga division of Kampala.

“DP, which has another undevelo...

“Voting should be made compulsory,” says Abed Bwanika

MUHAMAD MATOVU  Abed Bwanika who is a member of DP bloc has urged the government to make voting compulsory in Uganda as it is in some countries like Algeria. Speaking to the media at the party headquarters in Kampala, Bwanika noted that many Ugandans cry of poor conditionS, bad governance among others but take voting […]

Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is dead

Caine Literary prize winner and LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina is dead. Reports indicate that the 48-year-old writer died at 10 pm at his Langata home near Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, after battling stroke for some time. The “How to Write About Africa” satirical essay writer won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing. The winning […]

Mbale officials want Parliament to review job requirements for district engineers

District authorities in Mbale have proposed the scrapping of a certificate of registration scrapped from the job requirements of a district engineers. The authorities comprising district service commissioners and CAOs told the Appointments Committee of Parliament sitting at Mbale district council chambers that the requirement has made it difficult for the district to attract registered […]

Minister Peace Mutuzo cautions youth against being lured into fake foreign domestic jobs

The Minister of State for Gender and Culture, Peace Mutuzo, on Tuesday cautioned youth against being lured into foreign countries by dishonest people to work as housemaids or do other domestic jobs, without valid work contracts from their employers. She said Uganda has a lot of income generating opportunities, where youth can invest in their […]

Lukwago meets World Bank delegation at City Hall

The Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago yesterday morning hosted a delegation from the World Bank led by Martin Onyach Olaa; a Senior Urban Specialist at the bank. The meeting was at the lord mayor’s Parlour at City Hall. The delegation briefed the Lord Mayor about the progress of the Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP-2). […]

NARO unveils Shs6bn modern bio- safety laboratory

Dr.Ambrose Agona, the National Agricultural Research Organisation(NARO) Executive Director has said  Ugandan can now ably carryout surveillance, detection and diagnosis of livestock diseases in the country and the region at large, courtesy of the state of the art modern bio safety laboratory. Speaking during the unveiling of the facility that cost six billion shillings on […]

Parliament approves Shs 1.6 trillion supplementary budget

Parliament has approved the Shs 1.6 trillion supplementary budget request by government for the current financial year 2018/2019. Part of the money will cater for the on-going President Yoweri Museveni’s countrywide tours on wealth creation.The approve...

You can’t just come from the ghetto to be president – Kivejinja

The minister for East African Affairs and First Deputy Prime Minister Kirunda Kivejinja has, in a veiled statement, told Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi to stop imagining that becoming Uganda's next will just be a smooth ascendency...

Unidentified girl found dead in Naalya

Kira Division police is investigating circumstances under which a 12-year-old girl was killed and her body dumped in Naalya.Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, Luke Owoyesigyire, said the body of the girl suspected to be aged between 10 and 1...

Church seeks out NWSC to test Namugongo ‘holy water’

Ahead of this year's Martyr’s Day celebrations on June 3, the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Secretariat at Namugongo has sought the technical expertise of National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC) to carry out tests on the quality of the 'holy water' fr...

Minister Mutuzo warns musicians, amidst world cultural day

By Tonny Akankwatsa The Minister of State for Gender and Culture in the Ugandan Cabinet, Peace Mutuuzo has cautioned musicians regards realizing political music/songs. Hon. Peace precautioned artistes to “stop” production of political influential kind of music in this period ahead of the forthcoming election season come 2021. She advises this is against the law […]