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MTN appoints Gordian Kyomukama as Acting CEO

Gordian Kyomukama has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of MTN to replace Wim Vanhelleputte who was served with a deportation order yesterday. According to a tweet on their official twitter handle, the telecom giant noted: “To ensure business continuity, we have appointed Mr. Gordian Kyomukama, currently Chief Technology Officer, as Acting Chief Executive. Our focus […]

NSSF seeks to recover shs160b from defaulters in amnesty window

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has announced a three month grace period for all employers that have not remitted employees’ social security contributions in a move aimed at recovering shs160 billion. Addressing journalists on Tuesday, NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba said in exchange, the fund will waive up to 95% of the penalty amount […]

Arua fracas: Police court reduces ranks of officers for neglect of duty

NALWADDA NSANGI  The police disciplinary court has sentenced five out of the six officers on the count of neglect of duty contrary section 44 subsection 1 code 19A of Police Act have been found guilty and sentenced to reduction of a rank. They are the former regional CID officer Mugweri Edward, Junena Robert Akia of […]

Prof Nawangwe caught off guard as Makerere staff launch full blast strike

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof.Barnabas Nawangwe has said he is not aware of the ongoing strike at the university despite a declaration by the staff to go full blast with their industrial action. The university staff members in a joint general assembly on Monday resolved to totally withdraw all labour following the refusal by Prof.Nawangwe […]

High Court dismisses mobile money tax case

The High Court in Kampala has thrown out a case in which two mobile money users sued Uganda Revenue Authority for taxing their mobile money deposits. Government recently scrapped off taxes on depositing money on mobile money accounts prompting two concerned Ugandans including John Robert Turyakira and Anthony Odur to sue telecom companies and the […]

Kitatta was not a patron for Boda boda 2010 – Witness contradicts self

A witness on Monday contradicted himself as he tried to defend Abdalla Kitatta’s role in Boda Boda 2010 during the hearing of the case before the General Court Martial in Makindye. Kitatta last month told court that he has never been a member of Boda Boda 2010 asking that the group’s chairman for Rubaga, Joel […]

Uganda Boxing Federation boss wants bigger share of sports budget

RITAH TUGUMISIRIZE The National Council of Sports has responded to Uganda Boxing Federation, (UBF) president Moses Muhangi’s statements that football’s governing body, Fufa, rigs out other federations of a reasonable share of the government cake. Moses Muhangi  had earlier said that Fufa had duped government into giving them a huge portion of the money allocated […]

Opinion: NBS television leads in investigative stories in Africa (VIDEOS INCLUDED)

By Wanda I’m now inclined to watch the investigative piece that got Solomon Sserwanjja painted a criminal by our very ‘vigilant’ police force. Come to think of it, all the investigates NBS has worked on have  been a big hit, they know when and where to hit. NBS is an asset to Ugandans when it […]

Kanungu: Coffee farmers cry over unreliable power

NAKABUYE SHEILAH Coffee farmers in Kanungu district have said their quest to add value to their products has been frustrated by unreliable power supply in the area. The farmers claimed that they have the capacity to add value in coffee to be able to earn more money, but the limited power supply is frustrating their […]

CMI operatives trained in human rights observation

Operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, the intelligence wing of the UPDF have been equipped with knowledge and skills in human rights observation. Speaking to the soldiers during the opening of a three- day training in human rights at the Ministry of defence headquarters in Mbuya on Monday, Nicole Bjerler, the representative of United […]

Tororo MPs clash at burial over calls to unite

DAVID OCHIENG MPs from Tororo district yesterday clashed at the burial ceremony of Keserina Ofwono, the mother of Apollo Yeri Ofwono, the MP Tororo municipality after they disagreed on calls to unite. Drama unfolded after the function’s master of ceremony, Tanga Odoi the chairperson of the NRM electoral commission invited MPs present to address the […]

VIDEO: Sseggona-Kainerugaba’s UPDF promotion is a sign Museveni time in office over

By Jamila Mulindwa Political analysts appearing on NBS TV’s Morning Breeze have called into question some of the recent promotions in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). At least 2000 UPDF officers were promoted in an announcement by the Commander-in-Chief President Yoweri Museveni last week. The promotions were announced in a press statement issued by […]

Army court members promoted

Members of the General Court Martial sitting in Makindye were part of the 2031 UPDF officers promoted by President Museveni last week, the Nile Post has learnt. On Monday, the seven promoted members of the army court donned their new ranks as the army court presided over cases. These included Maj.Gen. Joseph Arocha, Lt.Col. Frank […]

COSASE summons Kasekende, Bagyenda over their properties

The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) today  resolved that Dr Loius Kasekende, the deputy governor of the central bank and Justine Bagyenda, the former executive director in Bank of Uganda appear before a select committee of members to explain how they came to own a number of properties in and […]

COSASE summons Kasekende, Bagyenda over their properties

The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) today  resolved that Dr Loius Kasekende, the deputy governor of the central bank and Justine Bagyenda, the former executive director in Bank of Uganda appear before a select committee of members to explain how they came to own a number of properties in and […]

“Torture is not a technique of investigation,” IGP Ochola warns police officers

If there is one thing that agitates Martin Okoth Ochola, the Inspector General of Police, it is the belief that the Uganda Police Force is the most corrupt institution in Uganda. Ochola expressed his disappointment with this belief saying as head of the police, he will do anything to change its tainted image. He was […]

Fire guts Elegu border market

By Benson Ongom Hundreds of businessmen and women at Elegu border market has been left in tears as fire gutted at their market and shops. According to Aswa region Police PRO Patrick Jimmy Okema, over 36 kiosks which include shops, clinics, and salons have been destroyed by the fire. Sources say the fire started sometime […]

Lamwo: Wave of insecurity puts residents on tenterhooks

JORDAN MUBANGIZI   Lamwo, one of the boarder districts with South Sudan has had a fair share of the spill over of the war in South Sudan, as the rebel elements cross into Uganda and terrorize residents. Now the residents in the district have appealed to government to tackle crime head on, saying this is threatening […]

Busoga pioneer Bishop, Bamwoze dies

Busoga Diocese pioneer Bishop, Rt Rev Cyprian Bamwoze Monday morning was pronounced dead following a three year battle with cancer. Bamwoze according to close family friends died at Uganda Cancer Institute in Mulago where he had been receiving treatment. “Bishop Bamwoze has rested from an excruciating protracted ill health,” a close family friend told Nile […]

KCCA working on a law to regulate public transport

JORDAN MUBANGIZI Public transport remains one of Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) biggest challenges, with congestion, noise and sound pollution being the order of the day. Previous attempts to address transport challenges through various proposals have hit a dead end. Now, the authority seems to have got a solution. It is in advanced stages of […]

Bank of Uganda board wants law amended

The Board of Directors of Bank of Uganda (BoU) has blamed the difficulties faced by the Central Bank on gaps in the Constitution. Article 161 (2) of the Constitution vests the authority of the Central Bank on the Board. According to the law, the Chairperson of the Board is the Governor while the Vice Chairperson […]

Bank of Uganda board wants law amended

The Board of Directors of Bank of Uganda (BoU) has blamed the difficulties faced by the Central Bank on gaps in the Constitution. Article 161 (2) of the Constitution vests the authority of the Central Bank on the Board. According to the law, the Chairperson of the Board is the Governor while the Vice Chairperson […]

“We will even circumcise dead bodies” Umukuka warns the Bamasaba

DAVID OCHIENG The cultural leader of the Bamasaba, Umukuka Dr. Bob Mushikori has warned his subjects against dodging circumcision saying even dead bodies will be circumcised. The Umukuka sounded the warning during Inemba celebrations in Bukikaye village, Bududa district. The celebration officially marks the end of the circumcision season in Bugisu. It is the day […]

Kadaga takes swipe at the executive for disrespecting parliament

The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has stressed the need for the executive to respect the independence of parliament, saying it is an inevitable balance required in strengthening democratic governance. Kadaga said issues relating to the independence of Parliament; its responsiveness in addressing service delivery needs of citizens should top the agenda of the upcoming Fifth World […]

Raxio signs Hamilton Cloud Services as first customer

Hamilton Cloud Services (HCS), Uganda’s first local cloud service provider and a subsidiary of Hamilton Telecom, on Thursday, February 7th 2019, finalised an agreement to co-locate their servers in Raxio Data Centre’s state-of-the-art data centre at the Kampala Industrial and Business Park, Namanve. Raxio announced its plans to construct Uganda’s first tier 3, carrier-neutral and […]