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  • Jul 18 , 2018

    BY Steven Owere and Mamdan Matte

    The Democratic party, DP has disagreed with President Museveni’s stamen in which he attributed the Murder of

  • Jul 18 , 2018

    By Bagiira Namazzi Elizabeth and Male Jemimah

    The Forum for Democratic Change, FDC has demanded for an explanation from government for continued lack of Septrine drugs in the government’s medical stores which FDC describes as a

  • Jun 29 , 2018

    BY NYAKATO DOREEN, NAMAKULA VICTO, KYOMUKAMA LYDIA, ASOMO DOREEN, KASOLE IBRAHIM.

    As Ugandans prepare for the national father’s day celebration, the minister for ethics and integrity Fr.simon lokodo has critiqued fathers for negating their responsibilities which has contributed to single parenthood

  • Jun 28 , 2018

    BY KABANYORO RITAH ,KASOLE IBRAHIM

    Cabinet has tasked the National Planning Authority, NPA to facilitate the implementation of National Vision 2040 and the attainment of the Middle Income status by 2020.

    State Minister for planning David Bahati told media at

  • Jun 28 , 2018

    BY NAMULI DAPHINE

    The Chief justice Bart Katuleebe Magunda has appealed to advocates to give quality services to people ahead of the desire to have dispensation of justice.

    Chief justice Bart Katuleebe while addressing during

  • Jun 14 , 2018

    UTN Reporter

    The Former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has been arrested by the military.

    Gen Kayihura was arrested earlier

  • Jun 02 , 2018

    UTN Reporter

    The ruling Party National Resistance Movement (NRM) is considering going back to the drawing board to establish lop holes that might have led to the big loss in the Rukungiri by

  • Jun 02 , 2018

    UTN Reporter

    President Yoweri Museveni has challenged African leaders to emulate the former Tanzanian President, Julius Nyerere to always accord some time towards God describing Nyerere as a devoted

  • May 29 , 2018

    UTN Reporter

    Kampala High Court judge Eva Luswata has further adjourned the hearing of the case against former ADF rebel leader Jamil Mukulu and 38 others to 14th June following fresh emerging

  • May 29 , 2018

    UTN Reporter

    The replacement of the embattled Principle Makerere University Business School, Prof Wasswa Balunywa hits a snag following his reappointment by President Yoweri Museveni barely

business

  • Jun 29 , 2018

    BY INKE BRIAN and TIBAINGANA FRED

    The Uganda Travel Agents Association (TUGATA) and Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) have condemned Government’s decision to abolish travel agents to engage in travel transactions.

    Addressing the media at

  • Jun 13 , 2017

    BY JOSEPHINE NAMANDA AND AMINAH NAMATOVU

    Kampala-The Uganda revenue authority has announced new avenues through which it will raise the required shs 15.1 trillion as tasked in the National Budget read last week.

  • Apr 13 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Kampala - Civil Society Organizations under the Budget advocacy group have called for increased funding for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and cooperatives if the country will make significant strides towards achieving the middle income status in four years.

  • Apr 06 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Kampala - Boda Boda Cyclists in Kampala have launched a Cooperative Society that will enable them access affordable Motor Cycles on credit.

    The Union coded Kampala Civic Centre Boda Boda Transporters Cooperative Society-KCCBT was launched today in Kampala

  • Mar 24 , 2017

    By UTN Business Reporter

    Kampala - The Uganda Shilling has significantly gained value in relation to the US Dollar in a space of 3 days. The Uganda Shilling by Thursday traded at 3,590.79 / 3,600.70 as compared to Tuesday at 3,591.35 / 3,601.35 buying and selling respectively.

  • Feb 28 , 2017

    Rotary International president John F. Germ has hailed the contribution of Centenary Bank and Rotary towards the fight against cancer in Uganda.

    John F. Germ made the remark during the commissioning

  • Feb 16 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    The African Development Bank Group has injected US $ 3.50m into the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) for Infrastructure master plan in the eight member states.

  • Jan 30 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Kampala - The National Budget for the financial year 2017/18 will pay much emphasis on oil production, as a way to combat the falling donor assistance and avoid borrowing. The director for Budgeting in the Ministry of Finance Kenneth Mugambe says the national Budget is set out clearly to streamline oil production, with an infrastructural development framework to guide them.
  • Jan 11 , 2017

    Kampala – l;Government has invested a total amount of Shs 20bn shillings into Coffee development in the Country. The money meant is for rural farmers to boost local production, and hit an average requirement for the Country by the year 2020.

  • Dec 16 , 2016

    SEATINI, a Civil Society Organization together with Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA have called for an immediate expulsion of all foreign traders and business men involved in petty retail Businesses.

Environment

  • Aug 08 , 2016

    Government plans to increase investments in food and livestock production, as a gloomy weather prediction for areas around the Lake Victoria Basin and other parts of the country threatens production of cash crops. According sources, money planned to boost cash crops like tea, and coffee will instead be diverted to enhance other crops’ performance in a bid to offset deficits arising from adverse climate conditions.

  • Jun 13 , 2016

    WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION-RESEARCH

    The Uganda National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC) have expressed concern over the lots of time spent by women and children while collecting firewood and cooking

  • May 09 , 2016

    Leaders in Mbarara district are calling on the National Environment Management Authority - NEMA, to apply military strategies in protecting the Wetlands and save the only historical River Rwizi which si the only source of water in 9 districts.

    The leaders are concerned about human activities and urban

  • Mar 25 , 2016

    Failure to communicate between Chinese Engineers and Ugandan workers at the Karuma Dam construction project has been reported to be one of the major constraints slowing progress of works.

    The Chinese Contractor Sinohydro says 30% of the works is done

  • Mar 15 , 2016

    The Uganda National renewable energy and efficiency Alliance, UNREEEA have expressed dismay over the lots of time spent by women and children while collecting firewood and cooking which exposes them to indoor air pollution.

    This was revealed during a press conference at Hotel Africana for the alliances Annual General Meeting

education

  • Jul 18 , 2018
    By Madman Matte

    Government has increased its funding towards the education sector from 2,112.17bn to 2,445billion shilling a head of its struggle to improve

  • Jan 10 , 2017

    Kampala. Link Islamic Schools in Uganda has released the 2016 Islamic Primary Leaving Examination results with the performance increasing by 21.1% compared to last year.

    Of the 2020 students who sat for the 2016 exams, 569 passed in

  • Dec 14 , 2016

    Principles of Constituent Colleges at Makerere University have trashed the pleas by the University Council to prevail over the dons to take the offer of one month salary and other incentives.

    In a heated meeting chaired by the University Council Chairperson Eng Wana Etyem

  • Nov 08 , 2016

    The High Court in Kampala has agreed with the Ministry of Education to have Bridge International Academies closed over failure to meet minimum sanitation requirements of operation

    Delivering her ruling on Friday morning, Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa held that

  • Aug 30 , 2016

    A total of 2700 from 451 qur’an schools are set to sit for this year’s Islamic primary Leaving Exams starting tomorrow Wednesday. This marks the end of year Islamic Primary Leaving Examinations indicating an increament in the number of schools registering for these exams compared to last year.

    This years exams comes at a time when Examinations

  • Aug 12 , 2016

    NON-TEACHING PIN TECHNOCRATS IN FINANCE AND PUBLIC SERVICE Non-Teaching staff who are currently on strike in all public universities have threatened to change the method of strike by marching to the constitutional square if at all; pressure from

  • Jul 13 , 2016

    At a time when most Ugandans struggle to get absorbed in the labor sector, the Deputy Attorney General has criticized parents who often discourage their children to take part in Music and sports.

    The Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana was presiding at the Nabisunsa Girls school

Politics

  • Jan 18 , 2018

    BY RENITTA KAHINJU<\p>

    The Democratic Party is considering challenging Parliament’s procedures saying the august house didn’t follow some procedures when passing the recent controversial bills into law. <\p>

    Democratic Party President Norbert Mao announced this

  • Jun 29 , 2016

    The outgoing UNAIDS Country representative Musa Bungudu has paid a courtesy visit to the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadagga with a strong call on sustaining the progress achieved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

    Bungundu notes that Uganda has made a remarkable progress

  • Jun 23 , 2016

    Tough times ahead of UPC’s Betty Among in Parliament after accepting a ministerial position in the ruling NRM government.

    The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza

  • Jun 23 , 2016

    The Leader of the opposition in Parliament and Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza has finally fully constituted her shadow Cabinet in Parliament to face-off with the ruling NRM on the floor of Parliament.

    Kiiza appointed Angelina Osege as Chairperson

Court

  • Mar 28 , 2018

    BY UTN REPORTER

    Hardly a week after High Court Judge Justice Wilson Masalu Musene disqualified himself from a Treason case against Aisha Nakasibante and 18 others, he now makes a un turn.

    Accrding the the Judge, he returned to this case to

  • Jan 10 , 2017

    Kampala. The king of Rwenzururu Kingdom, Charles Wesley Mumbere, now facing a string of charges including terrorism, has accused the state of playing double standards in his bail application.

    The king through his lawyers including Caleb Alaka, Evans Ochieng, Samuel Muyizzi, said the state

  • Jul 06 , 2016

    The High Court has deferred the hearing of the bail application by former FDC presidential candidate to Monday next week.

    According to Solomon Muyita, the Senior Communications Officer of the Judiciary, Dr Besigye’s bail application hearing had initially been scheduled for tomorrow but because it’s a public holiday

  • Jul 06 , 2016

    Six former aides to Gen. David Sejusa have this afternoon been found guilty of offenses related to the over throw of government by force of arms.

    The six who were found guilty by the General Court Martial sitting in Makindye include; corporal Grace Nasasira, corporal Godfrey Karuhanga, Frank Ninsiima,

Human Rights

  • Jun 29 , 2018

    BY STEVEN OWERE, NAMUBIRU VICTO, NAMBASAUNIAH AND SUSAN NAMOMBWE

    The Equal opportunities commission is stuck with 25cases relating Albinos which the commission hopes to work hand in hand with the legal advocacy, Government and the local councils to have it addressed.

    A legal officer from the commission

  • Mar 14 , 2017

    A section of women have expressed disappointment for the continued number of women who die daily saying the lives of 16 women that are lost every day in Uganda while giving birth is alarming necessitating no need to take part in International Women’s day.

    These women we met at the Center for Human Rights and Development, CEHURD

  • Jun 16 , 2016

    Old people under their umbrella body Uganda reach the aged, URAA have tasked government to have a national roll-out of the senior citizens grant support-SAGE to enable every Ugandan benefit.

    This was raised by the old age during the celebrations to mark the UN World

  • Jun 15 , 2016

    Mukono municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Bakireke has been admitted in hospital with serious health complications.

    Currently Nambooze is being admitted in Church of Uganda

Sports

  • Jun 28 , 2018

    BY INKE BRIAN

    The 4 year wait is finally over and tonight we are looking forward to the 2018 world cup kicking off at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow between the host Russia and Saudi Arabia.

    This year’s tournament is the 21st, world cup contested

  • Jan 09 , 2017

    Powers edged City Oilers during their second game at 62-54 to emerge victors.

    There has always been tension when the two team meet with either

  • Dec 28 , 2016

    UGANDA Cranes goal keeper and Mamelodi Sundowns short stopper Dennis Onyango has been ranked 10th best goal keeper in the world. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics placed Onyango in the 10th spot ahead of Arsenal and Czech stopper Petr Cech

  • Apr 03 , 2016

    National Athlete Nahabwe Kenneth came victorious in the NSSF Kampala Hash Seven Hills Marathon on Sunday in Kampala. The event was organized by the National Social Security Fund with proceeds meant for safe water provision to Primary Schools in Kampala. Ambience

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AKOL PINS RUHINDI ON PRESIDENTIAL HANDSHAKE

Parliament - The Commissioner General Uganda Revenue Authority Doris Akol has pinned former Attorney General Fred Ruhindi for initiating the move to award Ug Shs 6bn to a selection of Government officials in the controversial Presidential handshake.

HENRY KAJURA OUT

1st Deputy Premier and Public Service Minister Henry Kajura

Attorney General Ruhindi Fred…is also trailing in Nakawa.

Minister Vicent Nyanzi loses

EC Introduces Location Slips For Polls

Kampala – The Electoral Commission has introduced new Location Slips to be used by voters on the voting day to determine their polling stations. The Location Slips spells out the polling station for a particular voter, which is seen as a remedy to transferring voters’ names from their known polling centers. The slips will be used in the Feb 18th Polls, and will be required by

KCCA TO EASE PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST S LIVES

KAHINJU RENITTA AND MARIA EYORU Kampala Capital City Authority, KCCA in the struggle to uplift Kampala City into a modern status, Luwum Street and Namirembe road have been redesigned to suit for Pedestrians and cyclists.

Luwum Street which has always been used as an access

WORLD AIDS DAY: CSO’s PETITION COURT OVER AIDS LAW

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations are up into arms to Challenge the legal approach by Government to criminalize HIV/AIDS, a legal barriers that tend to block efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Organizations led by UGANET and THETA are set to petition the Constitutional Court challenging the Legal provisions that criminalize HIV/AIDS

GOVERNMENT CRACKS WHIP ON PONOGRAPHY

Government has swung into action to combat the rising cases of pornography in the country. This follows cabinet approval of the pornography control committee required to work closely with ethics and integrity ministry, police in curbing down the vices. Section 3 of the anti- pornography Act 2014 provides for the establishment of the committee to take necessary measures to

ARSENAL ROOTS FOR UGANDAN TALENT

Arsenal FC is set to offer a helping hand in narturing Ugandan talent, with high hopes of scooping fresh footballers at a tender age. The English giant club running a sports clinic in the local communities in Uganda through Inter-Cities tournaments starting 5th – 20th January 2017. The under 17 tournament will be run

Gen Ssejusa Charged and Remanded To Luzira

Accused of awol he challenges charges against him. The former Director of Military Intelligence Gen David Sejusa Tinyefunza has been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison amidst protest from his lawyers who claim that the charges are defective because he challenged the same in the High court. Gen Sejusa appeared before a panel of 7 chaired by Maj Gen Levis LD

SALAAM MUSUMBA WINS ELECTION APPEAL

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal in Kampala has ejected Kamuli Municipality MP Rehema Watongola out of Parliament after failing to raise the required minimum academic papers equivalent to senior six.

The court also declared the Kamuli Municipality seat vacant, ordering fresh polls. Former Kamuli district Chairperson, also opposition FDC Vice President Salaam Musumba had challenged Hajjat Watongola’s election.

The three justices of the Court of Appeal Richard Buteera, Barishaki Cheborion and Paul Mugamba, ruled that when MP Watongola’s academic papers were questioned, she failed to prove the authenticity of the same, prompting them to declare her nomination illegal and subsequently declared her seat vacant.

The justices also ordered Watongola to pay Musumba all the costs. Hajjat Watongola and Ms Salaam Musumba contested for the Kamuli Municipality seat in Last year’s general elections, alongside other two, before Watongola became victorious.

Musumba challenged her opponent’s election in the high court, which concurred with her, that Hajjat Watongola’s academic papers were wanting. Watongola immediately appealed to the higher court.

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