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KAWEESI WIDOW DELIVERS BABY BOY

Kampala - The widow of the fallen Police boss AIGP Felix Kaweesi has delivered a baby boy a day after her hubby was laid to rest in Lwengo District in Tuesday

Widow Annet Kaweesi delivered under a caesarian section in Kampala up market medical facility.

Kaweesi was slain under cold blood last Friday metres away from his home in Kulambiro, Kisaasi a Kampala suburb.

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BUDGET CUTS IRK KCCA COUNCILLORS

By Maria Eyoru

Kampala Capital City Councilors have tasked Kampala Minister Betty to explain the Budget cuts to the Authority, which they say is likely to affect service delivery in the City.

In a heated meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala

OVER 500 PEOPLE UN ACCOUNTED FOR IN BURUNDI-OHCHR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today warned of a “sharp increase in the use of torture and ill-treatment in Burundi” and voiced concerns about worrying reports of the existence of illegal detention facilities, both in Bujumbura and in the countryside. His Office (OHCHR) estimates that some 595 people have been ill-treated or tortured since

Minister Challenges Investors On Localized Airline

The Minister of Tourism Maria Lubega Mutagambwa has called for need to have a localized airline which she says is the only missing link to boost tourism in Uganda. The Minister made the remarks during commissioning of Hotel African’s New Lobby and Restaurants during which the Minister revealed that the Hotel has been elevated to five star Hotel.

WOMEN ENTREPRENNEURSHIP PROGRAM LAUNCHED

Kampala; Government has launched the Uganda Women Entrepreneur Program that seeks to finance women’s capacity to grow and expand their business as well as accessing market for their products.

Under the auspices of the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, UWEP as

NSSF INJECTS 14B INTO MBUYA SOTO HOUSING PROJECT

The national social security fund has invested 14.5billion Uganda shillings in a real housing project in Mbuya, Kampala code named the Mbuya Soho villas.

This project is said to be with a motive of fighting the expansion of slums

POLICE RESCUES MORE TORTOISES

Police in Mbarara has rescued five tortoises in transit to a yet unknown destination. The animals were rescued in Mbarara town while their captors were refueling their car, to drive off to Kampala. The Communication Officer in the Natural Resources Conservation Network Laban Muhindo, says the five Marsh terrapin Tortoises were captured

CEON WARNS POLICE, ARMY

Kampala: The Citizen Election Observers Network Uganda (CEON –U) will deploy more than 1,250 well trained, non-partisan citizen observers across the country to promote participation, deter fraud and impartially assess the electoral process.

While releasing findings of their pre-election observation mission, said the Network

WORKERS' GIVE EC ULTIMATUM

Kampala - National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) is giving the Electoral Commission an ultimatum of three days to produce a clear plan for the voting of workers representatives in the national parliament.

The trade Unions claim that the Electoral Commission is in connivance

INVESTORS DECRY TAX HIKE

Kampala - Foreign companies are asking the government and especially the finance ministry to review on the import duty to save the investment sector in Uganda. Many of these have noted with concern the high taxes levied on them to do business in the country. This comes in days after the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija proposed a cocktail of taxes in the post-election budget.