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  • Oct 24 , 2018

    By Kennedy M. and Otim Norbert

    The Ugandan Police has started investigating a new hit list that has raised concern amongst several Ugandans.

    The list topped by the Titular head of Muslims Community,

  • Oct 24 , 2018

    BY Hajji Ntale Younus

    The High Court in Kampala has trashed the case filed by city lawyer Male Mabirizi in which he challenges the compulsory registration of all tenants on

  • Oct 24 , 2018
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    The man who was brutally arrested on a Kampala street has been released on Police Bond.

    Yusuf Kawooya, a Democratic Party activist

  • Oct 24 , 2018

    By UTN Reporter

    The electoral Commission has amended its ties with the Citizens elections monitoring body, CCEDU barely a year after the latter’s operations

  • Oct 03 , 2018

    By Otim Norbert

    Police has besieged the home of Edith Byanyima sister to Dr Winne Byanyima over alleged possession of illicit goods.

    Police publicists claim that the raid is

  • Oct 01 , 2018

    By UTN Reporter

    President Museveni has commissioned a ceramics tiles industry in Kapeeka, with a production capacity of 40,000 square meters per day.

  • Sep 28 , 2018

    By UTN Reporter

    Police Deputy spokes person Patrick Onyango has survived an assassination according to sources.

  • Sep 28 , 2018

    By UTN Report

    Residents in Lubaga North Constituency in Kampala woke up to shock when they found several posters depicting People Power Icon Robert Kyagulanyi Aka Bobi Wine as a neo colonialism tool used by the Western World.

  • Sep 28 , 2018

    By UTN Reporter

    The leadership of Justice Forum-JEEMA has paid a courtesy call to People Power Icon, also Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine at his home in Magere.

  • Sep 01 , 2018

    BY Ntale Younus

    The Embattled Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been finally cleared by police to travel to the US for medical treatment.

    Bobi Wine was on Thursday evening blocked

business

  • Sep 28 , 2018
    Ugandan Civil Society Organisations have embarked on a campaign to re-energize rural women groups in agro-business to empower family economies across the country
  • Aug 03 , 2018

    By: Kizito Unusu & Nakyeyune Shadia

    The Ministry Of Energy And Mineral Development has advised Ugandans to use sustainable energy as a way of reducing on the costs.

  • Jul 25 , 2018

    By Samuel L ugada

    Government has invested in the Dairy Development Authority, DDA to increase on Milk productivity to enable Ugandan meet the global demands.

    State minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,

  • 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.

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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COOPERATIVES SUBMIT VIEWS TO PARLIAMENT

By Shakira Namatende

The cooperative Union in Uganda will Wednesday submit their views to Parliament on the proposed Cooperative Societies Bill 2014.

The bill seeks to regulate groupings in the category of

Cooperative Unions that are taking a strong mobilization wave in the Country side.

The cooperative Union is seen as a strong force that draws people together into uniformity seeking to address their economic and financial challenges.

As one of the activities to celebrate the International Cooperative Week, cooperators in Uganda will submit their views to the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, seeking for among other things an independent ministry, and fully fledged cooperative bank, and a degree of autonomy from their mother ministry of Trade.

They cooperators led by Uhuru Institute for Social Development will also carry out a tree planting campaign as a gesture to restore the environment.

Earlier on, the same body flanked by Uganda Cooperative Alliance donated blood in different Blood Banks countrywide, as a social responsibility gesture.

In Kampala, it was held at the Constitutional

Square, and a total of 15,000 units of blood were collected country wide.

As Leonard Okello the Chief Executive Officer Uhuru Institute explains, the country has a dire need for blood, a resource that is not manufactured anywhere, but human generosity determines its availability.

Byte……….Okello

The Institute partnered with Nakasero Blood Bank in this campaign with a target of at least 20,000 units of blood country wide.

Okello says the cooperators work towards an improved livelihood of the society, economic independence and improved healthy labor force for the country.

Byte………..Leonard Okello

Lilian Nantambi from the Nakasero Blood Bank say the collection is significant an will work to reduce the need across the country.

Byte……… Lilian Nantambi (Blood Donor Recruiter

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MAKERERE DON REMANDED OVER RAPING STUDENT

A University Lecturer, who allegedly raped a first year student at Makerere is remanded to luzira prison on charges of rape.

Prof. Chris Bakuneta appeared before LDC court Grade One Magistrate Moses Baligeya

Police Warns Of Terror Attack

Police in Kampala has arrested a suspected Al Shabaab fugitive after sneaking in the Country from Kenya through Malaba Boarder Point. The suspected identifies as Malik Monsoor was nabbed in Kampala, after police intercepting communication suspected to be initiated by members of terrorist group Al Shabaab.

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

CSOs SPEAK OUT ON ELECTION SPENDING

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations dealing with Budget monitoring activities have urged the 10th Parliament to generate a strong legal instrument regarding debt management. The Organizations have singled out irresponsible borrowing indicated by non-performance loans as a major setback for the Country’s economic advancement, increasing the cost of debt management,

CIVIL SOCIETY DEMANDS FOR ACCESS TO OIL AGREEMENTS

Civil society organizations have urged government to disclose details of the oil and gas contract sharing agreements in a bid to ensure transparency in the petroleum sector. Transparency is a notion that is being preached in all crucial developmental sectors including the oil and gas, Uganda national roads authority among others, to counter corruption tendencies.

KASESE WOMAN MP CALLS FOR INQUIRY ON MURDER IN DAIDO WONDERS INN (EWA KIWA)

The Kasese woman MP Winfred Kiza has called for an inquiry relating the ownership of Daido Wonders Inn (Ewa Kiwa) where a one Masereka from Kasese was brutally murdered.

Reports indicate that this place Daido Wonders Inn (Ewa Kiwa) which is opposite Makindye military

FIL’S TUMISIIME ENDORSES MUSEVENI

Wakiso. The Opposition Forum for Integrity in Leadership President, Emmanuel Tumusiime endorsed NRM Presidential flag bearer Yoweri Museveni for the Country’s presidency for the next five years.

Tumusiime crossed to the ruling National Resistance Movement during

AGE LIMIT DEBATE NOT OVER YET- KAFEERO

The initiator and mover of the ill fated private members bill Eng. Kafeero Sekitoleko seeking for an extension of retirement age of judges, has revealed that the battle for the same is not yet over.

Eng Kafeero Ssekitooleko’s bill proposed that the Chief Justice’s

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