UTN News


  • Mar 19 , 2018


    The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has made reshuffle in the Ugandan police two days after he was handed to office by his former Boss a reshuffle which is to take immediate effect.

    The Reshuffle by the IGP comes at a time when majority of Ugandans are still

  • Mar 19 , 2018


    The General Court Martial siting at Makindye has blocked the request by the patron of the Boda Boda 2010 Association Abdullah Kitatta in which he wanted to be transferred from Makindye Military Barracks Prison where he was remanded to Luzira Prison .

    The court’s chairman General Lt Gen Andrew Gutti declined to

  • Mar 13 , 2018


    The newly appointed inspector general of police Martin Okoth Ochola has given a directive to all the crime preventers that have been bragging around with guns to have them handed over with immediate effect.

    The IGP has instructed the commissioner in charge of fire arms

  • Mar 05 , 2018

    ENTEBBE - The long-awaited FIFA World Cup trophy has arrived in Uganda amidst tight security.

    The World Cup trophy jetted into the country alongside a team of FIFA officials

  • Mar 05 , 2018


    President Yoweri Museveni and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces, in an attempt to professionalise Ugandan Ploce Force and Security in the country has fired police boss Gen Kale Kayihura and security minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde

    One of the Bush war hero Gen Elly Tumwine has been appointed as the new

  • Mar 05 , 2018

    President Yoweri Museveni and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces, in an attempt to build a strong, professional Army for Uganda has yet made promotions in the Ugandan Army, UPDF.

    Brig Kasirye Gwanga has been promoted from the rank of brigadier to

  • Feb 23 , 2018


    President Museveni’s directive to work on Boda Boda cyclists has left many shading tears especially in the city center.

    In just a space of two months, over 980 Boda Boda cyclists have been arrested by the police and just a few

  • Feb 23 , 2018


    There was scuffle at the police headquarters as police tried to block journalists from accessing court premises where ASP Muhammad Kirumura was supposed to appear for the hearing of his case.

    His last appearance in court as well caused havoc in court chambers when senior commissioner

  • Feb 08 , 2018

    BY Maria Eyoru

    The Uganda National Examinations Board, UNEB has withheld 4,525 results on allegations relating to exams malpractice.

    At least results from 33 Schools have been withheld.

    According to the Examining Body, there has been a general improvement in the

  • Feb 08 , 2018


    The Uganda Examinations Board, UNEB has released the 2017 Uganda Certificate of Education, UCE results indicating an improvement in performance rate by 10% compared to that of 2016.

    Releasing the exams at the Office of the Prime Minister, UNEB Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo


  • Jun 13 , 2017


    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.

  • Dec 08 , 2016

    Economists and the Public Sector have advised Government against fully opening up the region for free trade policies in the tripartite trade.<\p>

    If adopted, the move will open up a free trade policy for all countries in the East African Community region, Southern African Development Commission and the Common Market for East and Southern African


  • 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


    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


  • 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

  • Jul 07 , 2016

    Kyambogo University Senior Administrative Staff Association (KYUSASA) presented a letter to the minister of state for Higher Education and sports, Hon. John C. Muyingo seeking for an immediate invention in the Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor Vacuum, which members of KYUSASA are saying that the search process


  • Jan 18 , 2018


    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


  • 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,

  • Jun 08 , 2016

    Opposition Forum for Democratic Change party (FDC) defended its defiance campaign activities before the Constitutional Court.

    The defense by the largest opposition political party is contained

Human Rights

  • 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

  • Apr 02 , 2016

    David Mpanga, one of Kizza Besigye’s lawyers says he will go ahead and pursue the application before Kasangati magistrates court despite the earlier orders by the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura to order the withdraw of the police from his residence.

    According to lawyer Mpanga, the orders of the IGP to withdraw security from


  • 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

  • Apr 03 , 2016

    Sam Ssabagwanyi formally known as Musufu beat Uganda’s cycling Champion David Matovu in the Endure Mountain Bike Championships held Sunday at Jomayi Nalumunye, to be crowned Uganda’s Cycling Champion. Ssabagwanyi says endurance made him succeed despite the heavy rains and the bad terrain coupled with the muddy roads.


Investment Body Launches Web Portal

Kampala – The Uganda Investment Authority - UIA has launched a one-stop Center for investment, code named the e-biz portal set to fasten the proceedings involved in investment into the Country. The new innovation is projected to provide a major mileage towards improvement of the investment climate in the country, with the final solution to be reached in June 2016.


The National Social Security Fund is set to invest a total sum of 578 billion in the real estate market by the close of this calendar year to reduce the housing deficit. It is along this line that the fund has kick started a 3.3billion Ush. modern commercial building construction in Jinja town. The Managing Director NSSF Richard Byarugaba


Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court has referred the application to recount the Lwemiyaga County Parliamentary ballot papers to the constitutional court for interpretation of the law on whether it should be done or not.

The Chief Magistrate Samuel Munobe in a closed session with Theodore


MPIGI – Supreme Mufti Sheikh Siliman Kasule Ndirangwa has announce that all mosques will pray for more rains in the country as a way to avert the eminent danger rising from long drought and hunger. Supreme Mufti says all Muslims will this week launch prayers to Allah to avert the long drought that has destroyed gardens, drained all water sources and subsequently causing hunger especially in the Countryside.


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.


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




The Commander of a new battle group from the Uganda People’s Defense Force under the African Union in Somalia has arrived in Mogadishu. Col Ronald Bigirwa, the commandant of Group 18 jetted into Somali Capital with a batch of Solders. Group 18 replaces Group 15 that was based in Arbiska


Masaka – Masaka District Chairman Jude Mbabali crashed with Chinese constructors at the construction site for Bank of Uganda Building in Masaka Town.

Mbabali who had gone to serve the Chinese Company with an interim order stopping


Entebbe - The body of Rachael Muwanguzi 21, who died from Saudi Arabia has been returned to Uganda a midst a somber mood at Entebbe International Airport.

The body has been received by Ugandan Ambassador



The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has made reshuffle in the Ugandan police two days after he was handed to office by his former Boss a reshuffle which is to take immediate effect.

The Reshuffle by the IGP comes at a time when majority of Ugandans are still