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  • Oct 16 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Amolator Womn MP Doreen Amule survived mob justice, and was reduced to nothing by residents in her district, when they shouted her down and grabbed a microphone from her, reportedly for supporting the lifting of the presidential age limit.

  • Oct 16 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    The Anti-corruption Court in Kololo has ruled that former works Minister Abraham Byandala has a case to answer in the Katosi road saga.

  • Oct 12 , 2017

    BY KENNEDY MUHIIRE

    Police in Kampala foiled a plot to murder a Nigerian National who reportedly entered the country with gold worth shs. 300 million.

  • Oct 03 , 2017

    BY KENNEDY MUHIRE:

    Kampala - Police constables attached to the embattled field force unit/police have threatened to cause mutiny because of salary delay.The bitter constables have gone three years without receiving salary without any explanation from their bosses.

  • Jul 20 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Ntinda - The minister of education and sports Janet Museveni is today set to commission a new printery at the Uganda National Examinations Board Headquarters in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb.

  • Jul 20 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Kampala - A 24-year old man has been charged and remanded at Luzira prison for touching a woman's breasts and shoulders.

  • Jul 20 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Gulu - Drama ensued at the Gulu Grade One Magistrate’s Court after a woman sued her son-in-law for allegedly breaking into her house and stealing beans.

  • Jul 20 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Members of Parliament have asked the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to expedite the process of constituting the National Children’s Authority to take care of emerging children issues in Uganda.

  • Jul 20 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Najjanankumbi - The race for the FDC party president is gaining moment with more members expressing interest.

  • Jul 20 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Wakiso - Uganda’s most decorated runners Stephen Kiprotich and Moses Kipsiro have confirmed they will miss next month’s World Athletics Championships in London.

business

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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

Politics

  • 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

  • Jun 08 , 2016

    In Exercise of Powers conferred on the President of Uganda by Articles 108(1), 108 (2), 113(1), 114(1) and Article 99(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of

Court

  • 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

Sports

  • 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.

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MINSTER MULONI TOURS KARUMA, ISIMBA DAMS

Karuma - The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Engineer Irene Muloni has made a six hour tour of Karuma Hydropower Project currently under construction in Kiryandongo district. The Minister’s tour was intended to establish whether the six hundred megawatts Hydro Power project is being constructed as specified by the owner’s consultants or, shoddy work is being done as claimed by the project management’s consultants.

KABAKA INVITES BAGANDA IN MBARARA FOR END OF YEAR VISIT

Mbarara - Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has invited Baganda Communities based in Ankole region for a royal visit on the 28th Dec 2016. The visit follows a request by the Community through Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayega during the etofaali Campaign last year. The Representative of the Community in Buganda Lukiiko Hajji Hassan Mutaasa

MASAKA GETS SH700M MUSIC SCHOOL

Masaka - As more Ugandans venture into the music industry, a Germany based International School of languages and Studio Production has opened up at Bwala hill in Masaka municipality with a vision to help more youths develop their talents. Sophie Schaaf a German student who led a team of five others broke the ground for the construction of the school at Bwala hill.

CSO’s TAKE BATTLE ON MP’S SALARIES TO VOTERS

Kampala - A consignment of Civil Society organizations are set to launch a country wide campaign to preach against a move by Members of Parliament to exempt themselves from paying taxes. The NGO’s led by The Civil Society Advocacy Group-CSBAG are set to start a countrywide initiative to preach against the move by

BANKS SILENTLY KILLING ECONOMY-PROF NUWAGABA

Save for Centenary Bank, the over twenty six private commercial banks in Uganda have plunged the country’s economy in a crisis after taking advantage of the Central Bank high lending rates. The latest statistical figures indicates that every 100 shillings loaned out by Centenary Bank a tracts a profit of 9 shillings while Stanbic Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and others

Dr RIEK MACHAR'S RETURN TO JUBA POSTPONED

The highly anticipated return of Dr Riek Machar to South Sudan Capital Juba has been postponed due to lack of logistics facilitating the process. Machar was supposed to be sworn in as Vice President of Africa’s youngest state this morning immediately he steps foot into Juba, before taking over office. Dr Machar fled Juba in December 2013, at the start of the conflict,

BESIGYE MEETS EU OBSERVERS

Kasangati - European Union elections observers have held an early morning meeting with Forum for Democratic Change flag bearer Dr Kiiza Besigye at his home in Kasangati.

The EU Observers’ team of six, was led to the meeting by Eduard Kukan the head of the delegation in Uganda, to establish the cause of the scuffle between his supporters and the Police.

Besigye explained to them the wider understanding of the running

THOUSANDS LEAVE KAMPALA AHEAD OF POLLS

Kampala - Transport fares from Kampala to up country destinations have been hiked as thousands of passengers flock to the villages barely a day to the 18th Polls. With only few hours for Ugandans to elect their preferred Presidential and Parliamentary Candidates, thousands of passengers are flocking to rural destinations reportedly avoiding the chaos

BUDGET CUTS ON SOCIAL SERVICES IRK CIVIL SOCIETY

UTN Reporter

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations in the Budget advocacy forum have decried the sharp budget cuts by the Ministry of Finance especially on social services, as intended to affect service delivery and lower the standard of living of an ordinary Ugandan tax payer. In the Proposed Budget framework 2017/18, the Ministry of Finance and economic Planning has instituted budgetary cuts on all ministries,

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