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  • Sep 16 , 2019

    By UTN Reporter

    The long awaited meeting between Uganda and Rwanda to resolve the misunderstanding between the two countries is finally set at the Rwandan Capital

  • Jul 30 , 2019

    BY EMMANUEL BAHEMBA, NAMUTEBI HABIIBAH AND NASIWA RASHIDAH

    The Kampala capital city authority, KCCA is considering relocating street children a head of the campaign to modernize Kampala City to a modern city.

    This has been revealed by the Ag. KCCA Executive Director

  • Jul 30 , 2019

    By Mariam Nakabugo and Uwera Shamim

    Prince Dr Kasimu Nakibinge Kakungulu has asked the Uganda Bureau of Hajji affairs the Umbrella body for associations responsible for taking pilgrims to Meca for pilgrimage to start publishing lists of the groups that take pilgrims for HIJJA and UMRA as a way of getting rid of croaks who masquerade and embezzle funds.

    Prince Nakibinge was addressing Pilgrims at Wandegeya mosque during the

  • Jul 29 , 2019

    BY EMMANUEL BAHEMBA

    The National Drug Authority, NDA has asked religious leaders to sensitize the public about the dangers of stealing Government drugs from public health facilities which has continued to put life of Ugandans at risk.

    The NDA Board Chairperson Medard Bitekyerezo revealed

  • Jul 25 , 2019

    BY NASSIWA RASHIDAH and NAMUTEBI HABIIBAH

    A businessman Mbarukeyo Deo and a resident of Makindye has been pinned by a police officer for being found in possession of Government Drugs.

    Ojoko Ojara a detective Sargent attached to Katwe Police Station told court presided over by

  • Jun 25 , 2019

    NAMUTEBI HABIIBAH, NASSIWA RASHIDA and EMMA BAHEMBA

    The Democratic Party Bloc is opposed to the new proposed property tax rate by Kampala Capital City Authority.

  • Apr 11 , 2019

    By Kitimbo Joyce

    President Omar el Bashir, 75years has finally stepped down following presser that was mounted onto him by the protestors.

    President Omar Bashir’s resignation leaves

  • Oct 24 , 2018

    By Kennedy M. and Mukisa Geoffrey

    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
    p>By Kitimbo Joyce

    The man who was brutally arrested on a Kampala street has been released on Police Bond.

    Yusuf Kawooya, a Democratic Party activist

business

  • Jul 30 , 2019

    BY EMANUEL BAHEMBA MUGISHA AND NASSIWA RASHIDAH

    Democratic Party (DP) bloc has opposed the proposal to the coffee law by government saying its demands are economically segregative

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    Addressing media during a weekly press conference, at the DP offices in Kampala,

  • Mar 30 , 2019

    By UTN Reporter

    The Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Eng. Hilary Onek has asked refugees from Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan to return home following stable progress in the three countries.

    Minister Hilary Onek was addressing delegates at the Intergovernmental

  • Mar 02 , 2019

    By Kitimbo Joyce

    Business has come to a standstill at the Uganda Rwanda Boarder following a three days boarder closure.

    There has been restricted movement at the main boarder points

  • 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
  • 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.

Environment

  • Aug 03 , 2018

    By: Shamim Batariwo

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

    Shamim Bataliwo

    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

    By Shamim Bataliwo

    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

education

  • Apr 08 , 2019

    By UTN Reporter

    At a time when Hands on Skills is most needed in almost all sectors, the Uganda Television Network, UTN is working Institutions of Learning to provide hands-on

  • 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

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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KASIRYE GWANGA PROMOTED TO MAJOR GENERAL

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

MULAGO RELOCATES EMERGENCY UNIT

Mulago National Referral Hospital complex has shifted its emergency department or causality to the assessment center at old Mulago hospital complex.

This is intended to give room to the contractor

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.

Mbabazi Combs Isingiro

The Go forward independent Presidential Candidate Amama Mbabazi’s second leg of the western Uganda started in Isingiro District with late rallies in Kabuyanda and Kaberebere. Mbabazi had to skip his rallies in the Rugaga Bukanga constituency after he realized he would not catch up with time to address his main rally at the Kaberebere town council.

UCE RESULTS: WHY MORE STUDENTS FAILED ENGLISH AND SCIENCES

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The general performance of students in last year’s Uganda Certificate of Education has declined compared to the previous year. The results released by UNEB on Tuesday, indicate that fewer students attained Divisions 1 and 2 as compared to 2015. The worst performed subjects include Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

CHIEF JUSTICE PONDERS ADVOCATES ON DISPENSATION OF JUSTICE.

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

93 YRS OLD MUGABE RULES OUT RETIREMENT

Zimbabwean ageing President Robert Mugabe has ruled out a possibility of retiring from office.

Mugabe who turns 93 today 21st Feb, says he is yet

SSEMATIMBA EJECTED FROM PARLIAMENT

The High court in Kampala has declared the Busiro South constituency MP seat vacant after nullifying the election of Peter Ssematimba.

Presiding Judge Lydia Mugabe then ordered

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,

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