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  • Mar 28 , 2018

    BY NTALE YOUNUS.

    A row has emerged between Clan leaders of the Mpologoma (lion) clan and officials of Buganda Land Board(BLB) following continued encroachment on the clans Ancestral Land which according to the Clan leaders is geared at grabbing

  • Mar 27 , 2018

    BY NTALE YOUNUS

    The Jailed embattled Boda boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitata has applied for Bail before Makindye based General Court Martial.

    Kitata through his lawyers led by Shaban Sanywa wants to be

  • Mar 27 , 2018

    BY UTN REPORTER

    The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has withdrawn charges against the Red Pepper publication staff.

    This brings to an end the criminal prosecution of the publication’s proprietors

  • Mar 27 , 2018

    BY NTALE YOUNUS

    Kampala High Court has summoned the Minister in charge of Kampala City Betty Olive Kamya to appear in court by 24th April 2018 for cross-examination on allegations relating to interfering in the executive powers

  • Mar 20 , 2018

    BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

    The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has made changes slightly days after assuming office.

    The Police Boss says pursuit to

  • Mar 19 , 2018

    BY KENEDDY MUHIRE

    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

    BY NTALE YOUNUS

    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

    BY KENEDDY MUHIRE

    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

    BY NTALE YOUNUS

    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

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

  • 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

  • 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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TRAIN POLICE IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING - KADAGA

Women parliamentarians from across Africa call for increased vigilance by all governments to curb the trafficking of women and children. The MPs under the Committee of Women Parliamentarians of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) in a resolution state that human trafficking affects more than two million people each year mostly women

RUGUNDA RUSHES TO APAA

BY SIKYAJULA AISHA

Amuru-The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has rushed to Apaa Sub County in Amuru district, to calm down the rising tension between the Madi and the Acholi Communities in a wave of renewed hostilities.

NFA SURVEYS KAGOMBE FOREST LAND

Kibaale - At last official opening of the boundary for Kagombe Central Forest Reserve is set to begin before the end of April 2016 in a campaign to address the challenge of the continued encroachment and destruction of Natural Central Forest Reserves. The opening of the boundary follows the Court Order demanding that the NFA opens up the boundaries of the central forest reserves to allow communities understand

GEN SEJUSA TRIAL KICK OFF AMIDST PROTEST FROM HIS LAWYERS

GCM Makindye: The trial of the former Director of Military intelligence Gen David Sejusa at General Court Martial sitting at Makindye has kicked off amidst protest from his lawyers.

His legal team led by David Mushabe wanted court to halt hearing

WAFULA OGUTTU, LUKYAMUZI KICKED OUT

Wafula Ogutu the leader of opposition has lost

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Populist Ken Lukyamuzi loses to CBS Fm’s

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.

US DIPLOMATS ON M7 TALK AGAINST ICC

The United States diplomats have re-echoed their stand when they walked out of the swearing in ceremony for Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at Kololo grounds describing President Museveni’s attack on International Criminal Court as meaningless.

President Yoweri Museveni during his swearing in

“WE GAVE IGAD TROOPS CONDITIONS”-SOUTH SUDAN

South Sudan’s ambassador to Uganda Samuel Luate Lominsuk has castigated media reports that President Salva Kiir finally accepted extra foreign troops into his country. This comes in following the IGAD summit that was held over the weekend in Ethiopia’s capital Adis Ababa. Amb. Lominsuk exclusively tellsUTN that there were three requests that were put forward by IGAD including

UBOS LACKS DATA ON GENDER INEQUALITY

Matters relating to Gender inequalities on a number of occasions have been seen to be left uncensored in most institutions which according to the activists there is need to have data to plan for this. The Uganda Bureau of statistics, UBOS, school of women and Gender Makerere University with UN Women now say having data will help to get rid of discrimination is institutions and corporate entities.

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