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  • Jan 20 , 2018

    KAHINJU RENITTA AND MARIA EYORU Kampala Capital City Authority, KCCA in the struggle to uplift Kampala City into a modern status, Luwum Street and Namirembe road have been redesigned to suit for Pedestrians and cyclists.

    Luwum Street which has always been used as an access

  • Jan 18 , 2018

    BY RENITTA KAHINJU

    The Democratic Party, DP has launched a strategy entailing the Party’s plans 2018.

    The Democratic Party’s Spokesman Kenneth Paul Kakande revealed

  • Jan 12 , 2018
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    Maria Eyoru

    The Uganda National Examination Board has withheld over Twenty Thousand candidates’ PLE results pending further investigations.

  • Jan 12 , 2018

    KAHINJU RENITTA

    The Uganda National Examination Board has released the PLE results for 2017, indicating an improvement in the general performance of learners. Releasing the results this morning at the Office of the Prime Minister, the Executive Secretary UNEB Daniel Odongo said the boys performed better than their female Counterparts in Social Studies and Science.

  • Dec 16 , 2017

    Kamuli-Locals surrounding Namaira- Balawoli hill have tasked the State Minister for Karamoja Affairs also the Bugabula North MP Moses Kizige to transparently explain the circumstances under which Namaira cultural hill was sold.

  • Dec 16 , 2017

    Iganga - Central Busoga Bishop Patrick Wakula has argued youths to endeavor get skills that would help them live sensible lives.

  • Dec 12 , 2017

    Kamuli District Veterinary Officer in charge of Nawanyago sub county Dr Peter Owor 45, has been found dead in a rented house a long Kamuli - Jinja road where he has been a tenant for over five years.

  • Dec 12 , 2017

    Dr. David Kazungu also referred to as the grandpa of the elites in Busoga has condemned the acts of some of the Basoga leaders for fueling the closure of Busoga University.

  • Dec 12 , 2017

    Speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has tipped Busoga children to be vigilant on issues pertaining to culture, language development, clan origin, social norms, wealth and well-being.

  • Dec 12 , 2017
    >p>Kampala - Central police station is holding the Democratic Party president for holding un-lawful profession. Mao was rounded off along Kampala road with 11 DP supporters that were matching to Parliament this afternoon.

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

  • 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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GOVERNMENT SECURES NEW RADIOTHERAPY MACHINE

Kampala - Government has revealed that a new radio therapy machine was purchased but has not yet been delivered to Mulago Cancer Institute. This follows social media reports that circulated calling for a mass donation to purchase a new machine for Mulago Cancer Institute. Health Minister Elioda Tumwesigye took a guided tour with the

UNRA, KCCA JOIN POLICE, JUDICIARY IN CORRUPT RACE

A survey report by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics have ranked Police as the most corrupt government institution, flanked by the Judiciary and the Local government in that order, with UNRA and KCCA as new entrants into the “most corrupt” list. The survey that was done by the Statistics body was carried out on a house hold level, reaching the lowest unit in the Uganda community.

MUK,NCHE DEFEND HAJJ MBABAALI’S CREDENTIALS

Officials from the National Council for higher education and Makerere University have defended NRM’s haj Muhammad Muyanja Mbabaali’s academic documents in the Masaka grade one magistrate’s court. The duo has today told court that basing on the procedure followed by an applicant for the mature age entry at Makerere University Kampala, Haj Mbabaali duly acquired the said academic

KAYIHURA MAKES KAWEESI POLICE PRO

Assistant Inspector General Of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been appointed public relations officer, replacing Commissioner Fred Enanga. Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura yesterday reshuffled the police, a move that affected senior positions and other lower ranks. Andrew Felix Kaweesi now PRO Uganda police force says

UPDF SOLDIERS SENTENCED IN SOMALIA

Mogadishu - Nine Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been sentenced to prison for misconduct. The soldiers were found guilty of pursuing personal interest and endangering operational efficiency of the UPDF, contrary to section 124 of the UPDF Act. The nine were part of a group of soldiers implicated

BUGANDA FOOTBALL COMMITTEE CONSULT ON FOOTBALL

Mengo - Kampala - In an effort to improve football in Buganda region, stakeholders in the game are set to hold different consultative meetings in the region. The Buganda Football Development Committee starts the meetings early February

CMI ARREST CITY TYCOON KAAKI

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

Police and CMI operatives have cordoned off the home of Tom Kaaya the famous owner of “Kaaki investment.

POLICE LAUNCHES HI-TECH FORENSICS UNIT

The Uganda Police has launched a multi-Billion Hi-Tech forensics Centre as the fight against crime rages on.

KATO LUBWAMA WOES: COURT GRANTS OPPONENT PERMISSION

Kampala - High Court in Kampala has granted permission to Habib Buwembo to move on with an election petition against Lubaga South legislator Kato Lubwama. Buwembo asked Court to allow him file a petition challenging Kato Lubwama’s

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