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MPs demand status reports of defunct banks

MPs demand status reports of defunct banks

Members of Parliament sitting on the Committee Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises have demanded liquidation and non-performing assets status reports of the defunct banks. The five defunct banks include Cooperative bank, Green land bank, International credit bank, Global trust bank and National bank of commerce. The committee chaired by Abdul Katuntu noted that although […]

Re-elected MPs with disabilities take second oath

Re-elected MPs with disabilities take second oath

The elected Members of Parliament representing people with disabilities, William Nokrach,  for northern Uganda and Hood Katuramu for western Uganda have this afternoon taken oath. It  should be noted that last month court nullified the election of both MPs due to electoral malpractices and fresh elections conducted which the 2 won again. The oath was administered […]

Landslides hit Bududa district destroying 3 villages

Landslides hit Bududa district destroying 3 villages

Landslides have once again hit some parts of Bududa district leaving a number of people displaced and some roads connecting villages damaged. The district that has been experiencing heavy down pours in the past day that has resulted into a mild landslide that has destroyed three villages in Bulucheke Sub-County of Budada District. According to […]

Government releases TB results with men more affected by the disease

Government releases TB results with men more affected by the disease

Government has released the 2014-2016 Uganda National Population Based Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey showing 89,000 people get infected with TB every year. While presenting the report in Kampala, Dr Bruce Kirenga, and a TB Principal Researcher at Makerere University says the current disease burden is higher than previously with 253 per 100,000 people affected compared to […]

African legislators advocate for a model law on natural resource management for the continent

African legislators advocate for a model law on natural resource management for the continent

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: There is renewed interest by academics, civil society and legislators over the continent’s extractive sector and want a common mining law. The legislators are concerned over natural resource governance and economic development on the African continent and are pushing for legislation that addresses issues of transparency and accountability by the governments and mining […]

Buyende teacher arrested for extorting money from students

Buyende teacher arrested for extorting money from students

Police in Buyende district are holding a secondary school teacher for allegedly extorting money from students seeking enrollment and registration for national examinations. The suspect has been identified as Muzamiru Kigenyi a teacher at Gwase Premier Secondary School in Bugaya sub-county in Buyende district. The Buyende Resident District Commissioner, Fred Bangu, says the suspect was […]

Citizen asks IGG to investigate wealth of Bank of Uganda’s Director for Supervision Justine Bagyenda

Citizen asks IGG to investigate wealth of  Bank of Uganda’s Director for Supervision Justine Bagyenda

A concerned citizen has petitioned the office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG) requesting  for an investigation into the wealth of Bank of Uganda’s Director for Supervision Justine Bagyenda. Denis Nyombi a lawyer from Denis Nyombi & Co. Advocates says he is seeking the IGG’s intervention because he is privy to information that Bagyenda […]

More men above 40 contracting HIV, according to a 2016 impact assessment of the disease

More men above 40 contracting HIV, according to a 2016 impact assessment of the disease

The Uganda population HIV impact assessment survey 2016 released  last week reveals that the current HIV prevalence among adults aged 15 to 49 in the country is at 6%, among children under 5 years stands at 0.5% while among those aged between 5 to 14 years still stands at 0.5% with the total number of Ugandans […]

Mubende Senior 4 candidates cry foul as headteacher disappears with examination fees

Mubende  Senior 4 candidates cry foul as headteacher disappears with examination fees

Students at Kiyuni Secondary School a government aided School in Mubende district are stranded, after their head teacher Byaruhanga Joseph disappearing with their money which was paid in for their registration for Uganda Certificate of Education Exams this year. It is alleged that Mr. Byaruhanga Joseph disappeared with monies worth Ug Shs 7,260,000 for 44 […]

Foreign Affairs Ministry seeks 10 billion for renovating Uganda house in Nairobi

Foreign Affairs Ministry seeks 10 billion for renovating Uganda house in Nairobi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants 10 billion shillings meant for completion of the renovation of Uganda House in Nairobi  re -allocated for establishment of new missions abroad. The Minister of State for International Affairs, Okello Oryem, said that the court case surrounding the renovation of Uganda house in Nairobi has failed the ministry to […]

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