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Museveni extends simcard validation by more 3 months

Museveni extends simcard validation by more 3 months

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday evening issued a directive extending the exercise on the registration of simcards across the country following numerous outcries that many registered people  had actually been switched off by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in its May 19, 2017 midnight deadline. The switch off had been authorised last week by the Minister […]

Uganda to host international climate change conference next month

Uganda to host international climate change conference next month

UGANDA is scheduled to host the 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change in June this year. The conference being organised by  the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Centre on Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), the  Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MAK) and the […]

Unregistered SIMCards to be switched off today midnight, insists ICT minister Tumwebaze

Unregistered SIMCards to be switched off today midnight, insists ICT minister Tumwebaze

The Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze, has said that the deadline for switching off unregistered SIMCards will take effect today midnight. He said government has however, allowed a transition period for allowed for those Mobile Money customers to either withdraw their balances or transfers them to registered SIM cards or to their […]

Sugar crisis is a sign of bad planning by government, says Ssemujju Nganda

Sugar crisis is a sign of bad planning by government, says Ssemujju Nganda

The Member of Parliament for Kyaddondo County East, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, has said the current sugar crisis and the recurring drought situation is a result of poor planning on the part of government. Speaking during the Capital Gang talk show on Saturday, Ssemujju also criticized President Museveni for always appointing his brother Salim Saleh to […]

Nalufeenya is the Guantanamo Bay for hardcore criminals in Uganda, says Ofwono Opondo

Nalufeenya is the Guantanamo Bay for hardcore criminals in Uganda, says Ofwono Opondo

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, has equated the controversial Nalufeenya police station in Jinja to the infamous United States military prison, Guatanamo Bay, which was a few years ago notoriously known for torturing high caliber criminals especially terrorists by United States Army. Ofwono, who was on Saturday appearing on the Capital Gang […]

Drought pushes food prices up in Eastern Africa as livestock prices fall

Drought pushes food prices up in Eastern Africa as livestock prices fall

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has raised an alarm over the current ravaging d rought throughout East Africa that has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the […]

Gambia’s Barrow to be given instruments of power from neighboring Senegal

Gambia’s Barrow to be given instruments of power from neighboring Senegal

Gambia’s President-elect , Adama Barrow is set to be sworn in later today at country’s embassy in neighboring Senegal. In message, posted on twitter earlier today, 19th January 2017, Adama Barrow’s, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch efforts by regional leaders to convince President Yahya Jammeh to step down as president failed […]

URA defends payout to civil servants as MPs call for a probe.

URA defends payout to civil servants as MPs call for a probe.

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has come out to defend the reward of over $1.6m (about 6 billion Uganda shillings) to civil servants who participated in a Uganda government legal battle with a UK-based Heritage Oil Company. In a press statement released on Thursday, Sarah Birungi Banage, the Assistant Commissioner Public and Corporate Affairs with […]

Museveni tells farmers in Kabale to irrigate year round to beat drought

Museveni tells farmers in Kabale to irrigate year round to beat drought

President Yoweri Museveni has encouraged farmers in the country, who are engaged in crop production, to instill in their minds the culture and practice of growing crops all year around using any improvised means of irrigation scheme to combat drought spells. “The science of pumping water from a water source to a reservoir at a […]

Museveni appoints, drops permanent secretaries in new reshuffle of ministries.

Museveni appoints, drops permanent secretaries in new reshuffle of ministries.

President Museveni has today appointed and reshuffled new Permanent Secretaries which has seen long serving Permanent Secretaries Kaliisa Kabagambe (energy ministry), Paul Steven Kagoda (ministry of internal affairs) and James Mugume (ministry foreign affairs)  being  dropped. According to a State House statement released today November 4th, 2016, “President Museveni has appointed and deployed Permanent Secretaries […]

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