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Youth MP protests diversion of funds to the elderly

Youth MP protests diversion of funds to the elderly

Youth Member of Parliament for Central Region, Sarah Babirye Kityo, has clashed with some Members of Parliament who are advancing a demand to redirect the Youth Livelihood Fund (YLF) to the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) saying the elderly project is suffering budget cuts of 11 billion shillings. This move comes in the wake […]

Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’ from state

Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’ from state

The Gambia’s former president stole “at least” $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said. Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company. A court has ordered all his remaining assets in The Gambia to be frozen. Mr Jammeh flew into […]

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 […]

Manchester police evacuate more people at Arndale centre as 22 dead and 59 hurt

Manchester police evacuate more people at Arndale centre as 22 dead and 59 hurt

A lone male suicide attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Relatives are using social media to hunt for loved ones, and an emergency number, 0161 856 9400, has been set up. The first victim has been […]

Tourism board wants Uganda’s sites renamed locally

Tourism board wants Uganda’s sites renamed locally

The Uganda Tourism Board has proposed that Uganda’s iconic sites be renamed with local names or after Ugandans to make them more relevant to the tourism industry. UTB Marketing Manager, Edwin Muzahura, on Monday said South African President Jacob Zuma was spot – on when urging President Museveni Yoweri to rename Lake Victoria with its […]

MPs decline to discuss Banana project supplementary budget

MPs decline to discuss Banana project supplementary budget

MEMBERS of Parliament on the Budget Committee have today declined to scrutinise the supplementary budget for the Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development over failure for the executive director, Rev.Florence Muranga to show up at the scheduled meeting. The officials led by the deputy executive director, Joseph Bahati, were appearing before the committee to scrutinise the […]

Kadaga wants government to foot medical bills for domestic workers going abroad

Kadaga wants government to foot medical bills for domestic workers going abroad

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, wants government to foot the bill for processing medical and other related clearances for Ugandans seeking to travel to the Middle East for jobs. Kadaga says there is need to put in place a fund that will facilitate this move to enable capable Ugandans hailing from poor backgrounds […]

Former Nakawa tenants petition parliament over delayed redevelopment of estate

Former Nakawa tenants petition parliament over delayed redevelopment of estate

Former Tenants of Naguru –Nakawa housing estate have today petitioned Parliament demanding for the withdraw of the re-development contract from the OPEC prime properties Uganda over failure to re-develop this estate 10 years after they vacated it. The tenants who vacated the estates in 2007 had been told to look for alternative accommodation to allow […]

Parliament bids farewell to Bonicafe Byanyima

Parliament bids farewell to Bonicafe Byanyima

Parliament on Friday paid tribute to fallen Veteran Democratic Party Strong man, Boniface Byanyima, who succumbed to a stroke last Tuesday at Nakasero hospital in Kampala. Many legislators described the late Byanyima as a hero who was incorruptible and a man who was principled in what he stood for. The motion to pay tribute to […]

Government stops transactions in dollars for contractual services

Government stops transactions in dollars for contractual services

Government has finally put a stop on transacting business with contractors in dollars and switch to using Uganda shillings as one of mechanisms they say aims at reviving the country’s  economy. This was disclosed by the State Minister for Planning, David Bahati, during a presentation on budget expectations for the next financial year 2017/18 at the press plenary […]

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