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Revive district farm institutes – LOP. Press Release

Revive district farm institutes – LOP. Press Release

  Saturday, September 10, 2016 The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Winfred Kiiza, has called for the revival of district farm institutes and development of agro processing facilities in zones with a comparative production advantage. “District farm institutes are essential in developing skills, promoting modern technologies and high yielding varieties,” she said. Speaking […]

Parliamentarians Celebrate Iceland`s ratification of the Kampala Amendments to the Crime of Aggression

Parliamentarians Celebrate Iceland`s ratification of the Kampala Amendments to the Crime of Aggression

On 17 June 2016, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, deposited at the United Nations in New York the Iceland`s Instrument of Ratification of the Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), adopted in Kampala in 2010. Iceland thereby accepted to bind its nationals and territory […]

Ethiopia: End use of counter-terrorism law to persecute dissenters and opposition members

Ethiopia: End use of counter-terrorism law to persecute dissenters and opposition members

2 June 2016 The Ethiopian Government must end its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protestors as well as members and leaders of the political opposition through the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP) says a group of civil society organisations (CSOs). “The government’s repression of independent voices has significantly worsened as the Oromo protest […]

UNOC appoints Wapakabulo for CEO

UNOC appoints Wapakabulo for CEO

In a search that commenced February of 2016, the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) has finally appointed a Chief Executive Officer. The company’s Board of Directors appointed Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo to the CEO position. UNOC was set up by Article 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) ACT 2013 and incorporated under the Company’s Act 2012. […]

A Statement from the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, on Syncretism

A Statement from the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, on Syncretism

Like many Ugandans, Christians in the Church of Uganda prayed for Hon. Rebecca Kadaga in her re-election campaign for MP and also for her election as Speaker of Parliament. We rejoiced when the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ opened both doors for her to serve the people of Uganda again. Like many, […]

FCAU to celebrate World Press Freedom Day

FCAU to celebrate World Press Freedom Day

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) will tomorrow, May 3rd, celebrate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), an occasion that reminds us of the importance of free media and of access to information for all people. FCAU stands in solidarity with journalists and media organizations in Uganda and elsewhere. FCAU is a professional association for journalists in Uganda […]

Changing to Stay the Same

Changing to Stay the Same

Written by Fr Anthony Musaala Tremendous thanks to all who take time to respond to my posts. Facebook interactions though sometimes tough, can help to get information out directly and quickly. It can also help to uncover what need not be hidden. Many of you have been deeply shocked and concerned about me because you […]

Minister of state for Trade in Singapore visiting Uganda – Ajedra calls for tax reductions

Minister of state for Trade in Singapore visiting Uganda – Ajedra calls for tax reductions

The State Minister for Investment Gabriel Ajedra has vowed to convince government to reduce on double taxation to Investors from Singapore for them to invest big in Uganda. Ajedra says double taxation and investment protection are the most challenges that scare away foreign investors in several countries. He made this pledge while addressing a business meeting between […]

Ugandan statement on signing of the Paris agreement on Climate Change

Ugandan statement on signing of the Paris agreement on Climate Change

  NEW YORK, 22 APRIL 2016. H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, Their Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honoured and privileged to convey warm fraternal greetings and best wishes from H.E. Yoweri Kaguta […]

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