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General court martial, Gutti grants bail to Gen. Kale Kayihura

General court martial, Gutti grants bail to Gen. Kale Kayihura

General Court Martial Lt Gen Andrew Gutti  has granted bail to Former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura in a court sitting in Makindye, Kampala. However,Lt Gen Gutti, restricted him not travel beyond Kampala and Wakiso districts. According to the chairman of the court,Lt Gen Gutti, the bail was based upon the bail application […]

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 […]

Sand mining at Ggaba landing site is a mixture of fortune and destruction to the environment

Sand mining at Ggaba landing site is a mixture of fortune and destruction to the environment

Kasagama John a resident at Ggaba landing site in Makindye division on the Lake Victoria shores says he was a fisher man before he started carrying out sand mining. Fishing as an activity was so competitive yet there was inadequate fish in the lake. This led to little earnings which couldn’t sustain his family, says. […]

Ministry of Health confirms measles outbreak in Uganda

Ministry of Health confirms measles outbreak in Uganda

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday  confirmed the outbreak of measles in Kampala and Wakiso districts. Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says that their surveillance and case findings indicates that a total of 67 cases so far been identified and of these, seven have been confirmed by the laboratory tests within the month of July. Measles is an airborne disease that […]

Government to crack whip on Kampala landlords who dodge paying taxes

Government to crack whip on Kampala landlords who dodge paying taxes

The government is to start regulating rental fees in Kampala starting next financial year 2017/18 as a way of ensuring that landlords who often dodge taxes are checked. The proposal has been made by government, state minister for planning, David Bahati, before the Parliamentary Finance Committee recently. Bahati who was presenting proposed tax amendments for […]

Rugunda wants value for money from officials on government projects

Rugunda wants value for money from officials on  government projects

Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda has said  government departments must base their strength on the  execution of work on the evidence based funds. While opening a five day retreat for the assessment of government performance report for the financial year 2015-2016, the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda on behalf of the vice president underscored the need […]

MPs pin Kayihura on civilian brutality

MPs pin Kayihura on civilian brutality

Members of Parliament have warned the Inspector General of Police against issuing directives outside the law saying such an act is likely to bring back the brutality experienced in the by former presidents Milton Obote and Iddi Amin’s regimes. In a motion moved by the opposition shadow minister for Internal Affairs, Mohammed Muwanga Kivumbi, the […]

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 […]

Lord Mayor calls division mayors and councilors for meeting

Lord Mayor calls division mayors and councilors for meeting

Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago has called a meeting of all elected division mayors and lord councilors of Kampala to discuss a way forward following a letter by the inspector general of police General Kale Kayihura   to KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi to post pone the swearing in ceremony for these elected leaders  from 1st June to 6th of […]

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