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China to sponsor Kampala-Jinja Expressway

China to sponsor Kampala-Jinja Expressway

A Chinese state-owned company, China Railway 17th Bureau Group Company has pledged to partner with a local contractor in the construction of the 95km Kampala – Jinja expressway (KJE). Mr He Ping, the company’s chairman for Africa business led a delegation to President Yoweri Museveni‘s home in Rwakitura and promised to finance the project. “if […]

Museveni meets with EU delegation

Museveni meets with EU delegation

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the European Union (EU) to support Uganda’s efforts to relocate people from wetlands and forests and avert environmental degradation and landslides. “When Hon. Kuteesa was at the UN, I tasked him with fundraising for this cause. We want to remove people from the wetlands. He raised US$22million. Support us to […]

Government to Avail Shs100b to re-stabilize maize prices

Government to Avail Shs100b to re-stabilize maize prices

The government of Uganda has committed a sum of Uganda Shillings 100 billion towards re-stabilizing the maize prices.The money will be available in a weeks-time and channeled through Bank of Uganda Agriculture Credit Facility. A 15 per cent interest rate shall be levied from businessmen interested in getting the loan to buy the Maize grains […]

Uganda is secure, says Gen. Tumwine

Uganda is secure, says Gen. Tumwine

Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has urged Ugandans to ignore messages on social media threatening instability. In a brief off-the-cuff remarks to Parliament on Thursday, 12 July 2018, Tumwine said such threats amount to nothing. “Threatening of the public is not good; Ugandans are safe, the security of the country is in the hands of […]

Striking the balance between infrastructure and social sectors is key in the Uganda Budget

Striking the balance between infrastructure and social sectors is key in the Uganda Budget

Member countries of the East African Community are preparing to simultaneously table the 2018-2019 Budgets in their respective parliaments. In Uganda, finance minister Matia Kasaija will present a 30.9 trillion Uganda shilling (USD$8 billion) budget. Sarah Logan an Economist, at the International Growth Centre examines the economic context of Uganda’s annual budget and the associated challenges. What is the […]

NRM parliamentary caucus grills Kasaija

NRM parliamentary caucus grills Kasaija

The NRM parliamentary caucus has grilled the minister of finance Matia Kasaija over the allegedly diversion of  720 billion shillings  loan that they hoodwinked Parliament to approve  to the National medical stores  for medical supplies. Sources who attended the meeting said that Kasaija pleaded with NRM MPs to save him in the pending investigation case together with […]

Kasaijja decries infrastructure damages by companies fixing cables across roads

Kasaijja decries infrastructure damages by companies fixing cables across roads

Government has raised concern over the continued destruction of road infrastructure by certain sectors including agencies which they say is costing the tax payers huge sums of money. The Minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija, while appearing before the National Economy Committee of Parliament noted that new and old roads have been cut to connect pipes […]

MPs ask finance to release money to fight Hepatitis B

MPs ask finance to release money to fight Hepatitis B

Members of Parliament want the ministry of finance to release money to address the problem of Hepatitis B which continues to kill people throughout the country especially in northern and eastern parts. The minister of finance, Matia Kasaija however angered MPs when he told parliament that the ministry released 3 billion shillings to address the problem however […]

Minister of Planning Matia Kasaija assures students of job market relevant career guidance

The new minister in charge of planning, Matia Kasaija has revealed plans by the government to have in place a career guidance for all students moving to higher institutions of learning over the courses they want to take in relation to the current job market. Speaking in a meeting with the staff of National planning authority in Kampala, Kasaija said, this […]

Kasaija stopped from presenting statement on Besigye return on parliament floor

Parliament has blocked the immediate former minister of state for internal affairs Matia Kasaija from presenting a government statement on what happened on Thursday during FDC party president Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s return. Kasaija was called upon by the government chief whip to present the statement as the minister of internal affairs the order that was opposed by […]

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