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Sh593b is needed for COVID-19 Vaccine: Government

Sh593b is needed for COVID-19 Vaccine: Government

The Ministry of Health has said it needs about sh593b ($162m) to procure sufficient COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible Ugandans. The health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, told Parliament that although they approved a $5m supplementary budget as upfront payment for an initial 18 million doses targeting frontline workers and vulnerable communities, more money will […]

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya has backtracked on a ban it imposed on import of maize from Uganda and Tanzania.  This is a relief to Ugandan farmers, traders and Government though the lifting of the ban has been accompanied with strict conditions. On March 5, the Kenyan government imposed a ban on imported maize, saying that they were seeking […]

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi has joined Kenya in banning the importation of maize grain and flour imports for the next six months. In a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce on Monday, March 8, 2021, indicated that the maize they recently imported was “not good” and could affect people’s health. “While this grain and flour is […]

We need curfew reviewed: Parliarment

We need curfew reviewed: Parliarment

Parliament has tasked Government to consider scrapping the 9:00pm-6:00am curfew hours aimed at curtailing movement of people as part of several measures to prevent the spread of Covid19. The lawmakers led by Gilbert Olanya (Kilak County) argue that curfew should either be eased or scrapped because it is hurting the economy. In March last year […]

Red flag raised over land compensation list : Beatrice Byenkya

Uganda Land Commission (ULC) chairperson Beatrice Byenkya has acknowledged writing to Parliament stopping a ministry of lands request amounting to sh12.1b meant to compensate a group of six land owners. In a letter dated February 6 addressed to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, Byenkya said she was dismayed and displeased with a list lands minister […]

FGM is most prevalent in Amudat – report

For the case of Uganda, the resurgence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is most prevalent in Amudat district, Karamoja sub-region, a new report has revealed. The latest report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) revealed that despite the national prevalence rate of the FGM dropping from 1.4% in 2011 to 0.3%, its […]

Mariat Candance Nasasira quits radio after nine years

Mariat Candance Nasasira quits radio after nine years

The rate at which the Ugandan radio industry is losing presenters to marriage is worrying. A few months ago, Radio City’s Judithiana quit and wedded shortly after. As we were still digesting that, Galaxy FM’s Mariat Candance Nasasira has also quit the Kansanga based radio station. Mariat worked at Urban TV before. What started as […]

Cancellations continue to outpace new orders : Boeing

Cancellations continue to outpace new orders : Boeing

Boeing said Tuesday it again suffered more cancellations than new orders for aircraft in January as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to weigh on airlines. The aerospace giant said it delivered 26 planes to its customers, mainly of the 737 MAX, after commercial flights of the aircraft resumed following the 20-month grounding in the wake of […]

Ugandan Shilling weakens as preparations for monetary policy meeting

Ugandan Shilling weakens as preparations for monetary policy meeting

The shilling weakened marginally from opening levels of 3660/3670 to close the day at 3665/3675 as some corporate demand filtered through in an overall quiet day of trading. Money markets were still relatively tight today with overnight at an average of 7.15%. Bank of Uganda will hold a sh245bn treasury bill auction on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the […]

Face Technologies to stop issuing driving permits strating March 1st

After 18 years in the driving permit issuance services in the country, Face Technologies will on March 1 handover the role to Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC). According to the works and transport minister, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, the new company is now ready to take over the mandate to issue driving permits, following a […]

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