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First Female Deputy Defense Security nominated: US

First Female Deputy Defense Security nominated: US

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Kathleen Hicks to be deputy secretary of defense, making her the first woman to hold the number two position in the Pentagon if she is confirmed by the Senate. Hicks, who is heading Biden’s transition team at the Pentagon, served in the Defense Department under former president Barack Obama, […]

Museveni’s Private Secretary Remanded Over Intimidating EC to Give Jobs To Her Relatives

Museveni’s Private Secretary  Remanded Over Intimidating EC to Give Jobs To Her Relatives

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court has remanded President Yoweri Museveni‘s private secretary Caroline Kembabazi on charges of giving false information to the Electoral Commission in an attempt to secure jobs for her three relatives in the institution. Kembabazi, 31, a resident of Kireka in Kiira Division of Wakiso district, on Thursday afternoon appeared before Grade One […]

Doctors, ministry of Health call for X-mas lockdown

Doctors, ministry of Health call for X-mas lockdown

Doctors are calling upon government to re-institute another national lockdown as a means to curb the spread of COVID-19 during the Christmas holidays. According to doctors under the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), cases of COVID-19 are set to increase due to the Christmas holiday and ongoing political campaigns. They now want the government to institute […]

New National Industrial Policy approved by cabinet

Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde Cabinet has approved a new national industrial policy 2020 that will guide industrial growth for the next 10 years through increased state developmental role, reduced cost of production, and increased quality of raw materials for value addition.  According to trade minister Amelia Kyambadde, the policy consolidates the achievements of the National […]

UCC Asks Google to Block Up To 14pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels

UCC Asks Google to Block Up To 14pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels

Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has asked Google LLC to block up to 14 YouTube channels accused of broadcasting messages that they say are likely to compromise national security and incite violence. The listed channels include Ghetto TV, KKTV, Bobi Wine 2021, JB Muwonge 2, Namungo Media, Ekyooto TV, Map Mediya TV, Uganda Empya, Busesa Media Updates, Uganda News Updates, […]

Health ministry launches UGX 4B project to fight elephantiasis in Lango

Health ministry launches UGX 4B project to fight elephantiasis in Lango

Ministry of Health has launched a 3-year project worth Shillings 4 billion aimed at eliminating hydrocele and lymphatic filariasis (LF) commonly known as Elephantiasis from Lango Sub-region.  The Lango LF Morbidity Management and Disability prevention- MMDP project will support the provision of surgeries for hydrocele and lymfoidima in the nine districts comprising Lango sub-region. They […]

UPDF recovers 135 illegal guns in Karamoja

UPDF recovers 135 illegal guns in Karamoja

Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has recovered 135 guns, 4 grenades and 1954 bullets from Karimojong rustlers.  The firearms were recovered from rustlers in the nine districts of Karamoja Sub-region including Kaabong, Abim, Kotido, Moroto, Amudat, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk and Karenga during the disarmament exercise spanning from January to December 2020. Major Peter Mugisa, the UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson told […]

United States Donates USD 1.87 Million to Fight Coronavirus in Uganda

United States Donates USD 1.87 Million to Fight Coronavirus in Uganda

United States, through U.S. Department of Defense and Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has supported Uganda’s efforts to combat COVID-19 through the donation of critical COVID-19 testing reagents and personal protective equipment valued at $1.87 million. The first tranche of supplies in this donation were delivered to the Ministry of Health- Uganda. Additional supplies through this […]

UN raises $370 million for the emergency fund

UN raises $370 million for the emergency fund

More than 50 donors pledged money to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), managed by the under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs. The United Nations announced Tuesday it has raised more than $370 million for its emergency fund to help respond to crises in 2021. More than 50 donors pledged money to the UN Central Emergency […]

Presidential campaign update

Presidential campaign update

President Yoweri Museveni, will for the third day be in the Ankole sub-region campaigning to be re-elected to the country’s top seat; as one of his 10 rivals Mugisha Muntu, from the Alliance of National Transformation (ANT) spends another day in Eastern. Muntu is expected to be in Katakwi, Serere and Soroti. The other Presidential […]

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