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Minister of Health receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Minister of Health receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, has today received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The launch of the vaccination was held at the Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital at Mulago. Aceng was followed by health Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine and Director General of Health Services Henry Mwebesa. In order to watch […]

MP sues husband over an assault

MP sues husband over an assault

Kampala Woman Member of Parliament Nabilah Naggayi has sued her husband Isaac Sempala, accusing him of assault. In an application filed before Chief Magistrates’ Court at Makindye on March 3, 2021, Nabilah claims that when her husband came back from Canada last year, he assaulted her house cleaner and guest, engineer Jacob Imbo. Nabilah also […]

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 vaccination exercise starts today Wednesday 10th March 2021 at Mulago Specialized Women’s and Neonatal hospital. Health minister Dr Ruth Aceng said the vaccination of health workers of Mulago and Entebbe Regional Referral Hospitals will commence immediately after the launch. The launch activity is scheduled to begin at 10.00 am and end at 12.00 pm. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reasons for amending presidential elections

Reasons for amending presidential elections

The Supreme Court is sitting today Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 to hear an application by NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi  seeking leave to amend the petition he filed last week challenging the Election Victory of the incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. A panel of nine Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Ddollo have convened […]

WHO team explaining COVID-19 origins

An international team of experts wrapping up a month spent in China investigating the Covid-19 pandemic’s origins will brief the media in Wuhan on Tuesday, the WHO announced. “The international team working to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus is completing its four weeks’ stay in Wuhan, China and together with their Chinese colleagues […]

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

Preparations for the extraordinary heads of state East African Community (EAC) summit have been concluded, with leaders expected to convene in Arusha on February 27. The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, on Monday confirmed the summit, saying leaders are now discussing whether it will held virtually or physically owing […]

Lord of Resistance Army Commander to know fate today

Lord of Resistance Army Commander to know fate today

The verdict of Dominic Ongwen, a former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander is to be delivered today Thursday 4th February at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ongwen   is charged with 70 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes he allegedly committed during the LRA insurgency that ravaged northern Uganda for over 18 years. According […]

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