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Werder Bremen’s Melvyn Lorenzen uncertain over Uganda commitment.

Werder Bremen’s Melvyn Lorenzen uncertain over Uganda commitment.

Werder Bremen’s Melvyn Lorenzen is undecided over commiting himself to Uganda according to media reports. The 21-year-old will not feature in Africa Cup of Nations qualification match when Botswana will take over Uganda Cranes on Saturday June 4, 2016. “Decision time [for Lorenzen] will be after the match against Botswana,” Uganda FA communications manager Ahmed […]

Final: Electoral commission to conduct national wide LCI elections

  The Electoral Commission is about to hold country wide elections for Local Council I chairpersons using cost cutting measures that would soon be approved by the Parliament of Uganda. The measures to be considered for approval are contained in the Local Government (Amendment) bill of 2012. According to the bill, one of the cost […]

Kaguta’s burial to cost Ugandans 34 billion shillings

  We have been told by sources in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) that the burial of president Museveni’s father, Amos Kaguta will cost the family and Ugandan taxpayers at large 34 billion shillings. The sources told us that the 34 billion shillings would be spent on accommodating and feeding mourners who will include international […]

Businessmen Sulait Semakula and Andrew Kananura fight in court

City businessman Andrew Kananura has been charged with obtaining money by false pretense. Appearing before the Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Mary Kainza, Kananura has denied the charges and has been sent back to Luzira Prison until January 29th. According to his lawyer Geoffrey Nangumya, they intend to file a bail application when he next […]

URA concerned about reduction in taxes on international trade

URA concerned about reduction in taxes on international trade

The international trade barriers have continued to stifle Uganda Revenue Authority efforts to collect revenues. The previous performance report indicated that international trade taxes posted a deficit of 89billion shillings while domestic taxes posted a surplus of 34 billion shillings. Now in the just released performance report for the month of October, the tax body says […]

Concern over rising public debt due to increasing government borrowing

Concern over rising public debt due to increasing government borrowing

A report by civil society has revealed that government owes the public 4.5 trillion shillings accumulated from continued domestic borrowing within the last three years. Research conducted between 2002/2003 and 2011/2012 by Uganda Debt Network shows that government borrowing from the public through commercial bank increased citing examples of 514.7 billion shillings in 2011/2012 up […]

ICT ministry grilled over holding NSSF contribution

The public Accounts committee of parliament has grilled the officials of the ICT ministry led by the permanent secretary Dr. Jimmy Patrick Samanya over the failure to remit NSSF contributions of some employees in the National information Technology Authority -Uganda (NITA-U). The committee chaired Paul Mwiru noted that a total of 161.6 million shillings was […]

List of Ugandans with National IDs

Uganda virtually has no national identity cards (IDs). Only 400 Ugandans out of the population of 33 million people are privileged citizens holding Uganda national IDs. The people holding national IDs are President Museveni, Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire, Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, Brig. Muhoozi and Gen. Salim Saleh among others. […]

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