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Agro-input dealers push MAAIF to pay them Shs32b in arrears

Under their group, the Agro-dealers representative forum, the dealers said they were contracted and cleared by the government to supply inputs including maize, beans, cassava, rice, and coffee across benefiting districts in Uganda but payment has taken so long according to Mr Robert Akona, the group chairperson. Traders that were accredited by the Ministry ofContinue reading “Agro-input dealers push MAAIF to pay them Shs32b in arrears”

Ugandans decode kidney disease gene in Africans

The researchers have called for  the inclusion of Africans in genomic studies for better medical care.  Researchers at Makerere University and Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) have said they discovered two gene variants that increase the risk of developing kidney disease among Africans.  The researchers said their findings will be important in preventing the diseaseContinue reading “Ugandans decode kidney disease gene in Africans”

Public uproar over Shs2.4b luxury cars for Speaker, her deputy

The embellished expenditure, which comes at a time when the country is grappling with escalating commodity prices, is a big slap in the face of citizens. Parliament has also allocated itself extra Shs193bn to cater for their salary increment and allowances. Parliament’s decision to procure two luxurious high end cars for Speaker Anita Annet AmongContinue reading “Public uproar over Shs2.4b luxury cars for Speaker, her deputy”

Mining investors flee Karamoja as insecurity intensifies

Investors have started withdrawing from mining sites in Karamoja citing increased insecurity in the region. Karamoja has experienced intensified unrest in the past months despite the disarmament exercise and security raids against suspected warriors.  The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has admitted to killing at least 385 warriors in Karamoja since the beginning of theirContinue reading “Mining investors flee Karamoja as insecurity intensifies”

President of uganda to address the nation today on state of affairs

President Museveni has recently dismissed the idea of tax waivers and subsidies to businesses. The wait is over. Today, Ugandans will listen to President Museveni attentively as he sits on the revered chair to lecture them once again on the State-of-the-Nation. The country is currently battling the spiraling commodity prices, which the President attributed toContinue reading “President of uganda to address the nation today on state of affairs”

Ugandan scientists duped Museveni on Covid-19 vaccine – former minister

President Museveni was duped and given false hopes on the capacity and capabilities of Ugandan scientists to produce Covid-19 vaccines, former minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye has said.  Tumwesigye says that the inadequate information given to the president caused unnecessary anxiety among Ugandans that the country would have a vaccine readyContinue reading “Ugandan scientists duped Museveni on Covid-19 vaccine – former minister”

Speaker Oulanyah fled to UK amid COVID-19 wave

The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Jacob Oulanyah, flew to the United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday amid continued speculation about his health fuelled by his disappearance from the public. Sources close to the Speaker’s office dismissed claims that he was battling Covid-19 and talked of minor stomach complications, which they said coincided with his pre-arranged familyContinue reading “Speaker Oulanyah fled to UK amid COVID-19 wave”

Featured: Xtremewood boss nominated in the FOYA awards Africa

A Ugandan Media Proprietor, Author and former political aspiring candidate for Gulu East Mayoral seat in the just concluded January elections has been nominated in the FOYA Awards Africa. Oyet Francis Opwonya, whose nom-de-guerre is Gen. Oyet formerly Oyet Singh, founder and CEO of a multimedia XTREMEWOOD® and Oyet Broadcasting Services has been nominated inContinue reading “Featured: Xtremewood boss nominated in the FOYA awards Africa”

Museveni would have defeated Bobi Wine in Kampala but… Covid-19, says Beti Kamya

President Museveni had just secured his victory in 2016, but as usual, he never wasted time as he immediately started strategising on how he would win the 2021 elections. During a visit in Kawempe to launch a scheme aimed at increasing jobs for market vendors, Beti Olive Namisango Kamya, then minister for Kampala promised the presidentContinue reading “Museveni would have defeated Bobi Wine in Kampala but… Covid-19, says Beti Kamya”

500 mourners to attend Archbishop Lwanga’s burial

A total of 500 mourners have been invited to attend the burial ceremony for the deceased Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga on Thursday. “We expect 500 invited guests to attend the burial ceremony,” Rev.Fr.Nicholas Mulumba, the head of communication for Kampala Archdiocese told journalists on Wednesday. Mulumba said whereas they would have loved everyone toContinue reading “500 mourners to attend Archbishop Lwanga’s burial”