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Accounting officers in Central and Local Governments face sanctions for failure to utilize funds earmarked for staff recruitment. The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Finance Ramathan Ggoobi, says that he has continuously observed that funds earmarked for staff recruitment are returned to the consolidated fund at end of the financial year resulting from delayed staff [...]
The State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo has cautioned parents against keeping school-going children at home. Muyingo says that those who fail to heed, risk arrest - Muyingo says he has received reports of many parents who are still failing to return children to school reportedly due to lack of school fees and [...]
The Auditor-General has observed the unsatisfactory utilisation of the Kalule Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme-UWEP following a value for money audit. The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is implementing UWEP. It is an initiative of the Government aimed at empowering women to improve their income levels and contribution to economic development. In the past [...]
Opposition MPs have resolved to develop a framework to improve their performance in parliament. The 109 legislators have been clustered in different sector-based groups where each MP can build capacity and  debate from an informed point of view. This was part of the resolutions at the three-day retreat of Opposition MPs held at Imperial Botanical [...]
Today the Court of Appeal will commence the conferencing for the hearing of 81 election appeals. Conferencing is where lawyers of both parties agree on issues to be determined by court before the case file is forwarded to a panel of three justices for hearing. The Court of Appeal Registrar, Susan Kanyange will lead a [...]
The government has commissioned road projects connecting Kasese District to Katunguru, an area on the southern banks of the Kazinga Channel, which links Lake George with Lake Edward. The road projects include the 58 kilometres of a stretch that starts at Hima Town and traverses through Kasese Municipality, Queen Elizabeth National Park and ends at [...]
Up to 23 members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have been killed during attacks carried out by the Joint team of the UPDF and the Armed Forces of the DRC in Mambasa territory, Ituri province. The attack against the rebels happened on Tuesday in the villages of Makusa and Makumo, on the border with [...]
The Police Crime Intelligence Unit is hunting for a group of thugs who are targeting foreign businessmen and officials in various parts of Kampala. The group mostly youths aged between 17 to 25 allegedly has its bases in Kinyoro, Buligwanga, Kisenyi-Mengo, and the slums of Katwe. Charles Twine, the spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate [...]
The Ministry of Agriculture has launched the construction of a 2.8 billion shillings Zonal Animal disease control centre in Nwoya District. The multibillion facility will be constructed in Got Apwoyo Government Farm under the Agricultural Value Chain Development Project funded by the African Development Bank-ADB. Speaking to stakeholders and community members of Got Apwoyo at [...]
The government is targeting to vaccinate 2.6 million people in the Central region during a mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise. The districts are Butambala, Gomba, Kayunga, Mpigi, Buikwe, Mukono and Wakiso. The Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa says that the vaccination exercise targets everybody aged 18 years and above. He says children aged 12 [...]

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