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The UPDF has sent yet another batch of peacekeepers to Somalia to replace an equal number of fighters who have been recalled from the battlefield after serving for one year. The group under Uganda Battle Group 35 was flagged off by the UPDF Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Wilson Mbadi at a function held at [...]
Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA made over 1 billion shillings worth of irregular payments in the year ending June 2021. According to the Auditor General's report, KCCA spent more than 1.3 billion Shillings in overpayments and other irregular payments on different construction projects mostly roads funded under the Kampala Institutional Infrastructure Development Project II (KIIDP II). [...]
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 China Communication and Construction Company (CCCC) has rejected claims that most of the employees working at the on going new cargo centre at Entebbe Airport are Chinese. The Country Director China Communication and Construction Company Joseph Biao said that 1000 workers used on this project are Ugandans and only 90 are Chinese. Mr. Biao [...]
Parliament has passed into law the Mining and Minerals Bill 2021. The bill seeks to convict individuals or corporate bodies for mining minerals in Uganda without a license. The perpetrators shall as well be fined Shs1Bn or face a five years jail term. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development had proposed to have a [...]
The President of the Democratic Party, Norbert Mao says President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's move on evicting the balalo herdsmen from Northern Uganda is not the solution to land conflict. Last year Museveni ordered the eviction of the balalo herdsmen who are non-natives of the Acholi Sub Region from Northern Uganda. Museveni ordered the balalo herdsmen [...]
The China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), which is contracted to upgrade and expand the Entebbe International Airport, has sought a two year extension to complete the contract. The contract was expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The overall level of completion is currently at 76 % as work on the new passenger [...]
Travellers entering Uganda will no longer have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing. The new measures took effect yesterday. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health, the decision to stop testing was made by Cabinet on Monday during its weekly meeting. Records from the health ministry show that the number of new COVID-19 [...]
Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has condemned torture by security forces. In his first public address since losing in the 2016 presidential election, Mbabazi says torture is unacceptable and goes against the laws of Uganda. Mbabazi said that as a member of the National Resistance Movement party-NRM, one of the things they fought for was [...]

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