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The Ministry of Finance has withdrawn from parliament a loan proposal of 386 Billion Shillings that was meant to finance the upgrading of oil roads in the Albertine Graben. The loan equivalent to Euros 96.3 million was tabled before Parliament last week by the Government Chief Whip, Thomas Tayebwa and government indicated that it was [...]
The money that the Education Ministry directed schools to use for renovation works is severely inadequate. Due to the prolonged closure of learning institutions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, schools did not utilize the Shillings 107billion disbursed by the government under the capitation grant. As a result, the Education Ministry directed schools to utilize a [...]
Four time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, has called for an end to the dusk to dawn curfew as the year comes to a close. Besigye who is also the national chairperson of the People’s Front for Transition-PFT, a loose opposition grouping, said there is no evidence that a curfew can in any way limit [...]
The government has tabled before parliament the national budget framework paper for the coming financial year 2022/2023. The proposed resource envelope totals 43 trillion Shillings - The document was tabled by the Minister of State for Finance- General Duties, Henry Musasizi. Speaker Jacob Oulanyah referred the framework paper to different sectoral committees of parliament for [...]
The State Minister for Higher Education, Chrysostom Muyingo says Government has resolved to reinstate PTA fees in government schools. PTA fees, otherwise known as Parent Teacher Association- fees  are used by Universal Primary and secondary schools to provide meals to learners. The money is also used to pay teachers who are not on the government [...]
The Kabaka has given a car to each of his Saza chiefs. There are 18 masaza (counties) in the kingdom of Buganda and so 18 cars have been procured for the 18 county chiefs as a means of easing their movement through the areas of their jurisdiction. The cars, Toyota - Harrier were handed over [...]
The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi says his ministry has received resolutions from 32 town councils that are seeking elevation to Municipality status. The town councils that have submitted resolutions for elevation include Luwero, Bombo, Kapeeka-Semuto, Kyotera, Lukaya and Lyantonde. Leaders from the areas are optimistic that the elevation will help to improve service [...]
Government is planning to assist private schools through waivers on the outstanding bills on utilities and internet Data. During the release of the school calendar ,the education ministry revealed that private schools will be supported though not financially. Since the first COVID-19 lockdown of 2020 , the private schools proposed to the government to provide [...]
Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA is still unclear on when it will pay salaries to casual workers who have gone without pay since mid-September. Over 2500 casual workers comprised of street cleaners, drainage desilters and garbage loaders have not been paid despite continuous demands and petitions to the Authority. Speaking at the award ceremony of the [...]
The Ministry of Education and Sports has authorized government schools to divert operational funds to renovation of structures ahead of the school re-opening. 62 Billion Shillings has been earmarked for the renovations. This is part of what was allocated as capitation grants for schools in the current financial year. The grant normally is used by [...]

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