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Residents in over 110 districts go to the polls today in residual and by-electiosn to fill vacant local government positions. Among those positions to be filled in the elections today is the hotly contested Kayunga LCV chairperson seat. The position fell vacant following the death of Muhammad Ffeffekka Sserubogo. His body was found hanging on [...]
Oil companies and the business community are calling on the President to assent to laws that will govern the oil and gas industry. Following the passing of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Bill by parliament last week, there was excitement and hope for the pipeline project construction to commence. However, the Bill is [...]
The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has recovered over Shillings 11 billion that had been stolen from the teachers revolving fund by fraudsters. This is part of the 25bn shillings that President Museveni in 2015 promised to avail to teachers. The CID Spokesperson, Charles Twine, says, when the government provided the money, some unscrupulous individuals set [...]
Deputy Speaker Anita Among has overruled a section of Opposition lawmakers who were calling on Parliament to suspend sittings until Government rescinds its decision to fire all intern medical doctors. Government last week ordered all striking intern doctors to leave the premises of public hospitals for refusing to halt their strike for better pay. Bukonzo [...]
Parliament has approved the Public Finance Management Amendment Bill, 2021. The law provides for the approval of the budget estimates for Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) within 15days. The government had proposed to give Uganda National Oil Company powers to collect and use oil revenue to clear recoverable costs without seeking Parliament’s approval. However, the [...]
Nine Chinese nationals and a Ugandan are in police custody over suspected telecom fraud. Police picked up the suspects following a raid on their apartment on plot 85 Luthuli Avenue in Bugolobi over the weekend following intelligence reports about their suspicious activities. A senior police detective who participated in the operation says the suspects were [...]
The Law Development Centre Court in Kampala  has for a third time postponed criminal summons against National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi. Kyagulanyi is wanted in court in relation to the charges of obtaining registration by false pretence at Makerere University. This is in the case that was initially filed by Mabirizi in September 2021 [...]
The Court of Appeal has commenced five days of a criminal appeals session at Mbarara High Court. The session will hear cases of 36 appellants convicted of manslaughter, murder, aggravated defilement, aggravated robbery, and rape. Some of the criminal appeals were filed from as far back as 2011. The Court of Appeal session will be [...]
The government is concerned that celebrations to mark the festive season will affecrt plans to re-open the economy in January. President Museveni while addressing the nation in October gave hope to the Ugandans, after promising to fully reopen the economy without relying on the vaccination status of the population. Several sectors remain shut due to [...]
President Museveni was expected in Kayunga today to drum support for the NRM candidate, Andrew Muwonge in the Kayunga district LCV chairperson By-election campaigns. The campaigns close today ahead of polling day on Thursday. There is heightened security deployment in various parts of Kayunga district. Both the Uganda Police Force and Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF [...]

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