• Office of the President returns, requests Shs 3bn unspent COVID funds

    The Office of the President has requested to be reallocated Shs 2.9 billion it returned to the treasury after failing to spend it on activities in the last financial year.  The money is part of a supplementary budget allocation of Shs 16.8 billion which the office received to facilitate COVID-19 response activities in April this […]

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  • Botswana investigates mystery deaths of 275 elephants in 2 months

    Botswana is investigating a growing number of unexplained deaths of elephants, having confirmed 275 had died, up from 154 two weeks ago, the government said Thursday.  The dead elephants were first spotted months ago in the Okavango Panhandle region, and the authorities say they have since been trying to discover the cause. Poaching has been […]

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  • Nsambya detains for 3 months mother who lost baby over unpaid bills

    St Francis’ Hospital, Nsambya is in the spotlight again for detaining for over three months, a mother, who lost her unborn child over uncleared medical bills.  Caroline Nassaka, a mother who lost her unborn child during a surgical operation has been in detention for more than three months by after she failed to clear a […]

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  • Shs 22bn scam rocks Rural Electrification Agency

    A controversial $33.6m (about Shs 131bn) deal has cast a dark shadow on the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) after revelation of procurement discrepancies indicating the body could have lost $5.7m (Shs 22bn) in the bidding process. REA is a semi-autonomous body charged with operationalizing government’s rural electrification function. Under the project dubbed Uganda Rural Electricity Access […]

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  • Tanzania lab officials suspended as president questions data

    Tanzania’s government on Monday suspended the director and a senior official of the national laboratory responsible for coronavirus testing after President John Magufuli denounced irregularities at the facility. Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu ordered the suspensions and formed a committee of nine experts to investigate the laboratory’s testing system, the ministry said. Magufuli, who has consistently […]

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  • Why cushion comfortable MPs?

    A couple of weeks ago, Members of Parliament questioned why Chief Administrative Officers, district chairpersons, Community Development Officers and other leaders, especially at the local government level were getting a slice of the COVID-19 action and yet they were being excluded from it. Little known to the rest of the population was that these MPs […]

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  • Corruption, lack of rule of law will be the death of Uganda

    Uganda is yet to fully appreciate the extent of the exposure that citizens have been put to, but this could happen within a week or two after a number of officials, who claimed to love their kin more than the rest of us, used their position and power to bypass all forms of screening at […]

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  • End rackets in BoU, Finance ministry

    The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, has written to the Uganda Mission in Beijing, China, to return some $583,200 about Shs2b that was allegedly erroneously sent as part of a request to support Ugandan students affected by the lockdown on Wuhan in Hubei Province of China that was hitherto, the epicentre of the […]

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  • Govt mischarges are unacceptable – CSOs

    Analysis. Often times the Auditor General releases reports on how different government ministries have performed in the previous financial years and these never fail to indicate an issue of mischarge of funds by government officials and Daily Monitor’s Christine Kasemiire finds out why. While ‘fight corruption’ is the mantra of the Government, audit reports of […]

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  • Customs officer detained for allowing 20 Congolese nationals into Uganda

    Police in Kagadi District in western Uganda are holding an immigration and customs enforcement officer who allegedly cleared 20 Congolese nationals to enter Uganda after President Museveni ordered the closure of all boarders. The presidential directive was announced on national televisions and radios as an added precaution to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus […]

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