• Attempts made to hack into passport system – Gov’t

    The director of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Maj Gen Kasita Gowa, has revealed that there have been attempts by unknown people to break into the passport system but indicated they had moved to address the challenge. Addressing journalists at the Immigration offices in Kampala on Monday, Gen Kasita said their information technology department has managed […]

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  • COVID: Kalangala quarantine centre closed over lack of funds

    Bishop Dunstan Memorial secondary school quarantine centre in Kalangala has been closed due to lack of funds. In April, the island district received Shs 165 million from the ministry of Finance for surveillance, coordination, the establishment of isolation centres and fuel allowance for the COVID-19 taskforce members among other activities. Kalangala LC V chairperson, Willy […]

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  • The cheating in the NRM Primaries is over – Museveni

    President Museveni has said detained state Minister for labour minister, Mr Mwesigwa Rukutuna will be prosecuted for offences he committed in the recently concluded NRM primaries, stressing that cheating in his party is no more. Police said on Saturday that they had detained the minister and his three escorts following a shooting incident in Ruhama, […]

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  • Museveni: It’s been part of my mission since 1961 to stop vote rigging in Uganda

    President Museveni said Monday that government is in the process of procuring equipment for digital verification of the voters using their biometric-data in attempt to stop vote-rigging in the coming election. “…it has been part of my mission since 1961 to contribute to the ending of votes rigging in Uganda. I, therefore, determined to close […]

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  • 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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