• Iganga District accounts frozen over Shs1b debt

    Iganga. The High Court in Jinja has frozen Iganga District bank accounts in an effort to recover Shs1.2 billion the local government owes to its 94 former parish chiefs. The chiefs were sacked by the district in 2005 over alleged lack of requisite academic qualifications. Led by Ms Ruth Bakoma and Mr Aggrey Ziraba, they […]

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  • Tullow lays off 120 workers

    Kampala. At least 120 people in Uganda are the latest casualties of low global oil prices that have forced Tullow Uganda to downsize. In a rather drastic move, the company has decided to shrink employees by at least 88 per cent, majority of whom are Ugandans. Daily Monitor has learnt that on Tuesday March 24, […]

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  • Shs28b new Jinja market develops cracks

    JINJA. The newly constructed Shs28b Jinja Central Market has developed massive cracks four months after it was commissioned. President Museveni commissioned the market constructed under the African Development Bank (ADB)-funded Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP- 1) on November 17, last year. The market’s 3,000 registered vendors occupied the market at the beginning of […]

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  • Senegal jails ex-president’s son for 6 years for corruption

    A special court in Senegal sentenced the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade on Monday to six years in prison for corruption and ordered him to pay a 138 billion CFA franc ($228 million) fine, dashing his hopes of competing in elections due in 2017. Karim Wade, in detention since April 2013, was chosen by […]

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  • Thugs break into court

    Mpigi Thugs broke into the Buwama Magistrate’s Court and took off with valuables, including computers, that hold the court’s database and vital case files. The officer in charge of criminal investigations at Buwama Police Station, Ms Harriet Nakyambadde, said a night watchman has been detained as investigations into the incident continue. There is apprehension in […]

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  • Is High Tech the Solution to Corruption in Kenya?

    When a police officer gets caught soliciting a bribe, most people would tend to blame the cop. In Kenya, the government is trying a new approach: clamping down on the people who pay the cop. And they’re going about it in a strange way, ordering that Nairobi’s public matatus — the beat-up, privately owned vans that […]

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  • EU warns Uganda against exporting medics

    Kampala. The European Union Ambassador, Mr Kristian Schmidt, has criticised government’s plan to export doctors, saying Uganda needs them more. “Why can’t these doctors and nurses, despite the obvious need for their service, find a job here in Uganda? Are there bottlenecks in their recruitment and assignment to hospitals and health centres across the country?” […]

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  • MPs storm out of House over Kavuma approval

    Parliament. Opposition members of the Parliament Appointments Committee yesterday walked out of proceedings which ended in the confirmation of deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma’s nomination, which they said was unconstitutional. Leader of the Opposition Wafula Oguttu, Ms Betty Acan (Gulu Woman) and Oyam South MP Betty Amongi stormed out in protest at Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s […]

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  • Museveni highlights government weakest points

    In Summary: The President said there would have been much more growth if civil servants had stuck to planned activities and the political class supervised the government projects. KAMPALA. President Museveni on Monday blamed civil servants and politicians for poor service delivery in the country. In his speech, the President signalled a stop to privatisation […]

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  • Government agencies clash over Shs120b road

    In Summary: The procurement regulators have cited conflict of interest in the awarding of the contract to construct Bulima – Kabwoya road. Kampala A row has erupted between two government agencies over the procurement of Bulima – Kabwoya road with Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) defying Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority’s directive […]

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