• War debt claimants told to account for Shs7b

    Gulu. Government has asked the executive members of Acholi War Debt Claimants Association to account for Shs7.1 billion advanced to them between 2006 and 2011 as compensation for property lost during civil wars in the region.Since 2007, government has paid Shs12 billion to the more than 20,000 members of the association. However, the office of […]

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  • MTN fined Shs 2.3bn for sabotaging competition

    The Commercial court has ordered telecom giant MTN Uganda to pay a sum of Shs 2.3bn (about $662,000) in damages to EzeeMoney Limited for sabotaging its business. Justice Henry Peter Adonyo on November 6, 2015 also ordered MTN to stop acting in unlawful and anti-competitive manner, which denies other businesses an opportunity to prosper. Justice […]

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  • Anti-corruption monitors curb teacher absenteeism in Ntoroko

    Anti-corruption monitors have helped address teacher absenteeism in Ntoroko district. Henry Tinka, the assistant district education officer (DEO) says that in just one year, teacher absenteeism has reduced from 60% to 25%. According to Tinka, some of the culprits have been presented to the district chief administrative (CAO) officer for disciplinary action. He also explains […]

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  • Corruption, unemployment top of citizens’ 2016 agenda

    Ugandans want the next government to reform the flawed political system, ensure inclusive growth and stamp out corruption. These proposals are contained in the civil society-led Citizens’ Manifesto 2016-2021, which was launched on Monday in Kampala. According to the manifesto, Ugandans also want the next president and his government to invest heavily in agriculture and […]

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  • Government oil account has Shs119b

    Kampala. Uganda’s account meant to hold oil money, The Petroleum Fund, is currently holding $36m (Shs119b), Bank of Uganda (BoU) 2014/15 Annual Report shows. According to the report, government holds two accounts in both Uganda shillings and United States dollars. “In June 2015, the government opened two accounts (UGX and USD) in order to operationalise […]

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  • UNRA official quizzed over Shs1b on personal account

    A Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) official was last Friday quizzed over billions of shillings on his personal account, yet his official salary was only Shs5m a month. Mr Asaph Abenaitwe, the UNRA’s regional manager in charge of the south, was quizzed over flouting procurement procedures during his tenure as station manager, and his conflict […]

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  • PS Mutabwire faces axe over Sh12b loss

    Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja has ordered the head of Public Service, Mr John Mitala, to immediately interdict the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government, Mr Patrick Mutabwire. Justice Mulyagonja in the October 27 directive to Mr Mitala said the decision is premised on a complaint her office received recently […]

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  • Pension suspect refunds Shs360m

    Kampala- One of the suspects in the Shs165b pension case yesterday refunded $102,108 (about Shs362m) to government after pleading guilty to stealing the money meant to pay foreign pensioners. Appearing before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala yesterday, David Oloka, the former senior accounts assistant in the Ministry of Public Service, admitted to signing for the […]

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  • Chinese firm on the spot over shoddy work

    A senior official of the Chinese construction firm, China Chongquing International Construction Corporation (CICO), was yesterday questioned over shoddy works on the Fort Portal-Hima road. CICO constructed the 55km Fort Portal-Hima road in Kasese District which cost Shs28 billion and was expected to last for 15 years but residents said the road has since turned […]

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  • Heated election season threatens forest cover

    A family inside Kagombe central forest reserve (CFR) Matia Kasaija recently made remarks that offered hints that forests could be used as a bargaining chip for both the political aspirants and voters. While canvassing votes in Kyabinyasi village in Bubonga sub-county, Kibaale district, the minister of finance, planning and economic development ordered National Forestry Authority […]

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