• World Bank faults government on new districts

    Kampala. The World Bank has faulted the Ugandan government for going against the suspension of creating more districts. Ms Racheal Sebudde, a senior economist at the Bank, said it speaks volumes that government that borrows to fund its priorities, especially roads and railway, would create additional administrative units. “[The] government suspended creation of new districts. […]

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  • Report pins police on rights violations

    ARUA- A report released by Uganda Human Rights Commission on rights violations in West Nile sub-region has pinned the Uganda Police Force as the most perpetrator of rights abuse. The report that covers cases from January 2015 to date was released by Ms Juliet Logose, the regional human rights officer for West Nile, during a […]

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  • Gov’t to borrow to finance districts, municipalities

    Government will have to borrow Shs 1.465 trillion to run the new districts next financial year, a move that is likely to worsen the country’s debt standing, Keith Muhakanizi, the secretary to the Treasury, has warned. Muhakanizi told a meeting at Sheraton hotel on Monday during the release of the Africa Outlook report 2015 that […]

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  • IGG wants Kyambogo university officials punished over negligence

    KAMPALA-The Inspector General of Government, Justice Irene Mulyagonja has advised government to revisit the original concept of having Kyambogo University converted into a federal University with constituent colleges, to put emphasis back on technical skills rather than largely conducting teaching alone. Justice Mulyagonja in the first volume of three volumes of the report of investigations […]

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  • Pension case: Lwamafa, Obey, Kunsa remanded to Luzira

    KAMPALA- Former Public Service permanent secretary Jimmy Lwamafa along with former principle accountant, Christopher Obey have been charged and remanded in connection to alleged fraudulent budgeting of over Shs88 billion of civil servants’ contribution to National Social Security Fund (NSSF). Also charged and remanded is Mr Stephen Kunsa Kiwanuka, the former Director Research & Development. […]

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  • Officials on the spot over Shs32 million

    KOLE. Officials of Alito Sub-county in Kole District are on the spot for allegedly failing to account for Shs32m meant for the rehabilitation of community access roads. The Apac Anti-Corruption Coalition (TAACC), an NGO, recently said the officials received Shs42. 5m from Uganda Road Fund last year to rehabilitate community roads. The organisation said the […]

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  • Museveni summons Cabinet over new districts

    Parliament. President Museveni has called a crisis Cabinet meeting today to try and unlock the impasse in Parliament over the creation of 25 districts and 12 municipalities ahead of next year’s general election. If Cabinet makes a U-turn on the creation of new districts, the number of districts will rise to 137 and the size […]

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  • Kafu road contract illegal – SG

    Kampala. The ongoing roadworks on Kawempe–Kafu and Kafu-Kiryandongo stretch is illegal. The contract was not approved by the Solicitor General as required by law. Mr Christopher Gashirabake, the director of Legal Advisory Services in the Attorney General’s office, yesterday said the presence of Energo Projekt, that is doing the construction and Aurecon Amei, carrying out […]

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  • Justice Bamugemereire issues summons for ex-UNRA lawyer

    Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has issued criminal summons for the former Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) lawyer, Marvin Baryaruha, to appear before the commission of inquiry. The High Court judge is chairing a presidential commission of inquiry into alleged corruption in UNRA. Bamugemereire issued the criminal summons after the commission’s counsel, Andrew Kasirye, said they have […]

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  • Uganda’s embassy in Shs3b property storm

    KAMPALA. A plan by Uganda’s New York Mission to buy a new house as an alternative official residence for the country’s Permanent Representative to the UN, has sparked queries over its cost and justification. The building on 198, Hollister Ave, Rutherford, in the neighbouring New Jersey State is owned by Mr Alfred Nabeta, a former […]

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