• Byandala cited in sh90b Mbale-Soroti road fraud

    Former works minister Abraham Byandala, currently in the dock over corruption allegations involving sh165b Mukono-Katosi road scandal, has been named  in another road saga — also involving billions.    This time round, Byandala also minister without portfolio, will be required to explain his role in the Tororo-Mbale-Soroti road fraud, where another over sh90b  was allegedly lost […]

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  • Chief Justice tells RDCs to keep off court cases

    Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has warned Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) against interfering with judicial work. The Chief Justice reminded the president’s representatives that they belong to the executive arm of the State and should not cross the line and interfere with legislature’s work. He said the three branches of state are independent of each other. […]

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  • Police, gov’t officials, judiciary most corrupt – survey

    Seven out of every 10 Ugandans say corruption increased in the past three years raising fears that it is spiraling out of control, according to the latest Afro-barometer survey. Afro-barometer is a pan-African nonpartisan research network that has been conducting surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions and related issues across more than 30 countries in […]

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  • Govt releases Shs 97bn for maintaining roads

    Government has released Shs 97.1bn in the July-September quarter of this financial year for maintaining public roads. In a recent letter to MPs, the executive director of the Uganda Road Fund, Michael M Odongo, urged them to play their oversight role over the money. “I provide this information to you in respect of your mandate […]

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  • Government loses acres of land

    The Ministry of Agriculture could lose chunks of public land scattered in various parts of the country to encroachers. The Auditor General, in a June 2015 report to Parliament, complained that most of the ministry’s land, especially in the countryside, has either been leased to private individuals, encroached on without the knowledge of the ministry […]

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  • 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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