• Shs100m for youth projects stolen

    Kampala. A leaked report by the Ministry of Gender reveals key youth ventures where millions of shillings have been plundered in direct theft or through collusion with relatives of the culpable officials. The ministry’s report titled “Status of Problematic Youth Projects” implicates community development officers (CDO) in charge of the Youth Livelihoods Programme (YLP) in […]

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  • Minister Byandala beats up journalist

    Kampala– Minister without Portfolio Abraham James Byandala, who is on trial for alleged corruption, yesterday turned court premises into a battle ground when he punched a female television journalist outside the court. Mr Byandala punched Ms Judith Naluggwa of Bukedde TV in the lower abdomen at the registry of the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, Kampala, […]

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  • Parliament seeks inquiry into sale of 130 public companies

    Kampala. Parliament is expected in the next few days to open a probe into allegations of corruption and collusion in the sale of more than 130 public assets under the controversy-ridden privatisation policy. The inquiry seeks to establish whether there was undue political interference and other forms of manipulation in the privatisation process. The probe […]

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  • Imperial Royale Hotel ordered to refund over Shs5.8b Chogm cash

    KAMPALA- The Commercial Court in Kampala yesterday ordered Imperial Royale Hotel owned by city businessman Karim Hirji to refund taxpayers’ money worth more than Shs5.8b for having failed to provide accommodation to selected delegates of the Commonwealth Head of Governments- (Chogm) in 2007 despite government advancing payment to complete construction of the posh hotel. Imperial […]

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  • Police hold 73-year-old man over bribe

    RUKUNGIRI. Police in Rukungiri District are holding a 73-year-old man from Burambira in Bugangari Sub-county over allegations of offering a bribe. Mr Petero Batumaho was reportedly arrested while allegedly giving a bribe of Shs100,000 to the Resident District Commissioner, Mr Martin Mugabi at his office on Wednesday. According to Mr Mugabi, Mr Batumaho had sought […]

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  • IGG halts appointment of new Jinja land board

    The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has halted appointment of a new Land Board for Jinja District amidst accusations of fraud and massive irregularities on the part of the municipal and district councils during the course of its appointment. The district council had during its sitting on January 18, approved the appointment of Mr Richard […]

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  • Stolen govt drugs recovered in private hospital

    Police in Tororo District have recovered government branded drugs and testing kits in one of the private hospitals in the district. The police spokesperson for Bukedi region, Mr Michael Odongo, said the recovered drugs, including 500 doses of hepatitis B vaccines and testing kits were found at Geel Hospital. The drugs and kits were reported […]

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  • Good leaders don’t bribe voters – Ntagali

    Budaka- Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has told citizens aspiring for political office in the forthcoming general election to desist from bribery, saying good leaders are elected on merit. Addressing Christians at Namirembe Archdeaconry headquarters in Budaka District on Wednesday, the archbishop observed that many politicians are distributing money to voters in exchange for […]

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  • 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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