Makerere, French Embassy in Major Education Partnership

Makerere University in partnership with the French Embassy in Uganda has today launched a project called Campus Uganda at the Makerere main campus. The France campus Desk in Makerere will be used as a coordinating center for study opportunities in France but also as a tool for promoting French culture, linguistic, higher education and research […]

Woman Found with Shs32m Ivory Remanded to Luzira

Vera Akech, who was on January 22 found with ivory worth USD9000 (about Shs32m) was yesterday (Monday) remanded to Luzira prison by One Magistrate Pamela Lamunu, according to a statement from Uganda Revenue Authority, who netted the suspect. The statement further indicates that Akech will appear again in court on Thursday for plea taking. The […]

MUBS Sets Deadline for Master’s Program Application

Makerere University Business School (MUBS) has started receiving applications for students looking to enroll for master’s program. According to a statement that was published on their social media networks, the deadline for receiving application forms is on march 29th 2018. Those that have completed filling in the application forms are advised to start handing them […]

Study: Ugandan Children Career Interests Fueling Unemployment

A study by an international non-Governmental Organisation, Education & Employers, in partnership with University College London and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has revealed that Ugandan children have strong aspirations for professional careers, that is jobs got after graduating from the university — more than natural talents. Compared to their counterparts in […]

Oil Roads Need Shs3.2Trn, Major Contracts to Be Signed this Month

Officials from the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have said that setting up of the 693km of the oil roads will cost a total amount of Shs3.2 trillion including land acquisition, preparatory studies, supervision and design and construction. Of the total amount, the government of Uganda will contribute Shs900bn while the rest of the money […]

Arua to Host NRM Day; 200 Set to Pick Medals

National Resistance Movement is set to celebrate its 32nd anniversary since NRM/A liberated Ugandans from the past government on January 26, 2018. This year’s celebrations will be at the Boma Grounds in Arua Municipality under the theme, “Uganda’s Liberation, a significant contribution to our present and future development” According to a statement from the Minister […]

Know about UNRA’s New Rules on Road Reserves, Ferry Landing Sites

Following a realization by Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) that several members of the public (individuals, companies, associations, and government agencies among others) had been utilizing the road reserves and ferry landing sites without permission, authorization and that some had obtained authorization erroneously, the body started a process of streamlining the management of the road […]

UPDF Outs Tarehe Sita Program, Official Celebrations in Butaleja

Uganda People’s Defense Forces have released the program for the 37th Tarehe Sita anniversary celebrations and the 1st East African Community Armed Forces Day set to take place on February 6, 2018 at Boma Grounds in Butaleja district. According to a statement issued by the UPDF Spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire, this year’s celebrations, which will […]

Museveni Rallies Private Sector to Start Oil Training Institutions

President Yoweri Museveni has asked the Private sector to start up technical schools for training Ugandans that will be employed in the oil sector. The president noted that instead of oil companies being the ones to build institutions and training Ugandans, local and international private companies can set up institutions for training Ugandans and Ugandans […]

Private Sector Boss Decries Heavy Taxes, Wants Tax Base Expanded

The chairman of the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda, (PSFU) Patrick Bitature has asked government to find ways of expanding the tax base so that the few current taxpayers can be relieved of the heavy burden. Bitature noted that private sector especially those in formal businesses continue to suffer because of heavy and multiple taxes […]

URA Impounds 52 High Performance Vehicles over Tax Evasion

Uganda Revenue Authority last week carried out an operation in which they discovered and netted over 52 expensive vehicles, mainly external cars for failing to follow tax regulations. The operation was carried out on 16th and 17th of January in different parts of Kampala. These cars were mainly impounded for Customs offenses like expired transit […]

Rwanda: Human Rights Body Breaks Silence on Prisoner Mistreatment at Major Detention Facility

Rwanda — The National Commission for Human Rights has broken silence on human rights violation claims by a prisoner detained at Nyanza Prison. According to a statement that has been released by the Commission, the claims made by one Leon Mugesera in the media that he was being mistreated by prison officers by denying him […]

EU Supports Uganda to Fight Cyber Crime

The Government of Uganda through the European Union and Council of Europe has obtained support to assist Uganda harmonize legislation on Cybercrime and electronic evidence towards Ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cyber Crime. The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is an international treaty that seeks to address Internet and Computer Crime by harmonizing national laws […]

Move to Revive Cooperative Bank in High Gear

One of the major challenges still limiting cooperatives and small and medium enterprises from reaching their full potential is limited access to affordable financial services, especially cooperatives credit. This has also continued to slow down financial inclusion in Uganda despite World Bank having identified it as an enabler for seven of the 17 social development […]

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