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07:59
07:59

Soroti University Secretary Petitions Anti-Corruption Unit Citing Persecution 1

“Four staff members who were arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court, Kampala, pleaded guilty to abuse of office, causing financial loss, and conspiracy to defraud and had their cases dropped by DPP. Ref: Criminal Case No. 149/2019 Uganda Vs Omeke David, Odongo James, Otim Gilbert, and Omoding Samuel. One staff member, who stole and sold a bull, which belonged to the University has never been prosecuted”, she notes in her May 16th, 2022 letter.
18:27
18:27

Voters Ignorant about Upcoming Women Council Elections 4

Catherine Akello from Kyebando, a Kampala city suburb wondered what the women councils are and the mandate of the women council committees. She admits to having heard about the women councils in passing but added that she has never felt their relevance in the community.
17:16
17:16

LC Chairpersons Remanded Over Cattle Theft 2

Esangu told our reporter that Erwatu and Olobo drove his cattle to the sub-county headquarters under unclear circumstances before they connived with the LC 3 chairperson to sell off his animals without his consent on April, 24th, 2022.
10:49
10:49

Bribery Mars Passport Application Process 3 1

“I paid Shillings 600,000 on top of the 250,000 that I had paid because I was desperate. I needed to travel urgently and was told booklets were running out. I had no option. I would rather pay the money than miss the conference I was going to attend," she said.

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12:39
12:39

Pictorial: Search For Oil Jobs Increases Settlements in Kikuube’s Buhuka Flats oil and gas

The population in the area is now estimated at over 15000 compared to about 3000 people in 2013.

Business and finance

08:22
08:22

Government Sets July 7th for Vanilla Harvest 1 4

According to the Minister, despite the fluctuating vanilla prices on the international market, it still fetches better prices compared to any other commercial crop in Uganda. In the last season, a Kilogram of vanilla cost between Shillings 40,000 and 50,000, which means a farmer could fetch Shillings 21million per hectare as gross income.
07:28
07:28

Banks, Developers Await NSSF Amendment to Give Mortgages Against Savings as Housing Demand Falls 4

Stanbic Bank's Sam Mwgeza says they waiting for the NSSF to complete its consultations and amendment of the Law, and get guidance from the relevant authorities, and give guidance to the banks. Buildnet Marketing Manager, Claire Kateregga says the demand for housing is going down contrary to what they had expected after the reopening of the economy.
19:42
19:42

Experts, Gov't Differ on Price Control Policies 8

EPRC's Dr. Kasirye says that if the government was to give subsidies and the prices to the consumers came down, the estimated 400-billion-shilling subsidy would instead benefit the richer people instead who would increase their consumption of goods like fuel.
18:01
18:01

Gov't's Plan to Re-settle Displaced People Around Lake Kyoga Yet to Kick off Kyedikyo Camp 3 1

In September last year, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja instructed Kayunga district local government to work closely with her office to conduct a valuation of the land hosting the affected households so as to purchase it.

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