The new development is among a few reforms by the government to ease doing business in the country. This opportunity is also provided for in the Companies Act, passed by parliament in March 2002, which allows a one-person business to get registered as a company.
Jinja District Psychosis Medical Officer Emmanuel Mufumba has expressed concern over the increased cases of mental illness in the district. According to the Ministry of Health, up to 20% of Ugandaâ€™s population has some degree of mental illness, ranging from anxiety and depression to severe madness. This represents close to seven million out of the 35 million Ugandans.
The Inspector General of Police Lieutenant General Kale Kayihura has directed all police commanders to adopt military tactics of section formation in the force to counter terrorism threats. Kayihura says section formations like military platoons help in controlling and commanding the force against any security threat.
Cholera patients at Ruunga landing site in Kigorobya sub county Hoima district, are treated in an ill-equipped treatment center. A dilapidated house, formerly a worship centre according to residents, was turned into a cholera treatment centre about two months ago when the disease outbreak was reported in the area.
There is need for widening the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) market in order to capture all bank credits as well as all forms of credit ahead of its liberalization in November this year, a CRB expert has said. The Ministry of Finance plans to open the operations of the CRB to more players, breaking the three-year monopoly by Compuscan, a Bank of Uganda mandated firm.
Ian Kamusiime, a second year student of education was discontinued on the orders of the University Secretary, Aliza Mary Dutki. Kamusiime had just been released from Kabale Central Police Station where he spent two weeks after he was arrested for alleged defilement.
The newly elected Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly â€“ EALA, Margaret Zziwa has promised to reach out and reconcile with her opponent for the post, Dora Byamukama. Zziwa said in an exclusive interview with Uganda Radio Network that after the elections, she is now Speaker for all EALA representatives and would make sure she serves all the members equally.