The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Ministry of Agriculture to address the problem of ticks in cattle once and for all. Twenty-seven districts in Central, Western and Southern Uganda are affected by resistant ticks.
The controversy surrounding the ownership of Qualicel Bus Terminal in Kampala has taken yet another twist, with police refusing to evict businessman Drake Lubega, currently occupying the building. Muhangi and Lubega have been in court since 2008 over ownership of Plots 50-52 on Nakivubo Road which houses Qualicel Bus Terminal measuring approximately 0.57 hectares, formerly Baganda Bus Park.
Leila Pakkala, the UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa in a statement today notes that more than one million children have been forced from their homes in South Sudan, often amid horrific violence. He says Uganda receives refugee children on daily basis.
The Spokesman for UN High Commission for Refugees in Kampala, Rocco Nuri is optimistic that the high-level Refugees summit to be attended by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres will raise the needed money.
Opening the 3rd Kampala Private Equity Conference in Kampala today, Anite says on a daily basis she meets potential investors in her office being fronted by Ugandans bent on getting kickbacks, locally known as enjawulo.
George Mutabaazi, the Lwengo LC V Chairman says they have launched an operation dubbed Operation Good Quality Coffee around the region to ensure farmers comply with the set standards. He says they will arrest all farmers involved in harvesting raw coffee beans.
Moses Mugume, a football fan who turned up to witness the trials at Kakyeka stadium, says the promotion of the club to the premier league means a lot for the people of Mbarara and the entire Western region.
Uganda Radio Network has learnt that two weeks ago over 100 prisoners were moved from Luzira Maximum Prison in Kampala to prison facilities in Eastern Uganda to decongest the countrys main prison. However, Uganda Prisons spokesperson, Frank Baine says the exercise affects all prison facilities across the country. The number of prisoners has increased from 40,500 in 2014 to over 55,000 today.
Prof. Edward Kasujja Kirumira, the Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, says the university was still committed to helping Prof. Nyakaana with the courses in case he follows the right procedures.
Kennedy Okello, the Nakawa II Councilor says mass transport is the way to go but says the president is doing things in a haphazard manner. He says bringing buses requires planning and consultations before signing a memorandum of understanding.
According to Ngabirano, during the inspection, Yesiime failed to account for more than 500 HIV testing kits delivered to the facility. He explained that the number of people tested at the facility is far less to the missing kits.
Patrick Mweheire, the Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank Uganda, welcomed the fact that expenditure on power generation and roads network would lead to cheaper electricity and passable roads and propel the country to an export-lead economy.
Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi, the Mayor Mbarara Municipality, says the municipality will raise money from the planned project and procure alternative land outside the busy area for dumping waste to ensure that the development goes on uninterrupted.
Wilberforce Ahimbisibwe Ongom, one of the protestors says there is no bad blood with the water body but all they all they want is for NWSC to wake up and give them quality services. He says in addition to the unstable water supply, the water pumped to their homes is dirty.