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19:03
19:03

High Interest Rates Impeding Growth banks 4

Borrowers are concerned that the high interest rates are prohibitive and are a major obstacle to the business and trade.
18:40
18:40

Committee To Handle Exporters' Debts Set Up fighting in juba

In 2014, Uganda and South Sudan entered into a mutual agreement to pay about 123 billion shillings owed to 22 companies which lost goods and money following outbreak of civil war in South Sudan the previous year.
18:24
18:24

UNBS Impounds Counterfeit Cosmetics, Iron Sheets in Kampala unbs new standards

The goods include 80 cartons of cosmetics and 300 pieces of iron sheets. The goods were seized in a week-long operation in various markets within the city following complaints from the users that they dont conform to the UNBS standards.
18:10
18:10

Uganda Deploys New Police Contingent to Somalia thomas kamugisha 1

The contingent replaces another one that has completed one-year tour of duty. Uganda is one of the Police Contributing Countries under AMISOM, deploying Individual Police Officers IPOs and Formed Police personnel. Other police contributing countries are Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.
18:05
18:05

MPs Protest Rent Levy Paid In Dollars 3 1

Rakai Woman MP, Juliet Kyinyamatama notes that the charges are inconsiderate and place businesses, especially those run by young entrepreneurs, in jeopardy.
18:03
18:03

Gulu District Council Operating without Mace ceremonial mace

The ceremonial mace previously used by Gulu district council is reported to have broken during the previous council and was never replaced. The new council which took over office in May 2016 resolved unanimously to hold sittings without the mace.
17:56
17:56

Cabinet Clears Total E&P Oil Production License tullow 1 Top story

Total Exploration and production Uganda will operate at Ngiri, Jobi-Rii and Gunya all in the Albertine Graben. The approval of a production licenses is a final phase towards commercial oil production which cabinet has pushed to financial year 2019/2018
17:18
17:18

Press Release: Cabinet Approves US$71M Loan For Power Distribution

Cabinet approves US71M World Bank Loan to increase power access to power by 22 by 2022. Some of the beneficiary districts include Gulu, Lira, Nebbi, Arua, Kole, Oyam and Nwoya. Also approved, is a request by the minister of energy to issue three petroleum production licenses to Total EP UGANDA B.V. The licenses have a duration of 25 years and can be renewed for an additional 5 years as provided for in the Production sharing agreementPSA.
16:17
16:17

Councilors Appeal over DRC Cross-Border Attacks on Fishermen lake albert 4

On several occasions, Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert have suffered injury and losses when they are tortured, detained and their fishing gear confiscated by armed men suspected to be soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
16:06
16:06

Govt Proposals On Land Not in Good Faith – Besigye land act 1998 2

During the government retreat that ended on Sunday at National Leadership Institute --NALI at Kyakwanzi, Lands Minister Betty Amongi was quoted saying government is in the final stages of tabling before Parliament amendments into the Land Act 1998.
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15:48

Motorists Concerned Over State of Bushenyi - Kasese Road potholes 3

Motorists argue that the worst part of the road is the 12-kilometre-stretch in Rubirizi district from Nyakasharu trading centre to Katunguru.
15:19
15:19

Internal Affairs Ministry Officials Kicked Out Of Parliament police brutality 1 4

Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, Obongi County MP, says the MPs want the ministers to also give their position on the brutal beating of police, which he says has become a frequent occurrence while dispersing crowds.
15:10
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5 Suspected Robbers Arrested in Kitgum robbery in kitgum 4 1

Jackson Baryampika, Kitgum district Police commander identified the suspects as Joseph Kidega, Patrick Aboyi, Rooney Komakech, Michael Okot Tulaya and Isaac Okellokot. The suspects were found with items including stolen drugs, laundry soap and several household items.
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14:54

Hoima Road Works Resume As Drivers Call Off Strike bulima-kaboya road 4 2

The Chinese company working on the Bulima-Kabwoya road in Hoima district has been given two weeks to review the wage scales for its workers who have been on a sit down strike.
13:43
13:43

Faulty Street Lights Worry Mbarara Business Community 4

Some of the streets with faulty street lights include Markhan Singh, Mbarara High Street, Mbaguta street,Calvary road and Rubiri road.
13:10
13:10

Strike Affects Kyambogo University, NTC Examinations 3

Sources within Kyambogo University say the situation is not rosy, with the department heads typing and distributing the examinations themselves. It is a beehive of activities.
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12:46

Besigye Asks Museveni to Open Talks with Opposition besigye arrest 1

Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye says that President Yoweri Museveni now feels so insecure because he does not have the peoples mandate to hold power. The insecurity, Besigye adds, drives Museveni into clinging onto power regardless of the cost.
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08:01

Go Forward Camp Trapped in Financial Scandal amama mbabazi 1

Vincent Kimbugwe, the Go Forward Coordinator in Sembabule district alleges that Sophie Nabbosa, the regional coordinator misappropriated over 40 million Shillings that was allocated to eight districts in South Buganda region, to facilitate Amama Mbabazis agents on polling day.
07:06
07:06

PAP Members Demand Relocation of Headquarters 1 1

The demand for the relocation of the PAP headquarters comes on the heels of an attack on a Senegalese Member of the Pan African Parliament Aissatou Sow Diawara. She was shot at and critically injured on Thursday July 28, 2016 while traveling to her hotel from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
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