Patrick Siisa, the Chairman Board Mabale Tea Factory in Kyenjojo district, says that despite being one of the major players in the tea industry, most of the tea produced by the factory fetches low prices on the global market because of quality issues.
Makerere University has postponed 42 examinations scheduled for Thursday this week to mark Janani Luwum Day. In a February 9 circular released by Alfred Masikye Namoah, the Makerere University Academic Registrar, all examinations scheduled for Thursday this week have been postponed until Monday February 20.
A report by the World Bank states that during the first quarter of this financial year, exports to South Sudan declined to 33 million dollars, equivalent to 118 billion shillings from 76 million dollars 237 billion shillings recorded in the prior quarter.
The decision comes barely a week after the International Crimes Division ICD of the High Court in Kampala barred members of the public and the media from attending the trial in which 14 persons are accused of masterminding attacks against fellow clerics who were killed in cold blood.
Felix Ejesu, the proprietor of the Boutique says the thieves entered his shop through a window they broke. He suspects that they could have used a minor to penetrate the narrow metallic window rods. Ejesu says the thieves swept his shelf of 480 pieces of jean trousers worth Shillings 20 million and 20 pairs of shoes estimated to be worth shillings 700,000.
The report that had been presented before them by State Minister for Planning David Bahati sought to analyse allocations, expenditures and fiscal performance for the financial year 2015/2016, now in its third quarter.
The Uganda Police Force has said it will not allow the unlawful enthronement of Prince David Kijanangoma as King of Tooro. Kijanangoma, a member of the Tooro royal family, declared himself king and has vowed to take over the throne in April this year.
David Ojok, one of the affected residents told URN he has been sleeping in the cold since the disaster struck. He says he lost the food stock that his family should depend in four huts and two acres of maize fields. Ojok is in urgent need of bedding, foodstuff and construction materials.
Peter Karlos Ebiau, the former Soroti Municipality parliamentary aspirant wants government to speed up the process adding that delays has demoralized several potential students who had wished to study from Soroti University.
Eng. Michael Odongo Okune, the clan head of Okar-Omwono is also the Executive Director of Uganda Road Fund. He was elected the new cultural chief of Lango by more than 120 clan chiefs constituting the council of Owitong under Lango Cultural Foundation. But police says he was elected by an illegal assembly.
Coordinators in Kabale say that they supplied ten thousand apple seedlings to farmers across the District late last year. But persons, whose names appear on the list of beneficiaries, have disowned the contents of the report.
They say that although it is advisable that they wear photophobia glasses as a relief from light sensitivity the glasses are costly and inaccessible on the local market. Albinism as a condition is synonymous with low intolerance to light, a situation which often results into intense pain.
In Ntungamo Municipality, a litre of milk goes for between 1000- 1300 Shillings, up from Shillings 800 - 1000. Medard Asiimwe, the manager at Fresh Milk Diary, says that a litre of milk on the farm has gone up to 750 from 470 Shillings in the last four months.
Vitamin A deficiency, which can cause blindness, stunting and even death, is a devastating problem in the county. About 40 percent of children under age 5 are vitamin-A deficient, according to a 2011 health survey.