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19:52
19:52

Report: Tobacco Taxes Are Low, Should Take into Account Inflation, GDP cigarette smoking 3 1

A report by Makerere University Economic Policy Research Centre EPRC has revealed that tobacco taxes in Uganda are too low to dissuade people from smoking. Uganda signed and ratified World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control WHOFCTC in 2007 which recommends that excise tax should make up 75 percent of the retail price. But the report reveals that in Uganda, excise taxes make up 31 percent of the retail price for cigarettes.
19:37
19:37

MPs Probe Breaches in Compensation Payments for Refinery Project energy ministry 1 1

Auditor General John Muwanga reveals anomalies in the compensation process ranging from low compensations, over and under valuation as well as inappropriate rates. This is according to the value for money audit report on the compensation of Project Affected Persons under the refinery project for the year ended December 2017.
18:40
18:40

Police Hunt For Susan Magara Killers, Pledge UGX 100M For Clues susan magara murder 1 1 Top story

The Uganda Police has pledged 100 million shillings as a reward to anyone who can identify the people behind the kidnap and eventual killing of Susan Magara, an accountant whose body was found dumped in Kigo, Wakiso this morning.
18:19
18:19

Defend Yourself, Makerere Tells Lecturer Implicated in Sexual Harassment sex for marks 1

Makerere University has instituted proceedings to look into Dr Swizen Kyomuhendo, a senior lecturer mentioned in the alleged sexual harassment of female students. This comes just a day after a story appeared on NBS TV in which Dr Kyomuhendo, who teaches in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration SWSA, is seen luring one of his students to a lodge to have some fun. In the story, the victim claimed that the lecturer had promised to adjust her marks if she cooperated.
17:04
17:04

Surrogacy Bill In The Offing- Opendi 1

The practice involves an agreement whereby a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person and surrenders all parenting rights and responsibilities upon childbirth. Several refer to it as the practice of renting wombs and selling eggs and sperms.
16:53
16:53

PAC Grills Energy Officials Over UGX 1.2B Loss in Fines 2 1

Officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development have been probed over a 1.2 billion Shillings loss in fines to a contractor following delays to compensate Project Affected Persons PAPs, to pave way for construction of the oil refinery.
15:54
15:54

Tooro Education Fund Rolled Out fr. pascal kabura 1 1

The seven beneficiaries of the fund include three girls and four boys and are from the districts of Kabarole, Kamwenge, Bunyangabu and Kyenjojo.
15:48
15:48

Cabinet Endorses UGX 276B Loan for Palm Oil Project

Cabinet has endorsed plans to borrow 276 billion shillings to support the National palm oil project NOPP. According to Information minister Frank Tumwebaze, Cabinet discussed and approved the borrowing of the loan from the International Fund for Agricultural development IFAD to support palm oil development in Uganda.
15:07
15:07

Six Years Ago General David Sejusa Letter on Lawlessness in Uganda insecurity 1

The country is witnessing a lot of violence, disruption of social life and general apprehension of the people of Uganda. The population is beginning to feel unsure about the future and generally insecure. This is a complete reversal of the feeling and belief which our people had when they defeated dictatorship.
14:25
14:25

Cabinet Moves to Amend Bank of Uganda Act mobile money 1

Cabinet has approved the principles to amend the Bank of Uganda BoU Act 2000 to to reflect changing mandate and roles of the central bank. Among the proposals is inclusion of mobile money banking and other forms of payments and aligning the Bank of Uganda Act with the Public Finance Act.
13:59
13:59

UCC Issues New Guidelines on Mobile Money Transactions mobile money fraud

The new guidelines issued by UCC Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi are carried in a letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officers of MTN-Uganda, Airtel, Uganda Telecom Limited, Africell, K2 Telecom, Afrimax Uganda Limited, Smile Communications and Sure Telecom.
13:46
13:46

Lecturers Want Mak Statistics Dean Removed makerere university

The School of Statistics and Planning SSP in the College of Business and Management Sciences is headed by Dr. Robert Wamala. In November last year, at least 32 of the 46 lecturers at SSP signed a four-page petition that was submitted to the University Vice Chancellor demanding that the university appointments board remove Dr. Wamala from the position of school dean. In what appears to be a vote of no confidence, the lecturers accuse their dean of usurping responsibilities of departments in appointment of staff without consultations with the relevant units and blocking staff promotions and appointments especially those opposed to him.
12:51
12:51

More Cholera Cases Reported in Hoima lendu hema conflict 2

Dr Fred Kugonza, the Hoima district disease surveillance officer, told URN on Tuesday that last week 200 more cases were reported at Sebigoro Reception Centre in Kabwoya Sub county and Kasonga in Kyangwali sub county. He says the new cases have been taken to Isolation centres at Sebigoro and Kasonga respectively.
12:24
12:24

Obese at 18 And Shunned by Friends obesity in uganda 4 1

An 18-year-old girl described by doctors as obese is struggling to reverse her weight amidst stigma from her peers. To many 18-year-old people, life is just beginning but not for Sanyuka Kyomukendo not real name, a senior four student at one of the schools in Kampala. She weighs 150 kilogrammes and says her friends and classmates often pick on her for teasing because of her weight.
12:16
12:16

Kidnapped Woman Susan Magara Found Dead

Magara, a cashier with Bwendero Dairy Farm BDF was reportedly kidnapped while driving to her home in Lungujja, Lubaga Division early this month. Her motor vehicle was found abandoned on the roadside after her kidnap.
11:54
11:54

Three People Killed in Gulu - Kampala Highway Accident 1

The deceased have been identified as Joachim Kabagambe and Eunice Layaka, employees of Sinohydro Corporation Limited, and another only identified as the wife to Pastor Vincent Okeng of Joy Drilling Company in Lira.
11:09
11:09

Burundi Situation ‘Not Suitable' For Credible Elections –Official burundi crisis 1

Micheal Kafando, a senior United Nations official noted that while the security situation is calm, the potential for volatility is rife, as political tension persists in Burundi.
07:51
07:51

Land Probe: Can Uganda Have a “Fused” Land Tenure System? buganda kingdom 3 1

The recommendation for the fusion of the land tenure systems in Uganda has opened up the historical debate about land reform in the country. While the question remains on whether the government should institute land reforms to establish one land tenure system, the debate has narrowed down to claims to abolish mailo land tenure. The question about the need to harmonise the land system, however, remains unanswered.
07:11
07:11

Farmers Lose Crop Gardens for Defaulting on Loan Payments credit facilities 2

Individual farmers and associations secured loans from different institutions to purchase modern farming equipment, fertilisers, better quality seeds and other agricultural implements to improve food production. Many of the farmers have, however, defaulted on the loan payments.
07:02
07:02

Police Chokes on UGX 125B Debt, Calls for Govt Help 1 1

The police debt accruing from electricity, water, food supply and fuel has been increasing steadily since 2010. In 2013 the police debt burden was at 38.4 billion Shillings but as of January 2018, the debt had increased to 125.9 billion Shillings.
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