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21:50
21:50

Helicopter With Two Ministers On Board Crash-lands in Kabale helicopter crash 1

Alex Rukundo, an eyewitness says that when the helicopter flew for about 300 metres off the ground, it lost balance. Rukundo says that it started descending back to the ground and in the process hit electric wires.
18:35
18:35

MPs Condemn URA Brutality on Alleged Tax Evaders parliament 4

Members of Parliament have condemned alleged brutality by Uganda Revenue Authority URA staff on alleged tax evaders saying the action could lead to low tax compliance.
18:22
18:22

Case Against FDC Leaders Pushed to May inciting violence 1

The Mbarara grade one magistrates court presided over by Sanyu Mukasa has today further adjourned the case in which FDC party leaders are accused of inciting violence and assaulting police officers.
18:17
18:17

Masaka School Stumbles into the Unknown as Donors Suspend Funding joe walusimbi 3

Its activities were a ray of hope for hundreds of orphans and destitute children who received education and other social amenities, through the Williams Hill Nursery and Primary School. But the project is on the verge of its closure following a disagreement between the funders and local partners.
16:29
16:29

Luweero Town Council Loses UGX 76m in Taxi Fees Wrangles parking fees 3 1

Initially, the town councils through the contracted Taxi Operators and Cooperative Societies would collect between 200,000-300,000 Shillings daily from taxi park fees collections. Each taxi used to pay loading fees ranging between 2,000-4,500 Shillings.
14:23
14:23

Gov't Rolling Out Apprenticeship Programme in July 1 1

Alex Asiimwe, the Assistant Commissioner for Occupational Safety in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development said the apprenticeship programme is one of the interventions under the Green Jobs Programme and will target both those who have gone to school and those who havent.
12:47
12:47

Gov't Urged to Invest in Natural Infrastructure

Mafabi said while the government is focusing on big-ticket infrastructure projects like roads, energy and railways; these will not amount to much without heavy investments in the environment and other natural resources. He said in the whole equation of green economy, there is also more focus on human well-being and equity than environmental risks and ecological scarcity.
12:04
12:04

Refugee Settlements Strip Adjumani District Forest Cover unchr 2 1

District records show that more than 116 square kilometres of land, which were previously wooded areas, had to be cleared for the creation of refugees settlements in the district. Today, only 20 percent of the wooded areas still have trees, according to Adjumani District Natural Resources Officer Charles Giyaya.
11:59
11:59

Rugby Cranes Defeat Chile, Georgia In World 7s Qualifier tolbert onyango 1

Uganda Rugby Cranes showed character at the on-going 2018 World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier after winning against Chile and Georgia on Friday.
10:38
10:38

Ekiring Stops Australia's Wendy Chen 1 Top story

Ugandas top player Edwin Ekiring on Friday defeated Australias Hsuan-yu Wendy Chen 2-1 in the second Group C match at the on-going 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.
10:36
10:36

Civil Society Cowed Into Silence After Raid on ActionAid internal democracy 3 1

NGO Forum Executive Director, Richard Sewakiryanga says the police raid undoubtedly had a setback on civil society operations in Uganda. He says while some of them have been cowed into silence, others are still determined to stand up for human rights and good governance.
10:01
10:01

Greed Could Stall Oil And Gas Projects - Expert land compensation 2 1

Hans Peter Christophersen, the Trade and Energy Counselor, at The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kampala says that greedy individuals have inflated land costs and demanded huge compensation rates in the Albertine Graben making it difficult for planned projects to take off.
07:56
07:56

Nalubaale, Kiira Hydro Power Complex in Poor State - MPs kiira power dam 2

Members of Parliament sitting on the Natural Resources committee have expressed dismay at the state of disrepair at the Nalubaale and Kiira hydro power complex. The two dams are operated by ESCOM, a private firm which signed a Concession and Assignment Agreement CAA with the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited UEGCL.
07:31
07:31

Private Schools Hit Hard by Suspension of USE Funding capitation grants 2

In 2012, the Ministry of Education signed a memorandum of understanding with proprietors of selected private schools to implement USE under the Public Private Partnership PPP. Since then, government has been paying 47,000 Shillings per student per term for students in private schools. A total of 792 private secondary schools have been receiving the grant. In January this year, the Ministry of Education and Sports suspended USE funding to private schools for senior one and senior five entrants.
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