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11:04
11:04

UMEME Seeks UGX 500BN to Settle Connection Backlog 1 2

Florence Nsubuga, the UMEME Chief Operations Officer, says they need at least Shillings 500 billion to connect applicants whose applicants were processed before the ECP funding got depleted.
14:56
14:56

MP Want Curfew Lifted to Avert Insecurity in Masaka 1 3

In a meeting with the Minister of Security Major General Jim Muhwezi, the MPs asked him to either relax or completely lift the curfew restrictions.
16:54
16:54

Mistrust, Bureaucracy Hindering Effectiveness of Emyooga Program in Masaka Emyooga project 2

Several of the intended beneficiaries in the area have continuously lost interest in the program with some withdrawing their membership from Savings and Credit Cooperatives- SACCOs.
13:04
13:04

Medical Interns Demand Covid-19 Risk Allowances Covid-19 management 6 1

The demand was presented to the Parliamentary Covid-19 taskforce by Doctor Mary Lillian Nabwire, the President of the Federation for Uganda Medical Interns.
10:54
10:54

Gov’t Urged to Tax Online Advertisers, Content Promoters and not Internet unwanted witness 1 2 Top story

Dorothy Mukasa, the Chief Executive Officer at Unwanted Witness Uganda explains that raising the cost of the internet through an additional tax is a slap in the face of digital innovators who can potentially create more revenue sources through creating employment.
09:28
09:28

MPs Irked by Undocumented Human Rights Violations in Masaka 3 2

Witnesses included victims of arrests and torture, those who sustained wounds from gunshots and relatives of missing persons. However, the committee noted that the majority of the incidents, some of which resulted in death, were never documented or even investigated by the Human Rights Commission office in the area.
18:57
18:57

Occupants Struggle to Defend Possession of Departed Asians Properties 1 4

The committee which is chaired by Makindye East MP Ibrahim Kasozi summoned 73 people currently occupying the departed Asians properties located in Masaka to probe them on how they eventually acquired then from the initial owners.
20:18
20:18

Masaka Municipality On the Spot Over Poor Road Works 6 1

The 2019 Auditor General’s report which was released recently, faulted Masaka Municipality leadership for failure to provide proper accountability for funds allocated to them by central government under the Uganda Road Fund scheme, that caters for periodic maintenance of community access roads.
19:43
19:43

Approach of Parliamentary Consultations on Electoral Reforms Disputed in Masaka 1 6 Top story

Agnes Namusiitwa, one of the regional coordinators of the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy-CEDDU in Masaka, says the committee hardly interfaced with 50 people in Masaka.
09:11
09:11

Masaka Voters Reject Proposed Restrictions on Independents 1 4 Top story

Agnes Namusiitwa, the Kakuuto Sub County Female Councilor to Kyotera district local government, says the proposal curtails principals of democracy, especially in scenarios where political parties fail to organize free primaries. Namusitwa, who is also Secretary of the Greater Masaka Civil Society advocacy group, is afraid that the bill will fuel dictatorial tendencies in political parties.
15:26
15:26

Masaka Leaders Demand Merger of Wealth Creation Schemes 5 1

The government has over the years funded different programs that target improving the livelihoods of the different communities, among them women, veterans and youths. Some of the programs include the Youth Livelihood Program-YLP, Operation Wealth Creation-OWC, Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program-UWEP, the Microfinance Savings and Credit Cooperatives Fund-SACCOs among others.
10:57
10:57

Masaka Hospital Suffers Shortage of Staff Consultants, Specialists Ministry of Health 1 1 Top story

Dr. Nathan Onyachi, the Director Masaka Regional Hospital, says despite the progressive increase in the demand for health services, they are still suffering with the recurrent shortage of specialists and consultants to provide support to other health workers.
08:25
08:25

Katikiro Warns on Proposed Coffee Law 1 4

In his speech at the consecration of the new Bishop of Masaka Diocese at Kitovu Sports Arena on Saturday, Mayiga lashed out at the framers of the proposed law, saying it will instead frustrate the campaign to rejuvenate coffee farming that had started to realize results.
19:35
19:35

Government Urged to Review Youth Livelihood Program Model 3

Committee chairperson Judith Franca Akello told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the program needs to be repackaged from being operated as a revolving scheme to a non-refundable capital venture for youth. She says that the program also needs to provide training for the beneficiaries to comprehensively appreciate its significance.
07:28
07:28

Local Gov’t Accounts Committee Unearths Rot in Management of Road Funds Auditor General 1 1

The committee chaired by Judith Franca Akello, the Woman Member of Parliament for Agago district has in its findings revealed that the program is suffering from gross corruption tendencies and misuse of public resources perpetrated by accounting officers and engineers in local governments.
15:30
15:30

URA Asked to Sensitise Public on Tax Assessment Procedures 6 1

However, according to Mpuuga, the tax has largely remained unclear and creates a lot of ambiguity among the business communities.
15:57
15:57

MPs Caution Local Governments Against Harassing Taxpayers 1 2

Sauda Namuleme, the Masaka Municipal Chief Financial officer and Joseph Ssebudde, the Town clerk Mityana Municipality told the committee that they had resolved to adopt a system of confiscating merchandises of non-compliant tax payers in the area.
20:40
20:40

Masaka Municipality Faulted on Abuse of USMID Funds funds diverted 3 1

Masaka Municipality Town Clerk Paul Omoko said that the money was spent on procuring of planning equipment, Induction of political leaders, retooling of some offices, institutional strengthening, workshops, facilitating staffs on foreign travels and their career development courses, public sensitization among things.
23:44
23:44

Mbabazi Supporter Abducted, Beaten, Car Torched election violence 1 2 Top story

Hours before John Patrick Amama Mbabazi begins his presidential campaign in Masaka, the Go-Forward youth coordinator Meddie Kikomeko is nursing injuries after he was abducted and beaten up. Kikomekos white Nissian UAB 873 L was also burnt during the attack.
14:00
14:00

Criticism Piles on Draft Disability Law 6 2

The bill which would repeal the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2006, was drafted by the ministry of gender with intent to relieve government of some responsibilities in providing the required friendly services to PWDs. Instead it puts emphasis on the role of private entities in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities.
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