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14:34
14:34

Campaign Posters Litter City Weeks After Elections 3 5

Sula Lago, a resident of Kazo in Kawempe says they have resorted to clearing the posters themselves instead of waiting on KCCA. He says KCCA should have guided politicians on where to display their posters but also to seek consent from owners of the private structures before using their walls.
09:31
09:31

Corruption, Bureaucracy and Politics Fail Emyooga-Entrepreneurs 6

Several Small scale entrepreneurs interviewed by URN expressed disappointment at the way the packages are being handled by the responsible government officials, which has seen the beneficiaries either fail to get the funds or receive less than they expected.
17:45
17:45

KCCA Misses Third Deadline to Deliver on Old Taxi Park 3 5 Top story

In October 2020, the KCCA Executive Director, Dorothy Kisaka visited the park and set a deadline of four weeks within, which to complete the works. Still, it didn’t happen. In December 2020, KCCA told URN that it would give the people of Kampala a Christmas gift with the reopening of the park.
16:01
16:01

Grain Council Tasks Gov’t to Streamline Maize Trade 5 1

Chris Kaijuka, the Chairperson of Grain Council of Uganda, says that 90 percent of Uganda’s maize going to Kenya is exported informally, something he describes as unfortunate.
15:03
15:03

Gov't Agencies Launch Crackdown On Media Advertising 'Fake Herbal Drinks' 1 3

Section 33 (1)(c) of the National Drug Policy and Authority Act, Cap 206 prohibits the advertisement and publication of information that aimed to promote the use of a drug for prevention or treatment of any disease or relating to enhancing human potency.
18:42
18:42

Development Partners Frustrate National Local Content Policy - Ministers

Eng Hilary Onek, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, but who served as minister for Energy and Mineral Development, laments the lenders' practice of imposing terms that include who should implement the projects.
14:32
14:32

Farmers Willing to Cost-Share On Vaccines With Gov't, As Quarantine Hits Milk Supplies 5 1

Apophia Nayebare, a milk trader in Kampala, says if they increase the price of the milk beyond Shs1,400 per liter, they risk losing their customers, yet the margin is very small, less than Shs 100, before deducting other expenses.
13:58
13:58

MP Othieno Tables Bill Seeking to Regulate Real Estate Agents 2 1

MP Richard Othieno told parliament that the Bill seeks to regulate the sector were most real estate agents make money through commission for services rendered in sale and purchase of properties. Okoth observed that although Parliament passed the Landlord and Tenants Act in 2019, the Real Estate Agents were left out unregulated. He says that the absence of the law to govern the operation of the real estate’s agents predisposes unsuspected sellers and buyers of property to some unscrupulous real estate agents. Othieno says that the Bill will streamline and aid the real estate growth in the country.
17:13
17:13

Gov't Prioritises Local Transformer Purchases as Free Electricity Connections Resume 2

The policy, which enables Ugandans to get connected to the national grid for free, if no pole is required, is largely funded by loans from the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the African Development Bank, with Uganda playing counterpart funding.
11:39
11:39

Tasks Lie Ahead for Kenyatta As EAC Chairperson

Arguably, generally, the inter-state relations in the community have been at their lowest over the last two years, when President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was chairman, with Liberate Mfumukeko from Burundi, as Secretary General. The East African Community’s 21st Heads of States Summit came at a time, when two of the members of the community, Uganda and Rwanda, could not trade with each other after the closure of the border.
08:40
08:40

EU Gives UGX 1.6Bn for Wildlife Conservation

The EU Delegation in Uganda says these response activities are designed to address conservation and wildlife protection in these very difficult times plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic.
07:29
07:29

Mother Rhino Nandi Dies at 21 1 Top story

Nandi, the 21-year old female rhino was born on July 24, 1999. She was brought together with Hassani (a male rhino) to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary from the Disney Animal Kingdom, Florida, the USA in 2006. This pair was part of the first six white rhinos that were re-introduced in Uganda.
14:26
14:26

BoU Seeks More Time on Proposed Constitutional Amendments Bank of Uganda 2 1

Atingi-Ego together with the BOU Legal Counsel Margaret Kaggwa Kasule had today appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to respond to the proposed Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020 introduced by Igara East MP, Michael Mawanda.
11:32
11:32

Insurance Trainers Test Staff on Competence and Skills insurance training 3

Saul Seremba, the Chief Executive of the government’s insurance training entity says that there’s general low awareness among the public about what the industry is about and that they needed insurers to learn from each other, something they opted to do through a quiz.
22:52
22:52

EAC Presidents Allow Individual States to Negotiate EU Trade Deal

At the just ended virtually-held 21st Heads of State Summit, the leaders agreed to let those that wish, to go on and engage the EU on how to move forward without the others, under the "Variable Geometry" principle. Under this, some countries in a bloc are allowed integrate at different levels and pace, depending on the situation in the respective country.
11:12
11:12

Taxi Operators Protest Delayed Completion of Old Taxi Park 4 1

Last year, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA started reconstruction works at the Park promising to complete it in three months. However, nine months after, construction works are still going on.
08:50
08:50

Operations of East African Monetary Institute to Start in July EAC

It is anticipated that the Monetary Union, the third pillar in the EAC Integration, will be in place in 2024 with the introduction of a common currency and the establishment of a regional central bank.
08:38
08:38

Kyagulanyi's "Armoured" Vehicle Was Under-Declared- URA

URA says the details of the car were misrepresented and consequently, the car was under-valued.
08:23
08:23

Uganda-Rwanda Border Standoff Missing on EAC Summit Agenda Trade

Uganda was exporting goods worth shs 220 million to Rwanda before the border closure, and this has gone down by almost 90%.
19:48
19:48

IG Builds System to Trace Wealth of Leaders from URA, URSB, NIRA Corruption

“With the IG-ODS, a leader is not able to submit incomplete information and thus the system has solved the problem of incomplete declarations, which also eases verification,” says Anet Twine, the Director Leadership Code. The agency has now launched what they call ‘IG-ODS Phase II’, which will help access the data in other government agencies, which will make it easy to verify data submitted by a leader through comparison.
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