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11:10
11:10

SGR Coordinator Defends Cost of Malaba-Kampala Rail Section 3

The Project Coordinator of the Standard Gauge Railway SGR project Eng. Kasingye Kyamugambi was reacting to last Fridays report by parliaments physical infrastructure committee which stated that the Ugandan SGR has been overpriced.
16:23
16:23

Museveni: Uganda Airlines Revival On Course new year messages

In his New Year message, President Yoweri Museveni has said the revival of Uganda Airlines is on course. This, the president says, will reduce on the financial haemorrhage to other airlines by Ugandans and those travelling to Uganda.
07:19
07:19

Electoral Commission Needs Ugx82 Billion for New Office 3

The figure is contained in a report compiled by an internal committee tasked to evaluate the cost of relocation of EC offices from the current premises along Jinja road, Kampala. The committee was led by Malakwang Opar, the Director of Administration at the Electoral Commission.
18:09
18:09

Government, Exim Bank in Negotiations for Standard Gauge Railway Loan china exim bank 2

Engineer John Byabagambi, the Works and Transport Minister, told the Physical Infrastructure committee of parliament this afternoon that a team led by Keith Muhakanizi, the Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary is in China to finalise the loan negotiations to kick start the project in July this year.
14:37
14:37

Museveni Erred in Influencing Standard Gauge Railway Contract - Report 1

The controversies started after State Minister for Works Eng. John Byabagambi cancelled a Memorandum of Understating signed with China Civil Engineering Corporation and awarded the 22trillion Shillings contract to China Harbour Engineering Corporation
07:57
07:57

NPA Seeks Ugx3billion for Development Plan on Railway Network 2

The authority, in its 2015/2016 budget, is seeking the funds to engage with at least 10 districts in the railway corridor to outline different projects that can be linked to the railway project, Abel Rwendeire, the Deputy Chairman of the National Planning Authority said.
17:34
17:34

Parliament Grants SGR Committee Additional Time sgr probe 1 1

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has granted additional time to the select committee investigating irregularities in the Standard Gauge Railway project to conduct its work. This is the second time in a space of one month that the committee, which was formed on November 11th last year to investigate allegations of corruption in the signing of contracts relating to the project, is seeking for an extension to carry out more investigations.
07:33
07:33

Chinese Government Backs CHEC for Rail Deal

The Deputy Director General in the Chinese Ministry of Transport, Tang Guomei told a Parliamentary select committee investigating controversies surrounding the deal that the Chinese Transport Ministry recommended CHEC to build the Standard Gauge Railway.
16:23
16:23

Railway saga: Chinese Firm Denies Connections With Rosa Whitaker sgr probe 1

The ongoing Parliamentary inquiry into the alleged abuse of procurement procedures had earlier heard that Whitaker influenced the cancellation of an understanding between government of Uganda and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and introduced (CHEC) to President Yoweri Museveni.
14:37
14:37

Chinese Firm Seeks SGR Bid Approval from MPs 1 Top story

The Plea was presented to members of the select committee of parliament investigating the contested procurement of a contractor for the multi-trillion Standard Gauge Railway-(SGR) during a meeting in Beijing, China.
18:35
18:35

16 Govt Officials Shared US$1Million Bribe in SGR Deal 1 1 Top story

The names of the 16 officials were given to Parliaments probe committee on the SGR in secrecy by the former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Transport Charles Muganzi. Muganzi was in charge of the docket when the negotiations for the contract started in 2012.
17:24
17:24

MPs Want SGR Probe Committee Reconstituted rosa whitaker 5 1

In their 14th January letter to the speaker, the MPs accuse President Yoweri Museveni of interfering with the work of the select committee.
16:08
16:08

More Chinese Firms Target Railway Deal 1 2

Yuan notes that as a leading company in the world and the largest railway construction company in China and having contributed to the infrastructure and social development in the East Africa, they are highly specialized in the railway business.
07:11
07:11

Museveni Pushes Probe Committee to Meet Whitaker rosa whitaker 2 1

Shortly after meeting Whitaker in camera, Ssekitoleko, explained to journalists that she denied receiving any payment to front China Harbour Engineering Corporation for the award of the Standard Gauge Railway contract.
10:07
10:07

Procedures Delaying Railway Deal - Museveni corrupt officials 4 1 Top story

The controversy stems from the cancellation of a contract to upgrade a section of the Railway from Malaba-Kampala and Bukasa port railway line to standard gauge. The contract was first awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in 2012 and later to China Harbor Engineering Corporation (CHEC).
17:57
17:57

SGR Deal: Works PS Admits Flaunting Procurement Guidelines ppda 4

Bwangamo told the committee that, the works ministry followed the Chinese the procurement process, since the project was to be undertaken using funds from the Exim Bank of China
07:28
07:28

Byabagambi Defends Termination of CCECC MOU 1 1 Top story

Byabagambi explained that after the MOU was signed, President Museveni changed his mind saying the country needed an efficient and speedy standard gauge railway.
18:57
18:57

Works Minister Verbally Confronted Attorney General over SGR Deal 2

Nyombi had advised the ministry against the termination of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Uganda and China Civil Engineering Corporation (CCECC) in favor of China Harbor Corporation-(CHEC) to construct the Standard Gauge Railway line at the cost of UGX 4 trillion.
10:56
10:56

SGR Deal: Byandala Pushes Blame on Junior Minister Byabagambi 3

Works minister Abraham Byandala who had appeared before the select committee chaired by Nakifuma County MP Kafeero Ssekitoleko was grilled for over five hours. At certain points he got emotional and refused to respond to questions put to him by committee lead counsel Maxwell Akora.
18:17
18:17

SGR Deal: Defence Ministry Permanent Secretary Implicates Minister Tumwebaze 1 1

She told the committee chaired by Kafeero Ssekitoleko, the Nakifuuma county MP that, Tumwebaze directed her through a phone call to sign the memorandum with CHEC on April 18th 2013 in disregard of the warning from the solicitor general.
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