Parliament in January 2016 passed the Financial Institutions amendment Act allowing insurance companies to use banks as a distribution channel for their services. It is hoped that bancassurance will create opportunities for growth for both the insurance and banking sectors. It is hoped that bancassurance will create opportunities for growth for both the insurance and banking industry.
The State Minister for Higher Education, John Chrysestom Muyingo, has challenged secondary school teachers to popularise teaching and learning of Sciences, Mathematics and Technology subjects across the country.
Uganda Communications Commission in April this year made a directive against street vending of Sim Cards. In its April 2017 directive, the regulator asked all telecommunication service providers and their agents to stop selling or otherwise vending SIM cards on the streets.
The Office of Prime Minister has dispatched 910 bags of relief food to victims of Elegu flush floods in Amuru district. The relief items for some 20,000 victims include 100 bags of Maize Flour, 800 bags of Rice and 10 bags of Beans.
According to data before parliaments ICT committee, 4.7 million telephone subscribers risk being switched off after their Sim Cards could not be matched with the provided National Identification Numbers NINs while the others are corrupted.
Dr. Bruhan Kasozi, the Isingiro District Veterinary Officer, suspects the affected people ate meat from a carcass smuggled out of queen Lake Mburo National park. He says several people in the area eat meat from untrusted sources.
According to Kifampa, Kakande and Kalungi are being punished for refusing to implicate Kamoga and heading security at Nakasero mosque respectively. He also argues that Kamoga is being punished for fostering unity and development amongst Muslims.
Two people including a police detective attached to Namanve Police Station are under arrest for alleged robbery of 2.5kgs of gold valued at 230 million Uganda Shillings. The two suspects are Corporal Stephen Toko and a boda boda cyclist only identified as Igime.
Uganda is gearing up towards hosting the inaugural Future Energy Uganda conference where it is expected to showcase the enormous energy investment potential. The inaugural conference in Kampala from 12-13 September 2017 is expected to attract investors and decision makers to explore areas of renewable energy like geothermal and solar that are still under exploited.
The Government of Japan has donated 10 million US dollars, approximately 35.9 billion shillings, to the United Nations agencies to support the emergency response to South Sudan refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda. In June, Uganda hosted the Refugee Solidarity Summit to mobilise eight million dollars to support over 1.3 million refugees in the country. At the end of it only about 358.6 million dollars was pledged.