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20:31
20:31

Parliament to Review Social Media, Mobile Money Tax new taxes 7 1

The two groups appealed to parliament to reconsider the Excise Duty Amendment Act, 2018 with a view of removing the 200 Shillings over the Top OTT tax, and the 1 percent deduction on mobile money transactions which came into effect on July 1, 2018.
20:10
20:10

Luweero District Funding Err Enrages Councillors 1 6

The money was part of the funds released by the Ministry of Finance in April to finance activities for the fourth quarter of the financial year 2017/18. But Luweero District submissions were rejected due to errors. The money was subsequently sent back to the consolidated fund when the financial year ended.
19:38
19:38

Makerere Council Approves 15% Tuition Increment makerere university 4 1

Students demand that at least a total overhaul in terms of renovation of one of the halls of residence is done every academic year from the resources generated out of the increased tuition. Were Salim, says that unless students see a change, they will not accept the increment.
19:28
19:28

Katikkiro Mayiga Condemns Mobile Money Tax 1 1

Addressing the Buganda Lukiiko this afternoon at Bulange-Mengo, Mayiga said that the tax should completely be removed since Mobile Money is mostly used by the poor adding that taxing them for the service is irrational.
19:12
19:12

NDA Bans Sale Of Herbal Enhancement Pills 1

The banned products might have serious health implications such as bleeding of the brain that can lead to sudden death in extreme cases according to NDA
19:10
19:10

Deforestation Threatens Uganda's Film Industry – Filmmakers 3 1

They also fear that deforestation will push up the cost of producing their movies as preferred dense tropical rainforests and other landscapes suitable for heart throbbing movie scenes undergo encroachment and massive degradation.
18:38
18:38

EC Suspends Elections in Disputed Apaa Villages

Michael Lakony, the Amuru district chairperson says they complained to the Commission on July 6, after they failed to find a gazetted village in Itirikwa County in Adjumani district bearing the names of Apaa in the Electoral Commission database.
18:26
18:26

LC 1 Elections: Police Maps out 110 Hotspots 1

A reliable source told URN on condition of anonymity that they anticipate chaos in Kampala due to the amount of money that the candidates have invested in the campaigns.
18:21
18:21

Buganda Lukiiko Approves UGX 96 Billion Budget 2 1

In the approved budget, the Kingdom has prioritized the completion of the ceiling of Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main cultural hut at Kasubi Royal Tombs, where the relics and portraits of the Kabakas are kept, with an allocation of 1.2 billion Shillings. The vote received an allocation of 1.5 billion Shillings last year, which, however, was not enough to accomplish the task.
18:21
18:21

Musisi Asks Minister to Rescind Resolution On Property Rates property rates tax 2

The Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA Executive Director, Jeniffer Musisi has asked Kampala Minister, Beti Kamya to rescind Authoritys resolution of reducing property rates from 6 to 4 percent. Musisi in a letter dated 5th July 2018, argued that the councillors resolution was unlawful and untenable.
17:47
17:47

EC Suspends CCEDU from Observing Elections associate 1 Top story

In his letter to CCEDU, the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugyenyi, says they have resolved to suspend CCEDU as partners in disseminating voter education messages and as an election observer for being partisan.
17:24
17:24

Kyotera DPC Loses Gun To Thugs investigation 1 Top story

According to information obtained by our reporter, two armed thugs donning military uniform stopped Kayongos private car at around 3am claiming to be operatives from the Special Forces Command. They reportedly persuaded Kayongo to surrender his pistol to help them in their operation since President Yoweri Museveni was expected in Kyotera the following day.
16:52
16:52

Rugby Cranes Team Named For World Cup 7s samoa 1 Top story

Head Coach Tolbert Onyango has named a 12-man team that will represent Uganda at the Rugby World Cup 7s slated for July 20-22 in San Francisco, USA.
16:51
16:51

LC Polls: Sister Agencies to Back Police lc1 elections 1

Ugandans go to the polls on Tuesday at 60,800 polling stations across the country to elect their village council leaders. According to the Electoral Commission guidelines, each polling center will be mannered by unarmed polling constable.
16:36
16:36

KCCA Crisis; Technocrats Snub Another Council Meeting 5 1

This is the second time within a space of one week, that KCCA technocrats led by Executive Director Jennifer Semakula Musisi are shunning council meetings. The first was on Monday, July 2, 2018.
16:17
16:17

Heavy Rains Destroy Houses, Crops in Bulambuli 4

Patrick Gregory Wozobi, one of the affected residents, said the rains destroyed his several banana plantations and nursery beds. He appealed to government to come to their rescue, saying they are stuck.
16:09
16:09

Buganda Premier Condemns Monetization of LC Campaigns 2 1

Mayiga observed that several contenders for Local Council I positions have invested millions of shillings to sustain a campaign for positions that are ideally voluntary and not known to have any meaningful gain.
15:35
15:35

Security Upped In Sezzibwa Ahead of LC Polls lc elections 2

Mapped black spots include Nakibizzi, Mbikko, and Nile in Njeru municipality, Natetta in Kayunga district, and Twojera landing site, Buwangwe, Noowa, Mayinja, Namijiri and Bulugulu, in Buvuma district.
14:23
14:23

Opposition Fails to Field Candidates for Village Polls in Karamoja karamoja subregion 3 1

Joyce Achan Aleper, the District Returning Officer says a number of villages had unopposed candidates from the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party while several others had NRM-leaning independent candidates as their main challengers.
14:07
14:07

Two Die in Mityana Gambling Brawl stabbed 4

Leonard Kiwanuka, the area Defense Secretary, says Mukiibi was stabbed to death by unidentified man who was also killed by a mob when he declined to pay him Shillings 30,000 he had staked.
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