The program which began in 2014 will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to refine their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.
The government is currently undertaking the extension of a high voltage power line to Karamoja sub region with a USD 80 million 290 billion Shillings, loan from the Islamic Development Bank. A Chinese firm, Nanjing Paji Steel Power Manufacturing Company Limited, has been contracted to construct the 160 kilometers line from Opuyo substation to Moroto.
While the scholarships were meant to develop the youths capacity to meet the skills demands of oil and gas production, government says it has only managed to establish a Bursary Scheme Management Agency that is currently preparing for awareness campaigns in the region.
A tentative burial program issued by Nyombis family show that he will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Henry Mayega, the Deputy Head of Mission at Ugandas embassy in China and brother to the deceased, says that a vigil will be held at his home in Buziga today, ahead of a funeral service at Namirembe Cathedral on Tuesday.
Kampalas air quality index measured by the air pollution monitor last month shows that Kampala has a high concentration of tinny air particles small enough to invade even the smallest airways, mainly caused by dust from unpaved roads, fumes from cars and open burning of waste.
The NRM caucus had reportedly resolved to support a reduction of the tax from 1 to 0.5 percent, but not the dissolution of the tax in totality. But Naigaga told journalists that members of the NRM Caucus had failed to get a common position on the matter and added that her allegiance lies first with her constituents.
The object exploded while a student identified as 13-year-Old Ashraf Igembe was playing with it in the Primary Seven class. The object had been brought to class by another pupil identified as Abdul Kasozi, who picked it on his way home and kept it t before bringing it to school the next day.
Foundation For Human Rights Initiative Executive Director, Livingstone Sewanyana confirmed to URN that they have received a letter from Foreign Affairs clearing the Diplomats to access the death row inmates.
President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni were part of the National Prayers that attracted several other dignitaries such as the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda among others.
Bernard Taremwa, the WUSA President said that they agreed as members of the association in a meeting last week on how best to help their suspended colleagues. According to Taremwa, they agreed that each member of the association, which is comprised of 83 members should contribute whatever they can and managed to raise Shillings 8million.
The officers newly deployed to different courts around the country are the 16 Magistrates Grade One recently appointed by the Judicial Service Commission. The team was sworn-in by the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, on Friday last week.
Those arrested are Stanley Katembeya, the FDC Party chairperson for Mbarara district and Odo Tayebwa the former Member of Parliament for Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality. They were picked up at Bwayegamba in Kigarama Sub County by police and driven off immediately to Kabwohe Police Station.
A reliable source told URN that the DPP returned the file advising police detectives to look for evidence to support their charges. They just trashed everything we had done. First the victims were not willing to cooperate and what was on the file is what we had, the source told URN on condition of anonymity.
Gerald Mukasa, the National Catholic Education Institutions Coordinator, a unit run by the episcopal conference says that students who indulge in any form of malpractice are acting against the catholic biblical teachings which focus on upholding Godly values.
Kereni Namara, the Lyantonde District Police Commander, says they picked up Brian Muyanja and Simon Ssentamu with the help of operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence using the number they left behind asking one of their victims to send them money after taking his number plate.