• Lord Mayor drops his deputy

    Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago drops his deputy Suleiman Kidandala accusing him of betrayal. Addressing a news conference at the IPC offices at Katonga road Lukwago accuses Kidandala of siding with KCCA councilors to have him replaced. It emerged yesterday that Kampala Capital City Authority councilors were considering replacing Lord

  • Court throws out Mbabali’s petition

    The Constitutional court has dismissed a petition filed by City Lawyer Jude Mbabali seeking orders compelling the President to relieve Vice President Edward Ssekandi of his duties for alleged breach of the leadership code. Mbabaali accused Sekandi of diverting five government vehicles and fuel estimated at 120m shs, plus government

  • TASO not about to close

    The Aids Support Organization- TASO refutes recent media reports that it will soon close down due to donor withdrawal. Executive Director Dr. Christine Nabiryo as long as HIV/AIDS exists, Taso cannot close down. Dr. Nabiryo told journalists at the Taso headquarters in Mulago this morning  that they have not had

  • MUK to develop Ebola vaccine

    Makerere University is set to embark on a research intended to develop an effective vaccine for the Ebola virus and other viral diseases. The development comes at a time the Ebola outbreak has killed 2,600 people in West Africa with officials warning that more than 20,000 people could ultimately be

  • Uganda delays harmonization of regional phone call charges

    The reluctance by Uganda to scrap taxes on external phone calls is delaying an initiative to harmonize and reduce phone call charges across the East Africa Community member states. Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda had agreed that by 1st September this year, all callers in the 3 countries will be charged

  • Standard chartered Bank promotes emancipation of girls

    Standard Chartered Bank donates 65 million dollars towards the goal project, aimed at encouraging development and emancipation of the girl child in the country. The project identifies disadvantaged adolescent girls in and around Kampala and trains them in various skills using sports as a centre activity, to enable them compete