• Govt invites pope for the second time

    Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi reveals that President Yoweri Museveni and Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga have re-invited Pope Francis to visit Uganda. This is the second invitation to the pontiff by government after an earlier invitation in which he was scheduled to visit Uganda to officiate at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Minister warned NSSF against UMEME deal

    The probe committee investigating the state of affairs at NSSF discovers that Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka warned the NSSF board against rushing into buying shares in UMEME without an independent verification of key issues she raised about the proposed transaction.  Through scrutinizing several documents the committee discovered that the NSSF

  • Govt starts compensating people in reserves

    Government starts compensating people occupying Katonga Wildlife reserve area in Kyeggewa and Kamwenge districts. Executive Director UWA Dr Andrew G Seguya says all 50 households with land titles are to be compensated a total of 2.9 billion shillings. He says compensation starts today and the occupants have been given 6

  • Court decides Lukwago’s fate tomorrow

    The Supreme Court will tomorrow deliver its ruling on whether embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago re-occupies his office. Lukwago petitioned the Supreme Court seeking orders to reinstate him after being thrown out by acting deputy chief justice Steven Kavuma. The order was issued just hours after Lukwago had returned

  • 65 cases to be heard during court of appeal special session

    The Court of Appeal is set to hold a special session of 65 criminal appeals in a bid to reduce on the case backlog. The session will start on the 1st September to October 2014 and will see cases including murder, defilement, robbery and causing financial loss among others handled.

  • Uganda’s debt not worrying

    Government reiterates its resolve to increase domestic borrowing as opposed to borrowing from international lenders starting this financial year. Finance minister Maria Kiwanuka says Uganda’s debt position remains good. She notes that an economy would start worrying if the debt level went beyond 30% of the GDP and the servicing