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Monthly Archives: July 2014

WORK PROGRESSES STEADILY TO EXTEND UGANDA’S POWER GRID

WORK PROGRESSES STEADILY TO EXTEND UGANDA’S POWER GRID

By Ayiga Ondoga

KAMPALA, July 31– The West Nile power grid extension from the Nyagak Hydro plant to the rest of the districts in Uganda is moving ahead steadily with more than 46 per cent …

The Cubs Ready for Rwanda Challenge

The Cubs Ready for Rwanda Challenge

As the Under-17 national football team, the Cubs, continue to bask in their 4-0 walloping of Rwanda in the first leg of the Africa Youth Championships qualifiers, ultimate qualification remains paramount.

And until that goal …

Sekabembe Eyeing Gold

Sekabembe Eyeing Gold

Already assured of at least returning home with a bronze medal, super heavyweight Mike Sekabembe is on course to become the first Ugandan boxer in 24 years to win gold, writes Moses Mugalu.

Today, Sekabembe …

Top Aces to Unleash New Machines for Pearl Rally

Top Aces to Unleash New Machines for Pearl Rally

A look at the entries log so far points to an exciting Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally in which high competition for honours will pit local drivers against foreigners with the latest works machines (factory-prepared …

Kigongo Pins Kayihura Over Kanungu Arrests

Kigongo Pins Kayihura Over Kanungu Arrests

A weekend investigation by Al-Hajji Moses Kigongo into a recent Kanungu fire has found that Police Chief Kale Kayihura rushed to arrest the four suspects.

Kigongo, the ruling party’s first national vice chairperson, announced his …

Police Has ‘Interest’ in Bukenya

Police Has ‘Interest’ in Bukenya

As part of his Eid -l-Fitr celebration plans, former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya visited Mbarara and Isingiro districts on Monday, setting the stage for a showdown with security agencies there.

Bukenya, the Busiro North MP …

Cervical Cancer Vaccinations Rolling Out Soon

Cervical Cancer Vaccinations Rolling Out Soon

Uganda will start vaccinating all girls aged ten and above against cervical cancer starting next year, Dr Gerald Mutungi, the non-communicable diseases programme manager at the ministry of Health, says.

Speaking at a national stakeholders …

Baby Kevin Returns Home

Baby Kevin Returns Home

Five weeks after doctors put a two-week deadline on his life, Baby Kevin Kasumba beat the odds and returned home from India last Saturday with a beaming beautiful smile.

This is because of a successful …

Liver Disease Often Confused With Cancer

Liver Disease Often Confused With Cancer

Diagnosed with cancer? You need to take further tests because it could be a liver-related complication being confused with cancer, says Dr Basant Mahadevappa, a liver transplant surgeon at Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd (HCG hospital), …

’g Institutions Needed to Supervise Private Sector’

’g Institutions Needed to Supervise Private Sector’

Uganda must build g public institutions capable of supervising the private sector’s operations, experts have said.

Speaking at the launch of the 2014 Africa Economic Outlook (AEO) report last week, Dr Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, the acting …

North Wants IDPs Trained to Make Own Money

North Wants IDPs Trained to Make Own Money

Leaders from Acholi want the focus of government aid given to the sub-region to change to training them on how they can sustain themselves instead of being ‘beggars’.

District leaders from the north recently told …

Museveni Wants a Less Dependent Population

Museveni Wants a Less Dependent Population

At the country’s first ever national family planning conference on Monday, President Museveni called for an improved quality of Uganda’s population, through service provision.

“Population growth is not the biggest problem but lack of economic …

Reagan Okumu On Parliamentary Autonomy and His ‘Loud Silence’

Reagan Okumu On Parliamentary Autonomy and His ‘Loud Silence’

Reagan Okumu, 45, is the MP for Aswa in Amuru district in northern Uganda, which is still shaking off the legacy of the brutal LRA insurgency.

Okumu has been in Parliament, since 1996, and has …