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 of the work on the project, which costs almost 44 billion shillings (12 million euros), already covered, according to the […]

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 is achieved, celebrations should remain on ice according to head coach Matia Lule who is preparing his team for the […]

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 confirmed why Uganda’s boxing legacy at the Commonwealth Games cannot be underestimated as he punched his way into the semifinal […]

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 rally cars) on the track, writes Moses Mugalu. The battle to win this year’s Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally could […]

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 findings on Saturday during a meeting with Kanungu leaders at the district headquarters. Kigongo was in the district on Friday […]

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 and NRM chairman for Wakiso district, travelled to Mbarara on Sunday, at the invitation of some Muslims, notably, DP Vice […]

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 meeting on cervical cancer screening and preventative therapy initiative at Metropole hotel on July 23, Mutungi said Uganda had received […]

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 heart and throat operation at Manipal hospital in India. The operation became a reality after a fundraising drive from friends […]

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), India. After carrying out a successful liver transplant on Fredrick Kiyingi, [see: “Kiyingi Cheats Death With His Son’s Liver” The […]

’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 vice president and chief economist at African Development Bank, said it was very risky to leave the private sector to […]

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 journalists at the International Alert offices in Kampala that the Peace, Recovery and Development Programme (PRDP) had achieved a lot. […]

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 growth and transformation. We need quality health services, education, infrastructure and investments,” Museveni said, at Serena hotel. The three-day conference, […]

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 spent two months as a member of the Parliamentary Commission, where he chairs the sub-committee on administration. In this interview […]