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Monthly Archives: September 2014

UGANDA HOSTING EAC MEETING ON EBOLA THREAT

UGANDA HOSTING EAC MEETING ON EBOLA THREAT

By Taddeo Bwambale

KAMPALA, Sept 30 – Uganda’s Ministry of Health is hosting a three-day cross-border disease surveillance meeting in Western Uganda to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.

The foreign delegates are …

UNMISS denies report of peacekeepers reinforcing SPLA garrisons

UNMISS denies report of peacekeepers reinforcing SPLA garrisons

JUBA, South Sudan, September 30, 2014: The attention of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been drawn to allegations that appeared yesterday, in an article that was posted on the pro-armed opposition …

Pupil helps school get a latrine

Pupil helps school get a latrine

Tororo- Namwaya Primary School in Nagongera Sub-county in Tororo District, where a Primary One pupil recently confronted the district chairperson over lack of a pit-latrine, has finally got one.

Daring move
The pupil, Messy Omalla, …

Reasons to save for your retirement now

Reasons to save for your retirement now

Retirement as a topic for anyone below 30 is as boring as the imagination of what one shall be doing at the time it comes round. Lining up to cash pension cheques to a 25-year-old …

Two heads are better than one

Two heads are better than one

One of my mother’s favourite sayings was “Two heads are better than one” and she always encouraged us to consult widely on any and every matter. Many times, I discounted her aice as I always …

Convict commits suicide

Convict commits suicide

A man who was previously sentenced to three months community service over attempted suicide has allegedly taken away his life by hanging. Before his death, Stephen Mambgwe, a resident of Kololo village in Ofua Sub-county …

Afrobasket here we come

Afrobasket here we come

Ugandan basketball has finally arrived at the continental high table. Nearly two decades of persistence bore fruit on Sunday night at the Lugogo MTN Arena.
The men’s and women’s national teams qualified for next year’s …

41 districts denied immunisation cash

41 districts denied immunisation cash

Kampala- A total of 41 districts will not receive money for immunisation for the third quarter of the year until they have submitted accountability, the Health state minister has said.

Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, while speaking …

Correct flaws in national ID data

Correct flaws in national ID data

Government should quickly address fears about the credibility of Uganda’s data bank for the national ID project. Results of a survey conducted by Research World International, for Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (Ccedu) …

Promote Islamic banking

Promote Islamic banking

The Ugandan government has embraced Islamic banking as evidenced by Cabinet’s recent approval of the proposed Islamic Banking Bill 2014, currently before the Uganda Law Reform Commission undergoing a few changes. It is likely to …

NRM ‘poor’ youth group backs Mbabazi, warn Museveni

NRM ‘poor’ youth group backs Mbabazi, warn Museveni

Kampala- A section of National Resistance Movement (NRM) youths under the “Poor Youths Forum” have asked president Museveni and other senior party members to desist from using provocative statements against former prime minister aimed at …

Poor eating habits among working class inspired Nakyenga’s hibiscus business

Poor eating habits among working class inspired Nakyenga’s hibiscus business

Most families with luxurious lawns and compounds often treat hibiscus trees as decorative plants. However, for Regina Nakyenga, the shrub which sometimes grows into a small tree is a story of its own.

In 2009 …

Uganda’s horticultural exports face EU ban

Uganda’s horticultural exports face EU ban

Uganda’s horticultural export commodities risk losing out on revenue from the European Union market if they do not conform to their safety standards.

Some of the export commodities on the list of rejection include flowers, …