NRM picks Okilli for Amuru race

AmuruGulu. The National Resistance Movement party has picked Ms Jane Frances Amongin Okilli as the party flag bearer in the by-election race for Amuru District Woman parliamentary seat. Ms Okilli received 7,695 votes (74 per cent) to defeat her rival Gloria Abalo, who garnered 2,390 votes (23.2 per cent) in the primaries held at Amuru […]

Pablo marks a decade of jokes

Kenneth Kimuli better known by his stage name Pablo, is witty. One can’t help laughing at how he turns everything around him into a joke even when having a formal interview. But this has been Pablo’s life since childhood. He recalls as a child, he used to tell jokes to his peers. Like the idiom, […]

Parents of school dropouts to be arrested

Lyantonde: Authorities in Lyantonde District have passed a resolution to arrest and charge parents who neglect their responsibility of sending children to school. Speaking to Daily Monitor yesterday, the district chairman Mr Fred Muhangi, said parents in the area had failed to take their children to school even with free education programmes for both primary […]

Rainbow school wins best enterprise Uganda award

Rainbow International School Uganda has won this year’s “Best Enterprise – Uganda” Award. The accolade, presented to the Midland Group Director, Ms Drashna Kotecha by the Socrates Committee of the Europe Business Assembly (EBA) at the Oxford Town Hall, England last week is in recognition for years of investment in quality international education and development […]

Primary children compete in spelling bee competition

KAMPALA- Primary Seven pupils in schools around Kampala are set to take part in final spelling competitions which are organized by Spelling Champions East Africa Organization (SCEA). According to managing director of SCEA Mr Anthony W. Wechuli there was an initial competition which was conducted to get the best two pupils from each school that […]

Monitor fair to help youth tackle unemployment

The thrill of graduating from university is often dimmed by failure to find a job. With the youth unemployment rate standing at 64 per cent, many youth are testimony to this. The job market is no doubt competitive and statistics such as these can be daunting to many a student. However, motivational speaker and Success […]

Museveni hails relations with North Korea, urges on unification with South

KAMPALA: President Museveni has urged the visiting North Korea head of State to work towards re-uniting the two Koreas. North Korea and South Korea became separate states during the Second World War and have remained technically at war since then, with constant fears of possible outbreak of war preoccupying the two countries and their allies […]

Move to help those without access to formal financial services

Kampala- The Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless economy and achieve 80 percent financial inclusion by 2017. The country’s commitment to using information and communications technology (ICT) for financial services was made on Wednesday as it officially joined the ‘Better Than Cash Alliance’, an initiative that […]

Meeting to discuss Mbabazi allies flops

Ngora. An emergency meeting of the NRM top leadership in Ngora District that was scheduled for Tuesday did not take place after the party’s district chairperson did not turn up. The meeting, among other issues, was scheduled to discuss reports that a section of the party’s local leaders had been holding secret talks with former […]

Kooki king sues govt for Shs70b

KAMPALA The Kamuswaga of Kooki has sued the government seeking payment of Shs70 billion, in compensation for land in Mutundwe in Lubaga Division Kampala and Nabingo in Mpigi district which he claims was confiscated by the government in 1966. In the case filed at the High Court’s Lands Division, the cultural leader Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli […]

Zambia presidentand#039s remains flown home

The body of president Michael Sata will arrive back on Zambian soil Saturday, ahead of a state funeral for the 77-year-old leader. His remains are expected to arrive at Lusaka airport at 0800 GMT with a Zambia airforce escort. On the tarmac will be a guard of honour, traditional, religious and civic leaders, as well […]

IMF to government: Don’t spend outside approved budget

Kampala- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has aised the government to avoid spending outside the approved Budget of 201415. The financial body said the Budget that has been approved by Parliament is enough to drive the economy because it caters for both recurrent and capital expenditure. The organisation has also called on government to match […]

Kagina hands over office at URA

KAMPALA: After 20 years of collecting taxes and serving the tax body as the longest ever tax head, Ms Allen Catherine Kagina finally bowed out yesterday. Out of her two-decade service with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Ms Kagina served 10 as the Commissioner General. Speaking at the handover in Kampala yesterday, Ms Kagina said: “I […]