Kadaga warns on cross-border charcoal trade

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has written to Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, seeking explanations on the wanton cross-border trade in charcoal.Kadaga said Kenya and Rwanda remain a major destination for locally burnt charcoal, worsening Ug…

19 KILLED IN ACCIDENT IN UGANDA’S KISORO DISTRICT

KISORO, UGANDA– Nineteen people have so far been reported killed after a lorry they were travelling in was involved in an accident in Kisoro district in the southwestern corner of Uganda early on Monday.So far 19 people have died, 16 died on the spot …

LOP calls for more funding to agriculture

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Winfred Kiiza, has called for increased government investment in agriculture, which will spur growth in other sectors of the economy.Giving Uganda’s experience, Winfred Kiiza, who was speaking during the…

MPs to meet telecom operators over scratch card ban

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has accepted an offer to meet telecom companies and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) over the controversial move to ban airtime scratch cards.The acceptance ended a nearly two-hour standoff in the House, after MPs had disag…

Bill for free legal services in the offing

The Legal Aid Bill that provides for easy access to free legal services will soon be tabled in Parliament.This was revealed at a workshop for Members of Parliament to induct them as legal aid ambassadors to ensure justice for all Ugandans. The worksho…

Kadaga condemns child marriages in Kasese

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has condemned girl child marriages rampant in Kasese district and urged district leaders to establish ordinances to regulate the practice.Kadaga noted that the local community has not taken responsibility to re…

Speaker advises cooperatives on documentation

Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has commended the growth of cooperatives in the country and called on leaders of Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCOS) to document their affairs for adequate management and support.The Speaker made …

Ethiopia Invites Investment from Diaspora, and Beyond

In the midst of unprecedented political and social reforms, Ethiopia has a message for its diaspora: The country is open for business.At a dinner Friday for the Ethiopian business community at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, Prime Minister Abiy Ahme…

Vatican Meets #MeToo: Nuns Denounce Their Abuse by Priests

The nun no longer goes to confession regularly, after an Italian priest forced himself on her while she was at her most vulnerable: recounting her sins to him in a university classroom nearly 20 years ago.At the time, the sister only told her provincia…

Busoga Consortium and Shenyang University sign education pact

Uganda through the Busoga Consortium and China through the Shenyang University of Chemical Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at improving education and scientific research in Uganda and Busoga in particular.The MoU was si…