Uganda: Elderly to Receive Grants At 60 Years

The Equal Opportunities Commission is recommending for the age of the beneficiaries of the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE) to be lowered from the current 80 years to 60.While speaking to Daily Monitor, yesterday Ms Harriet Nalukenge, the…

Uganda Gets Shs33b Loan for Regional Cancer Centre in Gulu

Uganda government Friday signed a financing agreement worth Euro 7.5 million (about Shs33 billion) with Republic of Austria for the establishment of a regional Cancer centre in Gulu.According to Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, the loan is interest free…

Uganda: Hope for Opposition Electoral Reforms Fade

When the government electoral reform Bills were passed in March, the proposed Opposition constitutional amendments were left for the House to deal with ahead of the 2021 General Election.Although the proposals that, among other things, sought to restru…

Uganda: Former Bunyoro Prime Minister Dies

Bunyoro Kitara is mourning the death of Prof Yolamu Barongo who served as the kingdom’s prime minister between 1994 and 1999.”It is with sadness that I announce the untimely death of Prof Barongo who served our Kingdom diligently. He passed on this mor…

US Hits New Daily High of Coronavirus Cases

A record high 121,888 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States Thursday, the third record-setting day this week, according to Johns Hopkins University. Infections are surging in all regions in the U.S. as the COVID-19 death toll continu…

US Has 3 Straight Days of Over 100,000 New COVID Infections

The U.S. reported more than 121,000 new coronavirus cases Friday, the third day in a row the nation has recorded more than 100,000 new infections.Infections are surging in all regions in the United States as the COVID-19 death toll continues to climb.U…