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Govt to Increase Gun License Fees to Shs 5m

Private individuals will pay Shs 5m as gun licensing fees starting in the next financial year. According to the 2017/2018 financial year budget estimates, the fees will be increased from Shs 150,000 to Shs 5m for each private owner. State Minister for Planning David Bahati on Tuesday told MPs on Parliamentary Budget

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AYA Investments, 14 Other Companies Exempted from Taxes

The Minister of State for Planning, David Bahati, has listed  has listed companies that the Uganda will grant tax exemptions in the next financial year as government seeks to woo more investors into the east African land locked country. Minister Bahati told the Parliamentary Committee on Budget chaired by Ntenjeru North

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Besigye: Europeans are the Ones Pushing for Election Results Audit

Four time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has said it is the foreign forces that are behind moves to have an audit of last year’s presidential poll results and dialogue between the ruling party and opposition. Besigye make the remarks at Maaya in Rukungiri Municipality on Monday during a funeral rites

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Activists Drag UCC to Court, Want Sim-Card Verification Halted

With barely two days to the deadline of a sim-card verification exercise, activists from the Rights Trumpet want have dragged communication regulator Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The activists have Tuesday rushed to the civil division of the High Court in Kampala seeking that the verification exercise be halted. The activists lead counsel

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Another MP Thrown out of Parliament, Court Orders Fresh Election

The election of Isaac Joackino Etuuka as the Upper Madi Member of Parliament has been nullified. Justices Remmy Kasule, Richard Buteera and Alfonse Owiny-Dollo of the Court of Appeal has ruled that the Electoral Commission (EC) wrongly nominated and included him on the ballot paper. Court has therefore ordered the EC to

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Museveni: Kabafunzaki Arrest is Just the Beginning of War on Corruption

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has told journalists that the arrest of Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Herbert Kabafunzaki, was the just the beginning of protracted war against corruption. Minister Kabafunzaki was arrested last weekend at Kampala Serena Hotel reportedly receiving a bribe from Aya Investments boss Mohamed

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Makerere: Marks of  All February Graduands Being Verified

The process of verifying marks for 14,897 graduands who were passed out at Makerere University’s 67th graduation ceremony has started. The graduation that happened about two months ago was followed by marks of a compromised system with administrators learning that some unqualifying students could have been smuggled onto the coveted graduation

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NRM’s Watongola Defeats Musumba, Retains Kamuli Municipality Seat

NRM candidate Rehema Watongola was Wednesday declared the winner of the Kamuli Municipality by-election, a seat she had won in 2016 parliamentary polls but had been kicked out Parliament over academic papers. Watongola polled 8,726 while her closest challenger opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate managed only 5,778 votes. Independent

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KAMULI BY-ELECTION: Arrows and Knives Found in FDC’s Musumba’s Car

Proscovia Salaamu Musumba, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate in the ongoing Kamuli Municipality by-election has recorded a statement at the Kamuli Police Station.   According to the exhibit form, knives, arrows and liquor were some of the items found in Musumba’s Land Cruiser UAQ 286M. Musumba's car has been impounded

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