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Tax on Social Media Platforms Meant to Promote Local Content – Tumwebaze

The Minister for Information Communications Technology and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze has defended the proposed tax on social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp saying its meant to promote local content. The said tax was proposed by the Head of State, President Yoweri Museveni, a move he said was meant to

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Ugandan Gov’t to Pay Shs 150Bn South Sudan Owes to its Traders

Parliament has recommended that the government pays outstanding arrears amounting to $41m (Shs150 billion) to 10 Ugandan companies that supplied maize and sorghum to South Sudan. Under the Uganda South Sudan Grain Traders and Suppliers Association Ltd, 10 Ugandan companies reportedly supplied maize and sorghum to 10 South Sudan states under

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Coca-Cola to Give Out Shs 108M in World Cup Under-the-Crown Promo

Following a highly successful FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, beverage giant Coca-Cola has today launched a new three-month Under The Crown promotion that will see approximately 207,000 Ugandans get rewarded with exciting prices by simply consuming a Coca-Cola product. Dubbed ‘Samba Ne Coca-Cola’, Coca-Cola has partnered with World Cup Official broadcaster

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MTN Foundation Donates to Army Primary School in Kololo

The MTN Foundation has today handed over scholastic materials including books, pens and bags and launched a one-year feeding program for Summit View Army Primary School, Kololo. The school has a population of 500, with pupils coming from the slum areas of Kamwokya, Makerere, Bwaise. A majority of the pupils are

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Museveni-Umeme Meeting: Officials Promise to Cut Power Tariffs after Meeting Shareholders

Officials from power distributor Umeme Limited have agreed to reduce electricity prices after meeting president Yoweri Museveni. Museveni and the Umeme officials met at State House, Entebbe, on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Umeme Board Chairperson, Mr Patrick Bitature, managing director Mr Selestino Babungi, Chief Operation Officer Ms Florence Nsubuga and board

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Full List: UCC Suspends 23 Radio Stations for Promoting Witchcraft

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has directed the closure of 23 radio stations for running witch doctors' adverts. The radio stations are charged with promoting and advertising witchcraft content as well as aiding and abetting electronic fraud. UCC has since suspended the radios' licences and ordered them to cease operations. LIST OF RADIOS WHOSE

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