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Rugunda Speaks out on Progress of Sim-Card Verification Exercise

Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has Tuesday chaired a meeting of officials from government’s information and communication agencies, and ministries of security, internal affairs and ICT with the issue of Sim-Card verification high on the agenda. Last week, after a meeting with telecommunication companies’ representatives and officials from security forces,

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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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Central Bank Closes Sudhir’s Forex Bureaus

Bank of Uganda has shut down forex bureaus belonging to city businessman Sudhir Ruparelia after their licences expired four months ago and were not renewed. The affected bureaus are Crane Forex Bureau at Speke Hotel, Crane Forex Bureau at Kampala Road, Karibu Forex Bureau at Mukwano Arcade on Namirembe Road; and Redfox

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Nakumatt Supermarket Closed Over Unpaid Rent Arrears

Latest news on The Tower Post desk indicates that Nakumatt Supermarket’s Katwe branch located on Muganzilwaza building has been closed over accumulated rent arrears. This website has learnt that that the supermarket owes rent amounting to $ 82,000 (about Shs 297,000,000) to the building. This is not the first time Nakumatt is

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RwandAir CEO Fired

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame on Wednesday chaired a cabinet meeting that relieved John Mirenge of his duties as the chief executive officer of national carrier RwandAir. Mirenge was replaced with Col Chance Ndagano, who is also the vice chairperson of the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) board. Lt Col Sylvere Munyaneza was

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Two Fuel Tankers Crash, Burn Houses

Two fuel tankers have crashed in separate incidents in Kijabwemi and Bisanje villages in Masaka District on Thursday. According to Southern Region Police Spokesperson Diana Nandawula, a Moil Petroleum Company fuel tanker crashed after it failed to brake and overturned at Kijabwemi at around 10am. ‘Residents notified us and we swung into

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New UIA Boss Moves to Restore Investor Confidence

Jolly Kamugira Kaguhangire, the newly appointed Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) executive director, has explained how she plans to restore investor confidence. Kaguhangire, who formerly worked at tax collector Uganda Revenue Authority, told journalists at a press conference at UIA headquarters in Kampala on Monday: “My mandate is to see that with

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Parliament Approves Shs 28tn Budget

Uganda’s Parliament has approved the 2017/​2018 fi­nan­cial year budget totalling to Shs  28.9 tn. On Tuesday, State Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, David Ba­hati, had earlier pre­sented the estimates and moved a mo­tion to have the budget considered. The approved figure indicates an increment of about Shs 3tn from Shs 26tn in the current

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UWA Seeks Shs 11.5bn to Buy Chopper, Drone

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) executive director Dr Andrew Seguya on Monday appeared before the Tourism, Trade and Industry committee of parliament to present the authority’s Shs 66bn for the FY 2017/2018. The budget estimates indicate UWA’s plans to buy a chopper worth Shs 7bn and Shs 4.5bn for a drone. Dr Seguya

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