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Electoral Commission Changes Nomination Dates

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama has revealed that the nomination dates for presidential, parliamentary and local government elections have been moved from August to October 2020. The revelation follows concerns raised by Members of Parliament that government business would be suffocated if the nominations are in August

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10 People Power Supporters Arrested Over Unlawful Assembly

Police in Kampala are holding 10 people attached to Bobi Wine's People Power Movement. According to information shared, the 10 were arrested while they were working on a music video for a song. Among the arrested is a video director and cameramen. They include; Moses Bwaayi (journalist) Lukundo Shifra Mayi, Nakamya

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Museveni Calls for Tax Exemption of Private Universities

President Yoweri Museveni has called for a review of the tax policy where private education institutions are exempted from paying taxes. Museveni said this during the launch of the Uganda Christian University (UCU) run on Saturday, 22 February 2020 in Mukono. The run is aimed at raising money to support students who

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Museveni Expresses Sympathy, Calls for Patience Over Katuna Border Closure

President Yoweri Museveni has expressed sympathy to the citizens of Uganda and Rwanda that have been affected by the closure of the Katuna border and called for patience, saying a lasting solution is being sought to solve the problem. He expressed optimism that with the independent facilitators from Angola and

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MTN Foundation Partners With Enabel to Equip St. Daniel Comboni Polytechnic ICT Laboratory

Students of St. Daniel Comboni Polytechnic in the North Eastern district of Moroto are set to benefit from a fully furnished ICT lab courtesy of the MTN Foundation in partnership with the Belgian development agency, Enabel. The MTN Uganda Foundation which isthe corporate social responsibility arm of MTN Uganda, in partnership

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MPs Query Umeme Over shs100 Billion Payment

Legislators on the Committee of Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises(Cosase) have tasked officials of Umeme Uganda Limited, over circumstances under which the power distributor received Sshs100 billion from the Ministry of Finance. In a meeting between the Committee and electricity power entities on Thursday, 20 February 2020, Jinja Municipality East

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Janet Museveni Explains Govt Insistence to Rollout New Curriculum This Term

The government will continue to roll out of the new curriculum for lower secondary school despite a resolution of Parliament halting the process. Members of Parliament on 04 February 2020 passed a motion halting the exercise citing non-preparedness stemming from the training of teachers, no sensitisation and consultations. The Minister of

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Museveni, King Oyo to Co-Host 1st Monarchs’ Summit

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru of Tooro Kingdom will co-host the first ever World Monarchs’ Summit that is slated to take place in Tooro Kingdom in September this year. The summit is expected to bring together the world’s reigning sovereign, constitutional and hereditary monarchs including Kings,

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