KAMPALA, Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called for the economic empowerment of young girls if child marriages are to end. The President who was accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni was today speaking at a high level side event on the margins of the 72 Session of the United Nations General Assembly under the theme; “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Child Marriage in Africa by 2030” at the UNICEF Labouisse Hall in New York. President Museveni said that because of poverty, parents marry off their children so that their husbands can look after them but if the young girls are empowered economically and through education and skills, this could reduce on the rate of child marriages as the girls would spend more years in
KAMPALA, Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said Uganda is fast becoming a middle-income country with vast investment opportunities in agro-processing, industrialization and the service based sector. "Uganda is moving towards becoming a fast world country based on four sectors; commercial agriculture, industries, services and ICT," he said. The President met a delegation from Qatar Investment Fund yesterday, led by the CEO Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud al-Thank at Park Hyatt Hotel at the sidelines of the UNGA in New York. Uganda is moving towards becoming a fast world country based on four sectors; commercial agriculture, industries, services and ICT The President who is in the United States on a working visit will this week join world leaders attending the 7...
Kampala, Uganda Parliament News LONDON: Investors from the United Kingdom face frustration due to bureaucracy and corruption as they seek to start up business in Uganda. This was revealed by Lord DolarPopat from the House of Lords while hosting the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to a dinner in London, Monday 18th September 2017. Lord Popat was born in Uganda but left the country in 1971 before the expulsion of Asians by Idi Amin. He is currently the British Prime Minister’s trade envoy for Rwanda and Uganda following his appointment in January 2016. Lord Popat said that Africa is endowed with all the natural resources in the world and the British investors are keento focusmore in the areas of trade and investment. He however, expressed concern with the slow pace of
Kampala, Uganda LONDON: The government through the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Foreign Affairs will roll out the registration of Ugandans living in the diaspora for dual citizenship. This was revealed by the Rt. Hon Speaker Rebecca Kadaga following complaints by Ugandans living in the United Kingdom that they are facing challenges in gettting registered for dual citizenship. The Ugandans also raised concern that they have to travel all the way to Uganda to have the registration done. Kadaga, who was attending the Uganda UK Convention in London, Saturday,16th September 2017 said that following the passing of the Dual Citizenship Act,there is need to implement it by having citizens registered. “There will be operation centers;one in the Nordic countries,in Washington and o
Kampala,Uganda: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has, in his Eid-El-Fitir day message, urged the Muslim community to boldly and with knowledge, face the challenges of poverty, which lead to poor living conditions of our people. “On behalf of the government of the Republic of Uganda and on my own behalf, I congratulate the Muslim community upon the successful completion of the sacred month of Ramadhan and wish you happy Eid-El-Fitr celebrations. "I wish you a happy, peaceful and joyous Eid-El-Fitir.” Meanwhile,Muslim brothers and sisters in Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate Eid-El-Fitir after fasting for one whole month of Ramadhan. The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Ramadhan Shaban Mubajje who presided over the Eid Prayers at Old Kampala Mosque called upon M
Jinja,Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has said that the African continent, man’s origin and civilization, has lagged behind in terms of development because of not concentrating on the building of infrastructure such as roads and electricity among others. The President made the remarks last evening at State House, Entebbe during a lecture to Army Officers who are undergoing a one-year Command Course at the Jinja-based Kimaka Senior Command and Staff College. The Commandant of the College, Gen. Andrew Guti, led the Officers, who hail from member countries of the East African Community (EAC) – Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda. The lecture evolved around security in Africa. Mr. Museveni also identified Africa’s small market, exportation of raw materials
Kampala, Uganda The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, has pledged support to the Muslim Community amidst arrests and accusations of involvement of its members in the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Kadaga said that all Muslims could not have been involved in the murder of Kaweesi, Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and the driver Godfrey Wamewo in March this year; as well as several Muslim clerics in the country. “I can understand the unease of the Muslim Community as they have been in the spotlight as a result of these incidents. The Parliament of Uganda has been unequivocal in condemning these criminal and heinous activities,” said Kadaga, speaking at the 5th Iftar Dinner held for the Muslims during the fasting month of Ramadhan. The Dinner was he
Entebbe, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has called on the Muslim community in the country and all Ugandans at large to work for unity. “Work for peace. Uganda is making some progress. The only challenge is corruption and we shall fight it. Uganda had become a failed state because our leaders had become sectarian along religious and tribal lines. NRM rejected it because it was going to destroy us,” he said. The President made the call last night at State House Entebbe where he and the First Lady, Hon. Janet Museveni, hosted the Muslim community to the annual Iftar dinner. The theme of the occasion was “Peace and Reconciliation among the Muslim Community in Uganda.” Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Ministers and Members of Parliament, among