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Opposition wins first constitution amendment battle

Opposition wins first constitution amendment battle

UGANDA
Kampala, Uganda The Opposition yesterday boasted that they had won  their first battle when the Deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah  revealed that  the  debate on the presidential age limit motions could not be  handled until next week. Oulanyah, who presided over the brief sitting, said, he and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga conferred but decided that they needed more time to understand the two notices of motion and other notices. Kadaga returned from an overseas trip on Wednesday, ahead of what was expected to be a crucial debate on Thursday on a plan to scrap the presidential age limit. Oulanyah said he could not conduct any business with members who were not ready to debate.There was a lot of exchange between the  NRM MPs and those on the opposition side saying it was better to adjou
President Museveni wants Trump to prioritise economic infrastructure for developing countries

President Museveni wants Trump to prioritise economic infrastructure for developing countries

ASIA, EUROPE, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has told American investors that he would like President Donald Trump to prioritize economic infrastructure development to help lower the cost of doing business in developing countries. The President was addressing last Monday the Uganda Investors Roundtable organized and hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright, a leading international law firm in the United States of America and the US chamber of Commerce in New York at the sidelines of the 72nd, session of the United Nations General Assembly. When asked by moderators Ikenna Emehelu and Clare Karabarinde what he would tell Trump to prioritize, the President responded, “Economic Infrastructure development”. “I would tell Trump to prioritize infrastructure. We have been a little bit frustrated b
Menstruation does not mean early marriage

Menstruation does not mean early marriage

UGANDA
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
President Museveni woos Qatar to invest in industrialization and agro processing

President Museveni woos Qatar to invest in industrialization and agro processing

UGANDA
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...
UK investors irked bybureaucracy in Uganda

UK investors irked bybureaucracy in Uganda

ASIA, UGANDA
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
Government to roll out dual citizenship registration in Diaspora

Government to roll out dual citizenship registration in Diaspora

UGANDA
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

“Use our natural resources to ensure harmonious living” – President Museveni

UGANDA
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

“Lack of infrastructure made Africa lag behind in development” – Museveni

ASIA, UGANDA
      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