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Dorothy Kisaka pays a Courtesy Call to the Kampala  Lord Mayor.

Dorothy Kisaka pays a Courtesy Call to the Kampala Lord Mayor.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, WORLD
Kampala,UgandaThe KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka has this mid-morning paid a courtesy visit to the Lord Mayor’s Office. They had an interface where the *Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago* welcomed her and further shared with her his strategic direction for Kampala City as she starts her tour of duty. The interface was also intended to know one another as they plan for Kampala as a City of the 21st Century by improving its planning in a participatory and inclusive way. (L-R) Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, the Executive Director Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy .Right is the Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura.Courtesy Photo. The Lord Mayor underscored the key tenets and benchmarks that guide his leadership and policy direction summarized in the six pillars of principles and policy guidelines that we...
Former OPM Accountant,Kazinda is finally a free man

Former OPM Accountant,Kazinda is finally a free man

AFRICA, CORRUPTION, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA - The Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala has been directed to discharge the former Principle Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda of all offenses leveled against him. The Constitutional Court has also issued an order permanently prohibiting the state from using any process of court to initiate and prosecute Kazinda for any offences founded on the same facts in connection with his former employment. A panel of five justices led by Stephen Musota has also granted all the declarations Kazinda sought in the petition. Others on the panel were Kenneth Kakuru, Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Cheborion Barishaki, and Ezekiel Muhanguzi, who is now a Supreme Court Judge. A panel of five justices led by Stephen Musota has also granted all the declarations Kaz...
Coronavirus – Africa: Migrant workers and remittances in the context of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: Migrant workers and remittances in the context of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH
ROME, Italy, August 2, 2020• African migrants stimulate economic growth and development in areas of destination, transit and origin through their labour, skills transfer, consumption and investments. Their remittances also make significant contributions to food security, human capital, rural development and overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in areas of origin.• The impact of COVID-19 affects migrant workers disproportionally. Often precarious working conditions and overcrowded living and transport arrangements increase their vulnerability to contagion and loss of employment, threatening their health and livelihoods. Those working under informal arrangements, commonly in the agriculture sector, are largely excluded from accessing real-time reliable information, social protection, health...
Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
KAMPALA, Uganda, August 2, 2020/ -- Results from COVID-19 tests done on 01 August 2020- 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,182.- 2 truck drivers arrived via Malaba- 3 returnees: 2 arrived from Somalia and 1 arrived from Saudi Arabia- 1 alert from Nakaseke- 5 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the borders and their entry into the country was not permitted.- Ugandan recoveries: 1,045- Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 1,603- Samples from alerts and contacts: 1,304- Total samples tested today: 2,907 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda.
A pictorial of  New KCCA ED Kisaka Dorothy and her team  as they take Oath and receive instruments Of Power

A pictorial of New KCCA ED Kisaka Dorothy and her team as they take Oath and receive instruments Of Power

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, KCCA FC, Politics
The incoming Executive Director Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy receives instruments of Power from the Outgoing ED Engineer Andrew Kitaka. The incoming Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy delivers her remarks . The outgoing Executive Director Engineer Andrew Kitaka. The incoming Deputy Executive Director- KCCA Eng. David Luyimbazi. The incoming Director Of Human Resources and Administration Ms. Grace Akullo.
Dorothy Kisaka takes oath as the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director.

Dorothy Kisaka takes oath as the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director.

Business, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, KCCA FC, MEDIA, UGANDA, UK, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD
Kampala, Uganda | KMA Updates |Ronald Kabuubi Incoming Executive Director of KCCA Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy (R) flanked by her deputy Lule David Luyimbazi after taking the oath 30th July 2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kisaka replaces Eng. Andrew Kitaka who has been acting Executive Director since Jennifer Musisi resigned in 2018. The Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago (L) is seen with his Deputy Doreen Nyanjura after the Swearing Ceremony of the the new ED Of KCCA Mrs Kisaka Dorothy and her team 30th July 2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kisaka was nominated last month by President Museveni. He directed the Public Service Commission to  interview Kisaka and four other officials to find out whether they are suitable for their new positions. The Mayor of...
AFRICA: IKEA Foundation contributes $3.5 million to support Food and Agriculture Organization”s (FAO) work with refugees and host communities in eastern Africa

AFRICA: IKEA Foundation contributes $3.5 million to support Food and Agriculture Organization”s (FAO) work with refugees and host communities in eastern Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA
Initiative seeks to increase self-reliance of vulnerable populations and lay the groundwork for increased agribusiness investmentROME, Italy, July 30, 2020/ -- A $3.5 million dollar contribution from the IKEA Foundation will support efforts by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to empower refugees and their host communities in one of the world's largest displacement crises. The partnership will help vulnerable populations in Kenya and Uganda to generate a reliable source of income, by helping them to cultivate in-demand crops and connecting them to market opportunities.Eastern Africa is currently home to one the world's largest displacement crises: estimates indicate there are currently more than 1.9 million refugees living in Kenya and Uganda alone. Most of...
Forum For Democratic Change’s Doreen Nyanjura to deputize  Lord Mayor  Erias Lukwago

Forum For Democratic Change’s Doreen Nyanjura to deputize Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has appointed Makerere University Kampala Woman councilor Doreen Nyanjura to the position of deputy lord mayor after Makindye East Councillor and hitherto second in City Hall political command Sarah Kanyike resigned her position for a nomination by President Yoweri Museveni. The new deputy lord Mayor Kampala Capital City Authority Hon Doreen Nyanjura. Immediately Lukwago swung into action, turning guns in Kanyike’s direction. Kanyike refused to pick Lukwago’s calls, in his explanation, and he demanded she comes out clean in three days. KCCA Mayor Mayor Erias Lukwago (R) with his deputy Doreen Nyanjura. After this failed, Lukwago lost no time but went ahead to pick on his friend Nyanjura at City Hall. Lukwago made the ...
Airtel Uganda staff donate Shs72 million to health workers at border towns

Airtel Uganda staff donate Shs72 million to health workers at border towns

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, WORLD, World Health Organization
Airtel Uganda staff donate Shs72 million to health workers at border towns Donation intended to buy Personal Protective EquipmentElegu, Mutukula, Malaba and Busia border towns to benefitDonation confirms company’s commitment towards Uganda as it celebrates 10 years 18th June 2020: Kampala. Airtel Uganda staff have today donated UGX 72,280,000/- to aid health workers at Uganda’s border posts in the fight against Covid-19. (R-L) The incoming Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, the Human Resources Director, Airtel Uganda, Dennis Kakonge, Legal and Regulatory Director Airtel Uganda, the Political Head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,Mr. Patrick Mweheire, Region...
Great Lakes Energy Company Hands Over 5 Brand New Cars to COVID-19 Taskforce

Great Lakes Energy Company Hands Over 5 Brand New Cars to COVID-19 Taskforce

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, UNITED KINGDOM
Donation handed over on behalf of Kabulasoke Power Project. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Chairman of the Fund Emmanuel Katongole and Robert Kabushenga, the Vision Group Managing Director and Member of the Fund during the donation at Serena recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  Kampala. Great Lakes Energy Company (GLE) - the investors of Kabulasoke Solar Power Plant, in Kabulasoke, Uganda - has today handed over five brand new Nissan Double Cabin Pick-ups worth 134,300 US Dollars (approximately UG Shillings 507.6m) to Hon. Mary Okurut, the Minister In Charge of General Duties and the head of the Government Covid-19 taskforce. The Chairman of the National Respo...
Uganda Revenue Authority  staff donate 85,650,000 Million in the  fight against COVID-19

Uganda Revenue Authority staff donate 85,650,000 Million in the fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
The URA Commissioner General, John Musinguzi Rujoki this week led a delegation of senior URA staff to deliver the URA staff contribution to the fight against COVID-1919. Courtesy Photo. A few weeks ago, a call was made by the CG to URA staff encouraging them to emulate the example set by The President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of donating half of his salary to the fight against COVID-19. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon.Karooro Okurut (second left) receives a dummy cheque from the Uganda Revenue Authority team led by the Commissioner-General Mr. Musinguzi John Rujoki .Right is the Fund Secretary and administrator Mrs. Kisaka Dorothythe Assistant C...
President Museveni nominates Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy for KCCA top job.

President Museveni nominates Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy for KCCA top job.

AFRICA, Business, celebrity, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, UGANDA, WORLD
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has nominated Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, a leadership coach, lawyer, and the Administrator of government’s COVID-19 Response Fund, to the position of Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), replacing Andrew Kitaka, who has been removed from the acting ED job. Mrs Kisaka Dorothy nominated for the new join of Executive Director KCCA.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. President Museveni has written to the Public Service Commission (PSU) nominating Dorothy Kisaka as the new Kampala Capital City Authority executive director. Dorothy Kisaka, is set to replace Jennifer Musisi as the Substantive ED of KCCA administration. He said: “I am writing to request you to interview for me the following persons and find out if they are ...
Kansai Plascon Uganda Donates Anti Mosquito Paint and Masks to Uganda Schools Ahead of Reopening Post COVID-19 Lockdown

Kansai Plascon Uganda Donates Anti Mosquito Paint and Masks to Uganda Schools Ahead of Reopening Post COVID-19 Lockdown

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA
KAMPALA, June 12, 2020―Kansai Plascon Uganda (“Kansai Plascon”), subsidiary of Japanese paint company Honorable Dr. John Muyingo, Uganda's State Minister for Higher Education (L) chats with School heads of Nabisunsa Girls Ms. Zulaika Nabukeera and Sr. Regina Nabawanuka of Mt St Mary's College respectively. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., announced a donation of 4,000 litres of the company’s Anti Mosquito Paint to the Ministry of Education and Sports for use in schools. Additionally, in support of the government’s fight against COVID-19, Kansai Plascon has also made available 20,000 face masks to support school staff as they prepare for the reopening of schools. The donation was facilitated by the Japanese government and formalised at a ceremony att...
President Yoweri Museveni says the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption, Uganda Passes Budget  of 45.5 trillion 2020/2021 financial year budget Presentation 20/21

President Yoweri Museveni says the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption, Uganda Passes Budget of 45.5 trillion 2020/2021 financial year budget Presentation 20/21

2021 ELECTIONS, AFRICA, AGRICULTURE, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force, WORLD, World Health Organization
Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga@RebeccaKadagaUG#BudgetUg2020#PlenaryUg Before we commence the Budget Presentation, I would like on a sad note to inform the House about three events in the last four days, namely: the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza, the death of Amb. Onyanga Aparr & the death of Gen. Kasirye Gwanga. Uganda's Speaker Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga. Uganda's Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja arrives to Present the Budget. Ugandan Members of Parliament Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (R) with Hon. Naigaga Mariam. Hon. Mawanda and Hon Jimmy Akena,former Ugandan President Obote's Son Jimmy Akena. President Yoweri Museveni has said the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption. Museveni, who was speaking a...
Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7th June 2020, 6 pm EAT

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7th June 2020, 6 pm EAT

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, CORRUPTION, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, World Health Organization
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 7, 2020/ -- As of 7 June 2020, 6pm EAT African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (184,333) deaths (5,071), and recoveries (81,780) by region:Central (19,693 cases; 439 deaths; 7,189 recoveries): Burundi (83; 1; 45), Cameroon (7,599; 212; 4,587), Central African Republic (1,570; 5; 37), Chad (836; 69; 672), Congo (683; 22; 210), DRC (4,016; 85; 537), Equatorial Guinea (1,306; 12; 200), Gabon (3,101; 21; 833), Sao Tome & Principe (499; 12; 68)Eastern (21,819; 638; 6,641): Comoros (141; 2; 67), Djibouti (4,207; 28; 1,877), Eritrea (41; 0; 39), Ethiopia (2,020; 27; 344), Kenya (2,767; 84; 752), Madagascar (1,052; 9; 233), Mauritius (337; 10; 324), Rwanda (431; 2; 283), Seychelles (11; 0; 11), somalia (2,289; 82; 431), south Sudan (1,317; 14; 6),...
Fountain Publishers Ltd donates learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to ease education of Students in their homes.

Fountain Publishers Ltd donates learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to ease education of Students in their homes.

AFRICA, AMERICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, UGANDA, World Health Organization
By Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kampala,Uganda Leading publishing house Fountain Publishers Ltd has donated learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to support the continuity of learning with millions of learners currently stuck in their homes following the closure of schools in the wake of the deadly coronavirus. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okutut and the Chairman Mr Emmanuel Katongole receive the donations from the Managing Director of Fountain Publishers ltd Mr James Tumusiime Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The donations were received by the Political head of the National response Fund to Covid19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,the Chairman of the Fund Mr Emmanuel Katongole and the Secretary and Administrator of the ...
Toyota Uganda donates to Government of Uganda in support of Covid-19 interventions

Toyota Uganda donates to Government of Uganda in support of Covid-19 interventions

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, UK, World Health Organization
Kampala,Uganda The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okutut and the Chairman Mr Emmanuel Katongole receive the donations from the Toyota Uganda Family led by their Managing Director Mahmood Omar.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA updates. Toyota Uganda Ltd has today handed over a brand-new Hino 500 series truck valued at UGX 225 million to the National Covid taskforce to support in the transportation of medical and food supplies as part of efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Toyota Uganda Managing Director Mahmood Omar (L),the National Sales & Marketing Manager Edwin Muhumuza and the National Customer Relations Manager Joweria M.Butele .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA updates. The broad donation, which also included 6.5 to...
MTN CLARIFIES ON TAT RULING TO PAY UGX 24,273,771,472 MTN v URA TAT Application No. 8 of 2019.

MTN CLARIFIES ON TAT RULING TO PAY UGX 24,273,771,472 MTN v URA TAT Application No. 8 of 2019.

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, CORRUPTION, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Kampala, Uganda:  In August 2016, URA issued MTN with an assessment of UGX 326,996,917,906 for unpaid taxes arising between the period 2011-2014. By Civil Suit 986 of 2016, MTN challenged the assessment in the High Court and a prolonged reexamination of the available evidence ensued, resulting in a partial consent judgement in June 2018 in favor of MTN, wherein it was agreed that the amount of the assessment was reduced to UGX 24,273,771,472.  This residual amount was subject to the interpretation of a technical issue i.e. whether the taxable value of excise duty on airtime was to be charged on usage or at the point of sale, which was referred to the Tax Appeals Tribunal vide TAT Application 8 of 2019. During the proceedings, both parties conducted further reconciliation a...
EAST AFRICA: Kenya, Uganda scramble  to clear Malaba border crisis.

EAST AFRICA: Kenya, Uganda scramble to clear Malaba border crisis.

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, UGANDA
Despite an agreement arrived at on Wednesday by government officials from Kenya and Uganda on the process of Covid-19 testing for truckers at the common border, an association for Kenyan truck drivers on Thursday advised its members to suspend services until both governments address stigma and harassment. Secretary-general of the Kenyan truckers union Nicholas Mbugua said on Thursday: “There is no safety agreement between Kenya and Uganda and yet drivers are being coerced by police officers to cross over to Uganda. We demand to be guaranteed the safety of our drivers in Uganda.” Speaking at the union’s offices in Mlolongo, Mr Mbugua said the drivers were tired of ‘’unbearable humiliation drivers were subjected to in Uganda”. The truckers had blocked the Kenyan side of the border ...
Standard Chartered donates US$300,000 (Over Ugx 1 billion) for immediate COVID-19 relief efforts in Uganda

Standard Chartered donates US$300,000 (Over Ugx 1 billion) for immediate COVID-19 relief efforts in Uganda

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, LONDON, UGANDA, UK, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kampala, Uganda,28 May 2020 – Standard Chartered Uganda has contributed US$300,000 (Ugx 1,110,000,000) to UNICEF programs in Uganda for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Albert Saltson, CEO Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda (R) with Dr. Doreen Mulenga, UNICEF Representative to Uganda.Courtesy Photo via KMA Updates. The donation is part of Standard Chartered PLC’s US$5 million pledge to support emergency relief activities by UNICEF that provide immediate protection and education of vulnerable children across 12 markets in Africa and South Asia, including Uganda. Funding across these markets will focus on activities such as the provision of remote education via TV, radio, online and mobile platforms and child protection measures, including alternative care arrangements and ...