Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Prime Minister, Ruhakana
Rugunda to make a statement on the persistent concerns raised by
legislators on the cumbersome process of acquiring National
“This issue was discussed in the last
sitting and we made a resolution that the ID processing should be
decentralized but this has not yet been done. Every Ugandan has a right
to an ID,” she said.
Government started issuance of national IDs
to citizens in 2014 and subsequently, a policy was passed making the ID a
requirement for accessing services and jobs countrywide.
however, said that since the inception of the IDs, the process of
acquiring the IDs has frustrated many Ugandans, thereby affecting their
ability to access services and jobs.
Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB) selects cloud-native, cloud-agnostic
Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact to replace legacy IT and launch
new digital productsGENEVA, Switzerland, February 26, 2020/ -- Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (http://www.Temenos.com),
the banking software company, today announced that Assaray Trade and
Investment Bank (ATIB) has selected Temenos Infinity and Temenos
Transact to power its digital transformation. Temenos’ cloud-native,
cloud-agnostic banking platform will enable the bank to quickly launch
new digital products for retail and corporate banking and improve the
customer experience.ATIB has been a fixture in Libyan banking
for over 20 years. It is recognized as one of the most structured and
advanced banks in the country, delivering financial ser...
Malawi's parliament has cleared the way for fresh polls in May
after a top court overturned last year's elections results that returned
Peter Mutharika to power.
In a landmark decision, the
Constitutional Court ruled on February 3 that last May's election was
fraught with widespread irregularities -- especially the "massive" use
of correction fluid on tally sheets.
documents seen by AFP on Tuesday showed that under the new law passed on
Monday, fresh elections will be held during the third week of May.
Malawi's elections are traditionally held on a Tuesday, and it follows that polling will take place on May 19.
"Fresh presidential election shall be held in the third week of May, 2020," read the bill.
another change, lawmakers decreed that a candidate w...
Fifty years ago Uganda was the “Pearl
of Africa,” a newly independent republic with a thriving economy, a
functioning democracy and splendid national parks.
It was the place to take a safari holiday — floating down the crocodile-flanked Nile, fishing on Lake Victoria, wandering among the elephant herds of Queen Elizabeth National Park or listening to the roar of mighty Murchison Falls. With films like “African Queen” shot on location there, Uganda was also a Hollywood darling. Then all hell broke loose. Four decades of violence, political turmoil and economic collapse that started with the bloodthirsty reign of Idi Amin (the self-proclaimed President for Life, Conqueror of the British Empire and Last King of Scotland) and ended with the religious psychopath Joseph Kony a...
The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, Nakasongola
District branch on Sunday, February 23 held a district conference where
they elected new leaders.
The District conference brought together Party grassroots leaders
from the 13 sub-counties that make up Nakasongola District, 2
Constituencies of Budyebo and Nakasongola Counties, District leaders,
elected party leaders at local Government levels among others.
It was held at Nakasongola District Farmers Association Conference Hall in Nakasongola Town Council.
The election which was conducted by the FDC Nakasongola District
Branch Electoral Commission Returning Officer Mr. Basirika Solomon
together with FDC National Electoral Commission Official Mr. Augustine
Ojobile saw Mr. Bisaso Bashir elected as the n...
President Yoweri Museveni has contributed Shs.80 million to the needy students’ scheme at the Mukono-based Uganda Christian University (UCU) so as to support students in that institution who cannot manage to meet their education requirements.
Uganda Christian University has, therefore, staged a marathon race as part of a fundraising drive towards the needy students’ scheme at which the Parliamentary Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga was the chief marathoner. UCU’s Guild President, Timothy Kadaga was the brainchild behind the fundraising drive.
Uganda Christian University has a total student population of 13,000 out of whom 3,000 are non-resident and who need financial assistance to ensure that they obtain a university education.
The East African Community summit that was due for this month has been called off due to a lack of quorum.
This is after South Sudan, one of the member states informed the Secretariat in Arusha that they will not b available for the 29th February scheduled summit to internal preparations regarding a transition in Juba.
21st Meeting of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State has been postponed
to a later date following a request by the Republic of South Sudan,
which said it was currently in the process of forming a transitional
government bringing together the government and opposition groups,” a
statement from the EAC secretariat reads in part.
postponed is the 41st Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Council of
Ministers that was scheduled to take place from 25th to...
Herbert street, one of the popular and busy business points in
Masaka Municipality was in the night rocked by a massive fire that
destroyed two giant buildings.
Jude Mbabaali, the Masaka District chairperson said the fire was
reported late after all the traders and shop operators had departed the
“A fire incident has just occurred at Hobert Street, Masaka and
merchandise in shops plus property worth billions destroyed,” he said.
Mbabaali said no one was hurt in the blaze, but massive property worthy billions of shillings lost.
“We are extremely grateful to God that there have been no human fatalities or casualties,” he added.
He said that while parts of the buildings have been damaged by the
fire, the swift response of the Police Fire Unit and dis...
Concerns are mounting about how long the novel coronavirus may survive on surfaces -- so much so that China's central bank has taken measures to deep clean and destroy its cash, which changes hands multiple times a day, in an effort to contain the virus.It is unknown exactly how long the novel coronavirus can linger on contaminated surfaces and objects with the potential of infecting people, but some researchers are finding clues by studying the elusive behaviors of other coronaviruses.
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses common among animals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Officials do not know what animal may have caused the ...
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzei, has said that the important factors in service delivery are ideology, discipline and physical fitness.
He made the remarks yesterday at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi District during the closing and passing out ceremony of 47 staff of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and 20 Senior Managers from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), including Commissioner General, Ms. Doris Akol, who all completed a 2-week Transforming Leadership Course at the Institute.
The course covered a wide scope of topics that included the making of committed officers, political education, corruption and its impact, skills at arms and drills. The Deputy IGP delivered a lecture of opportunity that covered such topi...
event served to highlight the importance of local languages in
Mozambique to preserve cultural diversity and build a more inclusive
Mozambique, February 21, 2020/ -- The U.S. Government proudly
participated in an official ceremony celebrating International Mother
Languages Day in Matutine District of Maputo Province. The U.S.
Government was represented at the event by United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jennifer Adams, while
Minister of Education and Human Development (MINEDH) Carmelita Rita
Namashulua represented the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.
Secretary of State for Maputo Province Vitoria Dias Diogo and Governor
of Maputo Province Julio Parruque also participated. The event served
An Anglican reverend who is accused of faking his own kidnap has been arraigned in court and charged.Rev Isaac Mwesigwa appeared at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s court on Friday and was charged with giving false information to a public officer.He was arrested on Thursday by CID officers in Kampala after police obtained CCTV footage showing that he had exited his car without any attack from anyone, contrary to what he had told police earlier. Rev Mwesigwa was found in Soroti District on February 12, three days after he went missing. He told police that he had been kidnapped by armed men on his way to deliver his research work at Uganda Christian University (UCU), Mukono.In court, Rev Mwesigwa denied the charges and asked to be released on bail.
The presiding chief magistrate, Ms...
The President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York, Dr
Elizabeth Alexander and the Chief of Staff and Programme Advisor at the
Foundation, Ms Julie B. Ehrlich paid a courtesy call on the
Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on
Friday, February 1 2020.
They also held a meeting with the Steering Committee of
the Foundation projects at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Steering Committee comprises of the Principal, Dr Josephine
Ahikire, and the Deans of the five Schools of the College namely; Dr
Sarah Ssali, Dean School of Women and Gender Studies; Dr Andrew Ellias
State, Dean School of Social Sciences, Dr Patrick Mangeni, Dean School
of Liberal and Performing Arts; Dr Aaron Mushe...
Some 3.6 million voters are being called to the polls until 4 p.m. (1600 GMT)
in some 9,000 polling stations across the country, but many of them
have already announced that they want to boycott a poll they consider
neither free nor transparent.
In Lomé, in the sandy courtyard of the Kodjoviakope high school
where Jean-Pierre Fabre, the historic leader of the opposition, is
expected to vote today, Eric, a driver in his thirties, arrived before 7
a.m. (local and GMT) to make sure he put his ballot in the ballot box before leaving for work.
have warned, however, that they will unite to block Faure Gnassingbé in
the event of a second round, but this scenario seems rather unlikely.
“We are suffering too much in Togo, this time it has to change. I
South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday appointed rebel
leader Riek Machar as vice president, after the two men finally agreed
to form a long-delayed unity government -- a crucial step towards ending
six years of war.
A presidential decree included "the
appointment of the vice presidents and the dissolution of all
institutions at national and state levels," Information Minister Michael
Makuei told AFP.
The decree was read on state
television, the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, appointing Machar
as the first of five vice-presidents in a bloated cabinet to accommodate
various warring parties.
But consensus has only been
reached on three of the four others, including current first vice
president Taban Deng Gai -- a former Machar ally who defected.
A female student of Uganda Christian University is in trouble with
the Police over allegations of massive rape by top city employing
Ms Sheena Bageine was on Friday, February 21 evening released on
Police bond from the Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala after a
night in jail.
Ms. Bageine was charged with offensive communication and cyber stalking.
Her arrest prompted a massive #FreeSheena Twitter campaign.
Ms. Bagaine, who last month faced court on the matter, had at the
start of the year, made damning allegations against prominent employers
—naming them as sexual predictors— allegations that have since put her
on collision course with those individually named, who have now colluded
with the police to arrest her.
She shared a list of men, calling them s...
U.S. President Donald Trump included Nigeria, Tanzania, Eritrea and Sudan in an expanded version of his travel ban list early this month.
The United States said the six countries failed to meet U.S. security and information-sharing standards.
Nigeria’s interior ministry issued a statement saying Ogbeni
Aregbesola had given the request to drop the ban to the U.S. ambassador
“Nigeria is too important an ally of America to deserve such a sanction,” Aregbesola said, according to the statement.
“We are positive that (the) visa restriction is a temporary one, it will soon be put behind us,” he said, adding that Nigeria had complied with most of the concerns raised by the United States.
The U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard assured Aregbesola of “her
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in collaboration with Huawei has on
Friday, February 21, 2020, donated 20 laptops to Tororo Girls School.
In total URA in partnership with Huawei are donating 20 more laptops to Lira secondary school next week.
This is in addition to 40 laptops given to Kololo S.S Kampala and St. Thereza girls’ schools-Hoima that benefited last year.
Ian Rumanyika the Ag. Assistant Commissioner Public and Corporate
Affairs at URA said that these computers will assist the beneficiaries
to gain quality education through skilling the future generation in ICT
Mr. Rumanyika said for a school to benefit in the programme, they
must be a government school but also Tax compliant. The Taxman promised
to come back and launch a Tax club at the school to be add...
Uganda has been confirmed as the host country for
G77 Summit to be held in Aprl 2020. The South Summit is the supreme
decision-making body of the Group of 77. The First and the Second South
Summit were held in Havana, Cuba, on 10 – 14 April 2000 and in Doha,
Qatar, on 12 – 16 June 2005, respectively. In accordance with the
principle of geographical rotation, the Third South Summit is due to be
held in Uganda.
The Group of 77 (G-77) was established on 15 June 1964 by
seventy-seven developing countries signatories of the “Joint Declaration
of the Seventy-Seven Developing Countries” issued at the end of the
first session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
(UNCTAD) in Geneva. Beginning with the first “Ministerial Meeting of the
Group of 77 in...
The national coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party Gen Mugisha Muntu thinks it's illusional to believe that the 2021 general elections will be free and fair.
to Gen Muntu, there are many contested issues like electoral reforms
that were proposed by the Supreme Court after the 2016 elections that
haven’t been addressed by government. He noted that even the
proposed constitutional and political reforms by opposition political
parties, NGOs and civil society to level the playing ground haven’t been
considered by government.
“I think the only amendment
which was done was to add the word independent to the Electoral
Commission. But in substance, no substantive amendment has been done,”
Gen Muntu said while addressing journalists at the o...