Pope Francis: It’s better to be Atheist than a bad Christian

If you’re a Christian who exploits people, leads a double life or manages a “dirty” business, perhaps it’s better not to call yourself a believer, Pope Francis suggested in a homily on Thursday in Rome. “So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others,” Francis said during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, […]

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Angela Katatumba Pays Glowing Tribute To Her Late Dad

‘I love and miss you so much Papa. I know you are in heaven with your beloved parents, brothers and friends having a wonderful reunion and watching over us.’ Those were the words of singer Angela Katatumba paying tribute to her dad Boney Katatumba who died yesterday at IHK in Kampala. He was 71. Katatumba […]

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230 Ugandan Infected With HIV Every Day

The HIV prevalence rate in Uganda has shot up with the latest figures indicating that about 50 girls are infected with the virus every day. “The HIV situation in Uganda calls for renewed urgent action,’ declared the UNAIDS country director Ama Sande. According to statistics, in 2015 alone 83,000 new HIV infections were registered. Thousands […]

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EALA MPs Earn Over 50M Each Month In Salary

Now we know why Ugandans politicians are ready to kill each other to be the next EALA MP. It’s all about the money. The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is the highest paid in the region and second only to Nigeria on the continent, according to the East African. The MPs now earn $6,408 as their […]

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Court Nullifies Justice Kavuma Orders

The Constitutional Court has nullified all interim orders issues after declaring them illegal. Justices Elizabeth Musoke, Fredrick Egonda Ntende and Kenneth Kakuru made the decision Thursday morning at the constitutional court in Kampala. This means all controversial orders issues by Justice Steven Kavuma are now null and void and are nearby scrapped. The three justices unanimously ruled that all […]

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Katatumba Is Dead

Prominent City businessman and Pakistan Honorary Consul in Uganda Boney Mwebesa Katatumba is dead. Katatumba died Thursday morning after undergoing an operation at IHK hospital in Kampala. He was 71. His daughter, singer Angela Katatumba confirmed the passing of his father and said the old man had succumbed to complication arising from pneumonia and asthma. ‘He had […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 To Go On Sale In April

Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 will go on sale in April, according to leaks by tech media outlets. According to a report from ET News that cites a “high-ranking official for a mobile network provider,” Samsung will put the S8 on sale worldwide on April 21st. This will reportedly follow an unveiling of the phone in New […]

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Uganda To Have Second Solar Power Plant

Construction of the second solar power plant will start in six months when an investor is expected to have secured funds, allowing Uganda to expand its power supplies from cheaper and renewable sources. Uganda is keen to boost its energy output, while lowering the cost, which officials say is vital to power businesses and drive economic […]

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Uganda Funeral Services Ltd Marks 20 years

Uganda Funeral Services Ltd Marks 20 years Uganda Funeral Services Ltd still top In 1996 two siblings Freddie Katamba Mukiibi a lawyer and Regina Mukiibi, a banker made history when they registered a funeral service management company, the first of its kind in the country. It was registered as an investor by the Uganda Investment […]

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Chaos As 10 Top Gov’t Bosses Fight For 40bn WB Project

Chaos As 10 Top Gov’t Bosses Fight For 40bn WB Project By John V Sserwaniko A war has erupted between Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) boss Dan Bemanya Twebaze (Registrar General) and Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) Executive Director Lawrence Byensi. At the center of it all is the desire to account for the money being […]

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M7 Re-Instates UPPC’s MD Irene Muwanguzi

M7 Re-Instates UPPC’s MD Irene Muwanguzi By Our Reporters President Museveni has unilaterally re-appointed top city corporate Irene Muwanguzi Wasike back as MD for Entebbe-based Uganda Printing &Publishing Corporation (UPPC). Formed in 1960s and supervised directly by President’s office, UPPC is by law mandated to do all government ministries and MDAs printing jobs. Her reappointment […]

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Ugandans Swimming In Illicit Booze

Ugandans Swimming In Illicit Booze Uganda loses US$172m about Shs616bn taxes every year in uncollected taxes accruing to the production and trade in illicit alcohol. According to a study released by Euromonitor International on the Alcohol Beverage Market in Uganda 2015, Uganda is a market dominated by illegitimate alcohol brewed by unregulated and undocumented  brewers who […]

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Lukwago, 3 MPs arrested Over Inciting Violence

Lukwago, 3 MPs arrested Over Inciting Violence The police have this morning arrested Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and three MPs; Mubarak Munyagwa, Moses Kasibante and Allan Ssewanyana who allegedly incited Park Yard traders to demonstrate. Lukwago had led the team to update the vendors on the latest developments regarding the 30-day eviction notice issued […]

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New Mall Set To Be Built In Nsambya

SWANKY: Artistic impression of Arena Mall which will be built in Nsambya South African asset manager Stanlib has partnered with Chestnut Uganda (owned by lawyer Charles Odere) for the construction and development of a $50m shopping mall in Kampala. Stanlib’s private equity Africa Direct Property Development Fund will provide $30m, whereas Standard Bank South Africa, […]

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Body of Fallen Mo­roto Woman MP To Be Laid to Rest On Sun­day

Body of Fallen Mo­roto Woman MP To Be Laid to Rest On Sun­day The body of Mo­roto Woman MP, An­nie Lo­giel is set to be laid to rest on Sunday 27th February, 2017. Lo­giel passed away last week in a Den­mark hos­pi­tal af­ter a surgery to re­move a tu­mor in her brain. Ac­cord­ing to a […]

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47 Can­di­dates To Battle For 9 EALA Slots

47 Can­di­dates To Battle For 9 EALA Slots The ver­i­fi­ca­tion com­mit­tee of par­lia­ment has lined up 47 can­di­dates to com­pete for the 9 slots of the East African Leg­isla­tive As­sem­bly. Ac­cord­ing to a let­ter is­sued by the Clerk to Par­lia­ment, Ms Jane Kibirige, the com­mit­tee Chaired by Beat­rice Rwaki­mari (NRM-Ntung­amo) has found all 47 fit […]

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Education Ministry Moves to Scrap off PTA Allowances from Schools

Education Ministry Moves to Scrap off PTA Allowances from Schools By Serestino Tusingwire Following various reports that a number of schools continue to levy unrealistic and prohibitive school fees thereby denying students their right to education, the ministry of education has intervened to curb the school fees hike. One of the things the ministry thinks […]

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UNEB Withholds Results Of 64 Students Over Malpractice

UNEB Withholds Results Of 64 Students Over Malpractice The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has withheld results of 64 students over examination malpractice. The affected students are from 11 different examination centers. According to the UNEB Executive Secretary Daniel Odongo, the centers affected include Science Foundation with 27 candidates, 11 candidates from Alliance SS Ibanda, […]

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Kasaija On Spot Over New PPDA Boss

Kasaija On Spot Over New PPDA Boss New controversy is shrouding circumstances under which Finance Minister Matia Kasaija is trying to overturn the appointment of Eng.Dr. Anania Mbabazi as new Executive Director of Public Procurement & Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA). PPDA oversees all public procurements and disposal policies, principles and practices in Uganda. […]

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Be Aware of Cancellation of Fake Degrees – Dumba

Be Aware of Cancellation of Fake Degrees – Dumba The Makerere University vice chancellor, John Dumba Ssentamu has warned grandaunts at Makerere university against falsification of academic documents as the university is set to recall all those degrees that have been forged. Addressing the congregation during the 67th graduation ceremony at the university, Dumba said […]

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