NEMA: Oil exploration in Murchison Falls must go on


The certificate of approval recently issued for Tilenga Project environmental and social impact assessment by government is a final document and cannot be revoked, the National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) has said. Mr Tom Okurut, the Nema executive director, confirmed the development on Thursday while reacting to demands by civil society organisations (CSOs)for government to revoke the certificate and cause fresh public hearings. Tilenga oil project within Murchison Falls National Park is estimated to last between 25-30 years. Once production starts, an estimated 190,000 to 200,000 barrels of oil are…

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New Masaka Diocese Bishop consecrated


Msgr Serverus Jjumba has been consecrated the new Bishop of Masaka Catholic Diocese. He replaces John Baptist Kaggwa, who retired in October 2018. Pope Francis appointed Bishop Jumba on April 16. The episcopal ordination of the new Bishop was conducted at Kitovu Sports Arena in Masaka municipality. It was performed by Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa and officiated by Archbishop Luigu Bianco, the Pope Nuncio to Uganda, together with Archbishops of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga;  John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Lambert Bainomugisha of Mbarara and Bishop Anthony Zziwa, the Chairperson…

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President Museveni receives H.E. Abdel fattah of Sudan


President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his gratitude to learn that the situation in Sudan is now normalising following the agreement reached between the Military Council and other groups in Khartoum. “I had a good briefing from His Excellency. I am very happy now the Military Council has agreed with the groups. I encourage the Sudanese to agree because this type of agitation is very dangerous. It scares away business and it scares away investors,” he said. The President made the remarks after meeting the Chairman of the Transitional Military Council,…

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Government to respond on closure of commercial banks


Government is set to implement some of the recommendations of the probe report into Bank of Uganda (BoU) operations that led to the controversial closure of seven commercial banks in the period of over 20 years, according to the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija. Parliament’s  Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) chaired by Mr Abdu Katuntu made the recommendations in February this year after five months of interrogating BoU top officials  over the closure of seven commercial banks, the last one being the closure of Crane Bank…

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FUFA, Desabre end contract by mutual consent


On the 6th of July 2019, both FUFA and  National Team Head coach of the Uganda Cranes Mr. Desabre Sebastien Serge Louis mutually agreed to terminate the contract between the two parties. The reasons for termination of the employment contract are for the benefit and growth of both parties. FUFA recognises the contribution by Mr. Desabre for the improvement of the sporting and professional organisation of the Uganda Cranes inclusive of qualification to the AFCON 2019 Finals and also to the Round of 16. Mr. Desabre is grateful to the…

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Incompetence: BoU hired lawyers weren’t aware that an institution under receivership can’t be sued and can’t Sue.


Let me check how much was paid to the first lawyers that filed a lawsuit against Sudhir, the figure is around 1.2 billion shillings for a case that never should have been filed at least according to the law. Why do I say this case shouldn’t have been filed in any court under Ugandan law, institutions in receivership can’t be sued and therefore can not sue. Meera investment vs URA the justices of the Supreme Court ruled that Since URA can’t be sued it cannot also sue, the same law/decision…

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A cry of a parent at Hillside Primary School Naalya


I am writing this piece of information with a lot of pain as a parent that today’s schools are silently killing our children’s emotions and morale. My daughter is at Hillside p/s Naalya P.4,they are ill treated, intimidated, threatened and beaten everyday I.e, if you don’t score 80% and above you are canned 10 strokes which is inhumane. All the kids are unhappy and live in total fear. My daughter used to be good in every subject and was among the best 5 but now is not and I have…

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The Landlord & Tenant Bill is aimed at oppressing landlords

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The Landlord & Tenant Bill is aimed at forcing landlords to default on their debt obligations  forcing banks to foreclose on properties and landlords to sell on the cheap leading to a mega property grab in and around Kampala metropolitan area. The authors of the bill in collusion with corrupt or ignorant MPs want to force an artificial  property market crash through debt defaults. If the bill is signed into law, the long term goal is to pave way for a mass property grab by a cabal with access to…

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