• Demand for Uganda’s organic foods on the increase

    Current statistics indicate that the global demand for organic foods from Uganda has increased , with organically produced foodstuffs worth at least 200 million dollars required. Uganda has one of the fastest growing organic certified lands in Africa with over 400,000 internationally certified organic farmers , the first and second

  • Govt to distribute free energy saving bulbs

    Electricity Regulatory Authority [ERA] allocates 4.1 million dollars to UMEME towards distribution of free energy saving bulbs to replace the high energy consuming bulbs. Chief Executive Officer Benon Mutambi says that 420,000 energy saving bulbs will be distributed to consumers starting January 2015. Addressing a press conference today at Electricity

  • NSSF to spend 227 bn on another phase of pension towers

    The National Social Security Fund says it will spend 227 billion shillings to handle the next phase of the pension towers which stalled after the intervention of the Inspector General of Government At the time of the IGG`S intervention, the fund had spent 52 billion shillings to construct the basement

  • Uganda Land Commission officials grilled

    The Public accounts committee of parliament grills officials of the Uganda Land Commission for failing to put in place a comprehensive land inventory leading to loss of tax payers’ money in compensation and wrangles with district land boards Under the constitution, the Board is supposed to manage public land through

  • MUK suspends additional graduation fees

    Makerere University bows to pressure from students and suspends the additional graduations fees announced earlier. The university management last week announced an increment in the graduation fees from 90, 000 to 220,000 shillings prompting students led by their guild president Ivan Bwowe to go on strike yesterday in protest.  Early

  • City lawyer David Mpanga thrown out of committee

    The select committee of parliament on NSSF throws out city lawyer Daudi Mpanga after finding that he was serving the fund as an external lawyer while at same time representing its former Managing Director David Chandi Jamwa in court something committee members viewed as high level conflict of interest The