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  • Youth day to focus on post-covid recovery

    This year’s International Youth Day celebrations will focus on the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and it effects. This revelation was made by the Government Chief Whip, Hon Denis Hamson Obua on...
  • Tayebwa urges engineers to embrace innovation

    The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, has challenged engineers to put innovation at the centre of their work. He said innovation will help the African continent to find homegrown solutions to its...
  • Capital for microfinance institutions set at shs5 billion

    Microfinance Deposit Taking Institutions (MDIs) will be required to have minimum capital of shs5 billion to operate in Uganda. The is contained in a statutory instrument on revision of the minimum...
  • NARO tasked on Shs1.3 billion surplus expenditure

    The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is in the spotlight over a discrepancy of over Shs1.3 billion in the organisation’s 2021/2022 financial year budget.  This was discovered during...
  • MPs propose mandatory policy on tree planting

    Members of Parliament have urged the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) to consider enacting a policy requiring all large scale farmers to plant trees on a specified...
  • President returns the Local Content Bill, again

    President Yoweri Museveni has returned the National Local Content Bill, 2022 to Parliament for the second time asking the House to reconsider his earlier recommendations which he said have not been...
  • MPs call for increased deployment at South Sudan border

    Continued raids at the border with South Sudan have led Members of Parliament to criticise the Uganda People’s Defence Forces for failure to protect the lives and property of Ugandans living there....
  • New explosives law proposes fine of Shs10 billion

    The Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Gen. David Muhoozi has tabled the Explosives Bill, 2023 which proposes Shs10 billion in fines, 10-year jail term or both for new offences it proposes....
  • Tayebwa calls for calm over the suspension of World Bank funding

    The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has urged Members of Parliament to remain calm as the government continues to engage the World Bank on funding of new projects.  The World Bank Group issued  a...
  • Finance Ministry not involved in number plates pricing – Lugoloobi

    The Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Planning), Hon. Amos Lugoloobi has said that the ministry did not play a part in pricing the Shs732,000 new digitised number...

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