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Two granted bail in parliament piglets case

Buganda Road Court Grade One magistrate Marion Mangeni has granted bail to two youth from the Jobless Brother hood, arrested last week for dropping piglets at Parliament. Magistrate Mangeni ordered Luta Ferdinard and Joseph Lukwago to deposit at court sh 500,000 each before leaving prison custody. Their four sureties  will  each sign …

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MP medals are not waste of tax money, says Kadaga

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday dismissed media claims that parliament is wasting tax payers money by awarding medals to all former Members of Parliament (MPs) at the forthcoming Golden Jubilee Awards due on Monday. Kadaga stated that Office of the President had procured the medals in 2012 and that the only costs parliament would …

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INTERNSHIP: Medical students take health minister to court

Over 1000 medical students have dragged the Minister of Health Dr Ruth Aceng and the Attorney General to the High Court, challenging the new internship policy that restricts them from accessing  supervised practical training at various internship training centers. The new policy seeks to reduce the number of medical students …

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Farmers reaps big as cocoa earns Uganda $74million in 2015

Reaping big from cocoa INTERVIEW: Stephen Sembuya is the CEO of Pink Food Industries, a cocoa-producing enterprise. He spoke to Ian Katusiime about cocoa and the other pertinent issues in the industry. What influences your management style? I come from an industrious background. My dad was the founder of Sembule …

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Parliamentary committee stops sand mining along Masaka road

Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee has suspended sand mining on a two acre site along Masaka road in Lweera-Kalungu district. The expansive Lweera wetland on Kampala-Masaka Highway, which stretches about 20 kilometers, is a major water catchment area that connects several rivers and wetlands in Gomba, Mpigi and Kalungu districts and drains directly into …

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MUSEVENI: Marginalizing women, girls leads to unbalanced growth

President Yoweri Museveni has said education and rural transformation can help empower the girl child and push women’s progress for a better society. He said marginalising girls in the field of education would lead to unbalanced growth. The president was speaking at a high-level event on September 21, during the …

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Ssekitoleko on becoming MP without O, A level certificates

 Controversial MP Ssekitoleko of the age limit bill on becoming MP without O, A level certificates Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko, the parliamentary representative for Nakifuma constituency in Mukono district was little known until recently when he moved a motion to make three amendments to the constitution. One amendment is to remove …

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Seven killed in eastern Congo by Ugandan rebels

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Seven people were killed overnight in an attack in eastern DR Congo blamed on Ugandan rebel group the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), the army said Thursday. “The ADF killed seven people and burned down houses” in Kasinga in the Beni region, army spokesman Mak …

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‘Uganda will have no forests by 2050’

The newly-appointed State Minister for Environment Mary Goretti Kitutu has decried the rate of deforestation in the country, saying that Uganda will soon be water-stressed if citizens do not pay due attention to environment management. “Loss of forests cover in Uganda is reaching worrying trends, with 200,000 hectares lost per …

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