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Uganda issues oil production licences, targets 2020

Uganda on Tuesday issued oil production licences to the French group Total and British company Tullow. Energy Minister Irene Muloni said first oil production is now expected in 2020. Experts say the government hopes to earn $1.5 billion a year from oil exploitation, particularly from taxes, royalties and a 15% share of the benefits …

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VIDEO: Ministry of Public Service decentralising pension cases

VIDEO:  Pension scheme reforms are long overdue in Uganda.  To many, the mention of pension quickly relates to struggles to access it, and many have reportedly been conned in the process of chasing their documents to have their accounts credited. To solve this, the Ministry of Public Service has now decentralized the system …

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Crime Preventers clean Gaba, celebrate Kayihura ruling

Thousands of Crime Preventers brought Ggaba in Makindye Division, Kampala to standstill on Sunday by engaging in community service and a celebratory march. The Crime Preventers, a group of youth mainly recruited in the past year to help in community policing, converged at St.Dennis Ssebugwawo SS Ggaba  from all over the country. They started …

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VIDEO: Besigye holds crisis meeting in UK

VIDEO: Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, former presidential candidate for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), has briefed party supporters in London, UK on the political situation in Uganda. Addressing hundreds of waiting FDC P10 members at the Hilton Hotel in London, Besigye encouraged the supporters to remain hopeful change will …

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Government plans practical training institute for journalists

  The government intends to establish a practicing educational institution of higher learning for journalists to refine their skills as a way of enabling them to serve the public better through disseminating information. Minister of Information, Technology and Communications (ICT) and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze argued that due to the critical …

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