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NARO tips farmers on drought, Fall Army Worm

The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) has advised farmers to pay attention to their gardens to counter possible threats related to the Fall Army Worm that recently hit maize farmers in 65 districts of Uganda. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Bank’s Open Day event at Kololo Airstrip on …

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Kasaija convinces parliament to pass Shs29 trillion budget

Uganda’s Parliament has passed a Sh29 trillion budget for fiscal year 2017-18 on deadline day Wednesday despite stiff opposition to the amount of loans. Parliament only moved to consider the Appropriation Bill,2017 which is the final stage of the budget process, after the Deputy Speaker suspended The House for 15 minutes …

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Kazinda gets another 5 year jail sentence in OPM case

Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Court has for a second time handed a 5-year jail sentence to  the former Principle Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)  Geoffrey Kazinda. This after finding him guilty of conspiring with three others to  defraud government of sh316 million worth of fuel drawn by non-existent …

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Kazinda convicted again for stealing OPM funds

Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Court has convicted the former Principle Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister  (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda and three other people. He was sentenced to five years in jail. They were on Wednesday found guilty of conspiracy to defraud government of sh316 million worth of fuel drawn by …

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Kamwenge Mayor torture suspects granted bail

Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani has granted bail to four police officers accused of torturing  and causing harm to the Kamwenge District  Mayor Geoffrey Byamukama. The Magistrate ordered D/ASP Patrick Muramira and D/ASP FredTumuhairwe to pay sh2 million each  while  Habib Roma and Ben Odeke  have been each …

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Idi Amin’s grandson Taban thrown out of Uganda’s parliament

Three Justices of Uganda’s Court of Appeal have thrown out of Parliament Taban Amin on grounds that he was not a registered voter and therefore not qualified for nomination and election. Justices Steven Kavuma, Cheborion Barishaki and Paul Mugamba agreed with Otada Sam Amooti who is Taban’s political rival and …

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Court frustrated by two-year wait for Katosi road witness

The Anti-Corruption Court has given the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) a last adjournment to either call their last witness in the Mukono- Katosi road saga trial against Minister Abraham Byandala and others, or close the prosecution case and let court decide whether the accused persons have a corruption case to …

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National Health Insurance Scheme for Uganda in the offing

Uganda plans to set up a National Health Insurance Scheme subject to passing of the National Health Insurance Bill 2007. In a speech read by the Vice President Edward Ssekandi at the just ended 44th Africa Insurance Organisation meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo last week, President Yoweri Museveni said financing the …

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