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EU to spend Shs 420bn on environmental friendly businesses

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  The European Union plans to invest over Shs 420 billion in small and medium enterprises that are environmentally friendly in the coming few years, according to Cedric Merel, the head of corporation at the European Union office in Uganda. Merel was speaking on Sept. 05 at Sheraton Hotel …

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Kaweesi suspects further remanded

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Prosecution handling the murder case of the 20 people suspected to have killed former AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wambewa has informed court that police investigations are still incomplete. State prosecutor Caroline Apiya told Nakawa court Grade one magistrate Noah Sajjabi …

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MUSEVENI: Those with self-interest fighting land law amendments

Kampala, Uganda | PPU |President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that there are two groups of people against the proposed amendment to the land law. President Museveni who was accompanied by the Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana and the Minister for Housing Chris Baryomunsi made the remarks Thursday evening at Spice FM …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: CJ Katureebe’s Kenyan test

IN THE INDEPENDENT: Katureebe’s Kenyan test COVER STORY Katureebe’s Kenyan test: Kenya Supreme Court annulment of election reignites debate over Uganda ruling. THE LAST WORD Opening the Pandora’s Box: How the nullification of the presidential elections in Kenya has put that country on a slippery slope. NEWS ANALYSIS Cost of …

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Kasekende challenges Uganda’s accountants on international standards  

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Bank of Uganda (BOU) Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende has advised accountants in Uganda to borrow and adapt international standards in their bid to positively contribute to nation building. “They must look at international standards that are released by their international body and…then adapt them to Uganda,” Kasekende said, …

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MUSEVENI: Your land is well protected by the constitution

Fort Portal, Uganda  | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has assured Ugandans that no one can grab their land because all land ownership matters in Uganda were clearly resolved by the 1995 constitution and the 1998 land act. Speaking at Voice of Tooro in Fort Portal municipality on Wednesday evening, Museveni said that …

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Sheikh Mwanje charged with aiding terrorism, links to ADF

Sheikh Mwanje charged with terrorism, links to ADF Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Six people, including jailed Sheikh Yahaya Mwanje, have been arraigned before Buganda Road Court on charges of murder and aiding terrorism. This after the DPP Mike Chibita withdrew the earlier charge of murder against Sheikh Mwanje together with three others …

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US Treasury announces sanctions on South Sudan officials

Washington, United States | THE INDEPENDENT |  The United States  Department of the Treasury on Wednesday announced targeted sanctions on Gen. Paul Malong Awan, former South Sudan’s army chief of general staff, and two other Sudanese officials for their “roles in threatening the peace, security, or stability of the country.” The sanctions will also …

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‘Migration cannot be stopped, but can be managed’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 4th International Conference NOW in Kampala on “African Youth and Migration” concluded on Tuesday with a call to the African (AU) and European Union (EU) to try to develop common concepts of managing – not stopping – migration. “The AU and EU should work …

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