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Uganda’s next war

Experts warn as phones of politicians are hacked Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Sometime in February 2020, then-Uganda Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda’s phone might have been hacked by Pegasus; a spyware manufactured by the Israel firm, NSO. The collaborative media investigation dubbed “Pegaus project” that outed the global spying …

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UEDCL tackles Bundibugyo electricity challenge

Electricity consumers in Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts want power distributor to meet their expectations Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Imlan Lutaaya, 24, the proprietor of Kuteesa Metal Works, a six months old welding startup, located in Nyahuka Town Council, Bundibugyo District has his eyes on the new power distributor …

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UETCL boosts electricity supply to industries at Namanve

But manufacturers want power to come at cheaper price to enhance their competitiveness Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Industries operating within Kampala Industrial and Business Park, Namanve, are now receiving reliable, stable, quality and adequate electricity following Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited’s bold step to install 189MVA, 132/33kv Namanve …

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UPDATE: Protests in Kampala after Bobi arrest in Luuka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of people protesting the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine have been injured in the Kampala Central Business District. Hundreds of people took to the streets this afternoon when news spread of Kyagulanyi’s brutal arrest …

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UEDCL revenues jump to Shs70bn

Technology, network expansion and investments in a new pole plant will drive revenues up going forward, executives say | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited has reported a sharp rise in revenue from Shs54bn in FY2017/2018 to Shs70bn in FY2018/2019 citing increased electricity network in rural areas. Paul …

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UEDCL seeks $3.1million to expand pole plant

Plan will support government’s development targets relating to electricity distribution countrywide Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited is seeking US$3.1million (approx. Shs11billion) to start construction of its mega pole production plant in Wakiso District. Paul Mwesigwa, the managing director for UEDCL said on Aug.17 that …

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Government sides with finasi in Lubowa hospital saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has said it is not worried about the scuffles between the Special Purpose Vehicle Finasi/ROKO as long as the construction of the International Specialized Hospital of Uganda is ongoing. Parliament early this year approved a loan guarantee of 1.4 trillion shillings to Finasi/ROKO, …

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Police on high alert as Age Limit debate returns to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police and “sister agencies” are on high alert as parliament resumes this week to receive and debate the constitutional amendment bill which intends to among many changes lift the age limit for the presidency. “We are aware of the opposition’s plan to stage violent …

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