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18:19
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MPs Decry Slow Pace of Key Electricity Projects compensation 2 1 Top story

The concern was raised by members of the Natural Resources Committee of Parliament who are currently visiting parts of western Uganda, to study the extent of power penetration in the areas of Masaka, Mbarara, Kasese and Fort Portal, among others. They are bothered that some projects which were launched in 2014 have not yet started.
07:30
07:30

MPs Query Uninterrupted Power Exports amidst Unstable Local Supply power blackout 1 5

The MPs who were on a field trip to Western Uganda to ascertain the level of electricity penetration in the area, expressed the concern while visiting substations in Masaka, Ntungamo and Kasese districts, where they were told that electricity supply to Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya is uninterrupted.
19:25
19:25

EU Makes U-Turn on 2021 Election Observers 1 1

Hajjat Aisha Lubega, the EC Vice-Chairperson on Thursday said that contrary to their previous stand not to send election observers in the coming election, the EU delegation has now expressed interest to be participants.
19:13
19:13

MPs Direct Finance Ministry to Refund UGX 800M to Custodian Board MInistry of Finance 1 1

The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has tasked the Ministry of Finance to refund 800 million Shillings to the Departed Asians Properties Custodian Board (DAPCB) taken after the closure of the International Credit Bank (ICB).
10:42
10:42

MPs Demand Release of Over 500 Land titles Held by UETCL compensation 1

Members of Parliament are demanding for the release of 568 land titles taken from residents of Masaka district by Uganda Electricity and Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) for mutation.
19:44
19:44

Education Ministry Fails to Convince MPs on Radio Procurement radios 1 3

Led by the Minister of State for Planning David Bahati and the Minister of State for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo, the officials appeared to justify the need for government to procure 9 million radio set receivers as one of the strategies of supporting long-distance learning given that schools are closed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
18:53
18:53

Budget Committee Recommends UGX 2.6BN for Ugandan Embassy in Angola 3 1

Members of Parliament sitting on the Budget Committee today unanimously agreed to approve a supplementary budget allocation of 2.657 billion Shillings to enable the Ministry of Foreign Affairs establish an Embassy of Uganda in Angola.
16:45
16:45

MPs Threaten to Suspend Loan Approvals 1 5

The committee chairperson Syda Bbumba noted with concern that a number of projects have stalled despite the loans being approved and this was as a result of delays by government to release funds.
09:27
09:27

MPs Ask Gov’t to Prevail Over Commercial Banks on Loan Repayments Bank of Uganda 1 4

The MPs led by the Kampala Central MP Mohammed Nsereko point out that businesses have been financially crippled by the COVID-19 lockdown and deserve a major bailout in order to stay afloat.
07:12
07:12

BoU Opposes Gov’t Proposal to Borrow from Domestic Market COVID-19 4 1 Top story

Domestic Borrowing is done through the issuance of government securities like treasury bills which are short term debt instruments with tenures ranging from 91, 182 and 364 days and treasury bonds with a maturity period of more than a year.
21:53
21:53

MPs Stay Approval of Supplementary Budget Request for Radio Receivers 1 4

In his statement, Bahati said Shillings 336.86 billion is meant for the purchase of 9 million radio set receivers for all Uganda homesteads as one of the strategies of supporting long-distance learning given the fact that schools are closed due to CooVID-19 pandemic.
20:20
20:20

Gov't Urgently Wants sh336 Billion to Buy Radios for Everybody 1

David Bahati, the Minister of State for Planning presented the request to Parliament's Budget Committee on Tuesday afternoon The bulk of which is for purchasing radio sets for all households in the country
15:38
15:38

Gov’t Unveils UGX 40.7 Trillion Budget Proposals for FY 2021/2022 4 1

State Minister for Finance David Bahati says that despite numerous reforms, domestic revenue mobilization is still below the economy’s potential, yet Uganda’s public expenditure is growing at a faster rate, and the public dent stock increasing significantly.
15:28
15:28

Jinja City signs Cooperation Agreement With Chinese City of Shenyang 1 3

According to the five-year agreement document that was signed on behalf of Jinja by the MayorTitus Kisambira, the two parties will carry out exchanges and cooperation in fields of the economy, trade, science and technology, culture, education, sports and health to promote development.
06:58
06:58

Ruhaama FDC Candidate Petitions EC Over Rival's Academic Papers 3 2

In his petition, Nuwagaba, says that he inspected the nomination papers of his opponent on October 22nd, 2020 at the Ntungamo Electoral Commission offices and found out that his rival completed his bachelors of law degree under the mature-age entry in 2019, a year after completing his Uganda Certificate of Education in 2018 from Entebbe secondary school.
16:55
16:55

Conservationists Reject Removal of Marabou Stork Nestlings from Parliament UWA 1 2

Conservationists have asked Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and Members of Parliament to first address the problem of garbage and pollution instead of the removing the storks.
07:22
07:22

Dr. Karuhanga Withdraws from Igara West Parliamentary Race 1 1

In a letter addressed to the NRM party vice Chairperson Western region, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, Karuhanga notes that his withdraw from the race follows wide consultations with the party Chairperson President Museveni and other senior members of the party.
20:20
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MPs Welcome Polling Date for Parliamentary Elections 5 1

The Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama announced on Thursday that the elections will be held on January 14 2021.
15:17
15:17

Makerere, UCU Defend Online Learning Program 1 6

Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Umaru Kakumba says that the university conducted a survey to establish the readiness of the students. He says that 75 percent of the students indicated that they were ready to resume teaching and learning utilizing the open distance and e-learning
12:13
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FDC, DP Leaders in Dilemma after Failing to Field Candidates for MP Seats in Arua City democratic party 2

Records from the Electoral Commission offices in Arua City indicate that FDC party only nominated candidates for two constituencies of Arua Central and City Woman while DP failed to field candidates for City Woman and Ayivu East.
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