Author: Sabiiti


Great Youth Network, an initiative with an objective to kick unemployment out of Uganda launched a new program to the network. The Computer skilling program is to teach youth different computer skills to enable them use the practical skills to establish small computer firms through which youth can employ themselves. The founders encouraged all interested […]

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Uganda Police fails to enforce Kaveera ban at Namugongo

Wakiso. The Catholic Church, National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) and police have blamed each other for failure to implement the polythene bag (kaveera) ban announced two weeks ago. Rev Fr Phillip Odii, the spokesperson of the Catholic Church, told Daily Monitor in a telephone interview yesterday that Nema had failed to deliver on their promise […]

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UPDF colonel detained over spying for Rwanda

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces has arrested one of its senior officers to help in the ongoing investigations into allegations of spying for Rwanda. Highly-placed sources last night said operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), the investigative wing of the Ugandan army, picked up Col Paul Muwonge on Wednesday, last week. Col Muwonge, […]

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Bodies of Rwandan victims transferred to Kabale hospital

Kigezi regional police commander Richard Ecega ( right) talks to locals at the crime scene where Rwandan soldiers allegedly shot two people dead on May 24, 2019. The body of a Rwandan national and businessman John Batista Kyerengye who was shot on Friday evening at Habusavu trading centre near Uganda-Rwanda international boundary has been transferred […]

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E.Africa closer to banning skin-bleaching products

East African countries are set to ban skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone, a medical agent linked to health problems when used in high concentrations. The East African Legislative Assembly last week passed a resolution calling for a region-wide ban on the manufacturing and importation of products containing hydroquinone. At a beauty parlor in Arusha, 52-year-old […]

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Kampala ‘dormitories’: Where to get affordable housing

Although some parts of Kirinya, Bweyogerere and Kyaliwajjara have upscale homes which might be a bit costly, the area also has middle class homes, apartment buildings and hotels. The growth of Kampala, which has led to the development of neighbouring areas that house a number of city dwellers has birthed the term greater Kampala, proving […]

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Gender equality will spur development – women activitsts

GENDER     EQUALITY    WOMEN    DEVELOPMENT Women activists, academia and supporters from across Africa meeting at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel in Kigo, Wakiso district have called for the promotion and support for gender equality. Meeting under the theme Fostering Positive Masculinity for Gender Equality speaker after speaker highlighted the advantages of having a gender conscious society. Per Lindgarde, […]

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Govt urged to implement UN position on sciences

The UN position was established in 2014 by the then UN secretary general, Ban Kimoon and it states that science be valued more highly, employed more widely and used effectively at all levels. KAMPALA- The Government has been urged to implement the UN position on science subjects in order to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). The […]

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Gulu district fetches Shs 600m from illegal charcoal trade

Gulu district has realized over Shs 600 million in fines and penalties levied against illegal charcoal and logging business. The district forest officer, James Ocaka says that the money was raised in the first quarter of the financial year 2018/2019. The district has been charging between Shs 10,000 and Shs 20,000 on each bag of […]

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