Category «National News»

EU to investigate allegations of fraud in the OPM

By Benjamin Jumbe The European Union’s anti-fraud office is to investigate reported corruption and fraud affecting EU supported humanitarian actions. This is after a UN report noted incidences of gross mismanagement, corruption and fraud in EU supported humanitarian actions in refugee assistance programs in Uganda. This prompted suspension of four senior officials at the Office of the Prime Minister. In a statement released last evening, the European Union Delegation says it takes a zero tolerance approach to any allegations of misconduct occurring in EU funded projects. The delegation says this is to ensure that critical services to refugees can be provided efficiently and transparently. “Our UN partners, the UNHCR and the World Food Programme, have duly informed us and we …

SGR activities on course-government

By Moses Kyeyune The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will soon become reality as the process of land acquisition which is the most important part of this project nears completion. The modern transport facility, is part of a wider Northern Corridor integration, being implemented in four East African Member states; Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. Recently, Kenya finished part of its obligation in the construction phase, raising questions on why Uganda is trailing in the implementation of the project. However, according to Alfred Obong, the SGR Construction Manager, all planned activities are on course and Ugandans need not worry.

Government explains fuel prices, tells demonstrators to go ahead

By Damali Mukhaye. The government has explained the sky rocketing fuel prices calling for calm among Ugandans. This is after the opposition Forum for Democratic Change threatened to rally masses to demonstrate in protest of the high fuel price, accusing government of turning a deaf ear to the cries of its people. Energy and Mineral Development minister Irene Muloni tells KFM that the prices are dictated by the international market price of crude oil which now stands at USD 70 per barrel. This has pushed local pump prices up by an average of 300 shillings. The minister says that unfortunately there is not much government can do to control fuel prices and that the trend is not about to change. …

Rev.Father Kateregga – Mozey’s death must act as an eye opener

By Ssebuliba Samuel.    Artists and other celebrities have been urged to always save for their future instead of leaving a lavish life in the city. While speaking at Moses Ssekibogo’s requiem mass at Lubega this afternoon, Rev.Father Kateregga Deograthious said that many are worshiped like kings in their celebrity life, but they have nothing they have saved for their future and their family. He said that Mozey’s death must act as an eye opener for many celebrities to change their life and turn to God as early as possible. Meanwhile he asked all artist and celebrities to turn as early possible if they are to have a bright future.

Jose and Weasle fight back tears during Requiem mass

By Benjamin Jumbe. Paying tribute to the late Moses Sekibogo commonly known as Mozey Radio during a requiem Mass at Rubaga Cathedral, The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has urged all Ugandans to dedicate all their energies to whatever they do. Mayiga said the late was able to win the hearts of many Ugandans because he sung with passion and interest. He said one does not need to give out money to get loved and gain favor from the population. Meanwhile the Katikiro also appealed to artists to enjoy life responsibly and avoid situations that could lead to loss of life arguing that the country has lost one too many citing AK 47, Dance Kumapeesa and now Radio. The …