Category «National News»

Execution rumors of Ugandans in China dismissed

By Ritah Kemigisa: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed social media reports that a number of Ugandans in China were lined up for execution as false. Social media has been awash with reports that 23 Ugandan prisoners in China were set to be hanged over drug trafficking offences. Speaking on KFM’s hot seat show last evening the minister …

Kyambogo university admits over 14,000

By Damali Mukhaye. Kyambogo University has admitted more than 14,000 former A-level students to various courses on private sponsorship, for the 2017/2018 academic year. According to the list that was released yesterday by the Acting Deputy Registrar-Admissions Ms Estheri Sekasi,14,236 students have been admitted  and they are slated to start their studies on 12th  in …

FDC asparing candidates oppose nomination fee.

By Damali Mukhaye. Some members of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change who have expressed interest in running president have criticized the party for raising nomination fees from Shs3 million to Shs5 million. Three aspirants who have so far picked the nomination forms including Mubarak Munyagwa, the Member of Parliament for Kawempe South, Moses Byamugisha, …

African MPs urged to follow up implementation of gov’t projects

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has urged parliamentarians to ensure proper implementation of government projects instead of waiting for postmortem reports from accountability committees. Kadaga was addressing the 3rd Annual General Meeting of African Parliamentarians on Development Evaluation in Khartoum, Sudan. She said accountability committees do not take off time to follow-up on the …

Katikiro Mayiga advises government on land

By Shamim Nateebwa: The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has advised the Central government to pass subsidiary legislation under the land laws to enable land owners get justice. Katikkiro notes that if this is not done many Ugandans will lose their land and cause tension between government and its people. Mayiga has also commended …