Category «National News»

Uganda to tap into new Bombadier technology – Plane maker President

By Moses Kyeyune. Uganda is one of the pioneer beneficiaries for the latest technology introduced to the CRJ 900 Bombarder planes, Plane maker President Fred Cromer has said. President Cromer made the announcement at the official handover of two planes at the Company’s home in Quebec, Canada. According to Cromer, the CRJ 900 Bombardier has been fitted with a New atmosphere cabin, that sets new standards for passenger comfort and experience in the regional jet market. The revival of the national airline, Uganda Airlines, comes in the face of government’s rigorous efforts to boost tourism and local industrial markets, as well as regional competitiveness. Related Stories… Works Minister invites investors to Uganda

Man charged for infecting a five year with Aids

By Ruth Anderah. A man living with HIV has been charged and further remanded to Luzira prison where he has been since 2016 for allegedly defiling a five year old girl. Paul Tebajabumu has appeared before High court judge Flavia Anglin Senoga who read the charge of aggravated defilement to him and denied the same. Prosecution led by Annet Namatovu states that on March 7th 2016 at Mayinja zone in Kawempe division Kampala district, the accused defiled a five year old girl well knowing that he was HIV positive. Justice Senoga has now set the May 13th 2019 to start hearing the matter.

Works Minister invites investors to Uganda

By Moses Kyeyune. Works and Transport Minister, Monica Ntege Azuba has asked players in the Western market to come and tap into lucrative investment opportunities in Uganda. MrsNtege was last evening addressing a gathering of a section of the business community in Quebec, Canada at the sidelines of the official handover of Bombardier aircrafts purchased by Uganda. The minister asked the investors to come and witness the country’s rich soils as well as flora and fauna. One of the key drivers for the restoration of the national airline, is to boost tourism while tapping into global markets. Related Stories…………. Uganda has made the best choice in Bombardier, says Plane maker   Eight days to the Grand touch down of Uganda …

Kyaligonza body guards released on bail

By Benjamin Jumbe. The army court has released on bail two UPDF soldiers, bodyguards of Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza, who are accused of assaulting a female Police traffic officer in February. The two soldiers Corporal Peter Bushindiki and Private Robert Okurut were arraigned before the Unit Disciplinary Committee of Military Police Brigade Chaired by Lt Col Richard Okum. They were charged with common assault contrary to Section 235 of the Penal Code Act Cap 120, a charge they both denied. It is alleged that on Feb 2 at Seeta Trading Centre, the two accused soldiers unlawfully assaulted Sergeant Esther Namaganda and a TV journalist Peter Otai. The Court Prosecutor informed court that investigations into the case …

Uganda has made the best choice in Bombardier, says Plane maker

By Moses Kyeyune. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President, Fred Cromer, has hailed the government of Uganda for her decision to purchase the Bombardier for the revival of the national airline. Cromer made the call last evening ahead of the official signing ceremony that preceded the official handover of two Bambardier planes to the government of Uganda. President Cromer described Uganda as a new operator who has come in a new relationship for the Canadian plane maker, which choice is un-regrettable. It is now six days left for the air crafts to touch down at the Entebbe Entebbe International airport, marking an end to the two decades without a national airline. Related Stories……….. Eight days to the Grand touch down of Uganda …