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90% of school children affected by water borne diseases

Upto 90% of the diseases affecting school going children are caused by contaminated water. According to the ministry of education, this is because most of the children often consume unsafe water due to lack of access to affordable safe drinking water. The ministry in partnership with Market Tales a non-government organization have come together to …

URA records another shortfall

URA CG Allen Kagina

The Uganda Revenue Authority registered a Shs 246 billion shortfall in revenue collections in the last six months. The URA Commissioner General Allen Kagina says they had targeted to collect Shs 4,110 billion, in the period from the July to December 2013, but they only managed to collect Shs 3,863 billion . She attributes the …

Riek Machar accused of violating ceasefire

South Sudan President Salva Kiir

Counter accusations threaten to derail the peace process in South Sudan. The government of South Sudan has accused forces loyal to former Vice president Riek Machar of violating the cessation of hostilities agreement. Addressing journalists in Kampala the press secretary to President Salva Kiir Ateny Wek Ateny said the forces had attacked government positions six …

NRM MPs vow to press on

As the NRM Members of Parliament head to Kyankwanzi for their annual retreat, some legislators have vowed to stick to the passing of the Anti-homosexuality bill. The bill was passed by Parliament last year but President Museveni says he needs more studies carried out on the bill before he can assent to it. The 10-day …

Fire at Bank of Uganda

The Bank of Uganda building situated along Kampala Road remains cordoned off following a fire that broke out this afternoon. Christine Alupo the Bank of Uganda Director for Communication confirms the incident but says the situation is under control. She says the cause of the fire is yet to be established. Alupo however says there …