Kategaya passes on. RIP

The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs, Eriya Kategaya is dead. Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo has confirmed that Kategaya passed on in a hospital in Nairobi at 5.00pm today. He was admitted at the Hospital about a month ago. He was reportedly suffering from a condition known as Thrombosis (a …

Sim registration deadline extended to 31st May

Ugandans who have not registered their Sim cards can now breathe. The Uganda Communication Commission has extended the Sim card registration deadline to 31st may. Communication boss, Godfrey Mutabaazi says that another one month will be given to telecom companies for verification of the information collected. Mutabaazi says the extension was prompted by various complaints …

M23 rebels sack President

The M23 rebels have revolved to impeach their president Jean Marie Runiga. This has been confirmed by the spokesperson Bertrand Basima who says Runiga has been relieved of his duties as Chairman of the M23 with immediate effect. He says the Vice-President of the Movement assumes on an interim basis, the functions of President until …

Decision on Pioneer Buses for next week

A decision on whether or not Pioneer Easy buses return to the road will be made on Monday next week. The Uganda Revenue Authority says it is has held a series of meeting with all the concerned parties and final position on the impounded buses will be announced next week. The over 100 buses belonging …

Female MPs oppose legalization of cohabiting

Just a day after parliament began debate on the controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill, 2009, female legislators are up in arms. Women Parliamentarians, under the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association, have strongly opposed the clause in the bill which recognizes cohabitation. The clause stipulates that after two years of living together, the relationship will be considered …