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Kenyan official survives Kshs 67b case after documents vanish

By Our Reporter. The plans to charge former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Mr Henry Rotich over loss of nearly Kshs 67 billion for construction of dams in Kerio valley have run into headwinds after critical documentary evidence vanished from secure court coffers. This deals a major blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta who was expecting to wrap […]

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Evaluate performance of Umeme, says MPs

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. Members of Parliament have asked the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to conduct a study on the status and performance of energy distributor, Umeme as its concession ends. Umeme’s concession granted in 2015 will end in 2025 subject to renewal. The total investments that Umeme has made as of December […]

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Sudanese military arrests, assaults journalists covering protests

By Our Reporter. Sudanese authorities must immediately release all detained journalists and stop arresting and assaulting members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)  said  on January 18, 2022  Since January 12, Sudanese military forces in the capital Khartoum have detained, and later released, at least six journalists and media workers, and on […]

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Task force named to revamp government communications, National guidance

By Sarah Acen Kibisi. The Minister of State for ICT – National Guidance, Hon Kabbyanga Godfrey Baluku has announced the appointment of a task force on Government Communications and National Guidance. The first of its kind in Uganda, the task force will be working with Ministry of Information Communication Technology to ensure that government communications […]

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The writhing effect of restructuring,  a tale of pain and hope

By Ajok Diana in Gulu. Coronavirus disease, covid-19 has brought with it disruptions and affected the media fraternity just like other sectors of the economy globally. To some companies and organisations, restructuring was a way to cut costs while others tried all they could to manage their staffing to stay afloat. Ms Lanyero Christine was […]

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Hon Onek tells UN – Buy Uganda  food or shift  refugees

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Hilary Onek, has said the United Nations must buy food from Ugandan farmers to feed refugees or relocate them to countries supplying  food. Mr Onek, who has insisted on such demands, dismissed claims that local produce is substandard or lacks quality, as […]

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Uganda ready to implement new Secondary Schools curriculum

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. Uganda Prime Minister Hon  Robinah Nabbanja, has said the country’s education sector is on course as new lower secondary schools curriculum  comes as schools reopen in January 2022. “Government has recruited and deployed 1,598 staff in the newly completed seed secondary schools under the Uganda Inter-governmental Fiscal Transfers Programme.” She said. […]

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DRC-Uganda must protect civilians during war

By Our  Reporter. As the governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launch a joint military operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels, following recent attacks in Uganda attributed to this group, Amnesty International is calling on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and adherence to international humanitarian […]

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Gov’t to end electricity vandalism by scrap metal dealers

By Zurah Nakabugo. The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa, has vowed to fight electricity vandals and blamed the unregulated scrap industry for the vandalism of electrical installation equipment. “It has come to our realization that vandalizing electricity assets has a relationship with the unregulated scrap business in the country. I call upon […]

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World Bank, IMF blamed for Kenya’s Poverty

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Kenya civil society economic think tanks have accused the World Bank, and IMF of creating economic stagnation  in the country. Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, ex-anti-corruption czar John Githongo and economist John Ndii claim the main 2022 Kenya presidential aspirants have no “clue” on how to fix the economy! The […]