Head Teachers Told to Get Degrees By 2017 or Lose Jobs

[Observer] The ministry of education and sports insists it will drop primary school head teachers who fail to get degrees by 2017 to pave way for those with the qualifications.

[Observer] The ministry of education and sports insists it will drop primary school head teachers who fail to get degrees by 2017 to pave way for those with the qualifications.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Parliament Should Free BoU From Government Arm-Twisting

[Monitor] Although in the Bank of Uganda (BoU) Act 1993 edition, BoU is a corporate entity, the political influence that the bank suffered during Idi Amin Dada has been sighted under the present government like; printing paper money without a financial…

[Monitor] Although in the Bank of Uganda (BoU) Act 1993 edition, BoU is a corporate entity, the political influence that the bank suffered during Idi Amin Dada has been sighted under the present government like; printing paper money without a financial plan to support government spending spree programmes, and arm-twisting BoU to sanction risky credits to government backed firms which as individual companies hold no bank accounts against which they can access loans. In real terms, BoU is not a commercial bank to do t

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mr President, Handouts Won’t Get Us to Middle Income Status By 2020

[Monitor] If you reside in Kampala or other urban opposition strongholds, the President will soon pay you a visit. Lately, he has taken over the functions of state institutions to deliver handouts personally to groups of youth and women in Kampala and …

[Monitor] If you reside in Kampala or other urban opposition strongholds, the President will soon pay you a visit. Lately, he has taken over the functions of state institutions to deliver handouts personally to groups of youth and women in Kampala and the surrounding areas.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

To Cap or Not to Cap Interest Rates?

[Monitor] James Obuku imports goods from China for retail purposes. At the height of the depreciation of the Shilling, Obuku took out a loan at an interest rate of 28 per cent which kept on fluctuating because it was not a fixed rate loan. As such, he …

[Monitor] James Obuku imports goods from China for retail purposes. At the height of the depreciation of the Shilling, Obuku took out a loan at an interest rate of 28 per cent which kept on fluctuating because it was not a fixed rate loan. As such, he paid through the nose.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Pearl of Africa Rally Route ‘The Worst Ever’, Says FIA

[Monitor] Kampala -Richard Leeke, the FIA observer and chairman of stewards, has described the route used for Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally as “the worst ever” according to Dusman Okee.

[Monitor] Kampala -Richard Leeke, the FIA observer and chairman of stewards, has described the route used for Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally as "the worst ever" according to Dusman Okee.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Women Reject UN Agricultural Sector Productivity Report

[Monitor] Kampala -Women activists have rejected a new United Nations’ report which suggests that Ugandan men are more productive in contributing to the agricultural sector than women.

[Monitor] Kampala -Women activists have rejected a new United Nations' report which suggests that Ugandan men are more productive in contributing to the agricultural sector than women.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Cardinal Condemns Police Kicking of Piglets At Protest

[Monitor] Mpigi -Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala has joined a growing chorus of animal rights’ activists condemning security operatives who kicked piglets at Parliament last week. Youth belonging to Jobless Brotherhood last Thursday dropped 10 piglets at the …

[Monitor] Mpigi -Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala has joined a growing chorus of animal rights' activists condemning security operatives who kicked piglets at Parliament last week. Youth belonging to Jobless Brotherhood last Thursday dropped 10 piglets at the main gate of Parliament, protesting government's decision to give Shs200 million to each MP for a new car.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt Tasked to Market Uganda to the World

[Monitor] Kampala -The South African High Commissioner to Uganda has advised the government to brand and package Uganda and its investment opportunities in a simple marketing format that will attract investors into the country.

[Monitor] Kampala -The South African High Commissioner to Uganda has advised the government to brand and package Uganda and its investment opportunities in a simple marketing format that will attract investors into the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Ugandans Should Say No to Their MPs’ Madness

[Monitor] Ugandan Members of Parliament continue to shock us with their shamefully unquenchable thirst for public cash. In a country where 67 per cent of the population is “vulnerable to poverty”, the legislators are awarding themselves nearly Shs68 mi…

[Monitor] Ugandan Members of Parliament continue to shock us with their shamefully unquenchable thirst for public cash. In a country where 67 per cent of the population is "vulnerable to poverty", the legislators are awarding themselves nearly Shs68 million ($20,000) each to pay for their funerals. The peasant is expected to pay for this luxury of the dead.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda