President Pledges Financial Support to Artisans

[Uganda Media Centre] President Yoweri Museveni has today promised to meet artisan groups that are involved in such activities like furniture making along the Kampala – Entebbe highway in order to have their activities supported and boosted.

[Uganda Media Centre] President Yoweri Museveni has today promised to meet artisan groups that are involved in such activities like furniture making along the Kampala - Entebbe highway in order to have their activities supported and boosted.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

How Chinese Firm Dongsong Lost Lucrative Refinery Deal

[East African] As Uganda pushes ahead to deliver both a refinery and a pipeline to evacuate oil from the Albertine Graben finds by the year 2020, Chinese consortium Guangzhou DongSong Energy Group Co Ltd seems to have lost out on the deal despite being…

[East African] As Uganda pushes ahead to deliver both a refinery and a pipeline to evacuate oil from the Albertine Graben finds by the year 2020, Chinese consortium Guangzhou DongSong Energy Group Co Ltd seems to have lost out on the deal despite being one of two pre-qualifiers for the next stage of negotiations.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Uganda Road Fund Releases Shs 75 Billion

[Observer] The Uganda Road Fund (URF) has released Shs 75.8 billion for the first quarter of financial year 2017/18 to its designated agencies and sub-agencies for routine and periodic maintenance of various categories of public roads.

[Observer] The Uganda Road Fund (URF) has released Shs 75.8 billion for the first quarter of financial year 2017/18 to its designated agencies and sub-agencies for routine and periodic maintenance of various categories of public roads.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

3 Nakumatt’s Stores Shut Down Over Taxes

[East African] The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has added to the woes of struggling regional supermarket giant Nakumatt by shutting the chain’s main store at Oasis Mall in the heart of Kampala and two others, claiming unpaid taxes.

[East African] The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has added to the woes of struggling regional supermarket giant Nakumatt by shutting the chain's main store at Oasis Mall in the heart of Kampala and two others, claiming unpaid taxes.

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Police Must Quickly Find Who Is Killing Women

[Monitor] At least 17 women have met a gruesome death in Wakiso District between the last week of May and yesterday – a period of less than three months. The pattern is the same – the women are waylaid in lonely places, they are raped, strangled and th…

[Monitor] At least 17 women have met a gruesome death in Wakiso District between the last week of May and yesterday - a period of less than three months. The pattern is the same - the women are waylaid in lonely places, they are raped, strangled and thereafter a stick is inserted into their private parts and mouths. The scenes of crime are within a radius of a few kilometres in the dense suburbs of Katabi near Entebbe and Nansana near Kampala.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

School Inspections Don’t Affect Learning – Researchers

[Observer] For years, there have been calls for school inspections to be emphasized in the various learning institutions. Over the last three years, there have been increasing efforts in that direction. However, as JUSTUS LYATUU reports, there are conc…

[Observer] For years, there have been calls for school inspections to be emphasized in the various learning institutions. Over the last three years, there have been increasing efforts in that direction. However, as JUSTUS LYATUU reports, there are concerns about some resistance to inspection in some schools.

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Exam Malpractice Worries UNEB

[Observer] The 35th conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa ended on August 12 in Munyonyo, with delegates concerned about the actual cost of exam malpractice.

[Observer] The 35th conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa ended on August 12 in Munyonyo, with delegates concerned about the actual cost of exam malpractice.

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Buikwe Officials Clash Over Mehta Plan to Develop Mayor’s Gardens

[Monitor] Buikwe -A row has erupted between the leadership of Lugazi Municipal Council and Lugazi Central Division following Mehta Group’s plan to take over Lugazi Mayors’ Gardens and erect a shopping mall, Daily Monitor has established.

[Monitor] Buikwe -A row has erupted between the leadership of Lugazi Municipal Council and Lugazi Central Division following Mehta Group's plan to take over Lugazi Mayors' Gardens and erect a shopping mall, Daily Monitor has established.

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