Six Sectors to Miss Budget Allocation for Financial Year 2017/18

[Monitor] Kampala -Six sectors, including Parliament are set to miss out on budget allocations, for failure to comply with gender and equity requirements for the financial year 2017/18, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), has directed.

[Monitor] Kampala -Six sectors, including Parliament are set to miss out on budget allocations, for failure to comply with gender and equity requirements for the financial year 2017/18, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), has directed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Startup Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

[Monitor] With the year 2016 drawing to a close, it is time to pick up some key trends that will shape how next year may look like. The startup ecosystem in Uganda is evolving so quickly and expectations are that the space will become even more vibrant…

[Monitor] With the year 2016 drawing to a close, it is time to pick up some key trends that will shape how next year may look like. The startup ecosystem in Uganda is evolving so quickly and expectations are that the space will become even more vibrant given different developments worldwide and within the East African region. With that in mind, it is key for us to mull over themes that are likely to dominate the startup ecosystem come next year.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

An Election Year That Almost Ruined the Economy

[Monitor] Kampala -On May 12, 2016, President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in yet again to serve for another five years that would increase his reign to 35 years by 2020. The ceremony was tinged with the usual parade but more significantly was what was in…

[Monitor] Kampala -On May 12, 2016, President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in yet again to serve for another five years that would increase his reign to 35 years by 2020. The ceremony was tinged with the usual parade but more significantly was what was in his speech. It is then when he mentioned his ambition to ensure Uganda reaches Middle Income status by 2020.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

UPDF Should Stop Torturing Suspects

[Monitor] This newspaper yesterday published a heart-stopping account of reported vicious torture in custody at Makindye Military barracks of a UPDF soldier for alleged infractions at the battlefront in Somalia.

[Monitor] This newspaper yesterday published a heart-stopping account of reported vicious torture in custody at Makindye Military barracks of a UPDF soldier for alleged infractions at the battlefront in Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

URA Extends Ultimatum for Masaka Taxpayers

[Monitor] Masaka -Assistant commissioner service management at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Mr James Odong, has assured traders in Masaka Town that their businesses will not be closed for now despite owing arrears to the tax body.

[Monitor] Masaka -Assistant commissioner service management at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Mr James Odong, has assured traders in Masaka Town that their businesses will not be closed for now despite owing arrears to the tax body.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Talk to Wetland Degraders Before Eviction – Museveni

[Monitor] Ntungamo -President Museveni has advised that wetland encroachers should be encouraged to leave the wetlands on their own or face forceful evictions since they are destroying water sources leading to long dry spells and loss of water for prod…

[Monitor] Ntungamo -President Museveni has advised that wetland encroachers should be encouraged to leave the wetlands on their own or face forceful evictions since they are destroying water sources leading to long dry spells and loss of water for production.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Coffee Man Rugasira, a New World, and the Election That Disappeared

[Monitor] As the strange and laughable events of 2016 come and go in Uganda, the cancellation of the December 16 election for the Uganda National Chamber of Commercial is definitely among the top six.

[Monitor] As the strange and laughable events of 2016 come and go in Uganda, the cancellation of the December 16 election for the Uganda National Chamber of Commercial is definitely among the top six.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Act Fast to Stop Famine in 2017

[Monitor] The widespread drought that Uganda experienced in 2016 will likely lead to widespread famine in 2017. The drought brought many farmers on the brink of financial ruin as illustrated by the experience of a friend who got all his meagre savings …

[Monitor] The widespread drought that Uganda experienced in 2016 will likely lead to widespread famine in 2017. The drought brought many farmers on the brink of financial ruin as illustrated by the experience of a friend who got all his meagre savings and headed to the highlands of Sebei to grow maize.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda