‘National Budget Loaded With Wasteful Expenditure’

[Monitor] The 2017/2018 National Budget is already here. In the next 12 months, government needs to raise Shs29 trillion, with Uganda Revenue Authority expected to collect at least Shs15 trillion domestically. Ismail Musa Ladu spoke to the Civil Societ…

[Monitor] The 2017/2018 National Budget is already here. In the next 12 months, government needs to raise Shs29 trillion, with Uganda Revenue Authority expected to collect at least Shs15 trillion domestically. Ismail Musa Ladu spoke to the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group Budget policy specialist David Walakira about the the Budget. Below are the excerpts.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Cranes’ Micho Happy With Senegal Display

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Cranes have gone two straight scoreless matches and seen the back of the net only twice in their last six games, including three Nations Cup encounters in Gabon.

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Cranes have gone two straight scoreless matches and seen the back of the net only twice in their last six games, including three Nations Cup encounters in Gabon.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Where Does the Future of Caregivers for Elderly Persons in Uganda Lie?

[Monitor] According to the latest State of Uganda’s population report, the country has the world’s youngest population, with more than 78 per cent below 30 years. It should, however, be noted that Uganda is slowly but surely becoming an ‘elderly countr…

[Monitor] According to the latest State of Uganda's population report, the country has the world's youngest population, with more than 78 per cent below 30 years. It should, however, be noted that Uganda is slowly but surely becoming an 'elderly country' thanks to the country's progress in reducing infant mortality coupled with the declining birth rates and rising life expectancy.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Acting President’s $1.5 Billion Loan Meant for 10 States

[Premium Times] Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, requested the bicameral National Assembly to consider and grant 10 states of the federation accelerated approval to borrow a total sum of $1.5 billion from multilateral agencies and France.

[Premium Times] Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, requested the bicameral National Assembly to consider and grant 10 states of the federation accelerated approval to borrow a total sum of $1.5 billion from multilateral agencies and France.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate Orders Probe of Buhari’s U.S.$1 Billion Ogoni Land Cleanup

[Vanguard] The Senate on Tuesday initiated moves to probe the President Muhamadu Buhari’s Ogoni land cleanup as the legislature directed its committee on environment to investigate the implementation of the cleanup.

[Vanguard] The Senate on Tuesday initiated moves to probe the President Muhamadu Buhari's Ogoni land cleanup as the legislature directed its committee on environment to investigate the implementation of the cleanup.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Despite Rampant Poverty, Bauchi Spends N96 Million On Horses for Emirs

[Premium Times] The Bauchi State Government on Tuesday said it spent a total of N96 million to purchase horses for the six emirate councils in the state in the last two year.

[Premium Times] The Bauchi State Government on Tuesday said it spent a total of N96 million to purchase horses for the six emirate councils in the state in the last two year.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

24 Children in Prison With Their Mothers

[Monitor] Alebtong -About 24 children are locked up in the seven prisons of Lira, Oyam, Kole, Alebtong, Otuke, Apac and Dokolo districts with their only crime being born to mothers suspected of breaking the law.

[Monitor] Alebtong -About 24 children are locked up in the seven prisons of Lira, Oyam, Kole, Alebtong, Otuke, Apac and Dokolo districts with their only crime being born to mothers suspected of breaking the law.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

No Plan to Hike Fuel Price, Says Agency

[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Tuesday urged Nigerians to ignore speculations making the rounds that it was planning to raise the pump price of petrol by N5.

[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Tuesday urged Nigerians to ignore speculations making the rounds that it was planning to raise the pump price of petrol by N5.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria