The MCC Approved a U.S.$35 Million Threshold Program With Togo

[Togonews] At its quarterly meeting on Tuesday the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors approved a $35 million threshold program with the Togolese Republic, though the Board directed MCC to continue to closely monitor citizens’ rig…

[Togonews] At its quarterly meeting on Tuesday the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors approved a $35 million threshold program with the Togolese Republic, though the Board directed MCC to continue to closely monitor citizens’ rights to freedom of expression and association, and due process in light of recent events in Togo. The Threshold Program is MCC’s smaller grant program, allowing MCC to reach countries that may not meet the agency’s strict eligibility criteria by engaging with these count

AG Biraro – Govt Enterprises Must Strive for Clean Audits

[New Times] Last month, the National Leadership Retreat recommended shoring up measures to fight fraud in the public and private sectors as well as recovery of embezzled resources. The retreat resolved that the Government should come down hard on indiv…

[New Times] Last month, the National Leadership Retreat recommended shoring up measures to fight fraud in the public and private sectors as well as recovery of embezzled resources. The retreat resolved that the Government should come down hard on individuals or entities that do not abide by Office of the Auditor General's recommendations regarding fighting corruption.In an interview with The New Times' James Karuhanga, the Auditor General Obadiah Biraro shed light on the renewed effort against graft. Below are excerpt

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Nansana Voters Petition Constitutional Court Over MP Ssebunya

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -A group of Nansana Municipality voters have asked the Constitutional Court to overturn a decision of the High Court in Kampala that declared Robert Kasule Ssebunya the validly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for that …

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -A group of Nansana Municipality voters have asked the Constitutional Court to overturn a decision of the High Court in Kampala that declared Robert Kasule Ssebunya the validly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for that Constituency.

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69 Athletes Carry Flag at Commonwealth Games

[Observer] Team Uganda aims to improve on their five-medal haul from the 2014 Commonwealth Games as the twenty-first edition of the event gets under way today in the Gold Coast, Australia, reports JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE.

[Observer] Team Uganda aims to improve on their five-medal haul from the 2014 Commonwealth Games as the twenty-first edition of the event gets under way today in the Gold Coast, Australia, reports JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE.

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Umeme Deal Up for Review, Now Lobbyists Are Digging in

[Observer] It’s season two in the sub-plot that is the fight over Umeme Limited’s concession. Two scanned pages of a letter purportedly written by President Yoweri Museveni, which have been widely circulated on social media, talk of how the power utili…

[Observer] It's season two in the sub-plot that is the fight over Umeme Limited's concession. Two scanned pages of a letter purportedly written by President Yoweri Museveni, which have been widely circulated on social media, talk of how the power utility firm's concession, signed in 2004, was "messed up."

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FDC On the Brink Over Col Besigye

[Observer] Over time, four-time presidential candidate, Dr Warren Kizza Besigye Kifefe has cultivated a cult-like following within the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). But the party he helped found today faces soul-searching questions about his domin…

[Observer] Over time, four-time presidential candidate, Dr Warren Kizza Besigye Kifefe has cultivated a cult-like following within the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). But the party he helped found today faces soul-searching questions about his domineering influence, internal politics, and the meaning of his 'defiance' philosophy.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Dfcu Hires Top Law Firm On Bankruptcies

[Observer] Dfcu Limited has hired one of the top law firms in Uganda when it comes to corporate recovery and insolvency as its company secretary, a break from a long-held tradition of hiring individuals rather than law firms.

[Observer] Dfcu Limited has hired one of the top law firms in Uganda when it comes to corporate recovery and insolvency as its company secretary, a break from a long-held tradition of hiring individuals rather than law firms.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Byarugaba Gambles On Savers’ Midterm Access to NSSF Funds

[Observer] National Social Security Fund (NSSF) managing director Richard Byarugaba has said a window that would allow savers to access their money mid-term will encourage more people to voluntarily save with the fund.

[Observer] National Social Security Fund (NSSF) managing director Richard Byarugaba has said a window that would allow savers to access their money mid-term will encourage more people to voluntarily save with the fund.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda