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Lwamafa, Obey bail hearing postponed

This was so after the Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma who was scheduled to hear the application as a single judge, did not show up due to ill-health

Illegal ivory trade: UPDF soldiers convicted

The convicts are Cpl Collins Kamugisha of the Special Forces Command and Maj Allan Rutagira, attached to Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence Mbuya Army Headquarters

I built these rentals in phases; Renah

I got the idea to build rentals from my older siblings who all have rentals. They would encourage me to start the same project telling me it's an investment that appreciates

What to consider when choosing a contractor

We all aim at choosing the best experts for our work for it to be done professionally and beautifully. This is the same thing when choosing a home builder or remodeler

Kiteezi: A good place for business

Kiteezi is that place popularly known to be the Kampala Capital City Authority dumping site for all the garbage collected in Kampala

Why you need proper earthing

When she started buying material for wiring her rentals, the first thing her electrician asked for were material for earthing

Indoor plants that keep the air clean

Lillian Katiso is a certified accountant with a passion for growing decorative plants. She is the proprietor of the Kensington based Maua and More, a centre for all things horticultural

Biofuels Bill 2014 promised , still pending

On June 18, 2015, the then minister for Information and National Guidance, Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi, announced that Cabinet had approved the Biofuels Bills 2014

Barlonyo massacre victims honoured

Participants call for provision of psychosocial rehabilitation to survivors of the massacre to treat their trauma

Kibuku to miss Shs400m Youth Livelihood Programme fund

Kibuku District is among the 80 districts that have been denied youth funds after it failed to meet its obligations to recover the said funds to at least 50 per cent

Talks about talks: Is Uganda returning to a one-party state?

Apart from the surprise in the press, the leak about talks taking place between President Museveni and his erstwhile opponent Col Kizza Besigye is welcome news

Merging of courses good for Makerere

Makerere University should be applauded for the new move it has taken to improve the quality of graduates it churns out every year. It's a good decision it which should have come much earlier

Uganda went to South Sudan and all it brought back were refugees

The United Nations this week declared an outbreak of famine in South Sudan. The statistics from that country, whose internecine conflict is now in its fourth year, are grim: 100,000 people

Parliament helicopter talk: Civil society can do better

Recently, the executive director for Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, Ms Cissy Kagaba, the coordinator Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group, Mr Julius Mukunda and the programmes officer for Uganda Debt Network, Ms Imelda Namagga, addressed the media and said the helicopter was being bought for the ...

Army to evict 200 residents in Lukaya

Part of the army land was illegally grabbed by people who later sold it to unsuspecting residents

In case your car fails to brake

Sometimes, especially on untarmacked roads, the water and mud may build up quickly under your tyres that the car will start to float

Are gas dealers cheating Ugandans?

Ms Sarah Lutaaya, an employee in one of the corporate companies in Uganda started using liquefied petroleum gas for cooking about four years ago.

UNBS, engineers enforce intake of local content

The Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers together with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards , have started ensuring that all big infrastructure projects in the country consume locally made raw materials.

KCB to send home Kenya staff after Rwanda layoffs

KCB Group has confirmed plans to lay off an undisclosed number of staff in its Kenyan unit to cut expenses.

'Embrace Saccos as business, not charity'

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has called upon the people of Kibuku District to embrace Savings and Credit Co-operatives as business enterprises not charity organisations.

Fifa president set for Lugogo match

Fifa President Gianni Infantino will have a chance to watch Ugandan football raw talent on Saturday when he heads to Lugogo stadium to watch KCCA U-17 play Lweza U-17 in an organized friendly match.

Monitor draws 'Road to Anfield' giants

Monitor Publications Limited Lizards will see the draw for Saturday's Standard Chartered Bank Trophy from a blurred prism.

War drums as keepers Onyango, Ochan reunite

Denis Onyango and Benjamin Ochan form some of the tales in the Total Caf Champions League encounter between Mamelodi Sundowns and KCCA

Seguya expects new faces to re-ignite Cranes

Rugby Cranes coach Robert Seguya has his own beliefs when it comes to handing players debuts

Musagala delighted with new training programme

Ronald Musagala took it all easy until he won the relay team's qualifier for the IAAF World Cross-country Championships at Kololo last weekend. The middle-distance runner let steeplechaser Jacob Araptany

Convention on quest for reforms in Uganda opens in The Netherlands

During the elections, each 10 supporters would come together and register their names on a duplicate card

Ernst & Young, Monitor partner to uplift needy schools standards

Audit Firm Ernst and Young and the Monitor Publications have launched a partnership where employees of the two companies will start volunteering their skills in needy primary schools to improve standards.

Female tops Makerere grade, best brains speak out

More than 14,000 students are graduating at the 67th Makerere University convocation with 260 of the students coming out with First Class degrees.

Women's life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nations

South Korea is not only the first country in the world where women may live past 90 on average, it is also the one on track to log the biggest jump in longevity, they reported in The Lancet medical journal

ICC's President Judge visits Uganda

According to a statement released by the office of the ICC field outreach, justice Gurmendi's visit is aimed at having first-hand experience of the activities of the victims affected by the two-decade war

Gulu Woman MP loses husband to high blood pressure

Ocan, 63, succumbed to high blood pressure Wednesday afternoon at St Mary's Hospital Lacor in Gulu District, according to family sources

South African court slaps down bid to leave ICC

The decision was a blow to President Jacob Zuma but a welcome piece of good news for the ICC, which has been rocked by threats of withdrawal amid complaints of an alleged bias against Africa

MP Akena promises to respect Ssegganyi's legacy on dialogue, re-building UPC

Mr Segganyi died on Monday this week when he was rushed to Mulago hospital.

6,000 passports abandoned at internal affairs ministry

The passports, which are currently being kept in the three passport cabins at the delivery section, have been accumulating since 2004

South Sudan's Kiir renews call for national dialogue with Opposition

The leader of the youngest nation since its independence in 2011, announced the national dialogue for peace in December 2016, to put an end to more than three years of civil war

Three arrested in Kampala with a tonne of ivory

A Liberian and two suspects from Guinea Bissau have been arrested in Kampala, Uganda's wildlife authority spokesman Simplicious Gessa told this reporter

Mayor Lukwago, opposition MPs arrested

They were arrested at Park Yard where they had gone to address city vendors

Remove the royalty paid on gold – Museveni orders

He also said he wanted the tax lifted to encourage gold miners to take their gold the newly African Gold Refinery located in Entebbe. He said the tax was encouraging the smuggling of gold out of the country

Secondary completion remains low as performance improves

The past two years had seen the number of candidates who registered for the exams and those who actually sat drop from 107,297 in 2014 to 99847 in 2015

Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader jailed 20 months for misconduct

Tsang, 72, who held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from 2005, is the most senior city official ever to be convicted in a criminal trial and the highest ranking one to be put behind bars

US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

The orders sent shivers through US immigrant communities, where millions of people who have spent years building families and livelihoods in the country, most of them from Mexico and Central America, were seriously threatened with deportation for the first time in decades

Govt speaks out on Besigye - Museveni talks

Daily Monitor on Monday broke a story revealing how Mr Museveni and his main rival, former FDC president, Dr Kizza Besigye, had agreed on a foreign mediator and blueprint for expected talks

Support govt initiatives to conserve environment

I have been quiet for sometime but was dismayed when I read an article about how Arua still wants Bariffa Forest cut. According to the article, Arua Municipality leaders headed by the mayor are continuously agitating for the degazzettment of the forest for the establishment of an eco-city and also ...

URA faces suit over seizing Shs71m goods

Businessman Dan Musoke has threatened to sue Uganda Revenue Authority accusing the tax collector of withholding his goods worth Shs71m

Nucafe lobbies for funds to ease farmers' credit access

Nucafe executive director Joseph Nkandu said the organisation is faced with cash flow challenges, inhibiting it from making timely payments to its member farmers whenever they deliver coffee

StanChart names Albert Saltson as Uganda CEO

The four and half year tenure of Mr Herman Kasekende as the managing director and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank has come to an end

New report accuses former UPPC boss of misconduct

A new report on how Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation , embattled managing director Irene Muwanguzi, allegedly mismanaged the parastatal has been sent to President Museveni

Where was BoU when cracks were emerging at Crane Bank?

At the end of 2013, cracks were revealed in the operations of Crane Bank when it was exposed to large bad debt book. It had also made provisions for those debts, the highest ever for the bank at the time.

How to grow your customer base

Mr Moses Kansiime, a business consultant says when your prospective customers see, hear, and read about you, chances are they will opt for your goods and services.

Understanding open bidding

Open bidding is a competitive public procurement method used for acquiring goods, services and works and is implemented basing on the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act.