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2016-09-28 Why Museveni Must Stay Past 2021 - Former VP
[Observer] Prof Gilbert Baalibaseka Bukenya, the former vice president, has had a relatively-long political career. In 2015, he joined The Democratic Alliance (TDA) as a prospective joint opposition candidate to run against President Museveni in the February 2016 elections. However, he suddenly quit the alliance and pledged support for Museveni. But losing his Busiro North seat in the same election consigned him to political oblivion. In this interview with Abubaker Mayemba, Bukenya speaks about politics and lif

2016-09-28 Speaker Kadaga Says Defeated Deputy Fighting Me
[Observer] Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has warned she will fight back if her deputy Jacob Oulanyah continues to undermine her.

2016-09-28 Legislators Medalists Get Millions of Transport Refund
[Observer] Following Monday's award of medals to members of the ninth and earlier parliaments, the medal recipients were yesterday paid Shs 581m in transport refund.

2016-09-28 Amin Road Turns Into Open Market
[Observer] In Arua municipality, the newly-built Idi Amin road has got another purpose - it's also an open-air market.

2016-09-28 Witness Reveals More Rot in Eutaw Road Bid
[Observer] All Housing Finance bank documentation submit- ted by Eutaw Construction Company to win the botched contract for the Mukono-Katosi road construction was forged, a prosecution witness told the Anti-Corruption court on Tuesday.

2016-09-28 Ugandan Soldier Pleads for Rescue From Al-Shabaab
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ugandan soldier captured and taken as a Prisoner-of-War by al-Shabaab fighters in August last year has pleaded to President Museveni and the Opposition politicians to talk to his captors and get have him released from the captivity.

2016-09-28 Schools Send Away Pupils Over Earthquake Damage
[Monitor] Rakai -Students and pupils in six schools in Rakai District that were severely hit by earthquake early this month have been sent back home by the school authorities, two days after they reported for third term.

2016-09-28 Town Urged to Ask Museveni to Appoint More Judges
[Monitor] Masaka -The Inspector of Courts has urged Mbale residents to ask President Museveni to appoint more judicial officers to deal with the juvenile cases backlog in the Bugisu-sub region.

2016-09-28 Hundreds Miss Out On Heart Surgery Each Year
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Heart Institute is seeking for a non-wage budgetary allocation of $7.5million (about Shs25b) in the next financial year if it's to handle about 1,000 patients in need of either open or closed heart surgeries annually.

2016-09-28 Police Housing Cost Inflated - General Inspector
[Monitor] Kampala -The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, has accused the Force's logistics and engineering directorate staff of inflating the budget for building some 1,000 police housing units.

2016-09-28 EAC Told to Invest in Climate Change Mitigating Projects
[Observer] Andrew Gilder, a climate change expert, has urged the East African Community to invest in projects aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions.

2016-09-28 Govt Pays Shs 90 Billion in Fees for Failure to Spend Borrowed Money
[Observer] Ugandans are paying the heaviest price in fines as government officials fail to spend chunks of borrowed cash, writes Alon Mwesigwa.

2016-09-28 Farmers Cry to Govt On Fake Seeds
[Observer] Farmers have asked government to come up with policies that will encourage usage of indigenous seeds for crop production and multiplication.

2016-09-28 Crane Bank's Move to Sell Stake Is Good
[Observer] In the past couple of weeks, the media has been awash with reports about the decision by Crane bank directors to sell a stake in arguably one of Uganda's oldest indigenous banks.

2016-09-28 Exploring Uganda's Leadership Problem
[Observer] Last week, Kahunga Matsiko, a blogger and Kigo Thinker, sent me a link to Maria Soares' 2009 article in The East African on the need for a new world order because globalisation has failed.

2016-09-28 Why Revenue Grew By 15 Percent During Fy 2015/16
[Observer] The end of the past financial year (2015/16) came with good news.

2016-09-28 New Road to Boost Uganda's Trade With Kenya
[Observer] Trade between Uganda and Kenya is projected to increase as the construction of a new and shorter route from Mbale to the Lwakaka border post in eastern Uganda kicks off.

2016-09-28 Ugandan Duncan Mubiru Enters KCB Eldoret Rally
[Monitor] Nairobi -Ugandan driver Duncan Mubiru is among the foreign drivers enlisted for the KCB Eldoret Rally which will traverse Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties Next weekend.

2016-09-28 Uganda Playing for Pride Against Kenya
[Monitor] Nairobi -Yesterday's listless display against Qatar ended Uganda's interest in the ongoing Four-Nations Twenty20 Quadrangular Series.

2016-09-28 Plane From Uganda Crash-Lands in DR Congo
[Monitor] Hoima -A passenger plane that was flying from Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crash-landed in Hoima District on Monday.

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