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Government of Uganda under President Museveni Yoweri has in recent years heightened fights against corruption – with some corrupt officials being arrested. From instituting a special docket headed by Lieutenant Colonel Edith Nakalema, among others, “big fish” have been arrested, with some under going prosecution. This however, has never reduced the practice as expected, with …

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With National Resistance Movement (NRM) government saying she’s fully committed to reviving air transport, upgrading and reviving other regional airfields across the country to boost domestic flights might take longer. There are more than 10 renowned airfields countrywide, and some are being upgraded to resume business. TND News understands that some of these regional airfields, …

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Lira Municipality will not host next IPOD Summit due to “protocol challenges”. The northern Uganda district/municipality was chosen to host the Summit which was scheduled for 15, May, 2019. However, it will not take place as was expected as President Museveni, who’s visiting Lango sub-region, starting tomorrow would find difficulties attending it – opposition political …

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Uganda’s economy has thrived in recent years with trade performances exceeding projection. Lately, – a data ‘released’ by Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Minister, Amelia Kyambadde, export has increased from US$ 2.68 billion in fiscal year 2016/2017 to US$3.53 billion in 2017/2018, representing 31% increase. As of 2017 report, Uganda’s GDP stands at 25.89 billion. Now, …

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Hundreds of soldiers who were working under Internal Security Organization (ISO) have reasons to smile after good news has been announced. The 863 veterans, some undergoing last verifications exercise at Nakasero primary school in Kampala, has attracted families of fallen soldiers. Presenting ‘Security Sector NRM Manifesto Commitments, Strategic Guidelines and Directives’ on Tuesday at President’s …

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If Uganda is to grow faster like other Africa countries, corruption and other related vices ought to be dealt with aggressively and decisively. For over three decades, or more, billions, if not trillions of monies, meant for government projects to benefit all citizens are embezzled, and culprits, somewhat, protected by “the above persons”. Funds meant …

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“Fellow Ugandans, Uganda belongs to us and we have to put right what is right,” Esther Mbayo – Presidency Minister says on Wednesday while closing a one day manifesto implementation conference in Kampala, attended by RDCs, LC5 chairpersons, town clerks from Greater Kampala Metropolitan Areas, different ministry officials, among others. Resident District Commisoners [RDCs] within …

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The past and mainly the current people’s revolution in Africa by concerned citizens has been based on critical but unaddressed issues – Uganda People’s Congress [UPC] party has said. Uganda’s oldest political party – UPC, through its national leader – Mr. Okae Lawrence says – in the case of Uganda, government ought to reconsider the …

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At the 4th Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) National Trial held on Friday at Kampala’s Mandela National Stadium – popularly known as Namboole, Shida Leni reduced her own national record from 52.12 seconds to 52.00 seconds. This is the 5th time she has broken the national record, having broken it on 4 occasions last year – …

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On Wednesday, two Ambassadors representing Uganda and Ethiopia respectively met in London where key topics for discussions were on the table. Ambassadors Julius Peter Moto – Uganda’s High Commissioner in United Kingdom hosted his counterpart, H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre at Uganda Embassy, Trafalgar Square, London. Mr. Shawel had called on his friend, Mr. Moto …

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