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February 28, 2024 1:36 am

Gender Ministry Wants Anti-Sexual Violence Policies Strengthened at Media Houses

By URN The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development (MoGLSD) wants each corporate organisation, particularly the media, to have inter-gender mainstreaming policies to deal with sexual and gender-based violations. This follows a study done in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania in the period 2016 to 2021, that showed that while most violations of freedom rights […]

Court to Hear Byarugaba’s Contract Extension Case Next Month

By URN Justice Musa Ssekaana will hear the case in which Richard Byarugaba, the former Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is challenging the non-renewal of his contract. Justice Ssekaana has scheduled the 27th of September this year to hear that matter that was transferred from Lady Justice Esther Nambayo, to whom […]

Judiciary opens Video Conferencing facility in Gulu Court

By Patrick Uma The Judiciary has unveiled a state-of-the-art Video Conferencing facility at Gulu high Court Circuit. Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-dollo Cigamoi says this innovation will help to reduce the case back log in the Judiciary and in the administration of Justice. Owiny Dollo says the Judiciary is operationalizing eight more high Courts across Uganda […]

Private Land Ownership Frustrating Public Projects

By URN Private land ownership during implementation of public projects has raised concern for the government amidst plans to adopt the physical development plans for Gulu and Arua City. Government working with Global Green Growth Institute-GGGI developed plans for the two cities in a bid to promote organized development and avoid challenges observed in Kampala. […]

Prime Minister Nabbanja confirms government u-turn on advertising order

By Nile Post Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has confirmed the reversal of an earlier communication order for limiting all government advertising to Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and New Vision. In March, the Prime Minister had through her communication, ordered that all government advertising be channeled through the two media entities as directed by President Yoweri […]

Masaka City Executive Faces Probe Over Irregular Giveaway Of Public Assets

By URN The Masaka City Executive Committee is facing a probe for its alleged involvement in facilitating the irregular takeover of public assets. The area legislators have jointly petitioned the Inspectorate of Government (IG) and the Parliament Public Accounts on Local Governments, urging for a special inquiry into the allocation and transfer of public properties […]

ICT Ministry Considers Mandatory ICT Certification for Civil Servants

By URN The Ministry of ICT and National Guidance is exploring the possibility of compelling all civil servants to acquire a certificate in ICT and computer usage. Amina Zawedde, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, says this initiative aims to promote the widespread adoption of ICT solutions within government departments. To achieve this objective, civil […]

1MTN secures 1,000 acres of degraded land in Northern Uganda

By Michael Ojok 1MT Nation (1MTN), an Estonian company developing high-quality nature-based carbon removal projects, with a mission of restoring 1 million hectares of degraded land in Africa by 2030 by planting native or naturalized bamboo species has secured 1,000 acres of degraded land in Northern Uganda. 1MT Nation stands for one million tonne nation, […]

4,671 Candidates Missed TVET Exams

By URN 4,671 candidates who had been enrolled by the Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board (UBTEB) missed the April/May TVET exams. According to UBTEB’s data, out of the 13,209 candidates registered across 262 examination centers for the final program exams, 8,538 sat for the exams, while 4,671 candidates were absent. The exams were designed […]

Former Apaa LC arrested over illegal roadblock

By URN The police in Adjumani district have arrested Francis Owor, the former local council chairperson of Apaa Township, for organizing an illegal roadblock with the intent of extorting money from illegal charcoal dealers. Owor’s arrest occurred yesterday at approximately 5:00 am after the police received a report about the unauthorized checkpoint along the Apaa-Adjumani […]

EC launches strategic plan, 2026 election road map.

By URN The Electoral Commission has launched a four-year strategic plan and road map to the 2026 general elections indicating Presidential candidates will be nominated on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd October 2025. Parliamentary candidates’ nominations shall on the other hand be held earlier on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th September 2025. Polling for both […]

Uganda to Host World’s First Ever Women Birders’ Conference

By URN Bird-watching enthusiasts in Uganda are looking forward to the first-ever international women birder’s conference, which aims to enhance the country’s birding tourism product. The groundbreaking women birders’ conference, scheduled for the 6th – 8th of December will see participation from delegates representing over 10 countries. At the press briefing about the conference, the […]

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