AllAfrica News: Uganda

MTN Uganda CEO Deported

[Monitor] Kampala -The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of telecommunications company MTN Uganda, Wim Vanhelleputte has this evening been deported.

Makerere Lecturers Call Off Strike

[Monitor] Kampala -Striking Makerere University lecturers have resolved to end a sit down strike and resume lectures on Monday following Friday's council sitting.

Pastors Petition Museveni Over New Law On Churches

[Monitor] Kampala -Pastors heading different Pentecostal churches in Uganda have petitioned President Museveni to reject the proposed law to regulate faith-based organisations.

Gordian Kyomukama Appointed MTN Uganda Acting CEO

[Monitor] MTN Uganda's Chief Technical Officer, Mr Gordian Kyomukama has been appointed as the acting chief executive officer following the deportation of Mr Wim Vanhelleputte.

Minister Kiwanda Sued Over Miss Curvy Contest

[Monitor] A human rights activist has sued the state minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi and organizers of the Miss Curvy pageant arguing that it is against Uganda's Culture.

Minister Wants Titles On Govt Farms Cancelled, Land Officers Prosecuted

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Joy Kafura Kabatsi, the Animal State Minister wants all private titles issued on government farms cancelled.

Newly Appointed Cosase Chairman Munyagwa Faces Corruption Charges

[Monitor] Kampala -Kawempe South Member of Parliament who is also the newly appointed chairperson of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase), Mr Mubarak Munyagwa is needed in court on several related charges of corruption.

Opposition MPs Blocked From Visiting Displaced Apaa Residents

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Eleven opposition Members of Parliament have been blocked from visiting displaced residents of Apaa Township in Juka Trading Center.

Teachers Forced to Mop Toilets in Front of Pupils

[Monitor] Drama ensued at Boke Primary School, Adekokwok Sub-county in Lira District on Monday when the enraged area Resident District Commissioner (RDC) forced teachers to mop toilets.

Makerere University Council to Review Kamunyu Suspension

[Monitor] The Makerere University Council have announced they will review the suspension of Dr Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, the MUASA chairperson and two other association leaders.

Security Chiefs Cited in Theft of Karuma Dam Materials

[Monitor] Kampala -Security chiefs have been cited in the theft of building materials at Karuma dam construction site, a scenario that has partly contributed to the delay of the launch of the country's biggest hydro power dam project.

Court Issues Another Warrant of Arrest for Senior Police Officer Over Fraud

[Monitor] Kampala -The Anti-Corruption Court has for the fourth time in a row, extended the warrant of arrest for fugitive senior police officer Siraje Bakaleke who is wanted over alleged fraud.

Takeover of Municipality Roads By Govt Is Welcome

[Monitor] Government is considering taking over the tarmacking of roads in the 41 municipalities in order to ease accessibility and improve socio-economic development in the country (see 'Govt plans to takeover municipality roadworks, in the Daily Monitor of February 14, 2019).

Why Poor Storage and Handling Are to Blame for Uganda's Poor Quality Seed

[The Conversation Africa] The quality of purchased seeds, such as maize, groundnuts and others, is a major concern in Uganda.

Makerere to Extend Semester Over Strike

[Monitor] Parliament -Makerere University management is considering extending the second semester to compensate for time lost during the unresolved standoff with the staff, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, has said.

Tourism Minister Sparks Controversy over Curvy Women Contest

[VOA] Uganda's junior minister for tourism this month sparked controversy by suggesting that curvy women could be promoted as a tourist attraction. Uganda earns billions of dollars off of wildlife tourism but, the idea of adding women to that list has generated heated debate about objectifying women.

Judge Hears Bail Case for Former MP Kipoi

[Monitor] Kampala -The High Court on Wednesday heard an application for bail filed by former Bubuulo West MP Tonny Kipoi Nsubuga in his absence after the army defied the court to produce him for the hearing.

Man Kills Son Over Meat

[Monitor] Manafwa -Police in Manafwa District have arrested a 43-year-old man over killing his son.

Government Opens Cancer Centre in Arua

[Monitor] Arua -Ms Neria Driwaru, 70, a resident of Awupi Village in Ayivuni Sub-county in Arua District, has since 2015 been living with cancer of the liver.

Trial of Murdered Columbia Varsity Student in Final Stage

[Monitor] Kampala -The trial of two suspects accused of murdering a Columbia university student in 2015 in Kampala has entered into its final stages.

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