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Day: March 7, 2023

KCCA in plans to build a Sh63 billion traffic control tower.

KCCA in plans to build a Sh63 billion traffic control tower.

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Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has received a grant of Shs63 billion from the Japanese government to help tackle traffic congestion in the city. According to a press release from KCCA, the project, named Management of Origin-Destination Related Adaptation for Traffic Optimization (MODERATO), will include the establishment of a traffic control centre at City Hall, signalisation of up to 27 junctions, and the removal of five roundabouts. The roundabouts set for removal include Rwenzori Courts, Grand Imperial, Mulago, Mulago Mortuary, and Kubiri. The MODERATO project, which is part of the technical cooperation project named “The Project for Capacity Enhancement of KCCA in Management of Traffic Flow in Kampala City”, launched between KCCA and the Japan International Cooperation Agency...
A Kenyan pastor runs to police after being  threatened by his followers.

A Kenyan pastor runs to police after being  threatened by his followers.

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A self-proclaimed pastor in Kenya has reportedly sought police protection after receiving information that his followers were planning to crucify him on Good Friday. According to local reports, the man raised the alarm, stating that members of his community in Bungoma had vowed to crucify him during this year’s Easter celebrations, just like the son of God. The man, who claims to be Jesus Christ, reportedly told police that he overheard residents of Bungoma discussing his crucifixion and wants protection as a result. Members of the community had assured him that if he was truly the messiah, he would resurrect on the third day and go to heaven after the crucifixion, and therefore he had nothing to worry about. The pastor’s claims have caused a stir in the local community, with some question...
Makerere University launched digital bikes for students.

Makerere University launched digital bikes for students.

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Makerere University recently launched a new initiative aimed at facilitating the movement of students around the campus. The initiative involves the deployment of digital bikes at nine stations strategically placed around the premises. Each station has at least 20 bikes, making it convenient for students to access them. The deployment of digital bikes is a step towards achieving a sustainable and environmentally-friendly campus. Students have expressed their appreciation to the University administration for this initiative, which will make it easier for them to move around the campus. The Department of Environmental Management, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has applauded the initiative, noting that it promotes greener transportation, healthier residents, and minimal n...
Six arrested for murder in Buhweju.

Six arrested for murder in Buhweju.

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Six arrested for murder in Buhweju. The Police in Buhweju district have arrested six people in connection with the murder of a 30 year Old Man. The deceased has been identified as Prosper Beinomugisha, a resident of Karengyezo cell, Nyakaziba ward, Nyakaziba Town council in Buhweju district. The suspects are Abel Abaho, Patrick Akandwanaho, Joseph Aliza Joseph, Andrew Kakuru, Collins Mubangizi all from Rukiri parish in Bihanga Subcounty and Ambrose Beingana, a businessman from Karengyezo cell, Nyakaziba ward in Nyakaziba Town council, Buhweju district. It is alleged that on March 5, 2023, at around 9Pm, Bihanga Police station received a report of murder to the prejudice of Beinomugisha who is alleged to have been stabbed to death by unknown people. Preliminary investigations reveal that th...
Housing finance bank launches competitive campaign to simplify trade chain.

Housing finance bank launches competitive campaign to simplify trade chain.

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Housing Finance Bank has hurled a Trade Finance Solution campaign dubbed “Tambuza Business” meaning Move your business. The campaign is aimed at simplifying the trade chain through facilitation of purchase, sale and movement of goods and services from sellers to buyers locally and internationally In line with the Banks Vision to be the preferred business and consumer bank, the Tambuza Business Campaign is offering up to UGX 500M unsecured bid bonds within 24 hours. Customers also have access to other short-term facilities including Performance Guarantees, Advance Payment Guarantees, export and import financing, and working capital solutions – Contract Finance, supplier finance, Invoice/Certificate Discounting, invoice discounting, LPO financing and much more. The campaign is also strategic...
Kisoro municipality MoH vehicle caught with smuggled ‘bitenge’ from Congo.

Kisoro municipality MoH vehicle caught with smuggled ‘bitenge’ from Congo.

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A vehicle from the Ministry of Health (MoH) donated to Kisoro Municipality to help fight Covid-19 is held by the Anti-Smuggling Unit at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Headquarters in Kampala on allegations of smuggling Bitenge from DRC into Uganda. The Kisoro Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Hajji Shafique Ssekandi Ssengoba revealed that the Vehicle of registration number UG 7058M was intercepted by Uganda Revenue Authority- URA and Uganda People’s Defence Forces- UPDF officials in Kabale municipality on Sunday being driven by a one Habumugisha Hosea. Ssekandi said that the driver has since been arrested to help in investigations. He said that URA only wants to know the owner of the Bitenge consignment before releasing the suspect, Habumugisha. The RDC cautions government employees to...
School DOS in bukedea arrested over missing computers.

School DOS in bukedea arrested over missing computers.

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Police in Bukeda has arrested Gerald Ampulire, the Director of Studies (DoS) of Malera-Kabarwa seed secondary school in Bukedea district over the disappearance of 14 computers from the school laboratory on Sunday night. Ampulire, who also teaches Christian Religious Education (CRE) was arrested after a police dog led a team of detectives to his house on Monday. Ben Angura, the Chairperson School Board of Governors said that before his arrest, the same teacher had accused three students of stealing the computers. Angura said that when the accused students were arrested, the school management and the police agreed to introduce a sniffer dog to the scene to try and track down the suspects. Charles Okoto, the Bukedea District Police Commander (DPC) confirmed the arrested however, he said that ...
Kisoro business community petition Gen. Muhoozi to negotiate for the release colleague in Rwanda.

Kisoro business community petition Gen. Muhoozi to negotiate for the release colleague in Rwanda.

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The Kisoro district business community through the district boss Abel Bizimana has implored the presidential Advisor in charge of special operations Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba to intervene in the delayed justice of fellow businessman, Valence Kibyeyi detained in Kigali for two and a half years without trial. Last Month, during the commissioning structures of team Chairman MK project in the Six districts of Kigezi sub region in Kifuka, Mwendo parish, Kitumba Sub county in Ndorwa West County, Kabale district, Bizimana asked Nuwagira Michael Kaguta aka Toyota, the National chairman Team “Chairman MK project” to extend the appeal of business Community to Gen. Muhoozi to negotiate with president Paul Kagame for the release of Kibyeyi who is facing charges of evading taxes. In response, Nuwagira a...
Pallaso calls all fans , confirms dates and venue for his “Love Fest” concert.

Pallaso calls all fans , confirms dates and venue for his “Love Fest” concert.

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Singer Pius Mayanja alias Pallaso has announced dates for his concert set to happen at Lugogo Cricket Oval. Taking to his social media, the “King of East” announced that his “Love Fest” concert will happen on June 9, 2023. Pallaso claims that he thinks music has the power to bring people together, which is why he chose the name “Love Fest” for his concert. The singer had previously committed to holding a two-day music festival at Lugogo Cricket Oval, but he was unable to follow through on his promise because he needed surgery to treat his damaged knee after falling on stage.
Ugandan women who won big from their small start up.

Ugandan women who won big from their small start up.

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The male gender has long dominated the business world. Women have, however, progressed through the ranks to become the leaders of some of the biggest ventures. They are making a fortune while also serving as an inspiration for future generations of women. We have selected a few women (under the age of 45) who are building successful businesses from scratch. Sheebah Karungi Singer Sheebah Karungi is undoubtedly among the enterprising Ugandan female musicians and appears to always be coming up with even better ways to invest her money. First off, Sheebah is reportedly among the top five musicians who charge high fees, earning more than Sh4 million per show. From her earnings, Sheebah, who dropped out of school in senior two when she was a student of Midland High School, Kawempe, managed to f...