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Day: May 25, 2023

Business: Uganda in milk talks with Algeria.

Business: Uganda in milk talks with Algeria.

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The Minister of State for Industry, David Bahati has told parliament that Uganda is negotiating with the Algerian government as an alternative market for the country’s milk. He made the revelation during the Wednesday plenary sitting following a matter of national importance raised by Nyabusozi County MP Wilson Kajwenjye. This follows a reduction in issuing of export permits to Uganda’s powdered milk by the Kenyan government. Bahati said that government is now in advanced stages of engaging Algeria and it is about to sign an agreement where Algeria is going to take quite a sizeable amount of litres of milk. He said that finding alternative markets and taking advantage of the African Continental Free Trade area will resolve the issue. Bahati added that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and h...
Foot pilgrims are to use a temporary pathway.

Foot pilgrims are to use a temporary pathway.

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Over 50-foot pilgrims from Isingiro District under Mbarara Catholic Archdiocese have pitched camp in Nkozi Sub County, Mpigi District, eagerly waiting for a pathway to be established across the damaged River Katonga bridge on the Masaka-Kampala highway. The group, consisting of children and women, started their pilgrimage on Wednesday to the Namugongo shrines in commemoration of the Uganda Martyrs Day observed on June 3rd each year. After traveling over 220 kilometers, their progress came to a halt as a result of the closure of the Masaka-Kampala highway due to the recent bridge collapse. Despite warnings from the police and the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to use alternative routes, the determined foot pilgrims persisted in their journey towards the Kampala-Masaka highway until ...
M7 asks Kenya to handover Turkana warriors who killed Ugandan geologists in Karamoja.

M7 asks Kenya to handover Turkana warriors who killed Ugandan geologists in Karamoja.

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President Museveni has asked the Kenyan government to handover to Uganda, Turkana warriors accused of killing three Ugandan journalists and two UPDF soldiers in Karamoja last year. “The killers of the geologists must be handed to us for trial for murder. The guns were handed back to the government of Uganda but not the killers,”Museveni said. The request was contained in an 18-paged executive order by the president . In March last year, suspected Turkana warriors from Kenya shot dead three geologists from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and two UPDF soldiers who were guarding them in an incident that happened at Kubebe area, Lokisilei Parish in Lotisan Subcounty Moroto District. The geologists were on mineral mapping exercise in the area when they were attacked by the warr...
Govt tables Shs 2.3 trillion loan request for Kampala roads renovation.

Govt tables Shs 2.3 trillion loan request for Kampala roads renovation.

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Government has tabled before parliament a loan request worth Shs 2.26 trillion (about $608.66 million) to upgrade roads in Greater Kampala. David Bahati, the minister of state for Trade tabled the loan request during a plenary sitting on Wednesday. The loan is being sought from the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to finance the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area Urban Development Programme. Once accessed, the finances will aid the improvement of road infrastructure within Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono and Mpigi, including the municipalities of Entebbe, Kira, Makindye-Ssabagabo, Nansana and Mukono. Through the program, government seeks to address challenges of flooding, traffic congestion, un-signalized junctions and poor road infrastructure among others. The program also se...
Tayebwa orders National Council for Higher Education(NCHE) to declassify ‘expired courses’ as “under review”

Tayebwa orders National Council for Higher Education(NCHE) to declassify ‘expired courses’ as “under review”

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Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has blamed the current expired courses crisis on misuse of strong words and directed National Council for Higher Education to declassify ‘expired’ courses as “under review”. While presiding over plenary on Wednesday, 24 May 2023, the Deputy Speaker also challenged the Ministry of Education and Sports on its programme accreditation and review policy. "Sometimes we love using string words without knowing the impact they can have. Why use the word expired? Hon. Muyingo you need to write to the National Council for Higher Education so that these programs are marked as programs under review." The Deputy Speaker ordered— noting that the word expired is being used unnecessarily. "When you say a bachelor's degree's curriculum is reviewed every after five years, when y...