Mr. Barikenda Fred, living on a clan land in Buliisa district is a Tilenga project-affected person. The land on which his house sits was compensated and he qualified for house reconstruction before he could be moved.
However, Barikende and his four children were on 7th September 2022 ring-fenced as a measure to force them out of the place even when they had not built their house as it had been agreed.
“TotalEnergies came and [ring]-fenced me and my family without my consent. They were supposed to construct my house somewhere else then I leave the site,” helpless man told press on March 21, 2023.
“They came telling to vacate so quickly that the government wanted to use the site (his land).”
Barikende says he has since gone through a lot of hardships to keep his family alive since he can no ...
TotalEnergies, the French oil major has further restated its commitment to extract Uganda’s oil despite environmental concerns by climate activists.
The company has been under intense pressure to abandon the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project as well as the Tilenga development project in the Albertine Graben. TotalEnergie’s CEO and chairman Patrick Jean Pouyanné however said oil projects in Uganda, the Middle East, and Brazil will continue but in accordance with the firm’s climate action commitment.
On investments in the Middle East, he noted that “I often say that the last drop of oil will be produced there. So positioning the company in these countries is a way to protect the portfolio and to be able to continue to maintain the cash and run of this portfolio.”
President Yoweri Museveni has tried convincing UAE investors to set up business across different sectors of the economy citing that Uganda is a favorable and profitable investment destination with many untapped opportunities.
“Uganda and Africa in general are like a gold mine and we are just at the entrance of the mine. You the business people need to take advantage of these opportunities” he said.
The president was addressing the UAE-Uganda presidential initiative on investment summit in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.
Museveni told the participants that although Uganda’s economy is growing at 6% per annum; the economy has great potential to grow faster with several opportunities that he encouraged the United Arab Emirates investors to take advantage of.
The president who briefed the investors...
As one way of ensuring the increase of certified electricians in Uganda, ERA this year signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB), a technical, vocational, educational, and training (TVET) examination body, to train and certify electricians.
according to Uganda's constitution Section 88 of the ERA Act provides that no person shall install any electrical wiring of extension to existing wiring on any premises without first obtaining an installation permit issued by ERA.
According to this MoU, both entities will establish a working relationship that started in July 2021 with the aim of creating lasting solutions to the low number of certified electricians in the industry.
The MoU was signed by the ERA E.D Eng. Waako, on behalf of t...
Properties worth billions of shillings and lives have over the years been lost in Uganda as a result of illegal or poorly done electrical installations done by unqualified electricians.
As one of the solutions to this problem, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) launched a campaign to train and grant certification only to qualified electricians, in a bid to save lives and property.
To achieve this goal, the Authority recently established an Installation Permits Committee Coordination Centre, aimed at strengthening the supervision of licensed companies and extend services to consumers.
Besides ensuring that only certified electricians are employed in the sector, this Centre will also be the main interface between the Installations Permit Committee (IPC), the installation wire perso...
UPDF General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has finally let the cut out of the bag announcing his ambition to assume the top office in the land.
The Four-star General, made the declaration on social media platform- Twitter, revealing that occupying the office is the only way he can repay his mother Janet Kataha Museveni.
“The only way I can re-pay my great mother is by being President of Uganda,” he tweeted.
Muhoozi then declared: “And I shall definitely do it!!”
Stay on this website we shall keep you posted.
President Yoweri Museveni has apologized to Kenya for the embarrassment caused by tweets by the First Son, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba .
Gen Kainerugaba, in a series of controversial tweets Monday, said he would only need two weeks with his army to capture Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
“It would take us, my army, and me two weeks to capture Nairobi. After we capture Nairobi, where should I live? Westlands? Riverside?” he tweeted
He added, “I am happy that members of our district in Kenya have responded enthusiastically to my tweet. It’s still two weeks to Nairobi.”
He later appeared to blame retired President Uhuru Kenyatta for not contesting for a third term in the August 2022 polls won by his former Vice President William Ruto and suggested that he should have changed the Kenyan constitution to ...
As of 1st October, 2022, 22:00hrs, Cumulative confirmed cases of Ebola stand at 41 following 3 newly confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.
One new death was registered bringing cumulative confirmed deaths to 9.
A total of 702 contacts are under follow up.
Admissions stand at 24.
From Emmanuel Ainebyoona
The political muscles continue ravaging the country and Kenyans are eagerly waiting to see what will happen today. Deputy President William Ruto men are not happy with Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi famously known as Boni Wine. Bobi Wine tried to fight Museveni in the last elections but ended up being frustrated.
Time is moving with speed amd in his post, Robert Kyagulanyi said that, As part of our mission to observe the #KenyaDecides2022 this Tuesday, I was glad 2 meet & interact with Presidential Candidate Rt. Hon. @RailaOdinga. Another part of our team met with Candidate @WilliamsRuto. Wshng the great ppl of Kenya a free, fair, credible and peaceful election.
These was not well received by majority of UDA party affiliates and according to some,
I now doubt your impartia...
June 28, 2022 Written by PROF MORRIS OGENGA-LATIGO
Why must a sane government do crazy things to keep people in financial ignorance, darkness and isolation, and for them to remain dependent on the state and those in power?
When the Plan for Modernization of Agriculture (PMA) was mooted in Tororo in 1996 under then Vice President Dr Specioza W. Kazibwe, it had clear targets and pillars for actualization that included, among others, extension service and financial intermediation.
By this, households and communities had targets to aim for, skills to develop and achievements to attain; while government and its field staff equally had targets to aim for but, more importantly, milestones against which they, as change agents, would be measured and rewarded or punished.
The collective success ...