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“Our country is a goldmine”- Museveni rallies UAE investors to Uganda

“Our country is a goldmine”- Museveni rallies UAE investors to Uganda

Business, FEATURED, Oil & Gas, Politics, TRAVEL
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...
ERA, UBTEB Sign MOU To Increase Certified Electricians

ERA, UBTEB Sign MOU To Increase Certified Electricians

Business, Education, FEATURED, Latest News, NEWS, Oil & Gas, Politics, Rwanda, TRAVEL
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...
KCCA’s law enforcement officers to wear body cams.

KCCA’s law enforcement officers to wear body cams.

FEATURED, Latest News, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda, TRAVEL
The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is set to introduce body cameras as a tool to help hold its law enforcement officers accountable and more transparent in their work. The cameras will enable the officers to record footage when they have interactions, such as arrests, with members of the public. The equipment will also enable the KCCA legal department to collect evidence during investigations or better defend their actions during a particular encounter. Dorothy Kisaka, the KCCA executive director said this initiative will help rebuild trust with the communities and reduce citizen complaints. Kisaka had an engagement with the law enforcement officers and cautioned them to act with restraint and caution in dealing with the people. “In the past few days there have been increased report...
President Museveni appoints new  Uganda Airlines CEO.

President Museveni appoints new  Uganda Airlines CEO.

FEATURED, Latest News, NEWS, Politics, TRAVEL
President Yoweri Museveni ordered the appointment of Jennifer Bamuturaki as the substantive chief executive officer of Uganda Airlines. In a letter dated April 24, 2022, Museveni made the directive on her appointment to Gen Katumba Wamala, the minister of Works and Transport. Katumba then wrote to Priscilla Mirembe Serukka, the chairperson of the board of directors of the airline to implement the presidential directive. Katumba authored the letter on July 5. Since it started operating commercial flights in 2019, the (revived) Uganda National Airlines Company Ltd, trading as Uganda Airlines has been managed by Ephraim Bagenda, Cornwell Muleya and Bamuturaki. All three however have been acting CEOs. Bamuturaki was fired at the end of her six-months’ probation back in March 2020 amidst a sw...
Three Burn to Death after Ambulance Catches fire on the Road.

Three Burn to Death after Ambulance Catches fire on the Road.

FEATURED, Health, Latest News, NEWS, Rwanda, TRAVEL
Three people including a patient, nurse and the attendant have on Wednesday 11, succumbed to burnt injuries after an ambulance they were travelling in caught fire along the Kasese-Fort Portal road According to the Ministry of Health, the incident happened when emergency care teams were transferring a patient from Bwera Government Hospital to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital and the ambulance registration number UG 291M in which they were caught fire while in transit at Kibiito in Bunyangabu district. “Our Fort Portal emergency response team reported that five people were on board at the time of the fire that started in the patient cabin. The three people who were in patient’s cabin including an emergency nurse, the attendant and patient died in the fire,” the Health Ministry said....
Meet Ugandan Tycoon Who Built His Own White House & Why He Chose It.

Meet Ugandan Tycoon Who Built His Own White House & Why He Chose It.

Business, FEATURED, GOSSIP, Latest News, NEWS, Rwanda, Tourism
Hamis Kigundu, a Ugandan tycoon said “I had always dreamt as a child to visit the United States and the White House in particular.” He ventured into import trading mainly of textile material to Uganda and slowly grew in the business from which he launches a multi-billion real estate company Ham Group of Companies. At only 38 years, Kiggundu, commonly known as ‘Ham’, is a Ugandan businessman, investor, real estate and property developer, philanthropist, and author of two books; ‘Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality,’ published 2018, and his newly published book ‘Reason as the World Masterpiece‘, 2021. His real estate company has already built a stadium, malls, residence village among others. The multi-billion state-of-the-art building dubbed the “Ugandan White House” is located...
Judith Heard wins Miss Environment Africa International in India

Judith Heard wins Miss Environment Africa International in India

FEATURED, GOSSIP, Tourism
Two weeks ago, top model, tourism champion, and current Miss Elite Africa Judith Heard flew to the majestic city of Mumbai ahead of the Miss Environment International contest where over 36 countries' representatives auditioned and participated in the theme 'Beauty starts with environmental care'. Muhumuza Brian of Bryan Morel Publications (presently based in Mumbai) confirmed this soar win adding that Miss Judith returns to Uganda next week to officially launch campaigns including plastic collection, recycling, and tree planting across the country. Judith walked away with a global prestigious crown, certificate of endorsement, and undisclosed publishing contract by the Miss environment International president Rushikesh Mirajkar. This finalist's no-tiara customized ornament is made of di...
KIHAM ENTERPRISES UGANDA LIMITED SPEAKS OUT ON THEIR KIGO SPORTS PROJECT.

KIHAM ENTERPRISES UGANDA LIMITED SPEAKS OUT ON THEIR KIGO SPORTS PROJECT.

Business, FEATURED, GOSSIP, Latest News, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda, SPORTS, Tourism
Hamis Kiggundu also known as Ham through his company Kiham Enterprises Uganda Limited has today released a Factual Statement On Its Land At Kigo. Last Friday, Ham through his real estate company- Kiham Enterprises (U) Limited deployed casual laborers and grader operators who started excavating and clearing a 140 acre prime land in Kigo, which Mengo says is Kabaka’s land. Ham co-owns the real estate company with his uncle Edward Nakibinge Kaggwa (Ham owns 99 percent shares whereas Nakibinge owns 1 percent). The subject land details are as follows: ✔ Kyadondo Block 273 Plots 23974, 23975, 23976, & 23977, land at Kigo. ✔ Total Acreage is 37.767 Hectares/93.322 Acres. ✔ It is situated between Serena-Kigo and Mirembe Villas land, off Munyonyo Spur Road, and extends inwards sharing comm...
Government to Surrender Entebbe International Airport Over Chinese Loan

Government to Surrender Entebbe International Airport Over Chinese Loan

Business, FEATURED, GOSSIP, Latest News, Politics, Rwanda, TRAVEL
On Tuesday, 17 November 2015, the Uganda government signed an agreement with Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank) to borrow $207 million at two per cent upon disbursement. The loan had a maturity period of 20 years including a seven-year grace period. It has now emerged that the deal signed with the Chinese lenders virtually means Uganda “surrendered” its most prominent and only international airport. The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) says some provisions in the Financing Agreement with China expose Entebbe International Airport and other Ugandan assets to be attached and taken over by Chinese lenders upon arbitration in Beijing. It also emerged that China has rejected recent pleas by Uganda to renegotiate the toxic clauses of the 2015 loan, leaving Ugandan President Yoweri ...
Tension As Another Bus Catches Fire In Uganda.

Tension As Another Bus Catches Fire In Uganda.

FEATURED, GOSSIP, Latest News, NEWS, Rwanda, TRAVEL
The bus Reg No. UAU 926U which was headed towards Masaka from Kampala caught fire at Kampilingisa checkpoint in Mpigi District Reports indicate that the fire originated from failure in the bus’ braking system. Reports further indicate that there was no fatality as all occupants were safely evacuated before the fire became serious but all property of the passengers was burnt. Police confirmed the reports, promising to reveal the actual cause of the fire. “The driver had been earlier warned about smoke from the rear but pulled over after the fire had spread,” Farida Nampiima, the Public Relations Officer for Traffic Police said. “All the 37 passengers on board are safe and managed to exit the bus before it was entirely engulfed by the fire. The actual cause of the malfunction will be communi...
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