The population of the mountain gorillas has increased to over 1000, the Virunga Census has revealed. This is great news to conservationists as well as the tourism fraternity in Uganda and Rwanda. According to results just released by the World Wilde Fund (WWF) at a press conference held in Rubavu,...
On June 25, two villages of Bunakasala and Bunamulembwa were buried when a part of the hill in Bududa district gave way in an afternoon downpour. Fifteen houses were buried and 8 people are now confirmed to have been killed by the landslide in the eastern district, which lies...
The ruling NRM party’s National Conference yesterday adopted and approved a raft of constitutional amendments that substantially change its character and sets the pace for the country’s future political direction. With effect from today, the party will no longer have an elected secretary general, deputy secretary general, national treasurer and...
In the Sunday Monitor of 28th September, 2014, Mzee Paul Ssemogerere gave an extensive interview covered from page 14 to 15. I agree with some of the contents of the interview such as the rigged elections of 1962 and 1980. The rigging was structural and obvious. The multiple ballot...
Four Uganda’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) have picked nomination forms to vie for the post of speaker for the assembly. The members are Mike Kennedy Sebalu (NRM), Chris Okumu Opoka (UPC), Daniel Kidega (NRM) and Suzan Nakawuki (Independent). The position fell vacant on Wednesday after the House...
Up to 30, 000 households are to be connected to the electricity grid over the next 12 months ‘free of charge’. To that end, the World Bank through the Global Partnership on Output–Based Aid programme, has committed a $5.5million (Shs15.2 billion) grant. Currently, one has to part with Shs98, 000 and...
I greet all of you the delegates of the National Conference. I extend condolences to all of us for those of our members who, since the last conference, are no longer with us on this earth. One of those who left us is the Rt. Hon. Eriya Kategaya, one...
Hillary while covering floods in Kasese, Western Uganda a few months ago. This is Hillary Ayesiga a Ugandan journalist. I met Hillary in 2007 when we started working for Nation TV Uganda (NTV), a part of the Aga Khan’s Nation Media Group. It was the new station in Uganda,...
As I write this the proverbial media siege that has rocked Kampala and the Ugandan news for over 12 days now has been lifted. The images on our television sets depicting the manner in which the journalists were treated are still fresh in our minds, they are yet to...
His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda State House P. O. Box 25497,
Kampala,
UGANDA. Fax: +256 414 235 462 info@statehouse.go.ug 27 May 2013 Your Excellency, We are writing on behalf of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum, which represent 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over...