Monthly Archives: July, 2021

Summary: President Museveni Lifts the 42 Days Covid-19 Induced Lockdown With Strict Measures, Bars & Churches Remain Closed

President Yoweri Museveni on Friday evening announced fresh guidelines to follow allowing public transport to reopen at half capacity as one of the measures aimed at stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Uganda. On June 18, 2021, Museveni imposed a 42-day lockdown barring inter-district movements, public transport, public gatherings, and institutions (including…

Speaker Oulanyah Blasts MPs Over Hypocrisy

The Rt Hon Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, made an appearance in Parliament Thursday, 29 July 2021 after a break, urging its leaders to set aside their different political shades for the greater good of the institution. Oulanyah spoke at the retreat of opposition legislators, who are on a two-day induction on best Parliament practices.…

BIDCO Donates $100000 to National Covid Task Force

Following a call by government through Prime Minister,Rt.Hon.Robina Nabbanja Musafiri to the private sector to support its fight against the current global pandemic,Bidco Uganda Limited (BUL), an FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) company with a modern edible oil processing complex in Masese village,Jinja has today responded with a whopping $100000 donation. According to Kampala Metropolitan…

Tanzania’s President Samia Vaccinated Against Covid-19, Rolls Out Massive vaccination

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan received her Covid-19 jab Wednesday as the country launched its vaccination campaign. She led members of her Cabinet in receiving Johnson&Johnson’s vaccine that was donated by the US government. The vaccine rollout was broadcast live from the State House in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania received 1,058,400 doses of the Janssen…

UPDF Officer Arrested Over Misconduct, Torturing Civilian

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have arrested its serving army officer after a video of him slapping a civilian went viral on social media. “UPDF has noted with concern a circulating video of one of our soldiers acting out of order against a civilian,” said army spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso on Thursday. https://twitter.com/OgwangChaudry/status/1420658727842160641?s=20…

Museveni Swears In Three More Ministers

President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has on Wednesday, July 28, presided over the swearing-in of three more Ministers. These are; Hon. Wilson Muruli Mukasa Minister of Public Service, Hon. Sam Mangusho Cheptoris, Minister of Water and Environment, Hon. Kyakulaga Fred Bwino Minister of State for Agriculture. “The issue of getting the 39% of the population…

‘I Wasn’t Involved in Negotiations for Car Tracking Deal’- Security Minister Jim Muhwezi Breaks Silence

The newly appointed Security Minister Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi has finally broken silence on reports making rounds that he was among the key signatories to the insolvent ‘Ghost’ Russian firm recently hired to install digital trackers in all vehicles in Uganda. The government of Uganda had last week on Friday signed a 10-year agreement with…

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