The First Ugandan Miss Uganda Was A Mukiga

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Miss Joy Lehai Kanyarutokye was the first Miss Uganda with both parents Ugandan. This was in 1968. She was the daughter of Dr. Norman Kanyarutokye from Kabale district. Dr Norman Kanyarutokye was a pioneer Doctor who was among early practitioners of Western-style healthcare in Uganda. In 1967 Ugandans set out on a quest to search for the Ugandan girl with the perfect balance of beauty and brains. Interestingly the winner of the 1967 beauty pageant wasn’t of Ugandan ancestry, she was actually British! Miss Salmon as she…

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MBARARA CITY GUN FIRE: Balya Stints’ Battle Vs Orient Bank in Balya Building TAKE OVER

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Gunfire rocked Mbarara City on Sunday afternoon as employees of Barya Stint Hardware rose up in protest against the attachment of Barya Building along Akiiki Nyabongo Road by Orient bank. Led by the sons of Apollo Muhumuza Barya, the Proprietor Barya Building, the employees blocked the road with trucks and attempted to gain access to Barya Building that was sealed off by Saracen Guards on Saturday. This prompted the Saracen Guards to open fire to disperse the protesters. The windscreens of some vehicles were shuttered during the…

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17 Dead as PLANE loaded with MONEY Crashes in South Sudan

By Xinhua A cargo plane carrying food, motorbikes and cash has crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport in the South Sudanese capital of Juba. Witnesses reported seeing several bodies. The Antonov An-26 aircraft was travelling to the city of Aweil in the northwest of the country. Videos and photos circulating on social media show smoke rising from the pieces of fuselage strewn across the crash site. Juba Airport Director Kur Kuol Ajieu told Anadolu that eight people were on board the plane, but he had no information as yet about…

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Museveni Outs List of ARCADES that RISK CLOSURE in his NEXT NATIONAL ADDRESS

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, The overcrowding in downtown Kampala amid coronavirus outbreak pandemic is worrying ministry of Health officials.   Fifty nine (59) commercial buildings have been identified for not observing standard operating procedures for the management and control of COVID-19. The Minister in charge of Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Betty Amongi told journalists earlier today that the city task force had inspected several commercial buildings especially arcades which were opened in July and found that several of them were not observing standard operating procedures. Many of the arcades were opened last…

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Army colonel Assimi Goita now Mali’s new military Strongman

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Colonel Assimi Goita speaks to the press at the Malian Ministry of Defence in Bamako, Mali, on August 19, 2020 after confirming his position as the president of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP). PHOTO | AFP Summary There’s still no word on what will happen to Mr Keita going forward. The coup chiefs, meanwhile, called on the public to return to normal life. They made no reference to the detained leaders or their whereabouts. Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali’s new…

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Tanzania Delays Nod to Kenya Airways Flights Resumption Deal

ECONOMY By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Kenya Airways  is yet to be granted permission to fly to Tanzania a week after the government announced it had struck a deal with Dar es Salaam for resumption of flights. The airline’s chief executive officer, Allan Kilavuka, said on Thursday they were still awaiting word from the government on when they will resume flights to Tanzania, suggesting that negotiations between the two neighbouring countries have not been concluded. “On Tanzanian we have not yet resumed, we are waiting for government (of Kenya) to confirm,” Mr Kilavuka…

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MBARARA CITY NORTH: Ushering in the Indomitable Dr. Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari 2021

DailyNews Ug |MBARARA 2021|By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, The Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Uganda, H.E Mwesigwa Robert Rukaari is the president of the Uganda National Chamber of Trade and Investment. He is also serving on the ruling NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) as the Chairman Entrepreneurs League. D. Mwesigwa Rukaari has moved to unseat Mbarara Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Tusiime Michael, facing him head on during the upcoming Mbarara City North Constituency MP seat come 2021. Mbarara North will comprise Kamukuzi, Kakiika and Biharwe while South will…

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Dar-es-Salaam Promotes its PORT for Uganda’s Cheaper Cargo Rates than Mombasa

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent The Dar es Salaam port could attract lucrative business away from the Mombasa as the Central Corridor proves to be cheaper compared with the Northern Corridor transport route. On average it costs $1.80 per kilometre per container to transport goods from the port of Dar es Salaam to Bujumbura compared with $3.10 per kilometre per container from the port of Mombasa. The recently released the Central Corridor Transport Observatory 2019 report, which measures the performance of the Central Corridor, also shows that the average costs per km…

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Parliament passes National Coffee Bill

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Hon. Nandala Mafabi (FDC, Budadiri West) makes a contribution during the consideration of the National Coffee Bill, 2018 on Wednesday 5 August 2020Posted on: 06 Aug 2020 Parliament has passed the National Coffee Bill, 2018 that provides for registration of coffee farmers by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA). The registration of farmers will entail capturing details of the size of land, number of coffee trees, particulars of a farmer, coffee buyers, sellers and nursery bed operators. The National Coffee Bill, 2018 was passed by Parliament sitting on…

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Financing of New CITIES deferred as MPs Demand Enabling Law

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Dokolo South MP, Felix Okot Ogong, speaks during the House sitting on Thursday 6 August 2020Posted on: 06 Aug 2020 Parliament has rejected a move by Finance State Minister, David Bahati, to provide finances for running newly approved cities in the country through a motion and instead demanded for a substantive amendment to the Appropriation Act. Minister Bahati had brought a motion for a resolution of Parliament authorizing Government to transfer funds initially appropriated for municipalities to be given to the newly created cities. “There is urgent need…

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