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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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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POST- COVID19 Victoria University NEW Fees Structure UNVEILED

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Victoria University Kampala, a leading state of the art University in Uganda has this week unveiled reduced Tuition Fees. The move comes after several complaints from students and parents affected by the damaging economic impact of COVID-19. Schools and universities in Uganda all shut their doors to stem the spread of the disease and set up distance learning to continue the academic year. The Kampala road based varsity management has reduced fees structure on all courses by 50% for existing, returning students and new students going forward.…

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SCANDAL: AG William Byaruhanga’s Law Firm Embroiled in Looting Funds from the Ugandan Judiciary

 By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, The Secretary to the Judiciary Mr Pius Bigirimana has exposed a possible fraud of shs. 1.6 billion security deposit refund which was orchestrated by three top officials arising from Commercial Court in an application OO-C- No-08 of 2006. The officials in Judiciary behind this dubious deal used Heed Debt Recovery Services Limited to claim the payment which was initiated through a Court Order issued by Deputy Registrar Dr Agnes Nkonge on June 4, 2020. “Let the total sum of Ug. Shs. 1,681,471,042 that was deposited with the…

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NEWS ALERT: Victoria University Succumbs to COVID Pressure, REDUCES Tuition FEES

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent,Victoria University in Kampala has reduced its tuition fees in its efforts to help ease financial pressures on students and their families sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. . The move comes after several complaints from students and parents affected by the damaging economic impact of COVID-19. Schools and universities in Uganda all shut their doors to stem the spread of the disease and set up distance learning to continue the academic year. The Kampala road based varsity management has reduced fees structure on all courses by 50% for…

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BREAKING: Shoprite EXITS Nigeria After 15 years

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Africa’s biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, is exiting the continent’s most populated country, Nigeria, after 15 years. The Cape Town-based retailer has started a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its supermarkets in Nigeria, it said in a trading statement for the 52 weeks to end June released on Monday. South African retailers have struggled in the Nigeria market and most recently Mr Price has exited the market after Woolworths did the same six years ago. In a trading statement for the 52…

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Soldier in Eastern DRC Shoots DEAD 13 civilians

By AFP/DailyNewsUG Foreign News Correspondent A drunken soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s troubled east opened fire on passers-by, killing at least 13 people including a two-year-old girl and seven women, sources said. The murders incensed locals who laid out the victims’ shrouded bodies. Youths built a big fire nearby and a local leader vilified the army and demanded that its troops and a UN force stationed in the district pull out. Shocked relatives of the victims drifted around as they tried to make sense of the tragedy. The…

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NUTRITION: Six (6) Health Benefits of Okra

By DailyNewsUG Health Correspondent, Okra is a flowering plant known for its edible seed pods. Okra comes in two colors — red and green. Both varieties taste the same, and the red one turns green when cooked. Biologically classified as a fruit, okra is generally utilized like a vegetable in cooking. It can have a slimy texture, which some people find unappealing. Though it’s not one of the most common foods, okra is packed with nutrition. Here are 6 nutrition and health benefits of okra. 1. Rich in nutrients Okra…

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