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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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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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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ANALYSIS: What is it that Ethiopia & Egypt are exactly Sparring Over?

Two of Africa’s historical nations are capable of achieving a tremendous deal By DailyNewsUG Regional Correspondent, Endris Mekonnen Faris|Regional powers on their respective turfs, the increasing bellicosity between Addis Ababa and Cairo has been affecting both countries adversely in multiple ways. They should be encouraged to carry on the African Union’s (AU) proceeding course and a tremendous deal is achievable by pushing the UN, the World Bank and US President Donald Trump’s mediation out of the equation, the author of “The Art of The Deal.” Endris Mekonnen Faris   |25.07.2020…

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EXCLUSIVE: How EC’s Ugx 17b [US $4.5] WareHouse BID Triggered M7 to FIRE Top Leadership

By FRANKLIN DRAKU, In Summary Electoral Commission (EC) officials were fired on Tuesday amid on-going investigation into accusations of corruption. We look at the inside story of what transpired over the Shs17b warehouse deal. The Electoral Commission (EC) has been in the spotlight on account that it blew up Shs17 billion in hiring a warehouse for storage of its election materials. Documents seen by this newspaper indicate that the EC had initially planned to spend Shs6b to procure a warehouse and office space of up to 8,000 square metres on…

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Speaker Summons 2 Asian Tycoons Karia & Allibhai to explain their Sole acquisition of 1500+ Properties in Kampala

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed City tycoons Mohammad Allibhai, Pradip Nandlal Karia and Minex Nandlal Karia to appear before the Parliamentary committee investigating the alleged mismanagement of the departed Asians properties despite their constitutional petition over the matter in question. This comes after the three tycoons petitioned Kadaga protesting their appearance to defend their acquisition of the over 1500 departed Indian properties given their constitutional petition. Early this year, Allibhai, Pradip Karia and Minex Karia petitioned Kadaga challenging the invitation to appear before the…

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MPs Demand Re-Opening of Boda-Boda Operations

By DailyNewsUG News Correspondent, Hon. Joy Kabatsi, the transport state minister, has been tasked by Parliament to fast-track the opening up of boda boda operations across the country. Parliament has opposed the prolonged reluctance by the government to fully open up the motorcycle taxi business (boda boda) country wide. As part of the measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, government decided to limit the operations of boda boda riders to delivery of merchandise and yet they realise more earnings from transporting passengers. Legislators during the Thursday, 17 July 2020…

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Parliament Urges Gov’t to Construct Another Sugar Factory in Busoga

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Legislators have called on government to expedite the construction of a sugar factory in the Busoga region to avoid a repeat of the current ban by on export of sugarcane by the Kenyan government. The call is part of the prayers in a motion on the prohibition of importation of raw sugar cane from Uganda by the government of Kenya. Luuka North County MP, Hon. John Bagoole who moved said that due to the defied bi-lateral trade agreements, farmers have suffered losses because they cannot export their…

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Coronavirus Hits Parliament: All MPs & Staff for Mandatory Testing

By DailyNewsUG Political Correspondent, The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has revealed that Parliament will begin mass screening for coronavirus for Members of Parliament and staff on Thursday, 16 July 2020. “Some time back Members of Parliament requested that the Ministry of Health organises mass screening for COVID-19.  I am glad to inform you that they have now completed screening the Cabinet and starting tomorrow, we shall be able to do screening here,” Kadaga said. Ministry of Health experts will today commence the screening for Covid-19 from all Members of…

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