Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz searching for another Wife.

He is not only a music star but a celebrated casanova. Singer Diamond Platnumz is searching for another woman weeks after splitting with socialite Hamisa Mobetto.  While showing off his new mansion at his 29th birthday, Diamond Platnumz announced that he was searching for a woman to move in with.   “New year. New life, please I need a wife to manage this house,” Zari’s ex-lover announced. Diamond celebrated his birthday in South Africa together with his children Tiffah and Nillan while the mother of his two children was in Uganda…

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Governor Bank of Uganda defends the floating of the Ugandan Shilling.

The Governor Bank of Uganda, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, has defended, strongly, the floating of the Ugandan Shilling, saying it has made it one of few African currencies, floating freely on the market. A floating exchange rate is a regime where the current price is set by the forex market based on supply and demand compared with other currencies. This is in contrast to a fixed exchange rate, in which the government entirely or predominantly determines the rate. Responding to media concerns yesterday about the recent depreciation of the Shilling, trading in…

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Ugandans asked to embrace the available health care in the country.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has asked Ugandans to embrace the available health care in the country, instead of seeking treatment abroad. Museveni made the call today during the official opening of Mulago Specialized Women and Neonatal hospital at Mulago hill. According to Museveni, there is no need for Ugandans, to seek treatment abroad since government is doing everything in its power, to train and provide the necessary facilities such as the Women’s hospital. Data from the Health Ministry shows that Uganda loses more than 200 billion Shillings on treatment in…

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Water shortage affects Kabale Municipality Health Centre II

Kabale Municipality Health Centre II is struggling to cope up with a water crisis, after it was disconnected by National Water and Sewerage Corporation, over accumulated bills amounting to over one million shillings. According to the health workers, the health centre was disconnected two months ago for failing to clear outstanding bills from January this year. They claim that they informed the municipality authorities about the matter but nothing has been done. A health worker who preferred anonymity told our reporter that they currently spend 500shillings on a jerrican of…

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Five stray Elephants invade villages in Masindi and destroy food crops

Five stray Elephants from Murchison falls National Park have invaded three villages in Pakanyi Sub-county Masindi district and destroyed several hectares of food crops, including maize, beans and cassava. Frank Asiimwe, the Pakanyi LC3 Chairperson said yesterday that the elephants invaded the villages of Nyakarongo, Nyakatiti and Katongole on Wednesday last week. Asiimwe said they alerted Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to take back the elephants to the Park, but nothing has been done. Tom Okello, the Chief Warden Murchison Falls National Park could not be reached for a comment since his…

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Kisoro Leaders task gov’t to work on Tourism roads

Leaders in Kisoro district have given government a two weeks ultimatum, to have worked on the five tourism roads in the district that impassable. The leaders issued the ultimatum yesterday, during the District Uganda Roads Fund emergency meeting that was held at the Kisoro district Council Hall that was chaired by the Bufumbira South Mp, Sam Bitangaro, who is the district roads fund committee chairperson. The roads that were highlighted that are in a sorry state, include, the Kisoro-Nyabwishenya-Nteko road, the Nyabwishenya-Rubuguri road, Kisoro-Nyarusiza-Muhabura by-pass, the Mgahinga-Nteko and Karengyere by-pass,…

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Land expert expresses concern over the increased landslides and floods in Kigezi region

The Sustainable Land Management Specialist in-charge of South Western Uganda high lands Agro-Ecological Zone Dr Vettes Kalema has expressed concern over the increased landslides and floods in Kigezi region. In an Interview with our reporter on phone today, Dr Kalema said that despite the sensitization of farmers about good farming methods, some of them have failed to implement them. Dr Kalema said that since Kigezi is hilly, all farmers should incorporate Sustainable Land Management practices like maintaining terraces, integrating agro  forestry, rehabilitating  degraded water shades and mulching, among other   …

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Farmers in Rubanda and Kabale decry increase of fake agro-inputs on the market

Farmers in Rubanda and Kabale district have decried the increase in fake agro-inputs on the market. The farmers say that they have fallen victims of unscrupulous traders who deal in counterfeit farm-inputs including seeds, fertilizers, vet-drugs and agro-chemicals. Charles Bitwire, a farmer in Ikumba Sub County Rubanda district says that last year, he decide to undertake Maize growing, but ended up with very poor yields, because of the poor seeds he bought from agro-input dealers. Robert Byamukama, a potato farmer from Kamuganguzi Sub County in Kabale district, he has sprayed…

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President Yoweri Museveni stays a debate on the Apaa land dispute

President Yoweri Museveni has stayed a debate on the Apaa land dispute pending his visit to the area next week. Parliament had on Wednesday started a debate on the unending conflicts between the Acholi and the Madi communities following a statement by the Defense Minister, Adolf Mwesige on the Apaa evictions in Amuru and Adjumani districts. During the debate, legislators from the Acholi sub-region blasted government for enforcing an eviction of 18,000 people from the disputed piece of land. But, Mwesige said that he was not aware of evictions in…

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60 Accounting Officers to be Sacked

At least sixty Chief Administrative Officers and Town Clerks are likely to lose their jobs for failing to account for funds given to their districts. The affected accounting officers are accused of failing to comply with the timelines for submitting Quarter one and Quarter two Budget performance reports for the financial years 2017/2018 and budget framework papers for the financial years 2018/2019 in line with the Public Finance Management Act 2015. The deadlines for submitting the reports were October 31, 2017, January 31, 2018, and November  15, 2017, respectively. On…

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