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Bitature dismisses claims of business collapse

Businessman and chairman of Simba Group of Companies, Patrick Bitature, has said the stories about his business failings are an unsubstantiated tale that seek to hurt and malign him as a person. In a statement released on Friday Bitature said he had been compelled to clear the air due to …

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UGANDAN OIL: Its time for business now

Energy minister Irene Muloni toasts to the launch of the FEED study this week with the executives from the oil sector. Right is Total's GM Adewale Fayemi

Government must certify Ugandan workers now or never  Uganda has entered one of the most important phases of its oil industry; described generally as the development phase. Estimated to last about four years, it will be characterised by heavy construction activities and this will require the supply of goods and …

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Marie Stopes: vital to fill void left by US funding withdrawal

Pregnant and in school

Available statistics from Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) show that it is giving a valuable contribution to our health services. Of the nearly one million people it has provided with family planning services, especially in maternal and reproductive health, nearly 400,000 unintended pregnancies have been prevented; about 90, 000 unsafe abortions; …

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Politics of school fees

Minister Dr. John Muyingo

Can politicians or bureaucrats who own private schools regulate the education sector?   This week, schools started the new term and the New Year. Like it has been the case since 2008, schools increased fees children pay to attend classes and other activities. Throughout the week, social media were awash …

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Family, freinds mourn Dr Mungherera

Family, friends and well-wishers have Thursday gathered at All Saints Church in Nakasero, Kampala for the funeral service of Dr Margret Mungherera. The former president of the World Medical Association and Uganda Medical Association died in India last Saturday where she had gone for cancer treatment. She died at the age …

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Mumbere released

Omusinga of the Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere has been granted bail by the Jinja High Court. Justice Micheal Elubu of Jinja High Court on Monday ordered the release of Omusinga Mumbere on a non cash bail of Shs100m. The Omusinga who has been held at both Nalufenya police station and …

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Dfcu puts up Owino Market for auction over Shs4.83b

Dfcu Bank, under a warrant of court, has again put up two two pieces of land owned by St Balikudembe Market [ Owino Market] for auction over failure to pay a Shs4.83b debt. In a notice published on Monday the High Court Execution Division said “whereas St Balikudembe Market was …

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