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Massacre Survivors Slam Bishop Over 'Laziness' Comment

[Monitor] Gulu -Survivors of the Lukodi massacre in Bungatira Sub-county, Gulu District, where 69 lives were lost to suspected Lord Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, have hit out at the Rtd Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese.

Coca-Cola Eyes U.S. $12 Million Fruit Factory in Uganda

[The Exchange] American multinational beverage corporation, the Coca-Cola Company will be relieved to hear that the highly awaited fruit factory in Uganda will commence operations soon. The $12 million rated fruit factory has not operated since its construction began back in 2015, suffering a heavy setback to the key players and the farmers who had anticipated for its operations.

Uganda Sweats to Meet Fiscal Deficit Target Ahead of Monetary Union

[East African] Uganda plans to reduce investment in infrastructure in an effort to reduce its fiscal deficit in the run-up to joining the East African Monetary Union in 2024.

Boda Boda Rider Arrested for Raping 19-Year-Old German Passenger

[Monitor] Police in Kampala are holding a 29-year-old boda boda rider for allegedly raping his passenger.

Africell Faces Suspension Over Breach of SIM Cards Directive

[Monitor] Uganda Communications Commission has asked Africell to show cause why it should not suspend its license over failure to follow required guidelines.

Govt Needs Preparation Before Taxing Social Media

[Observer] In a letter that was widely circulated on social media, President Yoweri Museveni suggested Shs 100 should be imposed on all SIM cards connected to social media to generate about Shs 400 billion revenue.

Government Cancels Pastor Kakande's Mubende Land Titles

[Monitor] Government has cancelled land titles which had been issued to Pastor Samuel Kakande for the 26 square miles of land he acquired in Mubende District.

Leaders Want Probe Into Akii-Bua Stadium Works

[Monitor] Lira -Some local government leaders in Lira District have called for a forensic audit into the construction of Akii-Bua Memorial Stadium.

Govt to Pay Civil Servants Per Day

[Monitor] Kampala -The government is to start paying civil servants according to the number of days worked rather than a guaranteed monthly salary, a senior official said yesterday.

More Suspects Arrested in Girls' Kidnap, Murder

[Monitor] Kampala -The police and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence have arrested a witchdoctor and another suspect in the kidnap and murder of Brinah Nalule, a student of YMCA Buwambo campus, and 17-year-old Rose Nakisekka, whose body was dumped in Nalumunye, both in Wakiso District.

Government Pays Shs1.3b for Ghost Power Meters

[Monitor] Kampala -Government paid Shs 1.3b to 'ghost' power meters held by Umeme in various ministries and agencies between 2005 and 2013, Daily Monitor has established. It was also revealed that effort has been made to recover the money with MPs warning of a "syndicate" in the energy sector to steal money.

Sand Miners Degrade River Kochi

[Monitor] Yumbe -River Kochi, which provides water for irrigation and home consumption for residents in Yumbe District, is being degraded due to uncontrolled sand mining.

Govt Revises Training Curriculum for Health Professionals

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has launched new curricula for nurses, pharmacies, anaesthetic officers and theatre technicians to equip them with updated relevant skills required in advancing health services.

Budget Revised to Sh31.87 Trillion Due to Omissions

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Uganda's Ministry of finance planning and economic development has revised the FY 2018/2019 budget from sh30.91 trillion, to sh31.87 trillion.

BOU Announces Changes in Sale of Govt Securities

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Players in the government securities market are set to deal with the new rules effective July 2, 2018.

French Agency Gives U.S.$44,2 Million for Power Transmission Line

[Observer] Uganda will receive ?37.1 million (about $44.2 million) from the Agence Française de Dévelopement (AFD) after the two parties signed a financing agreement for the upgrading of a key transmission line.

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Panic As Thugs Drop Leaflets Demanding Women, 'Elderly Breasts'

[Monitor] Jinja -Tension is high in Jinja District after anonymous leaflets were at the weekend dropped in five Villages by thugs threatening to attack residents.

Detained, Tortured Senior One Student Rescued By Police After Three Weeks

[Monitor] A 16-year- old girl is nursing severe wounds at Mbale regional referral hospital where she's admitted after she was allegedly tortured by her family members.

MP Ssewungu Pledges to Fund LCI Elections, Avert Kidnaps in Kalungu

[Monitor] Kalungu -The Kalungu West Member of Parliament, Mr Joseph Ssewungu, has pledged to organize the long awaited Local Council elections in Kalungu District, a move he believes can stop the infamous kidnaps.

Land Probe - More Evidence On Land Fund Loot Revealed

[Monitor] Kampala -The Commission of Inquiry into land matters has unearthed more rot in the plunder of billions of shillings from the Uganda Land Fund meant for compensation to absentee landlords in the greater Bunyoro area.

Traffic Suspended As Floods Cut Off Nakalama-Tirinyi-Mbale Road

[Monitor] Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has suspended traffic on Nakalama-Tirinyi-Mbale highway after a section of the road was cut off by floods.

Tanzania to Spend Over U.S.$430,000 to Upgrade Road With Oil Pipeline From Uganda

[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has allocated Sh1 billion to upgrade Handeni - Singida road through Chemba to the tarmac level.

Govt to Give Drugs Only to Patients With National IDs

[Monitor] Kampala -The government is in advanced stages of preparations to enforce a proposal for only National Identity Cards (IDs) holders to enjoy healthcare services at public health facilities, this newspaper can reveal.

Kenyan Court to Hear Uganda Minerals Case

[East African] A dispute over the ownership and exportation of minerals from Uganda valued at Ksh21.6 million ($216,000) will continue to be heard at a magistrate's court in Mombasa, after the High Court dismissed an application that sought to quash the case.

NTV Uganda Anchor Breaks News of Her Engagement On Live TV

[Nairobi News] NTV Uganda news anchor Flavia Tumusiime has surprised her viewers with the announcement of her engagement to fellow media personality Andrew Kabuura live on TV during a morning talk show on Monday.

Kitatta Denied Bail, Pinned Over Possession of Illegal Gun

[Monitor] Kampala -The patron of Boda Boda 2010 Association, Abudallah Kitatta has today lost an application to be released on bail pending trial before the General Court Martial.

Kabale Road Collapse Cripples Businesses

[Monitor] Kabale -Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has closed Kabale-Katuna road that connects to Rwanda after a section of the road collapsed on Friday night, about three kilometers to the border.

'Africa's Time Is Now'

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Africa is not so poor it has to depend on the foreign countries. Instead the main challenge is that Africans prefer to invest in the western countries, leaving their countries without investments and untapped and unexploited resources.

Congolese Militia Demand Bullets to Release Ugandans

[Monitor] Kampala -Congolese militia that allegedly abducted six Ugandan fishermen on Lake Edward in Rukungiri District at the weekend have demanded 10 boxes of bullets in order to release their captives.

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