• African leaders warned against stretching pple to the limit

    Failure to uphold democratic principles , respect to the constitution and amicably resolve election disputes have been singled out as the main causes of the fall of great African leaders. A member of the COMESA Committee of Elders Ambassador Ashraf Rashid says many African leaders discriminate and disregard concerns from

  • Two paint companies in court over trade mark & packaging features

    Two paint manufacturing companies are before court over a trade mark and similar packaging features.Kansai Plascon Uganda Ltd has dragged Regal Paints Uganda Ltd to the Commercial Court for allegedly infringing on its registered trademarks by distributing paint with similar brands and slogans. Kansai claims he has since stopped selling and distributing Sadolin

  • Govt says it is addressing money laundering

    The Financial Intelligence Authority says it has taken all steps to address money laundering in the country and that it’s also scrutinizing declaration of wealth records of all public officials presented to the Inspectorate of Government. The deputy Executive Director at the Authority Micheal Olupoti says that the authority now

  • Kasaijja calls for equity in remuneration of public servants

    Finance Minister Matia Kasiajja calls for equity as far as remuneration of public servants is concerned. He says the current salary disparity is not acceptable. Kasaijja says next financial year the Government will be spending 4 to 5 trillion shillings to cater for salaries Addressing journalists at the media centre this

  • Environmentalists call allocation of more funds to climate change

    Activists on climate change issues want government bodies to prioritize gender equity when allocating resources towards the climate change program. Led by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, they believe that Uganda being the basket for food security in region it needs collective effort to ensure that production is increased

  • Mbale still to in electricity theft, despite reduction

    Electricity distributor, UMEME says about 100 people died in the last one year from accidents related to illegal power connections. Umeme General Manager, Celestino Babungi says most of these occur in the Mbale region which is also the biggest single source of illegal connections, accounting for 10 percent. Power losses,