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Woman, what is your worth?

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
The cake was not cut. At midnight, the man relented and took Shs1m off the amount. We left without our wife. But I really pity these lovebirds. What a way to start a marriage

Hanging out with the Sheroes

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
The dimly lit café was stirring to life on a Monday morning as the traffic flow on the sleepy Fatehabad Road outside gradually picked up pace

Mouth-watering pudding

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
This recipe has been enriched with raisins, sultanas and roasted nuts to give the dish extra flavour and crunch.

My great mother Nantongo

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
My mother who happens to be one of my greatest inspirations in this life marks a milestone birthday. It is not a good thing to shout your mother’s age on the rooftop, so I will not walk in that direction

Playing in the men’s league

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
The friendly football match between UPDF, Gulu barracks and Christ the Center Church, Gulu could have passed for an ordinary football game except for one thing; three of the players are teenage girls. Intrigued by their skills, one cannot help but wonder why they opted to be part of the men’s clubs instead of joining female clubs as is the norm.

Bed throws

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
A blanket along will simply not do when it comes to beautifying your bed, this is where a bed throw comes in handy

Death following wrong blood transfusion - hospital’s role

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
The mother had delivered all her previous three children in the hospital

Let’s borrow a leaf from Kenya on sanitary pads

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
Kenya, like Uganda a year ago, is in the election season and is expected to go to the polls on August 8 to elect a new president

Apaa: Evidence that demands a verdict – Part II

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
The militarist approach in Apaa did not resolve matters. Tensions continued and they continue today. In this situation leaders cannot keep silent

The evil of shirking responsibility

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
Other Ugandans who know those who do evil and have responsibility to act in the national interest but do nothing are equally guilty

Reasons why Uganda’s good refugee policy could change

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
The shooting sides don’t play by any known rules of military engagement. They kill, they rape, they maim, they abduct, they torch homes and gardens, they pillage

Sam Kutesa apologises to China: Shame on Uganda!

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
Sabalwanyi alleged that he was informed by senior officers of the Uganda Tourism Board that two Chinese diplomats connived with Uganda Wildlife Authority officials to engage in illicit ivory trade

Can sugar be cheaper than wasteful governance allows?

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
Even in a country where shame was abolished, government officials do not broadcast that they have so many ghosts on the payroll

Kenya hold Uganda to win Elgon Cup

The Monitor - 17 hours 44 min ago
Kenya needed a late penalty try to secure a tenth Elgon Cup after Uganda had thrown them into panic for most of the game after a shaky start

Former Tourism Minister Mutagamba Passes On

Chimpreports - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 21:08

Former Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Minister, Maria Mutagamba has passed on.

Mrs Mutagamba, aged 64, died this Saturday afternoon at Case Hospital in Kampala.

The sad news was delivered by Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine who said she was saddened by the passing of the former minister.

I am saddened by the passing on of Hon Maria Mutagamba .May Her Soul rest in eternal peace

— Dr. Diana Atwine (@Atwine_Diana) June 24, 2017

Minster Mutagamba has been battling Gallstone, a condition that affects the digestive system.

She was transferred to Case Hospital in Kampala weeks ago, having been transferred from Rubaga Hospital as her condition deteriorated.

Mutagamba served in as the Tourism Minister from 2012 to 2016.

Previously she has been Minister of Water and Environment and also served as MP Rakai district from 2001 until 2016

 

Former tourism minister Maria Mutagamba is dead

The Monitor - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:35
The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine announced Mutagamba’s death on her twitter wall

Dr Bwanika Calls for Referendum on Presidential Age Limit

Chimpreports - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:12

Former Presidential Candidate and head of the People’s Development Party (PDP) Dr Abed Bwanika is calling for a referendum for Ugandans to determine whether or not the country’s constitution should be amended to remove limitations on the age qualifications of the President.

The call will likely embolden the already mounting debate on Article 102 of the National Constitution which caps the presidential age limit at 75 years.

Rumours have suggested lately that the ruling NRM party are internally working on a plan to amend the constitution to get rid of the limiting clause.

Dr Bwanika, through his own campaign dubbed Referenda 2017, has come up with a proposal for Ugandans to hold a referendum on this matter.

He, as a Ugandan citizen is permitted by the constitution’s Article 255 to call for a national referendum on any issue of national importance.

As such, he has written to the Chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama presenting his request as chairman of the Referenda 2017.

In the letter copied to the Prime Minister, Parliament, party leaders and the Attorney General, Mr Bwanika also asks for a meeting with the EC officials “to agree on the way forward.”

The referendum that Bwanika and his campaign want should also address the issue of   restoration of the Presidential Term Limits, which were removed from the constitution through a parliamentary vote in 2005.

Our efforts to reach the three-time presidential candidate to expound on his request were fruitless as his phones were switched off.

Uganda last had a referendum in July 2005, when nationals voted to return multiparty politics.

 Political parties had been banned from competing in elections for nearly 20 years in order to curb sectarian tensions

The referendum was unpopular as only 47% voters turned up. Unofficial reports claimed the percentage was less than 30%. Nonetheless, over 90% voted for the return of multi-partism.

Government spent over USD 12million (then about Shs. 2.2billion) on the exercise.

A date against history: Can the Bombers strike first gold since 2004?

The Monitor - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:51
It is no mean achievement swapping jabs and hooks with the cream of the world

Uganda registers victory in African netball championships

The Monitor - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:44
The opening match that attracted a mammoth crowd was graced by Vice President Edward Ssekandi, who assured the netball fraternity of government support in whatever they do

MTN Commits Shs1b for Child Refugee Immunisation

Chimpreports - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:56

Telecom Company MTN Uganda has committed Shs1bn to enhance funds for purchasing vaccines for immunisation of refugees.

The commitment was announced by Wim Vanhelleputte, the executive officer of MTN Uganda who was representing MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter, at the Uganda Solidarity Summit for refugees held at Speke Resort in Munyonyo.

“We are targeting children in the refugee camps; it’s a project for immunisation of children in the camps,” said Vanhelleputte.

Asked when the funds will be delivered, he explained: “We are working with the office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR plus other agencies, and it’s through working together that we shall distribute that money.”

The CEO also stated that MTN has always supported refugees, mentioning the preferential rates given to organisations sending funds to refugees on Mobile Money.

“We are working with NGOs to use Mobile Money to do disbursements. They are getting a preferential rate, which is half of what we charge from others.”

Hosted by UN Secretary General António Guterres and President Museveni, the conference sought to raise US$2bn towards mitigating humanitarian and development challenges arising out of the increasing refugee influx into Uganda for a year.

By the end of the summit on Friday afternoon, USD 358.3 million, an equivalent of Ush 1.2trillion had been pledged which represents 17.6% of the required amount.

Among the countries that committed to offering huge financial support were; the United Kingdom (USD 50m), United Arab Emirates (USD 50m),  Germany (USD 55.5m) and European Commission (USD 85m)

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