Nze Salimah Ndagire 27, mbeera Nalukolongo mu Kabaawo Zooni. Nkola gwa kusiba nviiri era naakagukolera emyezi 4. Ebbanga kye tumaze n’omwami wange ngumidde ennaku yonna era ng’oluusi tusula njala naye...
Bonny Mwebesa Katatumba yasuubulanga amabidde abiri gokka n’agasogola n’atunda omubisi mu biseera eby’olweggulo ng’avudde ku ssomero ku ssente ttaano (5 cents) buli ccupa. Embidde bbiri ze yasuubulanga...
Bya HERBERT MUSOKE BANGI bajja basinda nga bwe bakekejjana. Abalala bajjira mu bugombe obukaaba nga bulinga obutegeeza bonna ababuwulira nti mutere mwesege, ono obulamu bwe buli ku kaguwa. Bwe wayita...
Ekyama kino kyabotoddwa Nnamwandu omuto Grace Katatumba n'agamba nti omugenzi abadde n'eby'obugagga bingi era ebimanyiddwa abaana be bonna, w'afiiridde nga buli mwana yamuwa ettaka n'ennyumba e Mbarara....
PULEZIDENTI wa FIFA, Gianni Infantino leero ku Lwokutaano, lw’asuubirwa okutuuka mu ggwanga ku bugenyi obw’ennaku ebbiri. Infantino, waakutuuka ku ssaawa 12 ez’akawungeezi atwalibwe mu maka g’Obwapulezidenti...
Lwakutaano mu liigi ya Uganda: Express-Vipers, Wankulukuku 10:00 URA - Proline e Lugazi, 10:30 Soana - Police e Kavumba, 10:30 Ku Lwomukaaga KCCA - Onduparaka e Lugogo , 10:30 JMC...
BYA JOSEPH ZZIWA FC 0-0 Thunders FC Thunders, eyabadde ekyalidde Future Stars, yaweereddwa peneti ng'omupiira gwakatandika oluvannyuma lwa Robert Mugwanya (Future Stars) okukwatira omupiira mu ntabwe,...
OMUKWASI wa ggoolo ya Lucky FC, Fred Yona yagaanyi okukomawo mu ggoolo oluvannyuma lw'abasambi banne okumunenya olw'ensobi ze yabadde akoze mu kitundu ekisooka. Abazannyi okuviira Yona mu mbeera baamaze...
Now we know why Ugandans politicians are ready to kill each other to be the next EALA MP. It’s all about the money.
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is the highest paid in the region and second only to Nigeria on the continent, according to the East African.
The MPs now earn $6,408 as their basic salary, up from $5,200 after the increment was approved by East African Community Heads of State.
On top of basic pay, the MPs are entitled to a sitting allowance of $400 per day and medical/travel insurance.
Considering that the average sitting days for the MPs during plenary each month is 12 days, their allowances add up to $4,800. But they normally take home about $8,500, given that when not in plenary, they do committee work. The MPs will now take home $14,908 per month, including the allowances.
Thats about UGX53, 668,800 by today’s exchange rate which puts the dollar at 3600 shillings.
Apart from the basic salaries the MPs receive from the EAC Secretariat, they are given facilitation allowances by their states of origin for activities such as sensitising citizens on EAC matters as required by the EALA regulations.
This puts an EALA MP amongst the most paid legislator in the region. Kenyan politicians were the most paid in the region and second in Africa after the Nigerian lawmakers with a basic monthly salary of $13,740 that is subject to an annual increment of 8 per cent.
Their Nigerian counterparts, the global leaders, earn a monthly salary of about $15,800, excluding allowances.
Uganda MPs earn a monthly salary of $8,715 (UGX31million), Tanzania $7,266 while Rwanda MPs earn $1,271 per month.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent out its commiserations to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan following the passing of their Honorary Consul to Uganda, Mr. Bonny Katatumba the Minister of State for Foreign.
Katatumba passed away yesterday Thursday morning at the Kampala International Hospital after undergoing an operation for colon cancer.
The 70 year old renowned tycoon succumbed to pneumonia and asthma according to his family.
Minister of State for International Cooperation Oryem Henry Okello, in his condolence message to Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs described the deceased as active in strengthening the ties between the two countries.
“During his tenure as Honorary Consul, Dr Katatumba was a very active member of the diplomatic and consular Corps in Uganda and had made an invaluable contribution to the strengthening of the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Uganda,” said Minister Oryem.
“He further played a key role in deepening understanding and cooperation between the people of our two countries. On behalf of the entire staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to his family, the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, as well as to the entire diplomatic and consular corps in Uganda. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
At Rwanda National Police (RNP) headquarters on Thursday, Rwanda police along with Uganda police bosses met and discussed on bilateral ties following a previous meeting between both forces in Mbarara.
On the agenda, cooperations on the memorandum of understandings were agreed on, including interception of criminal networks, cross boarder crimes among other factors.
Uganda’s IGP Gen Kale Kayihura in his remarks said Uganda Police is looking forward to strengthening ties with RNP in different aspects where both forces will cooperate in solving challenges faced by both sides.
He added among the problems Uganda and Rwanda police will tackle on regulating and monitoring the to and fro movement of people and goods via boarders, a problem of hackers and how to encounter cybercrimes to prevent cyber security breaches, timely exchange of information and intelligence on criminal syndicates.
Rwanda IGP Emmanuel Gasana said Uganda Police and RNP have been cooperating in different aspects by sharing information and deporting criminals and stolen goods
Speaking to ChimpReports, Uganda Police Director of Interpol Asan Kasingye said these MoU’s are very important because they will strengthen both countries security wise, and contribute to the development of both countries by controlling crimes across the 2 countries
16 criminals were deported in Rwanda since 2016 as Rwanda also retrieved stolen cars that were stolen from Uganda.
It is graduation week at Uganda’s biggest university, Makerere and 14,897 students will be receiving their Degrees and Diplomas by the end of the 4 day ceremony on Friday.
On Thursday, up to 4,159 students from the Nakawa based Makerere University Business School (MUBS) graduated and for the second time in a row, MUBS has produced the best overall student.
Sarah Nambozo, a former student of Bachelor of Science in Marketing is among the 97 students that attained First Class Degrees from MUBS this year.
She got a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.92 and during the ceremony on Thursday was recognized by Makerere University Convocation, the body that brings together all alumni.
ChimpReports caught up with an excited and rather nervous Nambozo shortly after she received an Award and Ush 1,000,000 cash prize from the Makerere Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma to establish what led her to this accomplishment.
Nambozo said her excellent performance has not come as a surprise given that her aspiration since she set foot at MUBS was to go beyond the ordinary.
“From the day I joined university, I was deternined to stand out of the crowd and I had to identify ways to do that,” she said.
She said her strategy of attaining better grades was forming a discussion group and lucky enough all of her group mates got First Class Degrees.
But while she admits that she worked hard by attending classes, doing consultations and personal revision, she also attributes her success to God.
“I talked to them and inspired then and they shared the same vision. That’s what helped me because alongside studying, I was also working.”
Nambozo had been retained as a Marketing Executive by a supplying company where she did her internship.
Regarding juggling between work and school, she said; “It is not easy especially if you are not honest to yourself and draw a schedule. I was honest with my boss so he knew that I was a student. At times when I had tests, I would seek permission.”
During the day, Nambozo was an employee and in the evening she was a student.
Nambozo thinks marketing is a course she was destined to do, not just based on her good academic grades but her hands on skills in field. “It is in my blood”.
She plans to further her business skills by pursuing a Masters Degree in Business Management.
Message to fellow girls still at university
Often times, young girls at university find a big temptation in love relationships and quest for material obsessions which can be destructive to their primary responsibility of learning.
“It is about arranging their priorities better,” Nambozo says.
“Being a student doesn’t mean that everything else comes to a standstill. It doesn’t mean if you are in school, you can’t date or go to club.”
However, to her the trick is in female students organizing their priorities better and knowing that there’s time for everything. “You can’t go to club when you have a test the next day.”