Opposition MPS Draft Alternative Budget for FY 2022/24

By Our Reporter The Opposition in Parliament has adopted a new approach towards the national budget by developing a completely different alternative national budget. The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP) Mathias Mpuuga has made the announcement while speaking to Opposition MPs during their 3 day retreat in Entebbe. “It is our duty to…

Uganda’s Fifth Ebola Outbreak That claimed 55 Lives Comes to an End

By Brenda Namugenyi Updated at 14:40 EAT by HICGI News Agency on 11th Jan 2023 The world health Organization has declared Uganda free from the Ebola virus almost four months since the first case was reported. On 20th September 2022, Ebola, Sudan variant was declared in the districts of Mubende and Kassanda. The virus had killed one confirmed case…

Uganda, US Relations to deepen

Follow us on Social Media , just type “HICGI News Agency” The US government has revealed that plans to start new and deepen existing commercial ties with Uganda are in advanced stages. The size of the deals will crystallise during the US-Africa Leaders Summit expected to be graced by 42 Africa Heads of State later…

What it will cost to get NSSF house

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram “HICGI News Agency” The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has released new prices for its housing projects in and around Kampala.The new rates that were disclosed at the weekend are in three categories. The first category is for high income earners whose houses are in the range of…

Govt urged to address economic constraints to protect children from violence.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 2323 EAT on Monday 8th August 2022. Prof Fred Ssewamala, a child health expert from Washington University, USA has challenged the government to dedicate resources towards alleviating poverty levels around the country. Ssewamala reasoned that if the economic challenges affecting most Ugandan families were addressed, violence against children would…

Number of Kenyans entering Uganda increases by 3-fold in last 3 days.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 2254 EAT on Monday 8th August 2022. The directorate of citizenship and immigration control (DCIC) has said that the number of Ugandans and Kenyans entering Uganda is three times higher than usual in the last three days, especially at the Busia and Lwakhakha borders.  Simon Peter Mundeyi, the spokesperson…

Hunger: Karimojong elders demand for cash instead of food relief.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0856 EAT on Saturday 4th August 2022. Locals in hunger-hit Karamoja sub-region have urged the government to consider sending relief cash instead of food relief. John Bosco Akore, the secretary Kotido elders council says the most effective way to distribute relief is to give households cash so that they…

Fuel prices start to stabilize but to stay high for longer.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0844 EAT on Saturday 6th August 2022. Fuel prices in Uganda, particularly in Kampala have continued to rise, but at a slower rate over the last two months, compared to the sharp increases registered between March and early July. Ordinary motorists in Kampala had predicted that by the start…

Kisoro Tourist hotel manager found dead in toilet.

Updated at 1629 EAT on Thursday 4th August 2022. The manager of Kisoro Tourist hotel, John Musenga, has been found dead. Musenga’s body was discovered in one of the toilets of the hotel today Wednesday. The hotel belongs to king Caesar Mulenga of Mulenga kingdom who is also a Vietnam consular in Uganda. Musenga was…