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Bujagali set to open next month

TESTS have started on the over $860m Bujagali Hydropower Project that is expected to start producing electricity for the national grid next month.

According to the  project developers, the project will reduce acute power supply shortages. Bujagali Hydropower Project was expected to be completed in June but was postponed to October.The project is expected to be commissioned by April 2012.


Global Soap Project Founder, Derreck Kayongo Named CNN Heroes Top 10 Finalist!

Top 10 CNN Heroes ~ For the 5th year, CNN has asked its viewers for nominations for their everyday “heroes” – people that make a difference in the world. This year, one of our supporters, Jack Harvey, from Knoxville, TN nominated Global Soap Project founder Derreck Kayongo for the award.


Boda-bodas face ban in Kampala city

Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) is considering a proposal to ban boda- boda (motor bikes) cyclists in Kampala city.

The central business district would be a no-go area for boda-bodas if the proposal is approved. The move is aimed at decongesting the city; reduce accidents as well as restoring order in the city.


Succession: Museveni's son Muhoozi speaks

LT. COL Muhoozi Kainerugaba has broken silence hitting back at reports that his father, President Yoweri Museveni, was preparing him to take over the top leadership of this country.

Muhoozi, who is the Commander of Special Forces in the UPDF, was responding to reports by whistleblower website Wikileaks about Museveni’s succession plan for Uganda.


Floods ravage Kampala suburbs

Most Kampala city suburbs in low areas grapple with floods every after a heavy down pour as the rainy season intensifies.


Makerere university closed

Makerere University has been closed after striking lecturers’ refused to budge in their demand for a pay rise and an immediate refund of Shs16.7 billion in retirement benefits owed to them by National Insurance Corporation.


NSSF declines to fund Parliament expansion

National Social Security Fund has said it will not lend workers' savings to finance the expansion of parliamentary chambers.

Richard Byarugaba, the managing director of NSSF, said the Fund will not overstep the law should it be asked to lend workers' savings to the government.


KCCA to start evicting vendors

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has issued a new directive to street vendors and hawkers to leave the streets by Sunday or face forceful eviction.

The directive follows a meeting with representatives from the government, KCCA and several political leaders over the matter.


Bulambuli landslides death toll rises to 23

The death toll in the Bulambuli landslides triggered by torrential rains in eastern Uganda has reached 23.

Uganda Red Cross spokesperson Catherine Ntabadde told New Vision on Monday that local residents and Red Cross workers pulled 15 bodies from the rubble of Mabono village in Bulambuli district, about 270 kilometres (167 miles) northeast of Kampala.


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