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Friday, December 23rd, 2016

 

Hundred Stranded as Transport fares more than Double

Hundreds of upcountry bound passengers stranded at various Kampala bus parks amid hiked fares. This is Qualicel Bus Terminal During the festive season, people who work and reside in Kampala travel to their ancestral homes to celebrate Christmas with their relatives and as a consequence, most bus operators use this opportunity to hike prices. When Business guide visited Kisenyi and Qualicel bus terminals where most buses travelling to the countryside park, it found out that transport charges for people travelling from Kampala to Kabale has increased from the usual Shs25,000Read More


Actis Exits Umeme, NSSF Buys More Shares

Actis, a leading growth markets investor, today announced a full exit of its remaining 14.3% stake in Uganda’s principal electricity distribution and supply business, Umeme Ltd, via the Ugandan and Kenyan capital markets. Actis originally invested in Umeme when it was privatised in 2005 and has now fully exited its stake following a planned phasing of the process. In November 2012, UHL sold 39.9% of its stake in Umeme through an IPO on the USE. The shares offered through the listing were allocated to East African and international institutional investors,Read More


Armed Gang Raids a Police station in Mombasa, Leaving Three dead

Attackers armed with bows, arrows and machetes raided a coastal Kenyan police post early on Friday, leaving three officers wounded and one attacker dead, a government official said. Around 10 suspects attacked Kombani police post in Kwale county, 20 km (12 miles) south of the port city of Mombasa, at around 3 a.m., Kwale county commissioner Kutswa Olaka said. Police shot back at the attackers, he said. The identity of the gang is unclear. Kombani is a stronghold of the banned Mombasa Republican Council (MRC), which seeks independence for Kenya’sRead More


Government constitutes a Commission of Inquiry into the effectiveness of the land law

President Yoweri Museveni has constituted a 7 member commission to investigate land illegality in the country. Addressing journalists at media center the lands, housing and urban development minister Betty Amongi said the commission is to be chaired by lady justice Catherine Bamugemereire who chaired the UNRA probe. The minister says the president’s decision was prompted by rampant land evictions and several complaints from the public over land including land grabbing, delayed transactions and unfair treatment of genuine land owners. “There have been rampant land evictions and several complaints received fromRead More


Instances when oral contraceptive pills are not recommended: Find out here what doctors say

Contraceptive pills are commonly used by women for birth control due easiness of administration, their effectiveness among others. A single pill may contain either oestrogen, progesterone or both hormones (combined oral contraceptive) which are also found in the body. They inhibit ovulation and create an environment not suitable for implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus (uterus). However not every sexually active woman of reproductive age is advised to use this method because of risk of serious side effects or worsening of medical conditions which they suffer from. HereRead More