Service delivery: Critical Ministries to watch in 2018

By Ambrose Gahene As Uganda looks forward to attaining middle income status come 2020, many scholars, think tank groups and independent minded Ugandans are pondering over a wide range of issues. Some analysts have reasoned that the 2018/19 budget should give priority to service delivery ministries, to realize speedy socio-economic transformation. Others say; budgets have always been adequately allocated to critical service delivery ministries, but face the challenge of implementing Government programs due to laxity on the part of concerned civil servants or leadership at local level. ABCafrica entrepreneurship takes…

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Henley Business Park to create jobs for youths

By ABCafrica reporter Speaking at the commissioning of Henley Business Park last Thursday, State minister of finance for Investment and Privatization, Ms Evelyne Anite said with the private sector on board, Uganda can now achieve her industrialization strategy as it moves to attaining the middle income status by 2020. “We have a plan, as a directive from the president to put up 22 industrial parks and we want to have five of them in a year. At the same time we have other priorities so we are constrained financially,” she…

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UCC Intensifies Fight on Fake Phones

By ABCafrica At last there is hope that we may be able to get rid of those pseudo-multipurpose noisy fake phones that several Ugandans move around with.  This comes after Ibrahim K. Bbossa, the manager Consumer Affairs at UCC in an interview with media last week; said that before this year ends, the Uganda Communications Centralized Identity Equipment Regulation that looks to block all fake, unauthentic phones will be approved by parliament and all fake phones on the market and those already in use will all be blocked. “Like it…

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UCE 2017 Exams Results Out!

The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has withheld results for 4,525 candidates who sat Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations last year. “UNEB is withholding results of 4,525 candidates (1.4% of candidates who sat) from 112 centres suspected to have involved themselves in various forms of examination malpractice” said UNEB chairperson Prof. Mary Okwakol while releasing the results in Kampala today. According to Ms Okwakol, 81 people suspected to have been involved in examinations malpractice were arrested by police. She said 49 suspects appeared in court and are currently on…

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