May 25, 2017

By Joseph Kafumbe
City tycoon Ham Kiggundu of Ham Enterprises is implementing a contract he won to to re-develop Nakivubo stadium to required international Standards.

According to the plan presented to president Museveni by Ham in 2015, the stadium will contain various sports equipments for all games, shops and a spacious parking which can facilitate almost 1000 cars.

For the past years, Nakivubo stadium has been in a sorry state as well as much indebted by Uganda Revenue Authority over failure to pay taxes year after year.


October 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2015 – One third of the world’s 1.8 billion young people are currently neither in employment, education or training. Of the one billion more youth that will enter the job market in the next decade, only 40 percent are expected to be able to get jobs that currently exist. The global economy will need to create 600 million jobs over the next 10 years – five million jobs each month – simply to keep pace with projected youth employment rates. Reversing the youth employment crisis is a pressing global priority and the socio-economic cost of inaction is high, says a new report.

This inaugural report, entitled Toward Solutions for Youth Employment: A 2015 Baseline Report, is being released today by Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) – a multistakeholder global coalition established to improve youth access to work opportunities. This coalition is a partnership started by the World Bank Group, Plan International, the International Youth Foundation (IYF), Youth Business International (YBI), RAND, Accenture, and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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October 20, 2015

Kampala, October 17, 2015-Poverty, teenage pregnancy and lack of mentorship programmes have been singled out as the leading causes of the high rate of girls dropping out of school.
According to Mr Yusuf Nsubuga, the director basic secondary education, some parents shamelessly pull their daughters out of school for early marriages so as to earn from bride price.
“The main concern of the Ministry of Education and Sports is the high girl-child school drop-out rate,” Mr Nsubuga said. “I advise young girls to avoid early sexual relationships and the community to make noise when any girl child is pulled out of school,” the official said.
Mr Nsubuga was at the weekend speaking as chief guest at the International Day of the Girl Child celebrations at the Education ministry in Kampala. He advised young people to abstain from premarital sex and work towards achieving their professional dreams.
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September 21, 2015

Two Ugandan Journalists have been selected as finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Competition. Benedicta Asiimwe, freelance for Daily Monitor and Petride Mudoola, a freelance for Sunday Vision are among the 31 finalists from 15 countries.
Announced by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel on Tuesday, the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 competition is open to African professional journalists working in Africa and have produced a story which has been made available as a printed publication or broadcast through an electronic medium and whose primary audience are based in Africa.
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September 20, 2015

The Ministry of Energy has launched a Clean Start programme that focuses on offering financing solutions for low income earners that want to pay for high-quality, affordable clean energy.
The programme, launched in partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund, targets more than 40,000 beneficiaries who are expected to make a shift to clean energy by 2017.
The project is estimated to cost Shs4.7b which will be distributed among about 10 selected financial institutions.
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September 20, 2015

Malaria deaths worldwide have fallen by 60 percent since 2000, the UN said Thursday, with improved diagnostic tests and the massive distribution of mosquito nets aiding dramatic progress against the disease.

According to AFP news agency , Fifteen years ago, an estimated 262 million malaria cases killed nearly 840,000 people.

Projections for 2015 indicate that some 214 million cases are likely to cause 438,000 deaths, according to a joint report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF).

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September 20, 2015

More than one million candidates will sit their Primary Seven, O-level and A-level examinations this year.
A total of 1,037,219 candidates have registered for the October/November exams compared to last year’s 1,024,315, According to the Uganda National Examinations Board, 620,825 pupils from 7,787 examination centres have registered for Primary Leaving Examinations.

According to statistics from ministry of Education, a total of 1,946,318 pupils joined Primary One seven years ago.
This means that 1,325,493 (representing 68.1 per cent) dropped out of school before completing the seven-year cycle.

The two-day Primary Seven examinations will start on November 2, with Mathematics and Social Studies and end on November 3, with Science and English language in the afternoon.

A total of 314,286 Senior Four students will begin their exams on October 12, while Senior Six will begin with Economics and Chemistry subjects on November 9.

Uganda Advance Certificate of Education has registered 102,108 students compared to last year’s 109,897.

In a statement, the Uneb spokesperson, Mr Hamis Kaheru, advised parents and students to crosscheck with their respective examination centres to confirm whether the candidates names were captured by the examining body before the exams begin. As well, SMS can be used by typing the full index number and sending it to 6600.