Author: Entebbe News

Study shows cash grants help people live longer and have better memory function ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Nearly half of South Africa’s 60 million people receive social grants, ranging from child support to pensions. The grants are designed to provide financial assistance to people living in poverty. The largest components of the South African social grant system were introduced, or expanded to include the full population, in the 1990s. Since then, the system has evolved into one of the most comprehensive in the global south. In addition to their direct financial benefits, the grants have been found to have a wide…

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Mundeyi Kampala, Uganda | ENTEBBENEWS.NET |  The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has denied knowledge of a man whose picture is making rounds on social as its staff abandoned at Iganga hospital. The picture of Wilson Okello has been circulating on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and WhatsApp since Friday with messages claiming that he a staff of the ministry of internal affairs abandoned at hospital after being knocked at Nakalama. When people started tagging in key officials in the ministry, a team led by Simon Peter Mundeyi, was on Sunday dispatched to Iganga hospital to identify Wilson Okello and offer…

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Moon Avenue Management officially terminated the managerial contract with singer Biswanka Derick on February 26, 2024. VJ Moon, the CEO of Moon Avenue Management, stated that the decision was made due to Biswanka’s consistent breaches and lack of respect towards the management. It was revealed that the singer had been disrespecting the management and fans whom they serve and hold with the highest regard. VJ Moon emphasized that the management values professionalism and respect above all else and that they could no longer tolerate the singer’s disrespectful attitude. The management made it clear that individuals who choose to engage with…

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Rev Raphael Wokorach, Bishop of Nebbi, and members of the organizing committee for the 2024 Uganda Martyrs’ Day celebrations. PHOTO URN Nebbi, Uganda | ENTEBBENEWS.NET | With just three months to the annual Martyrs’ Day celebrations, Nebbi, the leading diocese on the Catholic side, has made a substantial reduction of nearly Shillings 2 billion from its initial budget. Catherine Akumu Mavenjina, the chairperson of the organizing committee, explains that when Nebbi was selected to animate and lead the 2024 Martyrs’ Day by the Uganda Episcopal Conference, a committee formulated a budget of Shillings 3.8 billion for a vibrant event. However, Akumu,…

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It seems that media personality Zahara Totto’s ex-boyfriend Yiga Joel MP Rubaga South’s reputation in the entertainment industry is now tarnished, with multiple artists accusing him of fraudulent behaviour. Yesterday, up-and-coming rapper Felista Di Superstar publicly voiced her disappointment with Yiga Joel, who was responsible for organizing her “Felista Fest” concert, accusing him of disappearing with approximately Ugx 50M of her money. Reports indicate that Yiga Joel MP Rubaga South received the funds from the concert sponsor, only to invest the money in his personal projects, resulting in the cancellation of the concert. In addition to Felistar’s claims, singer Grace…

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Shakib Cham has denied the rumours circulating about his alliance with Zari Hassan’s adversaries, Ritah Kaggwa and Mange Kimambi. Contrary to the speculations, Shakib clarified in an audio recording that he was approached by an unknown individual who was willing to pay $1,000 for his participation in the interview. He emphasized that he is not acquainted with all of Zari’s enemies and his sole intention was to present his side of the story, similar to Zari’s response to the video featuring Diamond Platnumz. Shakib emphasized that he granted the interview to a journalist without knowledge of her affiliation with Zari’s…

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CPA Derick Nkajja The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) is set to hold the 14th Graduation ceremony on March 7, 2024, in Kampala. There are 250 graduands: 231 for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) course, 4 for the Certified Tax Advisor (CTA), and 15 for the Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD). The graduands completed their studies in 2023. There were three examination diets in the year 2023, May, August, and November and these were the first examinations held under the revised syllabuses, launched in January 2023. The CPA graduands are also the pioneer candidates for the computer-based examinations…

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On July 14, 2023, Fangone Forest singer Alien Skin premiered his song “Sorry” on the popular video streaming platform YouTube. The song quickly caught the attention of fans and music enthusiasts alike, garnering an impressive 300K views since. However, around six months ago, fans were left puzzled and curious when the song was unexpectedly muted, leaving them unable to enjoy the song. Speculations and rumours began to circulate, with fans wondering why such a promising song had suddenly been muted. Some suggested that it may have been due to a technical glitch or an issue with the platform itself. Others…

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Isaac Ssemakadde City Lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde has failed to appear at Kampala Central Police Station as summoned by police. He instead sent his lawyers from GEM Advocates to inform the officers to attend court next month in the case where he was accused of offensive communication. On February 23rd, 2024, the CID Commander for Kampala Metropolitan Police, Detective Assistant Commissioner of Police-ACP Bob Kagarura wrote to Ssemakadde inviting him to Police for case conferencing and fact-finding meeting in a criminal Libel case vide CID Headquarters General Inquiries File 312/2023. Kagarura explained that they are mandated under Section 27 of the Police…

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This development is anticipated to lead to a decline in cement prices, which have risen from Shs 28,000 in 2018 to currently exceed Shs 33,000, varying by manufacturer and application Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda has granted a 21-year Large-Scale Mining License LML0344 to Sunbird Resources Limited to mine 8000 tonnes per day of vital limestone at Rupa Sub-County, Moroto District, Karamoja Sub-region. This is the second large-scale mining license to be issued by the Ministry under the newly enacted Mining and Minerals Act 2022. The first license was given to Rwenzori Rare Metals Limited, a 21-year mining license…

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