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Former Ministers, Ex-MPs Plead Poverty, Seek Govt Jobs

[Monitor] Parliament -Poverty-stricken former ministers and Members of Parliament have requested the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to use her "influence" and convince President Yoweri Museveni to heal their financial infirmities. (AllAfrica)

Museveni Arrives in Mozambique for 3-Day State Visit

[Monitor] Maputo -President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, for a three-day state visit on the invitation of his counterpart, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi. (AllAfrica)

40 Women Rescued in Thailand

[Observer] Over 40 Ugandan women have been rescued from a human trafficking racket in a Wednesday sweep in Thailand by Thai authorities. (AllAfrica)

How Kampala Livestock Thieves Operate

[Monitor] Kampala -A wave of livestock and poultry theft has swept Kampala Metropolitan area that comprises Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono and Mpigi districts. (AllAfrica)

Govt Denies Tax On Bibles, Qu'rans, Prayer and Hymn Books

[This is Africa] The Uganda Revenue Authority recently proposed taxing Bibles, Qu'rans, prayer and hymn books imported into the country. The revenue authority has since backtracked on the proposal following a public outrage. The government also affirmed that it has not levied new tax on religious books. (AllAfrica)

UTL Has Up to Next Week to Find Investor

[Monitor] Kampala -Unless otherwise, Uganda Telecom Limited (Utl) must by next week have found a new investor, Daily Monitor has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Bigirimana Blames Mafias Over Rejection to Join Umeme Board

[Monitor] Kampala -Umeme shareholders have rejected the nomination of Mr Pius Bigirimana as a non-executive board member. (AllAfrica)

Auditor General Accuses KCCA of Fraud in Roadworks

[Monitor] Kampala -Although Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is striving to revamp the city road network, a new Auditor General's report has unearthed anomalies that cited financial loss. (AllAfrica)

Mukono Residents Demand Pay Over Mukono-Katosi Road Land

[Monitor] Mukono -Residents of Mukono on whose land the Mukono-Katosi-Nyenga Road was constructed, are demanding speedy compensation from government. (AllAfrica)

KCCA Makes Law to Regulate City Taxis

[Monitor] Kampala -The city authority is in the final stages of enacting a law to streamline taxi operations in Kampala. (AllAfrica)

Land Fights Threaten Nakiwogo Pier Plan

[Monitor] Entebbe -A disagreement over land between two businessmen is likely to frustrate efforts to redevelop Nakiwogo pier, the main gateway to Kalangala District from Entebbe, Daily Monitor has established. (AllAfrica)

Police Officers Survive Lynching After Foiled Armed Robbery

[Monitor] Kampala -Three police officers have survived being lynched after they were arrested by civilians in a foiled armed robbery on a Bidco Truck. This happend at Naluvule on Bombo Road in Luweero District. (AllAfrica)

ITC Boosts Tech Companies

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The International Trade Centre, a joint cooperation agency of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and World Trade Organisation charged with the responsibility of development trade, has unveiled a new project aimed at increasing competitiveness of Uganda's technology companies. (AllAfrica)

Recall of Envoy Over Girls Abuse Report Is Ridiculous

[Monitor] The story, 'Envoy in trouble over report on abuse of girls" in the New Vision of Tuesday, May 15, awakened my nerves to the challenges that our government needs to address so as to streamline the externalisation of labour and to guarantee safety and protection of rights of citizens working abroad. (AllAfrica)

Minister Kasaija Quizzed Over Asians' Property

[Monitor] Kampala -Finance minister Matia Kasaija was yesterday quizzed before the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters in connection with the allocation of properties belonging to departed Asians and management of the Uganda Land Fund. (AllAfrica)

Man Sues Watoto Church Over Tight Wedding Rules

[Monitor] Kampala -Watoto Church, one of the leading born-again churches in the country, has been taken to the Constitutional Court on accusations of imposing prohibitive conditions on wedding couples before endorsing their union. (AllAfrica)

Academics, Students Hail Prof Byarugaba

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni yesterday joined the chorus of tributes to Makerere University political science and leadership professor Nice Foster Byarugaba. (AllAfrica)

Betlion Join Cranes

[Monitor] Kampala -The senior national football team Cranes returns to competitive action in September with a 2019 Afcon qualifying home fixture against Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

UN, World Vision Lead Talks for Release of Abducted Ugandan Official

[Monitor] Gulu -The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and World Vision have taken the lead in the negotiations for the safe release of abducted Acholi Cultural Institution premier Ambrose Olaa. (AllAfrica)

World Bank Tells Country to Expand Its Tax Base

[Monitor] Kampala -The World Bank has advised government to expand its tax base in order to sustain economic growth and development. (AllAfrica)

Don't Be Cowards, Opposition's Besigye Tells MPs

[Monitor] Kampala -Founding president of the Forum for Democratic Change party Dr Kizza Besigye has warned Members of Parliament against a creeping "culture of fear", saying it has frustrated efforts to wrest power from President Museveni. (AllAfrica)

Row Deepens As UAE Demands Apology

[Observer] A diplomatic row is simmering between Uganda and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Arab country has reportedly demanded an apology from Kampala for criticisms leveled against it by MPs recently. (AllAfrica)

Uganda Airlines Planes Due in November

[East African] Uganda is now looking at a November-December launch window for its revamped national carrier as it concludes funding negotiations for the first four aircraft. (AllAfrica)

UWA Conducts Census to Improve Gorilla Tracking

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has started a mountain gorilla census as it seeks to improve conservation of one of Uganda's largest foreign exchange earners and most endangered species. (AllAfrica)

Expand Tax Base, but Not At Growth Expense

[Monitor] During Tuesday's launch of the report on the State of Uganda's economy, the World Bank's Country Representative, Ms Christina Malmberg Calvo, urged government to expand the tax base in order to sustain economic growth and development. (AllAfrica)

Government to Suspend Fuel Companies Dealing With Unlicensed Retailers

[Monitor] Kampala -Ministry of Energy has warned oil marketing companies to stop selling fuel to unlicensed dealers or risk penalties. (AllAfrica)

Government to Scrap Tax On Bibles, Korans in July

[Monitor] Kampala -The government will continue collecting taxes on Bibles, Korans and other liturgical books until an ongoing amendment of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Act to exempt the items is concluded, officials said yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Govt Buys Six Jets to Revive Airline

[Monitor] Kampala -Works and Transport minister Monica Azuba-Ntege has said government has made an initial cash deposit of approximately $1.2m (Shs4.43b) for the purchase of six passenger aircraft for Uganda Airlines which is scheduled to hit the skies again later in November. (AllAfrica)

Retention of UN Base Won't Save Troubled Economy

[Observer] The effort put in by Uganda to stop the UN from relocating her Entebbe service center to Nairobi could make you think the country's future depended entirely on it. (AllAfrica)

Former PM's Niece to Marry South African President's Son

[Monitor] Ms Bridget Birungi Rwakairu, a niece to former prime minister and presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi is set to walk down the aisle with Andile Ramophosa, a son to Cyril Ramaphosa - the president of South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Govt for Testing Ugandans With HIV Positive Relatives

[Observer] The government has revived its HIV testing guidelines of 2016 and started encouraging all family members with HIV positive patients to be screened. (AllAfrica)