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17 Million Have No National IDs - Government

[Monitor] At least 16.8 million Ugandans aged 16 and above registered with the National Identification and Registration Authority (Nira) but have not accessed their National Identity Cards, the government has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Army Seeks Extra Shs400 Billion for Classified Expenditure

[Monitor] The Ministry of Finance has written to Parliament to approve additional Shs400b worth of supplementary request for the classified expenditure under the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Tourists Demand Nature-Friendly Facilities

[Monitor] In Buhoma, it is that time of the year when lodges are doing repairs on their roofs. Bicycles and boda boda (motorcycle) riders, women and youths, are a common sight as they transport heaps of banana fibre. Buhoma is a village in Bwindi, western Uganda where many lodge owners use banana fibre in roofing. They use iron sheets on the exterior and fibres beneath, which are known to be effective coolants. (AllAfrica)

Tumukunde Will Face Full NRM Machinery - Mukula

[Monitor] The National Resistance Movement (NRM) vice chairperson for eastern Uganda, Capt Mike Mukula, has criticised the former Security minister, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, for deciding to contest for presidency and warned him that he should be prepared to face the full might of the ruling party. (AllAfrica)

Experts Urge Govt to Invest in Condominiums

[Observer] Real estate experts have implored Least Developed Countries (LDCs) like Uganda to build up a strong condominium housing sector that will create affordable housing and bridge the deficit in the country. (AllAfrica)

Museveni Passes Out 110 UPDF Commandos

[Monitor] President Museveni, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), has passed out 110 UPDF commandos, who completed a 16- month specialised training. (AllAfrica)

Museveni Asks Communities, Partners to Conserve Wildlife

[Monitor] President Museveni has asked Ugandans and conservation partners to continue supporting government efforts to conserve wildlife heritage for sustainable development of the country. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania Agrees to Open Up Its Market for Ugandan Sugar

[Monitor] Tanzania has partly allowed to open up its borders to Ugandan sugar exports following more than a year of being locked out. (AllAfrica)

24 Aspirants Eye 2021 Race to Unseat President Museveni

[Monitor] At least 24 presidential aspirants have declared intention to run for president in 2021 polls and have notified the Electoral Commission (EC) of their plans to start consultations. (AllAfrica)

Government Sends Shs2 Billion to Students Trapped in China

[Monitor] Government has finally sent money meant for upkeep to Ugandan students trapped in Wuhan, China, the epicentre of Coronavirus outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Did Ugandan Musician Stage-Manage Xenophobic Attack in South Africa?

[Nairobi News] Ugandan musician Pius Mayanja, better known by the stage name Pallaso, is battling claims that he stage-managed an armed attack on himself during a recent visit to South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Mckinstry Convinced UK Based Trio Will Add Spark

[Monitor] The glaring absence of midfielder Farouk Miya, Uganda Cranes' go-to star in the last four years mattered less the moment coach Johnathan McKinstry announced three names - Karl Anthony Uchechukwu Mubiru, Jayden Onen and Elvis Okello Bwomono. (AllAfrica)

Police to Drop 'Sir' Tag for Female Officers

[Monitor] The police leadership has resolved to amend the standing orders and drop the 'Sir' tag for female officers. (AllAfrica)

Gen Muhoozi Welcomes Idea of Talking to Bobi Wine

[Monitor] Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the presidential advisor on special operations has said that "a lot" of his supporters have requested him to talk to the leader of People Power political movement, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine. (AllAfrica)

Ugandans in UK Meet Prince Charles Over Business Promotion

[Monitor] Prince Charles of Wales has commended Ugandans in the United Kingdom (UK) for their efforts to promote business between Uganda and the UK. (AllAfrica)

Pastor Sues Cabinet Minister Over Pornography Committee Sacking

[Monitor] Pastor Martin Ssempa of Makerere Community Church has sued the State minister for Ethics and Integrity, Fr Simon Peter Lokodo, for firing him from the Pornography Control Committee without first hearing him out. (AllAfrica)

Court Remands Journalist Over Bobi Wine Documentary

[Monitor] Court in Kampala on Wednesday charged a journalist with illegal assembly in connection with capturing a documentary of a song being composed by presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, before remanding him to Luzira prison. (AllAfrica)

Father Accused of Killing 7-Year-Old Daughter For Failure to Do Homework

[Monitor] Police in Kawempe, a city suburb have arrested a bricklayer on accusations of killing his seven-year-old daughter over failure to do homework. (AllAfrica)

Stop Fighting, Nyanzi Tells Besigye, Bobi Supporters

[Observer] Dr Stella Nyanzi has declined to make a painful choice: whether to support opposition FDC founding President Kizza Besigye or Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, leader of the fastest-growing pressure group, People Power. (AllAfrica)

Journalist Moses Bwayo Charged With Illegal Assembly, Held in Prison

[CPJ] Nairobi -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Uganda to drop all charges and to immediately release freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker Moses Bwayo, to return his equipment undamaged, and to allow him to continue his work without intimidation. (AllAfrica)

First Son Reignites 'Muhoozi Project' Talk, Calls It a Blessing

[Observer] The 'First son' Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba also senior presidential advisor for special operations has reignited the 'Muhoozi Project' talk, calling it a 'blessing.' (AllAfrica)

UNRA Diverts Traffic at Clock Tower to Start Flyover Works

[Monitor] Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) has diverted traffic at Clock Tower to pave way for the construction of the flyover in the city. (AllAfrica)

NRM, Besigye React to Tumukunde 2021 Bid

[Monitor] Police authorities have put former Security Minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde on notice that the decision to allow or block his planned consultations for his presidential bid will hinge on the response of Electoral Commission (EC). (AllAfrica)

Kamya Explains Why She Joined NRM Party

[Monitor] Lands minister Beti Olive Kamya has said she joined the ruling National Resistance movement (NRM) because the Opposition has no future for the country. (AllAfrica)

Govt Ready to Take Over Driving Permits Production - Works

[Monitor] The Works Ministry has said it has built enough capacity to take over the production of driving permits. The Ministry is expected to take over the task from Face technology in May. (AllAfrica)

Under Assessment Hurting Mining Tax Revenue - Report

[Monitor] Under assessment of payment of royalties in the mining sub-sector has led to loss of income, according to findings in the Auditor General Report. (AllAfrica)

Lango Leaders Decry Rampant Theft, Sale of Hospital Drugs

[Monitor] Local leaders and anti-corruption crusaders have raised the red flag over the theft of anti-malarial drugs in Lango sub-region. (AllAfrica)

Illegal Connections Encouraged By Bribery, Says Report

[Monitor] More than half of people living in Kiyindi, Kiyaaye and Kiwuunya zones in Nakulabye, Kampala have said getting connected to electricity by Umeme is very challenging. (AllAfrica)

Don't Lose Hope On Fish Pond Project, Says Government

[Monitor] The government has assured European Union (EU) on the success of land-based pond aquaculture park project in Apac District, dismissing reports that the project faces challenges. (AllAfrica)

Coronavirus Precaution As Kabaka Birthday Run Returns

[Monitor] This year's Airtel-sponsored Kabaka Birthday Run will continue as planned, officials say. (AllAfrica)

Citizens Have 12 Days to Register for 2021 Polls

[Monitor] Ugandans have until December 11 to update their particulars on the National Voters' Register with the Electoral Commission ahead of the 2021 General Election, the Electoral Commission (EC) announced yesterday. (AllAfrica)