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UNEB Releases 2024 Preliminary Registration Data: 1.3 Million Candidates Registered, 6% Increase from Last Year

The Uganda National Examinations Board has released a press statement on the 2024 Preliminary Registration Status. The grace period for normal registration for the 2024 candidates has ended with a total of (1,302,650) registered for the Four sets of Examinations (4Es). These include; the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education(UCE) for both the New and Old Curriculum,...

Agricultural Research as a Trigger for Economic Transformation

By Frank Mugabi In the 2024/2025 budget speech, Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Hon. Matia Kasaija, severally underscored the critical role of agriculture in driving Uganda’s economic transformation. The Agricultural Sector continues to be the mainstay of Uganda’s economic growth; employing approximately 70% of the population, and contributed 23.8% of the national GDP in the Financial Year 2022/2023.  The budget theme, "Full Monetisation of Uganda’s Economy through Commercial Agriculture, Industrialisation, Expanding and Broadening Services, Digital Transformation and Market Access," emphasizes the need to prioritiseinvestment in the agriculture...

Youth Leaders from Opposition Parties Join NRM in Pursuit of National Development.

More than twenty active youth leaders from the National Unity Platform (NUP), Uganda Young Democrats (UYD), and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have crossed over to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). Led by Roy Rugumayo, formerly responsible for NUP's institutional affairs, they were warmly received by NRM Secretary General, Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong, at the party's headquarters...

Uganda Boasts Trade Surplus with DRC, South Sudan, and Rwanda, Despite Challenges

Uganda has a trade surplus with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amounting to $53.07 million (Ush208.9 billion), according to latest figures presented by Ugandan Ambassador Alhaji Farid Mansoor Kallisa, Head of Mission, Kinshasa.  The figures were presented at the Ring States Joint Regional Economic & Commercial Diplomacy Retreat happening at the Serena Hotel, Kigo. Kallisa said the surplus stands...

President Museveni Calls for Enhanced Competition in Production to Drive Economic Growth

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has revealed that for Uganda's economy to grow more, Ugandans need to be competitive in the products and services they produce.  “Our products and services must be cheaper and of better quality than products from other countries. In order to achieve that, we need affordable electricity which is already being worked on because for you to...

Government, Industry Players, Civil Society in Oil and Gas to Convene Second Joint CSO Conference

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and key industry players (TotalEnergies, CNOOC Uganda Ltd, Uganda National Oil Company and EACOP Ltd), and the Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas will host the Second Annual Joint CSO Conference on oil and gas. The conference is scheduled to take...

Hon. John Mulimba, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs/Regional Affairs, Meets with H.E. Maj. Gen. Paul Kisesa, High Commissioner of Tanzania to Uganda

On 12th June 2024, the Honorable John Mulimba, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs/Regional Cooperation, held a cordial meeting with His Excellency Maj. Gen. Paul Kisesa, the High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to Uganda, at the Ministry Headquarters in Kampala. The meeting served as a follow-up to the recently concluded Second Uganda-Tanzania Business Forum held in...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar Addresses UNCTAD Global Leaders’ Forum at the UN, Geneva

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar is on a two-day visit to the United Nations in Geneva, to represent H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He also joined Ministers of Foreign Affairs at the Global Leaders’ Forum. The theme for...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Odongo holds Bilateral Meeting with Dr. Ngozi Ikonjo – Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization

On the sidelines of the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of UNCTAD, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar held a bilateral meeting on June 12th with Dr Ngozi Ikonjo-Iweala Director-General of the World Trade Organization at the WTO Headquarters in Geneva. Hon. Odongo was accompanied to the meeting by the Permanent Representative of Uganda to the UN in Geneva,...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar Holds Bilateral Meeting with Mr. Daren Tang Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva

Minister of Foreign Affairs Odongo Jeje Abubakhar had a bilateral meeting with Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Mr. Daren Tang on the sidelines of the UNCTAD 60th Anniversary Commemoration at the United Nations in Geneva. The meeting took place at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva on 12 June 2024. Hon. Odongo thanked DG Tang for the meeting...