May 9, 2024

African Auditors Take Center Stage: Ensuring Fiscal Responsibility for Public Funds

The 20th Governing Board meeting of the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E) in Kampala, Uganda, underscores the evolving landscape of financial accountability in Africa. Traditionally, Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) have played a vital role in ensuring the proper use of public funds. However, the meeting highlights a significant shift – SAIs are now …

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PACEID attracts Chinese investment in cotton sector

The Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Development (PACEID) trade and export delegation visiting China over the weekend held an inspection tour of one of China’s largest integrated textile plants and asked the owners to channel part of their operation in Uganda under incentives that will allow them to supply the Africa market. The …

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Uganda takes strides in fight against HIV/AIDS

Dr. Daniel Byamukama,  the head of HIV Prevention at Uganda AIDS Commission has shed light on the nation’s ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS. With a focus on progress and challenges, his words underscored the multifaceted approach required to curb the epidemic. “Uganda has witnessed notable advancements in combating HIV/AIDS. However, our journey is far from over.” …

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URA to deploy drones on smugglers at border points

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will not leave even a rat squeeze through to evade taxes and the latest after the hullabaloo over EFRIS is the deployment of surveillance drones at porous border points to curb tax evasion and create a levelled marketplace. This comes after the URA enforcement operation intercepted a middle-aged man smuggling …

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NIRA lays Identity Card ink for mass enrollment, renewal

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) is set to hold the second mass enrollment as well as mass renewal of National Identification Cards. The registration for mass issuance of IDs to new citizens as well as the renewal exercise start on June 1 and runs up to September 30, 2025, officials said. To ensure …

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