IMF Executive Board Approves a US$491.5 Million Disbursement to Uganda to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$491.5 Million Disbursement to Uganda to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved today a disbursement of SDR361 million (about US$491.5 million or 100 percent of quota) for Uganda under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). It will help finance the health, social protection and macroeconomic stabilization measures, meet the urgent balance-of-payments and fiscal needs arising from the COVID-19 outbreak […]

Makerere University Research & Innovations Fund: Call for Applications Response to COVID-19:

Makerere University Research & Innovations Fund: Call for Applications Response to COVID-19:

Uganda is taking the precautionary approach while responding to the novel COVID-19 pandemic. This means extensive social distancing, locking of public spaces and public transport and allowing only essential services to continue. These measures are likely to have unprecedented impact on the livelihood of Ugandans. There is an urgent need for a domestic understanding of […]

COVID19 Lock-down: Key Policy Directives from President Museveni’s 13th Address on Coronavirus in Uganda

COVID19 Lock-down: Key Policy Directives from President Museveni’s 13th Address on Coronavirus in Uganda

As of 4th May 2014, Uganda had registered 89 people who had tested positive with Coronavirus. Fifty five (55) had recovered and discharged from hospital. Below we bring you the Key policy directives from the presidential address on Covid-19 update made on 4th May 2014 by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. 1. Food markets will stay […]

Uganda’s Best Local Artistes to Grace the Swangz Avenue Concert “Uganda, Strong & United”

Uganda’s Best Local Artistes to Grace the Swangz Avenue Concert “Uganda, Strong & United”

Swangz Avenue presents “Uganda, Strong & United online concert”, the concert will be broadcasted live on the Swangz Avenue Facebook page and YouTube channel this Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 6pm. The event will feature  Uganda’s best local artistes such as; Azawi, Ykee Benda, Dre Cali, Sheebah, Vinka, Fik Famaika, Karol Kasiita, Benon and Vamposs, […]

COVID 19:Government to recruit Makerere University medical students

COVID 19:Government  to recruit Makerere University medical students

“Management agreed to the request from the Ministry of Health to retain all Clinical postgraduate students at Mulago Hospital and affiliated hospitals of Kiruddu, Kawempe, Butabika, and Naguru. A section of academic staff in priority fields also remained and others are on standby.” This was tweeted on25th/04/2020 on University’s official twitter handle. Management agreed to […]

45 people recover from corona virus in Uganda

Uganda continues to celebrate as more patients are recovering from Covid 19.  Today, the country released 7 more patients raising the number of recoveries to 45. The patients discharged were from Mulago and Entebbe hospital. These didn’t  want to show their faces as they are scared of people discriminating them as they get back to […]

NSSF cancels June- August internship intake due to Covid 19

NSSF cancels June- August internship intake due to Covid 19

The education sector is one of the most affected entities by the Covid 19 pandemic.  As of when education institutions will start operating is still a mystery, companies have started cancelling internship intakes. Among these is Nation Social Securtiy Fund (NSSF). An official letter signed by the Managing Director Richard Byarugaba sent to students indicates […]