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14:51
14:51

Lack of Protective Equipment Worry Security Personnel in Gulu deadly plague 3 1

Another UPDF personnel attached to the UPDF 4th Division lamented they have been arresting and sometimes beating suspects defying lawful orders without any protective equipment exposing them and their families to risk.
11:04
11:04

Sixteen Security Personnel Arrested For Brutalizing Elegu Residents 1 2

Margaret Auma, the Elegu Women Cross Border Traders and SACCO Chairperson told URN that the security team on 2nd April 2020, from Lorokwo West Village, Elegu Town Council used sticks to beat up 32 women accused of being commercial sex workers and operating in different lodges even after the ban on public gathering and closure of all lodges by President Museveni.
10:58
10:58

3800Kgs of Relief Food Dumped in Gulu Jumia Mosque 2

Upon his release, Mahmoud was ordered to handover the food items to the Gulu District Coronavirus Taskforce for distribution, which he rejected, saying the distribution process would be abused.
21:24
21:24

Relief Food Excites City Residents, Mothers Question Absence of Milk 5 4

Tensions further escalated when UPDF trucks loaded with milk were sighted which later prompted residents to blame the distributing teams for allegedly plotting to deny them the milk.

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17:05
17:05

Pictorial: Impact of COVID-19 Directives in Kampala Streets

Following President Yoweri Museveni’s ban on public and private transport in addition to closing business operations in order to contain the spread of Covid19, Uganda Radio Network –URN took a walk to Kampala streets known for being crowded from morning till late evening.

Business and finance

18:25
18:25

COVID-19: Mbale Central Market Temporarily Closed 4 1

Through the market community radio, the RDC Sulaiman Ogajjo Barasa announced that the District COVID-19 taskforce had resolved that the market be closed temporarily until they put all the presidential guidelines in place. He said that the vendors had failed to adhere to the guidelines and advised them to stay home until further notice.
18:16
18:16

Kalerwe Markets Vendors Take Over Gayaza Road Reserve 5 3

Last week, the Minister for Kampala Affairs Betty Amongi closed the markets after management failed to meet requirements set by the government to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
18:16
18:16

Mukono District Given 500 Mattresses to Setup COVID -19 Isolation Facility Covid-19 2 1

Currently, the district is preparing Limkokwing university study centre, the former Namataba vocational Institute to serve as an isolation facility. The area Resident District Commissioner Fred Bamwine says due to its proximity to the capital, Kampala, Mukono district needs to be equally prepared for any eventualities.
16:19
16:19

BOU Cuts Interest Rates, Economy to Grow at 3% economic growth 1

BOU says it has granted exceptional permission to banks to restructure loans of corporate and individual customers including a moratorium on loan repayment for borrowers that have been affected by the pandemic, on a case by case basis for up to 12 months, effective April 1, 2020. BOU adds this is still at the discretion of the banks.

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