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Ministry Directs Educational Institutions to Pay Staff 1

Alex Kakooza, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education notes that since educational institutions have gone only two months without operating, the budgets for first term salaries should be adequate to pay the staff for at least three months.
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17:05

The Aching Ordeal of a Mothers’ Stay in Prison after a Flawed Trial Lillian Achiro 1 7

She recalls the magistrate saying the offence attracted a two-year jail term but, they were instead given a generous sentence of three months’ imprisonment. After sentencing, Achiro's spirit sunk, and almost burst out in tears, she told Uganda Radio Network in an interview. "I wished I could explain to court so they could let me go but, I kept quiet" she narrates.
16:09
16:09

Improved Air Quality; The Fortuitous Value of Kampala's COVID-19 Lockdown kampala air quality 2 6 Top story

Before the lockdown which came with restrictions on the number of activities including traffic, commercial and other pollution generating activities, Kampala’s air quality was already six times worse than global standards mainly caused by dust from unpaved roads, fumes from cars and open burning of waste.
15:29
15:29

Fire Outbreak Ruins Shops, Houses at Kava Island 3

Bussi Sub County Chief Richard Mabira says that 120 people from 37 households have been affected. He adds that although no deaths were recorded, three people sustained serious injuries from the fire which also razed ten shops and two restaurants.

Business and finance

11:08
11:08

Fire Destroys Houses in Elegu Border Point 2

The fire broke out on Monday night and razed five makeshift structures and a semi-permanent house belonging to Muhammed Abbas, a businessman in the area. According to Abbas, the fire started unexpectedly from the main building before spreading to the other makeshift structures.
10:46
10:46

Coffee Farmers Struggle to Transport Produce to Factories 4 1

Eric Katengo, a coffee farmer in Kalingwe, Kisinga Sub County, says both the curfew and ban on carrying passengers has affected the quality and volume of coffee they supply. He says buyers who use private means have seemingly halted business.
07:33
07:33

Electricity Cooperative Society Offices Closed over Persistent Power Outage Lamwo District 2 1

Geoffrey Nyeko, the Palabek Kal Sub-County Chairperson says the area has not had electricity for the past two months without any PACMEC officials laboring to explain the cause of the power outage.
17:47
17:47

MTN, Airtel Re-instate Mobile Money Sending Charges mobile money 1

In a joint statement on Monday, the firms said: “starting May 26, 2020, all MTN mobile money and Airtel money person to person on the same network and mobile wallet to bank transactions will be gradually re-introduced at a 50 per cent discount.” This will run for the next 30 days and full charges will start applying.

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