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16:27
16:27

Moroto COVID19 Task force Reverses Decision to Close Settlement Camp artisan miners 1

Andrew Napajja, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson noted that disbandment of the settlement was done with rush and negligence. He argues that the lockdown announced by the president didn’t mean closing settlements but ensuring that the community complies with the COVID19 preventive measures.
14:57
14:57

Businessman Abid Alam Arrested rape case 1 1 Top story

Reports indicate that a group of people employed by Abid Alam attacked homes and a farm at Bukompe village razing all plantations and demolishing houses. The head of the State House Anti Corruption Unit Lt Col Edith Nakalema said the eviction was followed by disturbing pictures of rape, and destruction of property among others.
14:30
14:30

OPM Officials Arrested for Inflating COVID-19 Relief Food Cost 1 Top story

Lt. Col Edith Nakalema, the head of the Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit, notes that her unit carried out a special investigation on the on-going COVID-19 food procurement exercise and established that the accounting officers in the Office of the Prime Minister were inflating prices for maize flour and beans procured as relief food for vulnerable families.
12:14
12:14

Omoro Seeks UGX 1.9 Billion to Repair Broken Boreholes 1 1

Franco Ojok, a resident of Rom Village in Koro Sub County said that they draw water for drinking and domestic uses from Ali, Abac, Otim Lagina unprotected springs due to absence of a borehole in the area.

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17:28
17:28

Pictorial; Mpondwe One-Stop-Border-Post Goes Silent Corona Virus

With a population of over 51,000 people and volume of exports and imports, Mpondwe town is the busiest border crossing between the two countries.

Business and finance

17:55
17:55

Ugandans Embrace Virtual Meetings as Coronavirus Affects Routine Operations 2 1 Top story

At All Saints' Cathedral-Kampala, the Church is using the same arrangement to keep their daily prayer and fellowship sessions running, following a ban on church gatherings. Ivan Naijuka, an officer in charge of Media and Communication at the Cathedral says they generate a link referring the faithful to the webpage in addition to the meeting identity number and password which one fills in to be granted access.
17:19
17:19

Police Impounds 266 Jerrycans of Crude Waragi Uganda Police Force 1

The 5,320 liters of alcohol were intercepted on Wednesday night while in transit to Moroto town, according to Moroto District Police Commander, Jude Nasucha.
16:28
16:28

ERA Cuts Electricity Prices for Domestic Consumers 1

While the cut for ordinary domestic consumers is negligible, commercial consumers will see theirs drop by at least Uganda shillings 3.8 to Ushs 645.6 in the period between April and June 2020, a significant relief for business people.
13:36
13:36

COVID-19 Could See Nearly 200 Million Jobs Lost- ILO 2 1 Top story

According to the International Labour Organisation, the latest dire assessment reflects the full or partial lockdown measures affecting almost 2.7 billion workers – four in five of the world’s workforce. The new assessment comes almost three weeks after the Organization predicted that 25 million jobs were threatened by the new coronavirus. Overall, for the second quarter of 2020 - from April to June, ILO believes that working hours are likely to decline by 6.7 per cent.

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