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Aug 2019 18 results
21:48
21:48

NAADS Resumes Construction of UGX 8 Billion Mango Factory in Yumbe 1 1 Top story

Dr. Samuel Mugasi, the NAADS Executive Director, asked the Chinese firm to complete the expansion and construction of the factory located in Lodonga Sub County within five months.
21:19
21:19

Local Content Bill Seeks to Restrict Employment of Non Ugandans in Public Works financial service 2 1 Top story

The bill, which is before the Finance Committee of parliament, seeks to impose local content obligations on persons using public money or Uganda’s natural resources or carrying out activity requiring a license, to priorities Ugandans in Public Procurement, ensure skills and technology transfer and provide for development of local content plans.
21:01
21:01

Four Arrested in Clash Between Kalerwe Market Vendors, KCCA Officers Law Enforcement 3 1 Top story

Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police, says the suspects are locked up at Wandegeya Police Station for inciting violence. He declined to divulge details, saying the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects was conducted by KCCA, which handed them to police.
20:41
20:41

Bundibugyo Accident Claims 3, Critically Injures 7 Others Bundibugyo District 1

Benon Habarurema, the Bundibugyo District Traffic Officer, says the fatal accident occurred around 3pm. He says it was caused by a semi-trailor registration number UAU 180L loaded with timber from DR Congo that lost control and collided with two Bajaj motorcycles registration numbers UEX 326M and UEV 648L.
20:23
20:23

Road Fund Boss Raps Gov't Over Low Funding 2 1 Top story

In 2017/2018 financial year, the fund received Shillings 417 billion despite budgeting for Shillings 800 billion. In 2018/2019, the fund received Shillings 542 billion out of the Shillings 1 trillion the fund had asked for. In the recently approved budget, the budget of the fund was cut to Shillings 470 billion.
20:04
20:04

Tension As Lyantonde Releases Crimean Fever Suspects Citing Lack Of Funds lyantonde district

Moses Nkanika, the Lyantonde District Health Officer, says blood sample from the deceased tested positive for CCHF, which prompted them to isolate at least 49 people they suspected to have interacted with the deceased. According to Nkanika, they expected a team of experts from the Health Ministry and some support to run the center in vain.
18:59
18:59

Court Dismisses Case Against Ankole King Polly Muyambi 3

The Ankole Kingdom Spokesperson, Polly Muyambi welcomed the court decision as a huge relief, saying they have been battling the charges since February 2018, which has hampered the implementation of some of their planned projects.
17:30
17:30

Makerere Staff Association Leaders Ejected from Webmail Makerere University 2

In a letter addressed to Samuel Paul Mugabi, the Director Directorate for ICT Support (DICTS) the two staff leaders, say they learnt of their removal from the Makerere University webmail list on August 6, 2019 when they failed to log-in despite various attempts.
14:34
14:34

Makerere Management Wants Dr. Kamunyu Dismissed University Council 1 2

The university lawyers have asked the Staff Appeals Tribunal to re-evaluate the evidence on record and find Dr. Kamunyu guilty of four counts for which he was acquitted by the appointments board, convict him accordingly and dismiss him from university service.
14:33
14:33

Gulu Vendor Kills Colleague During Night Party Uganda Police Force

Richard Watmon, the Paibona Sub County interim chairperson says the two men who were drunk and all vendors.
14:04
14:04

COSASE Cancels Meeting Amidst URA Audit Backlog

Akol and her delegation had only responded to six audit queries relating to the 2014/2015 financial audit report by the time the meeting was adjourned. This left 8 queries including one on uncollectible tax arrears amounting to Shillings 315 billion in 2014, a 16percent increase from Shillings 188billion recorded in 2013 and Shillings 120 billion in 2012.
12:59
12:59

Gulu Chairman Charged with Theft

Court heard that on July 21st, 2019, Komakech stole engine number 3L346347 belonging to a government vehicle registration number UG 00090 assigned to Gulu municipal council.
12:40
12:40

Thugs Drop Anonymous Letters in Mwizi Sub county Samson Kasasira

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region police spokesperson, says a team of officers from their headquarters in Mbarara have pitched camp in the area to investigate the matter. He however, says no suspect has been arrested in connection to the anonymous letters.
11:07
11:07

Gov’t to Introduce National Roaming as Rural Areas Struggle with Network Ministry of ICT 1 1

According to the guidelines, it will be a licensing condition for all telecoms to roam nationally and reduce on areas that don’t have networks. The Information Communications Technology Ministry Permanent Secretary, Vincent Bagire, says under the proposals they are looking at aspects of access and affordability.
08:05
08:05

Two Teachers In Trouble Over Alleged Drunkenness public service 3 2

The Lagoro Sub County LC III Chairperson, Cankura Bosco Ongom has recommended the dismissal of the two teachers citing numerous complaints from parents and teachers.
07:43
07:43

Construction of Crude Oil Pipeline To Affect 68 Heritage Sites-Report 1 Top story

The Environment and Social Impacts Assessment (ESIA) report singles out Kalyango Cultural Rock, Kyawagonya Cemetery in Lwengo district, Kanga or Rusheshe Cemetery in Kyotera district, Kituntu Cemetery and Katooke in Hoima district as some of the heritage sites that will be affected.
07:16
07:16

Head of Mak-Kabanyolo Research Institute Resigns, 13 Sacked Busitema University 1 Top story

Makerere University has also sacked 13 staff after the appointments board rejected their applications to renew their contracts.
07:01
07:01

3 Arrested For Protesting Construction of School Gate in Community Pathway 4 1 Top story

Dr. Hannington Muwaga says that before their arrest, they had petitioned court over the matter but were shocked to see the management proceeding with the construction works before the matter is disposed of.
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