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19:29
19:29

Climate Change Committee Seeks to Activate Tree Fund tree planting 1 1

The committee will initiate and scrutinize bills, coordinate activities and make recommendations to Parliament on the legal and institutional mechanism to address climate change. It was established against a background of challenges the country is facing in mitigating the effects of climate change.
19:11
19:11

Gold Mines Contaminate Water Sources in Busia District Health 4

Artisanal miners often mix water with chemical elements like chlorine, bromine, fluorine and iodine to dissolve gold from gold ore. Now residents argue that this is exposing them to toxic bleaches, putting lives of neighbouring communities at risk.
17:33
17:33

MPs Wants Audit on Lubowa Hospital Project finasi/ROKO 3 1

Bbumba made the call while meeting State Minister for Finance David Bahati on the state of the USD 379 million-facility being constructed by the Special Purpose Vehicle comprising FINASI international FZC and Roko Construction Company, otherwise known as Finasi/ROKO.
17:05
17:05

Gov’t Ordered to Resettle Banyabindi Minority Group 5 1 Top story

The affected members were displaced by the government during the establishment of Mubuku Irrigation Scheme, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Ibuga prisons between 1962 and 1980, without being compensated or resettled.
16:58
16:58

Kyotera Police Post Remains Closed Two years After Gun Theft gun stolen 2 3 Top story

Lutti police post, which used to serve five parishes in the town council, was closed by the police management two years ago after unknown thugs raided the outpost and made off with two firearms.
15:31
15:31

Bicycles Boda Boda Thriving in Kampala 5 1

Suleiman Nkolo chairman boda and bicycle transporter’s association nabweru-bwaise says that commercial bicycle means started in 1993. He observes that even when motor cycles have been introduced, bicycles have not been exited because of the slope terrain of the area.
14:47
14:47

MUBS Academic Staff Chairperson Suspended for Using Abusive Language Makerere University 1

The suspension came two days after Magoola's dismissal from the position of the Dean, Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, a position he has occupied since July 1, 2018. In the letter justifying his removal from the position, Balunywa stated that it was unacceptable for Magoola as a member of MUBS management to continue acting as the academic staff association chairperson.
14:24
14:24

Kalungu Launches Construction of Headquarter Complex 2 1 Top story

Filda Naabirye, the Kalungu Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), says they have battling the challenge of office space, which cuts across departments.
11:35
11:35

More Seven Held Over Kidnap, Murder of Kiruhura Boy Ronald Kangume 1

On Tuesday, the suspects led a team of police officers to the spot where they buried the deceased’s remains that were exhumed. It is in this process that the suspects revealed more information about the crime leading to the arrest of seven more suspects.
11:06
11:06

School Feeding Peaks in Gulu Following Bumper Harvest Gulu district 1 1 Top story

Now, Caesar Akena, the Gulu District Education Officer, says provision of midday meals to learners has improved from 68 percent in the first term to 100 percent in the second term because of the bumper harvest both in the school farm and parent’s homes.
10:50
10:50

Three Sironko Sub Counties Operate Without Secondary Schools Sam Namugongo 3

Bernard Wandega, a resident of Mbaya Parish, says the absence of a single secondary school in Butandiga Sub-county is affecting their children. He explains that their children risk their lives climbing mountains on wooden ladders to access school in Buluganya Sub County
08:02
08:02

Mountains of the Moon University Faulted for Offering Unaccredited Course Edward Rugumayo 1 1

This came to the limelight when up to 12-students who were enrolled for the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Course in the academic year 2016/2017 failed to access internship placements after completing their final exams at the university. They were reportedly told by the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council –UNMC that the course is not accredited.
07:10
07:10

Museveni Asks Public Universities Staff to Resume Work 1 Top story

According to Jackson Betihamah, the Chairperson of the Public Universities Non-Teaching Staff Executive Forum-Puntsef, their meeting with the president didn’t produce tangible results.
06:58
06:58

Gov’t Probes 13 Top NGO Accounts Jeje Odongo 1 Top story

In an August 8, 2019 letter, FIA directs Equity bank to “search your databases and avail us account opening documents, bank statements for the last three years and any other information available to you linked to each of the above-listed entities for further review,” reads the letter signed by Sydney Asubo, the FIA Executive Director.
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