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21:21
21:21

Returnees Protest Extra Days in Quarantine 5 2

In a letter dated July 8, 2020, Bwowe informed Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng that they will have no contractual obligation with the Quarantine Centre’s at the end of the 14th day, yet many of them only budgeted for the days that they were told before boarding planes to Uganda.
20:26
20:26

Wakiso District Leaders Disagree on Delayed City Status 4 4

Wakiso was among the new areas approved for elevation to attain city status. However, the operationalization of the status was pushed to July 2023, alongside Moroto, Nakasongola, Soroti and Kabale.
19:56
19:56

Illegal Trade in Fake COVID-19 Products Booming – Study

The research entitled “COVID-19-related Trafficking of Medical Products as a Threat to Public Health; reveals that criminal gangs are exploiting, the uncertainties surrounding coronavirus disease, public anxiety increased demand for PPE and medications, along with inconsistencies in national regulation regimens, to put millions of lives at risk.
19:27
19:27

Parliament Seeks Explanation for Mak Student Death LDUs 3 1

Gulu woman MP and Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan told Parliament that the events leading to the student’s death are very suspicious and demanded an explanation about the killing.
18:48
18:48

KCCA Issues Guidelines for Reopening of Arcades 2 1

The guidelines include, keeping the premises and access ways clean, hygienic and not blocked and that corridors and access ways are free of any obstruction, stockpiles and temporarily structures.
18:47
18:47

Digital Transactions Can Save Country UGX 179b in Printing Money Annually – BOU 2 1 Top story

The biggest hindrance at the moment, Mugume said, is the fear that people have over platforms like mobile money and internet transactions. He said that even when people receive money on their phones, they rush to withdraw it thinking it is not safe on the phone.
18:40
18:40

Cross-Border Informal Exports Fall 99% – Official Figures UNCTAD 1

BOU says earnings from cross border trade dropped from USD 52 million (193.5 billion Shillings) in March 2020 to just USD 59,000 (219 million Shillings) at the end of May 2020. The main reason for the fall is that while those in formal-trade are being tested for Coronavirus Disease and cleared to keep taking out or bringing in goods, the informal traders don’t have this luxury and are stranded at home
17:41
17:41

KCCA Suspends Taxi Park Charges 1 2

Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Minister Betty Amongi, says that the suspension takes effect on Thursday. She explains that they have received complaints from several taxi operators about the exorbitant charges.
17:02
17:02

Police Raids Busia Aspirant’s Home 4 1 Top story

Eriya Elepot, the Busia District Police Commander-DPC, says their aim was to search the home in connection to the raid on the Electoral Commission offices on Monday last week.
12:57
12:57

Inadequate Local Revenue Collection, Corruption in Nansana Irks Local Gov't Minister 3 1

He argues that Nansana municipality has potential of increasing its local revenue collection to as much as Shillings 20billion without revising the current tax rates.
12:07
12:07

Yumbe District Leaders Speak Out on Interdiction of RDC 1 1

Andama was interdicted by the office of the President on July 2nd in a letter signed by Yunus Kakande, Secretary office of the President on five accounts including corruption and disclosure of classified information.
08:19
08:19

Mityana District Chairperson Joseph Luzige Assaulted by LDU 2

Motorcycles are not allowed to carry passengers, and their operations are restricted to 5 p.m. according to guidelines issued by President Yoweri Museveni as part of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19.
06:31
06:31

Food Prices Drop in Nakapiripirit District farmers 2

Unlike, other districts of Karamoja, Nakapiripirit experiences two planting seasons in a year. Farmers in the district mainly grow beans, maize, cassava and other crops while most districts in Karamoja majorly grow sorghum.
05:38
05:38

Relatives Could be Asked to Donate Blood for Loved Ones if Shortage Persists COVID-19 2 2

The desperate move comes amidst a shortage of blood due to the lockdown that led to the closure of educational institutions which are the major blood donors. The blood Bank collected 56,800 Units against a target of 75,000 units of blood during the month of April, the time when the country was in total lockdown
05:14
05:14

Busia District Leaders Halt Enforcement of Face Mask Use 2

The border district received 305,000 face masks for distribution as part of a government declaration calling for the mandatory wearing of masks to safeguard communities against COVID-19. But the masks were not enough to cover the people fall within the bracket of those targeted for the distribution of masks.
04:50
04:50

HIV Response Is Still Failing Children- Byanyima

UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has observed that Year after year, the bold target of eliminating new HIV infections among children is being missed and children are dying needlessly from AIDS-related illnesses, even though simple and cheap treatments could save their lives.
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