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Jun 2021 23 results
20:33
20:33

Boda Boda Rider Shot Dead In Bunyangabu For Defying COVID-19 Inter District Travel Ban

Samuel Kusemererwa, an LCI chairman for Kibede village said the deceased was shot at by a security operative in UPDF uniform at Kibede trading centre where the traffic personnel have mounted a road block to enforce the inter-travel movement ban between Kabarole and Bunyangabu District. He said the UPDF soldier has not yet been identified.
18:31
18:31

Ministers Janet Museveni, Rebecca Kadaga vetted via Zoom New Ministers 1 2

The Appointments Committee of Parliament sitting on Monday vetted First Lady Janet Museveni and Minister of Education and the 1st Deputy Prime Minister Rebecca Kadaga virtually via zoom.
18:18
18:18

Bitter Row Grips Nakasongola District over Ex-Councilors’ Smartphones 2

Speaker Rogers Bwanga tells URN he received the petition last week and wrote to the Clerk to council to avail him the relevant documents over the the ten phones which were purchased last October and had to be returned at the expiry of the councilors' term of office.
17:46
17:46

Pader LCIII Chairperson Fined Bull for Allegedly Insulting Cultural Chief 3

The Sub County Chairperson, Benson Amone is alleged to have used abusive language against the cultural Chief of Pader Cultural Institution, Rwot Francis Orik, on two different public occasions within a spate of one month.
17:27
17:27

Many Still Under Illegal Detention -Kyagulanyi 6 1

Welcoming the release of their members at the NUP headquarters on Kamwokya on Monday afternoon, Kyagulanyi who was joined by the Party General Secretary David Lewis Lubongoya and Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi, said that they will explore avenues how their comrades can attain justice after being arrested on baseless crimes.
16:49
16:49

Over 300 Initiated on TB Preventive Therapy in Gulu Gulu District 1 2

Ojok says during the campaign that included activities like contact tracing and investigations of contacts of index TB patients and community TB hotspot screening, they screened 5,501 community members.
16:20
16:20

Deputy Speaker Anita Among Chairs her First Plenary Parliament 1 3

The passing of the proposal to increase the number of Ministers from 80 to 81 and the approval of Robinah Nabbanja happened without debate in the plenary sessions chaired by Deputy Speaker Annet Anita Among.
16:15
16:15

Crop Gardens in Amuru Drying Up Due to Prolonged Dry Spell 1

Peter Okot Ongole, another farmer is also worried after his two acres of maize and rice dried up due to the prolonged dry spell.
15:28
15:28

Kasese Police Begins Covid-19 Community Policing 5 2

The Rwenzori East police spokesperson Nelson Tumushime says the SOPs have become the first line of defence for slowing COVID-19 virus transmission but compliance has not been uniform among the population.
15:16
15:16

Masafu General Hospital X-Ray Machine Remains Non-functional Eight Years After Installation 3 5 Top story

Adam Masaba, the radiographer at Masafu hospital, says that the machine has never operated ever it was installed.
14:19
14:19

Police Names Suspects Arrested Over Stolen COVID-19 Vaccines 1 1 Top story

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga identified the suspects arrested from First Pharmacy as Festo, Mushabe, Deograsius Nyanzi, Nelson Cheprone, Elvis Selemba, Viola Tayemba, Julius Sekasi and Julian Nakamya.
13:16
13:16

UPDF Kills Kenyan Warrior in Kaabong Clash

According to Major Mugisa, the Turkana pastoralists had formed an alliance with Jie cattle rustlers from Kotido. He says that they recovered one gun and about 80 animals while others are still missing. Major Mugisa says that the owners of the animals claim that the warriors took about 200 head of cattle, which footmarks have been traced to the Kenyan side.
12:39
12:39

Number of Ministers Further Increased to 81 Parliament 1 3

Parliament has approved the creation of the position of yet another Minister of State bringing the number of the cabinet to 81, from the 80 it had reached last week.
12:25
12:25

Total Signs USD 2 Billion Deal for Tilenga Projects oil and gas 1 Top story

Total E&P Uganda General Manager Pierre Jessua in statement on Monday the selection of the five companies followed what he described as a comprehensive and thorough tender evaluation and contracting process.
12:15
12:15

Ankole Farmers Want Government to Fix Produce Prices 1 5

The recent survey Conducted by FAO on Market Information Services in all FAO member countries it indicated that while a large number of countries do operate some type of Market Information System, the vast majority of services cannot be relied on to provide commercially useful information for farmers and traders.
10:54
10:54

Construction of UGX1.2B Warehouse In Busia Nears Completion 4 2

BAM Construction Company limited is undertaking the project works with funding from the European Union-EU through African Development Bank under the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa-COMESA.
10:20
10:20

Police Recover 600 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in Raid on Kampala Pharmacies crime intelligence 2 1 Top story

“We swiftly stormed these places in Wandegeya and Ntinda, and the stolen vaccines were found there and of course arrested some suspects from there,” he said. He says that during the raid on First pharmacy, they intercepted one of the employees who was running away with some materials in the bag.
09:29
09:29

COVID-19 Claims Kanungu DHO 1 Top story

Kanungu Resident District Commissioner, Hajji Shafiq Ssekandi who also heads the District COVID-19 task force says that Ssebudde’s death is a big blow to the district health department because he has been working selflessly to ensure that all people in the community receive equal health services.
09:14
09:14

Why Gov’t Interventions Are Failing To End Household Poverty 4 1 Top story

“Overall, 8.4 percent of the households moved out of poverty whereas 10.2 percent slipped into poverty. A large percentage (72.9%) of the households was never poor compared with the chronically poor (8.5%), “the report reads.
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