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19:13
19:13

World’s Poorest Left Far Behind  Despite COVID-19 Connectivity Boost

According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the number of people who have gone online this year went up, to 4.9 billion but people’s ability to connect remains profoundly unequal – as many hundreds of millions might only go online infrequently, using shared devices or facing connection speeds that hamper their internet use.
19:07
19:07

New Law to Penalise Road Construction Companies over Human Rights Abuse 1 3

In 2015, the World Bank suspended funding for a 256 million dollar Kamwenge to Fort Portal Road after reports by the communities about the sexual abuses, while the Tororo-Kamdini Road contract remains suspended.
17:20
17:20

Modern Abattoir Lies Idle in Nakasongola slaughter houses 1

The Directors of the company said the modern abattoir worth 6 million dollars had the capacity to produce 60 tons of beef and 80 tons of goat meat per day.
17:04
17:04

Craze for Customised T-Shirts Gives Ugandan Artists More Cash 3 1

Derrick Pwoch, an artist at Makose Art and Design shop in Gulu City, says he started getting orders for customized t-shirts three years ago. Before then, he could only print words on T-shirts for schools, organizations and other institutions.
16:54
16:54

Ministry of Works Unveils Equipment for Constructing Roads in DR Congo 5 3

The Commissioner for Roads and Bridges at the MoWT, Eng. Stephen Kitonsa notes that on Friday this week the project steering committee shall hold a meeting in DRC where the contractor (Dott Services Limited) shall be introduced to leaders and officially the campsite shall be handed over to the contractor so as enable shifting of the equipment from Namanve.
16:47
16:47

New Government Policy Approved to Regulate, Transform Transport 2

Previously mooted plans include the Urban Transport Master Plan funded by the World Bank, the Kampala Bus Rapid Transit System, the Greater Kampala Light Rail Urban Mass Transit System, all of which have remained on the shelves.
16:42
16:42

How Lockdown Pushed Political Scientist Into Poultry Farming 4 1

Until the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country in March last year, the 37-year-old political scientist worked as an operations manager with an international Non-governmental organization in Kampala.
15:43
15:43

Karamoja Miners Cry to Human Rights Commission over Exploitation

Goreti Nangiro, a marble miner at Nanyidik village in Rupa sub-county said many families, especially in Rupa sub-county, have been displaced by mining activities and the companies have refused to compensate the affected communities.
13:41
13:41

Kwania District Struggles to Recover Youth Livelihood Funds 3

Allan Aboce, the Kwania District Youth Livelihood Focal Point Person attributes the poor performance of the program to poor enterprise selection, lack of training on financial literacy, and selfishness.
11:58
11:58

Brick Makers in Gulu City Count Losses over Heavy Rains 1 3

For the last one week, areas within Gulu City and other surrounding areas have been experiencing heavy rainfall hence destroying the already molded and stacked bricks as well as interrupting those who intended to venture into the business.
11:34
11:34

UNBS to Strictly Enforce LPG Standards, Bans Cylinder Swapping 1 7 Top story

The LPG standards and the Weights and Measures rules and other Statutory Instruments provide that the name and address of the manufacturer of the goods should be indicated.
11:07
11:07

Power Connection Stalls in Masafu Sub County As Workers Protest Delayed Payment 1 2

On Tuesday, more than 20 casual labourers laid down tools demanding salary for the last two months.
09:15
09:15

Environmentalists, Investor Disagree on Killing Birds in Lwera 2 1

Last month, Chinese Investors trading as Zhong Industries Limited, formally applied to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries for permission to use aerial spray methods to kill Quelea pest-birds, which they say are a big disaster to their rice plantation project in Lwera.
07:16
07:16

Procurement Tribunal Seeks 100% Increase in Annual Budget 3

Gimara also wants the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development to expedite appointments to the two vacant positions on the board and requests that the position is occupied by women. He was handing over the tribunal's 2020/21 report to the Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija.
20:15
20:15

Nakawa Market Vendors Receive Tarpaulins to Manage Rain Challenge KCCA 4 1

Speaking at the handover of the items to Kampala City Council Authority, Samuel Mabala, the country advisor Cities Alliance noted that through interaction with vendors, it came to their notice that there was a need to address the poor sanitation in the market.
17:07
17:07

National Housing Tired of Doing Government's, National Water's Job Stanbic Bank Uganda 3 1

Kaijuka pointed out that in many places where they have established housing estates, they have had to fix sewage, built lagoons and roads which should be a responsibility of National Water and Sewerage Corporation, and the government.
15:33
15:33

Remorseful Nsenene Vendor Offered Legal and Financial Support by KACITA 2 1

Mubiru narrates that it all started when one of his fellow passengers saw him eating nsenene and asked him to sell some which he first resisted, until he was offered shillings 10,000 a scoop, an irresistible price which swept him of his feet.
13:09
13:09

Pozzolana Miners in Kabarole Lay Down Tools Over Delayed Payment 6 2

The more than 100 miners under their umbrella Harugongo Youth Development and Miners Association are demanding more than 30 Million Shillings for the past four weeks. The association was sub-contracted by GEMs international Limited to supply Pozzolana to Hima Cement.
12:40
12:40

COVID-19 Effects Force Lecturer Into Online Food Vending 1 4 Top story

David Wabukye, a communication lecturer at Uganda Christian University, Livingstone International University, and UMCAT School of Journalism in Mbale city was one of those affected by the lockdown. However, Wabukye reorganized himself and resorted to online food vending for survival.
10:24
10:24

Gov't Anti-Corruption Agencies Launch Collaboration Platform to Fight Graft Lifestyle Audit 6

The government through the agencies is set to implement a lifestyle audit program that will be used to track the wealth of individuals, who will then have the task of explaining the sources of their wealth.
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