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Mar 2017 23 results
21:10
21:10

20,000 Pensioners Verified in Ongoing Census ghost pensioners 1 3

Thousands of pensioners today lined up at the National archives and records Centre in Kampala as the ministry launched the exercise Kampala district. The exercise, that started last month, is expected to end on April 5 with the verification of over 73,000 pensioners worth 249 billion per annum.
18:10
18:10

Protest Notes Dropped At CAO's Residence uganda police force 1 Top story

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police spokesperson, says preliminary police investigation shows that the protest notes were dropped at about 4am on Monday.
17:55
17:55

MPs Scrutinise Human Rights Bill 3 1

Dr. Rebecca Amollo, the FHRI Research and Advocacy Officer told legislators that it would be easier for complainants to receive justice in the magistrates courts due to the case backlog in High Court.
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16:56

Suspected Fall Armyworms Ravage Maize Gardens in Luweero fall army worms 3 2

The discovery raises fear among farming communities following reports that the worms have razed gardens in areas where they were first reported adding to the devastation caused by a prolonged dry spell and severe drought, caused by the El Nino weather pattern in 2015-2016.
16:50
16:50

Four IUIU Students Held Over Suspected Narcotics 3

Janet Haumba, the manager Chrysolite Guest House, says the suspects have been occupying the same room for the past five months but started behaving in a suspicious manner recently.
16:13
16:13

Kotido Teachers Miss Two Month's Pay kacita 3

Sam Logira, a teacher at Lomukura Primary School is disappointed by the delayed payment of their salaries. According to Logira, most of the teachers are worried since they have running bank loans.
16:02
16:02

River Blindness Eliminated in Kabarole dr. richard mugahi 2

The disease, caused by a worm which breeds in fast flowing water, causes skin rashes, intense itching, skin de-pigmentation and severe blindness. It was first reported in Kabarole district in 1991 and since then communities in the affected areas have been undergoing mass treatment.
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15:33

Kampala Urged to Emulate EU Cities on Climate Change Mitigation deadlock 2 1

The European Union Ambassador to Uganda Kristian Schmidt says that although European cities are characterized by high energy consumption, high greener house emissions and high levels of energy access and urban activities, they are not as vulnerable to climate change as Ugandas capital Kampala.
15:07
15:07

32 Parishes Lack Chiefs recruitment 5 1

James Mugisha, the Acting Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Kabale district, says their hands are tied since they cant recruit new parish chiefs.
13:41
13:41

NFA to Auction Timber from Bugoma Forest Reserve 1 2

Francis Madrama, a sector manager in the reserve says that NFA has secured a court order allowing the government agency to auction the timber which has since remained under police custody.
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13:00

Two Moroto Inmates Die uganda prison 1

Dr. Fiona Lalango who treated the inmates, says they are yet to decide what caused the blood clot since they lack the tools to investigate such cases. She notes that three inmates with similar conditions were rushed to Kampala for further management.
12:14
12:14

Cyclists Protest Move to Reorganize Stages municipality 2 1

Samuel Mihanda, another cyclist, says the decision to reorganise their stage is good, but it must be conducted in a clear and transparent manner.
12:09
12:09

Bats Invade Amolatar Health Centre 1 1

Rose Okwongo, an expectant mother who had come for antenatal services said many of her colleagues have abandoned the health centre because of the smell and noise caused by the bats. Okwongo says every time she visits and takes long at the health centre she vomits because of the smell.
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11:44

Bulumbi Police Station in Sorry State 1

Nelson Nahabwe, the Busia District Police Commander, says they are planning to redevelop the 2 acre piece of land allocated to the force by the sub county administration last year.
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11:17

Teacher Shortage Drains Sembabule Schools 5 1

Learners spend most of their time wandering around the various campuses due to the absence of teaching staff. Gerald Mbuga Kalinzi, the chairman of the Sembabule Secondary Head Teachers Association says that his school has only seven teachers out of an approved staff ceiling of 47 teachers.
10:28
10:28

Masindi Businessman Drowns In Swimming Pool

Sseruganda drowned at around 7pm on Sunday evening shortly after diving in the pool. An eye witness told URN on condition of anonymity that the businessman drowned after hitting the side walls of the pool.
10:24
10:24

Medical Foundation Brings Hope to Children Born With Defects 2

In order to support the corrective surgery of six children this year, the International Medical Foundation has rolled out another campaign to fundraise for babies born with this and other birth defects. The children will be treated under the Hope Ward Initiative, a charity arm of the International Medical Foundation.
09:49
09:49

NTC Kabale Seeks Capitation Grant Increase graduation ceremony 1 3

Jolly Uzamukunda Karabayi, the Acting Commissioner for Higher Education, who represented the First lady and Education Minister, Janet Kataha Museveni promised to draft a report and forward it to the Minister for consideration.
08:04
08:04

Rukungiri Engineer on the Spot Over Shoddy Work 2 1

Andrewson Kateebire, the Rukungiri District Chairperson faults the engineer for failing to expand the road and spread murrum as planned. He also explains that the engineer was expected to install culverts and work on the drainage as it was agreed on the design.
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07:41

Food Shortages Impede HIV Drug Adherence soroti 4

36-year-old Helen Amongin, a resident of Arapai Sub County has been living with HIV for over four years now. Amongin told URN that she has been skipping her treatment in the past two months due to the food crisis.
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