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17:52
17:52

Gov’t Starts Clearing Floating Islands on Lake Victoria 4 2

So far, four drone-based imagery surveys have been conducted in Murchison Bay and one in Jinja with the objective of keeping a close watch on the floating islands' movements and guide machine deployment to right targets. The survey shows that there are about 100 hectares of floating weeds in Murchison bay, Port Bell with more than ten hectares in Jinja District.
17:44
17:44

Parliament Approves Creation of Terego District 1 4

The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi revealed that the new district will require Shillings 20.9 billion for its operationalization according to a Certificate of Financial Implication issued by the Ministry of Finance. The Minister said that part of the money will come from the budget of the current mother district of Arua from which the new district is being split. He added that the balance of 2.7 billion will be provided through budget adjustment.
17:26
17:26

MPs Demand Explanation on Non-Payment of Security Officers 1 3

A section of Members of Parliament have demanded an explanation from the Internal Affairs Minister over the lack of payment of security officers at the frontline in the fight against corona virus.
17:07
17:07

NIC, Uganda Clays Push Publication of Audits to June 2020 1

In separate statements issued on Tuesday, both companies which are listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), said they were unable to complete the audits due to coronavirus lockdowns that have affected most businesses.
17:03
17:03

Trade Minister Clarifies on Businesses Allowed to Reopen

Speaking to the country last night, president Museveni allowed, food markets, wholesale, hardware shops, metal works, wood works, warehouses, Insurance providers, 30 lawyers to be coordinated by Uganda Law Society, restaurants but only for take a ways and garages and resume operations after five weeks of lockdown.
17:02
17:02

Justice Elubu Declines to Reverse Order of MP's UGX 10 Billion MP Gerald Karuhanga 1 Top story

Cherotich argued that it was wrong for court to concur with Karuhanga's proposal to channel the monies to public accounts like Parliamentary Commission, National or District Task Forces.
16:40
16:40

Kadaga Halts Debate on Museveni's Comments About MPs Covid-19 Cash 6 1

During the plenary session on Tuesday, Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda raised a procedural matter saying that President Museveni while addressing the nation on matters of Covid-19 had attacked parliament and undermined the institution’s responsibility of appropriation.
16:38
16:38

Lonely streets, Empty Beaches Denote New Normal for Entebbe 4 5 Top story

Located on a Lake Victoria peninsula, in Wakiso district, Entebbe municipality is home to charming attractions that lure merrymakers to the town, every day of the week. The municipality is home to 80- per cent of the beaches on the Lake Victoria shoreline, making it an ideal party spot for all kinds of activities.
16:08
16:08

Councilor Petitions Court to Review Orders on MP's UGX 10B Covid Monies Luyimbazi Nalukoola 1

While delivering his ruling on application filed by Gerald Karuhanga, the Ntungamo Municipality Member of parliament, Justice Elubu directed all MPs who benefited from the money to return it either to the Parliamentary Commission, National Covid19 or District Task Forces.
16:01
16:01

100 Arrested in Isingiro for Illegal Entry into Uganda Herbert Muhangi 3 1

He said that over one hundred people have been arrested by the Police assisted by the UPDF trying to cross through the different porous borders and put under Quarantine.
15:43
15:43

Fuel Siphoning Frustrates Efforts to Minimize Contact Between Truck Drivers, Highway Communities police spokesperson 5 1 Top story

“As a community, we feel it is not safe for us but, we can’t do anything about it because those engaged in this business are powerful people. These youths plant Jerry cans in front of our shops and whenever trucks make stop overs. An average of 10 boys gather to interact with the drivers as they siphon fuel,” he said.
15:18
15:18

Installation of CCTV Cameras Starts in Kitgum 6 1

Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says eight CCTV cameras will be installed in the first phase of the project within selected areas in the three Divisions of Pager, Pandwong and Central.
15:01
15:01

Mukono Taskforce Blocks Politicians from Food Distribution Exercise RDC 2 1

The task force argues that the distribution exercise should be carried out by Local Defense Unit-LDU officers, army and members from the Red Cross society.
14:56
14:56

Pastor Yiga Granted Bail Timothy Lumunye 1 Top story

Yiga applied for bail through his lawyer, Wilberforce Kayiwa who argued that the Pastor is diabetic and produced a letter from Lisa Medical Center to prove his condition. He also told court that the charges against Yiga are bailable and that he had a constitutional right to bail.
14:53
14:53

Archbishop Kaziimba Asks Gov’t to Stimulate Economy 1

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has appealed to government to consider plans of stimulating the economy as well as support affected businesses and livelihoods in the face of corona virus.
14:25
14:25

Police Closes Spare Parts Shops in Kisekka Market 2 3

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says that police will remain deployed at Kiseka market as they wait for further guidance on the operations of spare part shops.
13:43
13:43

Kagwara Fish Handling Facility Falls into Pieces Before Use Lake Kyoga 1 2 Top story

Michael Olobo, the Serere District NRM Chairperson who visited the landing site on Monday wants the contractor apprehended.
13:10
13:10

Cipla Sends Profit Warning to Shareholders for 2019 South Africa 1 Top story

Investors on the Uganda Stock Exchange (USE) are not impressed. The company’s share price has fallen by more than a half from the Initial Public Offering (IPO) price of Shs 256.5 per share in 2018. Its shares were trading at Shs 101 apiece as of May 5, 2020.
13:09
13:09

Victims of Lake Victoria Floods Occupy Sub County Headquarters 1 3

The residents are now occupying the compound of Bukakata Sub County where they have erected temporary tents for accommodation.
12:59
12:59

Police Must Account for MP Zaake’s Torture- Kadaga MP Francis Zaake 1 7 Top story

Zaake was transferred from Kiruddu Hospital to Rubaga Hospital last week for treatment following alleged torture. The transfer followed an outcry from his family about the MPs deteriorating health.
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