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23:47
23:47

Lockdown Affects Supervision of Buildings Under Construction 1 1

In the statement, Kabatsi explained actions taken to enforce adherence to building standards and regulations on the numerous accidents occurring at building sites. It followed a directive by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in the aftermath of an accident in which a building collapsed in Kansanga and claimed g 12 lives.
22:18
22:18

Mufti Mubaje Asks Muslims to Conduct Idd Prayers in Homes Yahya Kakungulu 6 1

Addressing the press at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council -UMSC headquaters at Old Kampala, the Muft said that although there shall be no congregational prayers, Muslims should pray in their homes.
21:57
21:57

Company Awarded UGX 181 Billion Over Ban on Sand Mining in Lwera Lwera Wetland 1

The company, owned by Pastor Daniel Walugembe, petitioned the High Court Civil Division last year, challenging a directive by Parliament to ban their sand mining activities. The ban was effected after Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee received complaints that several companies were engaged in illegal sand mining and export.
21:18
21:18

Minister Kyambadde to Visit Border Points to Assess Situation truck drivers 2

Uganda’s members in the East African Legislative Assembly [EALA] who have been on a fact finding mission at the different border entries, said in some places like Busia, the queue goes for as long as 30 kilometers into Kenya. George Odongo, the chairperson of Uganda’s chapter said it’s important to urgently handle the situation at the border before it spirals out of control.
20:51
20:51

World Bank Approves UGX 181bn Loan to Fight Locusts in Uganda world bank funding 1 Top story

The WB says the money will allow the Emergency Locust Response Program to help Uganda monitor and manage locust swarms to limit the growth of existing and new desert locust populations. It also expected to improve coordination and early warning preparedness at the regional and national levels to prevent future infestations.
17:43
17:43

Donations to National COVID-19 Fund Valued at UGX 28 Billion 2 1

According to a report presented to Parliament by Premier Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, the cash donations currently total 15 billion shillings, while the goods in kind are valued at 13 billion Shillings. The report shows that the fund has received 65 vehicles, some of which are already deployed in various districts across the country.
17:12
17:12

EAC to Embark on Joint Tests for COVID-19 Ministry of Health 1

The Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said discussions on the way forward will be finalized during a joint meeting scheduled for Friday next week.
16:58
16:58

Covid-19: MPs Want Ugandans Held in DRC Prisons Extradited Parliament 2 1

According to reports from DRC, 41 cases of COVID-19 have been detected while five people have died in Ndolo prison in Kinshasa, where 124 Ugandans including Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Sam Mugumya are being held.
16:44
16:44

EAC States Face Diplomatic Spat Due to COVID-19 Tests 1

In a letter dated May 20, 2020, the Tanzanian government said that 15 of its truck drivers that had been blocked from entering Kenya after reportedly testing positive for coronavirus disease, had tested negative in Tanzania
16:34
16:34

Experts Discourage Use of Masks While Jogging Makerere University 2

According to medics, wearing a mask often reduces the airflow into the breathing chamber making it uncomfortable and difficult for one to breathe during intense exercise.
15:45
15:45

KCCA Starts Exercise to Cover Over 500 Manholes in Kampala 3

Baagala says over 600 manholes in Kampala have been vandalized by people who take off the metallic covers for scrap material.
15:40
15:40

President Museveni Has a Right to Block Twitter Followers – Judge AIGP Asan Kasingye 1 Top story

The student identified as Seguya Hillary Innocent Taylor who uses twitter handle @HillaryTaylorVI told the court that he was blocked from accessing President Yoweri Museveni’s handle @KagutaMuseveni, on July 20, 2019.
15:12
15:12

Foreign Truck Drivers off List as Uganda Revises COVID-19 Cases WHO 1 1

According to the health ministry, the removal of the cases was a directive from President Yoweri Museveni. The WHO country representative says Uganda's move is okay as long as neighbouring countries are informed so that the discarded numbers can be added onto their country of origin
15:01
15:01

IGP Orders Probe of Commanders over Swindling Covid-19 Allowances 1 2

Assistant Inspector General of Police –AIGP Dr Moses Byaruhanga, also director police medical services, confirmed to Uganda Radio Network –URN that indeed the complaints are being received and a probe is underway.
14:54
14:54

MPs Push for Free Water, Electricity Parliament 4 1

A section of Members of Parliament want Government to waive water and electricity bills for six months following the lockdown brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19.
14:32
14:32

Cholera Vaccination Exercise Postponed cholera outbreak 2

Dr Godfrey Bwire, who heads the Diarrheal Diseases Division at the Ministry, attributed the suspension to the disruptions caused by the ongoing lockdown that was instituted to curb the further spread of Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.
13:16
13:16

Govt Revises Proposal to Acquire Loans for COVID-19 COVID-19 effects 1 3

Government has revised its proposal to borrow money to mitigate the effects of Coronavirus by up to 1.3 trillion shillings.
11:42
11:42

Investors Fled Country as Uganda Started COVID-19 Measures -BOU Bank of Uganda 1 Top story

In just one month between February and March 6, 2020, investors withdrew at least 165 billion Shillings from the country. Of this, at least 59 billion Shillings was in government securities, while 105.7 billion Shillings had been placed in commercial banks in the country as deposits.
11:35
11:35

DPCs Cautioned Against Heavy Deployment at Roadblocks 4 2

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala police spokesperson and CP Mugisha say standard police checkpoints must have two tyre cutters placed on both sides of the road. Onyango says a checkpoint must be mounted where it can be seen by a driver at least a 100 metres ahead.
10:32
10:32

Jinja Hospital Registering Increase in Gunshot Wound, Stab Injuries Ministry of Health 3 1

Dr Angella Namala, the hospital Deputy Director notes that their causality ward has had a huge reduction in road traffic accident victims and has now been replaced with those nursing gunshot and stab injuries. She said the victims have very deep injuries and are usually dropped at the hospital by the police.
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