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22:49
22:49

Fire Guts Nile Agro Factory Again UPDF 3 2

A huge cloud of smoke coupled with a sharp flame was visible from all corners of the Jinja Central Business district which attracted crowds to gather around the factory gate. The crowd was later dispersed by UPDF personnel who tasked them to vacate the premises immediately.
22:38
22:38

Education Minister Clears E-learning Program for Universities 1 Top story

The Ministry of Education and Sports recently advised universities which had embraced the use of remote collaboration tools to halt the process and await guidelines that would guarantee the effectiveness of the approach.
21:43
21:43

Queen Elizabeth National Park Records an Increase in Wildlife wild life 3 1

The Park's Chief Warde Pontius Ezuma says that the park is currently witnessing an increase in the wildlife population. He attributes the increase to some of the measures that were put in place to control the spread of coronavirus disease.
21:26
21:26

Taskforce Suspects Hidden Motive by Patients Exposing COVID-19 Ward Shortfalls 1 3

An asymptomatic female COVID-19 patient undergoing treatment at the hospital lost her cool on Sunday and recorded a video bemoaning the unconducive situation at the ward, which she says isn’t appropriate for patients.
21:03
21:03

WHO Calls for More COVID-19 Therapeutic Trials 1

According to the WHO, scientists need to widen their search for treatments for the deadly disease, to cover antivirals, immunomodulatory drugs and anti-thrombotic agents as well as combination therapies.
20:50
20:50

IGP Dispatches Senior Officers to Probe Masaka Self-Immolation Case Fred Enanga 1

The motorcyclist identified as Hussein Walugembe, a guard at a construction site burnt himself in the office of Ibrahim Ssesanga, the officer in charge of traffic Police in Masaka, on Thursday, after failing to convince him to return his motorcycle.
20:26
20:26

Minister Magyezi Cautions against Sale, Lease of Public Property in New Cities City Status 3 1

Magyezi was speaking at the launch of Mbarara City on Friday. Mbarara is one of the seven municipalities which were recently elevated by Parliament to attain city status effective this financial year, as one of the initiatives to accelerate urbanization. The other cities are Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal, Masaka and Mbale.
20:06
20:06

Luweero Pupils Abandon Virtual Classes for Street Vending 4

A Primary Six Pupil at Arise and Shine Primary School who was found vending brooms in Luweero town council on Friday said that her mother is among those whose businesses were closed over the COVID 19 pandemic leaving them with no source of livelihood. He explained that as result, he was directed to vend brooms to get money to look after the family and save for fees.
19:34
19:34

Mother Held in Nsambya Hospital for Three Months over Unpaid Medical Bill Caroline Nassaka 1 3

Nassaka was admitted at Nsambya hospital on March 24, 2020, after developing pregnancy-related complications. At the hospital, she was given emergency treatment through an operation in which she lost the baby. But after four days of treatment, her bill had accumulated to 3,932,300 Shillings as of March 27, 2020 when she was due for discharge.
18:40
18:40

FDC Calls for Transitional Government Instead of 2021 Polls 2021 elections 1 6

FDC, the main opposition political group in Uganda now wants the government to process a Constitutional amendment introducing a 'Transitional Government' which will cater for a situation of no elections at a time when they are constitutionally supposed to take place.
18:00
18:00

Works Ministry Hands over Katuna One-stop Border Post Office to URA 2 3

Benon Kajuna, the Director of Transport in the Works Ministry says that the construction work which started in 2007 was delayed a protest by the Rwandan government, challenging the site of the one-stop border post. According to Rwanda, Uganda was constructing the block in a wetland.
17:16
17:16

Pictorial: Launch of Arua City Ben Kumumanya

The event was officially presided over by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government Ben Kumumanya
17:00
17:00

Gov't Halts Return of Stranded Ugandans from Abroad COVID-19 1 1 Top story

It is estimated that around 1,500 returnees will be affected by the decision. These who will have to reschedule their travel are Ugandans from North America, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, China and Malaysia who were scheduled to arrive next week.
16:35
16:35

Nakawa Division Authorities Failing to Enforce Ban on Boda Bodas 2

The Deputy Resident City Commissioner of Nakawa Division Herbert Anderson Burora says the cyclists are desperate to carrying passengers to earn a living.
16:11
16:11

Another Police Detective Dies in Motorcycle Accident 1

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says that the detective Police Constable Andrew Nyende was riding a motorcycle registration number UP-5040 when he had a head-on collision with Tata lorry registration number UAY 186Y.
16:00
16:00

Bidandi Ssali's Statement on Bobi Wine Was a Misrepresentation –PPP 6 5

“…The Hon. Jaberi Bidandi Ssali officially ceased many years ago to not only be the party leader but also an active member. The Party is therefore not bound by his independent personal views or comments,” Gayira told a press conference at the PPP offices in Ntinda today.
15:02
15:02

Ceremonial Discharges Seek to Fight Stigma for Recovered COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 1

While the disease hasn’t claimed a life in Uganda, Moriku says there’s always a fear of the uncertainty involved with the disease as lessons learnt from elsewhere show that it can easily progress into critical and death. She said that while the physical toll could be disregarded, the disease takes a heavy mental toll.
15:02
15:02

Fort Portal Residents Block Road Over Poor State Ruhandiika Street 1 2

The residents argue that the road has become a health hazard with a lot of dust and blocked trenches.
13:49
13:49

Lugbara Cultural Insititution Premier Cautions Subjects Against Selling Land in Arua City 1 2

Tuku said that according to the Lugbara culture, the land is not sold to make money for personal use because it belongs to family and community.
13:37
13:37

Two Returnees from India Test Positive for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1 Top story

They were among a bigger group of 187 people that arrived in the country on Wednesday. According to the health ministry, the two were under quarantine at the time of testing. The other cases are four truck drivers that were picked from points of entry while three cases were from communities.
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