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22:06
22:06

UPC Already Preparing for Virtual Campaigns – Akena 1 4

UPC becomes the first Opposition Political Party to support the proposed virtual campaign amidst calls for postponement from other opposition groups, who have expressed reservations over the election roadmap through which the Electoral Commission banned open-air campaigns and advised candidates to use virtual platforms to reach their electorate.
21:42
21:42

Three MPs Denied FDC Party Ticket for Seats in Soroti, Serere Teso Sub Region 3 1

Their troubles with the party are traced to the party elections held in 2017 where the trio supported Maj Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, against Patrick Oboi Amuriat. Muntu later broke away from FDC to form the Alliance for National Transformation- ANT.
21:21
21:21

Returnees Protest Extra Days in Quarantine 2 5

In a letter dated July 8, 2020, Bwowe informed Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng that they will have no contractual obligation with the Quarantine Centre’s at the end of the 14th day, yet many of them only budgeted for the days that they were told before boarding planes to Uganda.
20:55
20:55

OPM Officials Face 24 Fresh Charges over Relief Food Scam Buganda Road court 1 1

The officials who include the Permanent Secretary Christine Guwatudde Kintu, Accountant Joel Wanjala, Assistant Commissioner for Procurement Fred Lutimba and Commissioner for Disaster Management Martin Owor will now face 12 counts related to abuse of office and 12 others on false accounting.
20:26
20:26

Wakiso District Leaders Disagree on Delayed City Status 4 4

Wakiso was among the new areas approved for elevation to attain city status. However, the operationalization of the status was pushed to July 2023, alongside Moroto, Nakasongola, Soroti and Kabale.
19:56
19:56

Illegal Trade in Fake COVID-19 Products Booming – Study

The research entitled “COVID-19-related Trafficking of Medical Products as a Threat to Public Health; reveals that criminal gangs are exploiting, the uncertainties surrounding coronavirus disease, public anxiety increased demand for PPE and medications, along with inconsistencies in national regulation regimens, to put millions of lives at risk.
19:38
19:38

UPDF Senior Officers Probe Mityana District Chairman Assault 1

When he confronted them, they instead turned on him and his effort to identify himself as the chairman of the district fell on deaf ears. The officers who held sticks in one hand and guns in another kept on shoving a seemingly hapless Luzige. A video of the incident recorded by bystanders, yesterday made rounds on social media prompting the UPDF to come out and condemn the incident.
19:27
19:27

Parliament Seeks Explanation for Mak Student Death LDUs 3 1

Gulu woman MP and Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan told Parliament that the events leading to the student’s death are very suspicious and demanded an explanation about the killing.
19:04
19:04

Police Forcefully Takes CCTV Footage Showing Killed Makerere Student 2 3

The priest on Tuesday informed journalists that the CCTV clips were to be officially released to police and journalist on Wednesday at 11 am. However, upon accessing St Augustine Chapel CCTV control-room, the police detectives and police ICT team blocked access for journalists and Makerere Guild members access.
18:48
18:48

KCCA Issues Guidelines for Reopening of Arcades 2 1

The guidelines include, keeping the premises and access ways clean, hygienic and not blocked and that corridors and access ways are free of any obstruction, stockpiles and temporarily structures.
18:47
18:47

Digital Transactions Can Save Country UGX 179b in Printing Money Annually – BOU 2 1 Top story

The biggest hindrance at the moment, Mugume said, is the fear that people have over platforms like mobile money and internet transactions. He said that even when people receive money on their phones, they rush to withdraw it thinking it is not safe on the phone.
18:40
18:40

Cross-Border Informal Exports Fall 99% – Official Figures UNCTAD 1

BOU says earnings from cross border trade dropped from USD 52 million (193.5 billion Shillings) in March 2020 to just USD 59,000 (219 million Shillings) at the end of May 2020. The main reason for the fall is that while those in formal-trade are being tested for Coronavirus Disease and cleared to keep taking out or bringing in goods, the informal traders don’t have this luxury and are stranded at home
18:36
18:36

Trade Ministry Issues New Guidelines for Cooperatives 1

Speaking to the media at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala today, Frederick Gume Ngobi, the State Minister for Cooperatives said they have allowed the leaders of cooperatives whose terms have expired to continue serving until such a time when a ban on public meetings is lifted.
17:41
17:41

KCCA Suspends Taxi Park Charges 2 1

Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Minister Betty Amongi, says that the suspension takes effect on Thursday. She explains that they have received complaints from several taxi operators about the exorbitant charges.
17:39
17:39

Thugs Steal Computers, Cameras From NIRA Offices office break in 2 1 Top story

Gilbert Kadilo, the NIRA Spokesperson, says the thugs broke into the offices in Kasoma zone in Luweero town on Tuesday night. He says the Authority has reported the matter to Luweero Central Police Station for investigations.
17:26
17:26

Parliament Summons Minister Anywar Over Kiwula Forest Action Report 1 1

Kadaga’s summon to the State Minister to present a report on Thursday follows an earlier directive by the House for the Ministry to order the removal of private and government tractors from Forest Reserve.
17:23
17:23

Police Warns Boda boda Against Planned Statehouse Raid 2

“We want to caution the boda boda riders to adhere to curfew guidelines that were issued by the President. If they fail, we shall use the law and have them arrested and taken to court. The issue to allow them or not allow them is the issue of science not who demonstrates,” Onyango said.
17:17
17:17

Parliament Wants Places of Worship Reopened closure of churches 5 1

The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said that churches could operate with SOPs and that her office continues to receive petitions from religious leaders on the matter and that it was time for the government to open up churches and other places of worship.
17:02
17:02

Police Raids Busia Aspirant’s Home 4 1 Top story

Eriya Elepot, the Busia District Police Commander-DPC, says their aim was to search the home in connection to the raid on the Electoral Commission offices on Monday last week.
16:49
16:49

Stella Nyanzi Arrested for Inciting Traders to Demonstrate in Kampala PATRICK ONYANGO 1

Onyango said Nyanzi together with the colleagues are going to be charged in court with two counts; incitement and engaging in acts that are likely to cause the spread of the coronavirus.
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