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21:37
21:37

Iki Iki Parliamentary Aspirant Arrested for Defying COVID-19 Guidelines 1 2

Kampanya was arrested on Saturday from his home at Katira village in Budaka district where he was found with a crowd of people who had allegedly gone to check on him after being discharged from hospital. He had been admitted at Nsambya Hospital for over 4-months sustaining injuries in an accident.
21:23
21:23

Another 514 Stranded Ugandans Return Home from USA, Qatar 5 Top story

Those who returned today include members of the Melody and Sozo Choirs of Watoto Church who were stranded in the United States of America where they had gone for a series of activities. The teams which were stranded in Texas, Virginia and Alabama over the last four months were flagged off from the US on Friday by Ugandan officials led by Ambassador Mull Katende.
15:57
15:57

Harvard Student Turns to East African Court in Museveni Twitter Case

Seguya who uses twitter handle @HillaryTaylorVI told the court that he was blocked from accessing President Yoweri Museveni’s handle @KagutaMuseveni, on July 20, 2019. Days later, he was blocked by @OfwonoOpondo, a handle owned by the government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo and @Akasingye, owned by the Police Political Commissar Asan Kasingye.
15:27
15:27

Uganda Registers Six New Cases of COVID-19 COVID-19 Cases 1 Top story

According to the test results released by the Ministry of health, four of the returnees were from South Africa while one is an Indian national, who came from India.
11:51
11:51

MPs Caution Against Double Standards as NRM Opts for Lining Up elections 3 2

Several legislators have welcomed the move, saying the NRM’s decision is a message that the country should actually open up for elections. They, however, warn that the government should not apply different standards to the opposition if they chose to follow the same direction.
11:27
11:27

Election Uncertainty Could Delay Economy Recovery – Stanchart 2021 Elections 1

But this boost from electoral spending will be reduced by an increase in polls uncertainty, Stanchart’s head of Africa Research Raziah Khan said. This will see banks reduce the money they lend in the run-up to February 2021. Investors usually withhold their money to see the outcomes of the polls even when they are sure of the likely winner.
10:52
10:52

Mbarara City Reduces Building Plan Approval Fees Local Revenue 3 1

A plan of the two-roomed residential unit with a Kitchen or store will be charged 200,000 Shillings, a reduction from 500,000 Shillings while a residential unit with three or four bedrooms will be charged 400,000 down from 600,000 Shillings.
10:30
10:30

Congolese Refugee Arrested for Stabbing Colleague to Death 1

It's alleged that the misunderstanding started when one of the refugees identified as Kasanavo Capeche went to a restaurant where the colleague Inyati Mulaga Claudia works and grabbed a piece of soap for personal use. But within a twinkle of an eye, Mulaga grabbed a knife and stabbed Kasanavo to death.
09:41
09:41

Inside the National CCTV Command Centre 2

The National CCTV Command Centre at Naguru police headquarters has among other crucial security units the crime monitoring centre, traffic monitoring centre, archives centre, call monitoring room, operations room and decision making room where top security gurus sit.
08:56
08:56

Several Households Miss Out on Mosquito Net Distribution in Serere, Soroti soroti district 1 4

According to the Ministry of Health guidelines, each mosquito net is planned for two people and a family unit can get up to six mosquito nets. But Rose Alado, the district representative for People with Disabilities in Serere says that the exercise is uncoordinated and that some of the residents received fewer nets than planned.
08:30
08:30

Wakiso District Records 176 Cases of Child Abuse During COVID-19 Lockdown 6

Wakiso District Probation Officer Maria Nakazibwe says that as a result of the lockdown, many parents were unable to provide for their families because they had lost their jobs and their sources of livelihood. As a result, some of the parents and guardians became stressed and paranoid, conditions which drove them into battering the children.
08:00
08:00

Mukono Friendship Village in Despair as Lockdown Shakes Crafts Market 4 3

The village started in 2007 with about 133 houses headed by women living with HIV. They were brought together by a good samaritan Torkin Wakefield who picked them from the areas of Makindye, Acholi quarters, Namuwongo, Bwaise and hospitals, around Kampala.
07:25
07:25

Local Collaborators Aiding Cattle Thefts in Agago -UPDF 1

Brig Michael Kabango, the Fifth Infantry Division Commander says their intelligence indicates that the thieves are using their networks within the communities to easily access community cattle kraals. He questions how the thugs reached the community even after heavy military deployment in the areas of Agago and its porous border point.
06:58
06:58

Floods Submerge 50 Homesteads in Villages Near River Nyamwamba 5 5

The settlement area hosted brick makers more than 20-years ago before the municipal authority banned the activities allowing human settlement. But the previous activities had created a man-made valley that holds water for long hours even after a downpour.
06:31
06:31

Ugandans Developed Phobia for Mulago Hospital Due to COVID - Dr Baterana COVID-19 Pandemic 4 4

According to Dr Byarugaba Baterana, the executive director of the hospital, many Ugandans developed a phobia for the facility upon learning that it was treating COVID-19 patients.
06:06
06:06

William Street Mosque Leaders Deny Misappropriation of Funds 3

The group organized under Jamuiyyat D’awa Assalafiyya was accused by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC of failure to account for billions of Shillings generated from the property that comprises of a mosque and several shops.
05:54
05:54

Returnees Hold Protest Against Extended COVID-19 Quarantine 1 2

On Friday afternoon, five of the returnees packed up their luggage, left the hotel rooms and gathered at the hotel reception to demand discharge documents from the Ministry of Health. But the Hotel management blocked their exit and demanded payments for the extra days of quarantine.
05:23
05:23

Cattle Traders Decry Losses as Army Intensifies Operations in Karamoja Maj. Peter Mugisa 1 4

The traders say that they have lost more than 200 million Shillings since April, because of the operations. The losses are incurred when security operatives impound animals sold by Karimojong traders to the traders in Teso Sub Region.
05:08
05:08

Kitgum Market Construction Suffers Setback Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown 1 2

The construction by China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd, which commenced in June last year, has only registered 33 per cent progress, a year since its commissioning. According to the timeline, the contractor was expected to have accomplished 50 per cent of the work by now.
04:47
04:47

Islamic University Unable to Pay Staff Salaries, Announces Cuts 1 2

According to the letter, only a small number of staff will continue to work at each Campus to keep the University continue offering basic and critical services and these will be paid 50% of the normal salary during the period of the lockdown. The letter further states that the other staff members will continue to be away as has been the case since 20th March, 2020 when the University temporarily closed down.
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