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22:37
22:37

NHIS: People to Pay Out of Pocket for Some Health Services Ministry of Health 1

Ronald Baggaga, the Legal Counsel to the parliamentary health committee, says discussions of the bill that establishes the scheme that is being touted as a solution to Uganda’s healthcare system that is riddled with high out of pocket expenditure and bribery are complete.
22:03
22:03

Electoral Commission Okays Nominations of Persons Missing on SIGs Register 2

According to the Aug 3rd, 2020 circular issued by the Acting Electoral Commission Secretary General, Leonard Mulekwa, the Commission has decided that persons appearing on the National Voter’s Register in their respective parishes of residence but are missing on the SIGs register should be nominated and included on the register.
21:32
21:32

Education Committee Starts Processing UNEB Bill 4 1

Odongo stated that the law will cater for those who charge illegal fees under the guise of UNEB registration fees. He however, argued that schools are free to stipulate extra charges alongside the official UNEB fees as agreed by management or the Parent Teacher Associations of the respective schools to cater for additional costs of holding examinations at the school.
21:08
21:08

Parliament Approves Bill Providing For Elderly Representation 3 1 Top story

Ogwal also said that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) compel countries to leave no one behind in their democratic process and that due regard should be made for the representation of older persons through the enactment of a law to facilitate the Electoral Commission (EC) to organize for their election.
20:43
20:43

National Theatre Goes Digital as COVID-19 Closes Stage Curtains 2 1 Top story

At first, the content will be streamed every Friday at no cost through UNCC’s formal digital platforms including YouTube and Facebook among others with the premier featuring on August 14 at 7:30 p.m.
20:21
20:21

Eastern NRM Youth Leaders Endorse Kadaga national 3 1 Top story

Samuel Odong, the NRM National Youth League Publicity Secretary says there are powerful politicians who are campaigning against Kadaga’s bid for the CEC position by bribing delegates to boycott the forthcoming elections.
19:57
19:57

Mabikke Sues LDC for Cancelling His Legal Practice Diploma 1 Top story

in his application before the High Court Civil Division, Mabikke contends that the six-member Subcommittee, which recommended the cancellation of his certificate was comprised of members who were not qualified enough to pass judgement on his examinations and academic qualifications of a legal nature.
18:16
18:16

MPs Task Gov't on Opening Remaining Sectors of Economy COVID-19 1 3

Members of Parliament argue that the sectors are prepared to meet the standard operating procedures and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines.
18:12
18:12

I am Retiring From Elective Politics- Muruli Mukasa NRM primaries 1 Top story

In a message to URN, the 68-year-old minister, who has served two five year terms in parliament, says he is retiring from elective politics but will continue serving in government. He however, didn’t respond to our query why he is quitting elective politics.
17:49
17:49

Busongora South MP Defeated in FDC Primaries 2 1

Mbaju lost to Alozious Baguma Kighima who polled 258 votes against Mbaju’s 245.
17:22
17:22

Nwoya Woman Commits Suicide Over Alleged Husband’s Promiscuity poverty 1 Top story

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says preliminary findings show that Akello sneaked out of her house following the altercation with her husband and her body was found hanging on a tree branch with the sheet of her baby tied around her neck.
16:50
16:50

Mao Declares DP-Block Dead dp wrangles

A fortnight ago, several DP members including MPs such as Medard Lubega Sseggona, Muwanga Kivumbi, Mathias Mpuuga, and Florence Namayanja among others declared that they will be supporting National Unity Platform President, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in the coming elections.
16:37
16:37

Fort portal Residents Protest Over Dusty Road 1 4

Robert Mutunzi, one of the residents involved in consultancy work along Ruhandika Street, says the road has become dusty since the tarmac was removed four months ago thereby affecting their businesses.
16:23
16:23

Gunpowder, DNA Analysis Link 25,000 Suspects to Murders 3

The Criminal Investigations Directorate registered 4,718 cases of murder last year which was a 4.9 per cent increase compared to 4,497 cases in 2018. Akullo states that the motives behind the killings were land wrangles, people taking the law into their hands, family misunderstandings, crimes of passion and business rivalry.
16:22
16:22

Police Summons Abim CAO Over Failure to Account for Covid-19 Funds 1

On several occasions, police have accused Ochengel for refusing to make statements despite requests from the police.
15:53
15:53

Amuru Police on The Spot For Failure to Arrest Illegal Entrants Elegu Border Point

Michael Lakony, the Amuru District LC V Chairperson, says the illegal entrants are quarantined for 14 days and left to go to home without any charge. He explains that some of the Ugandan nationals are forced to leave by South Sudan authorities who dump them at a no-man`s land between Nimule and Elegu.
15:38
15:38

Parliament Rushed to Scrutinize New UCC Regulations- Speaker 5 1

Kadaga says that Parliament’s Information, Communications and Technology Committee have been tasked to examine the rules and interact with different stakeholders to come up with a common ground.
15:12
15:12

Norway Donates US$2.2M to Help Ugandans Overcome Impacts of COVID-19 4 2

The donation is in response to an appeal launched by the UN in Uganda, local and international NGOs and the Ugandan civil society community to support millions of Ugandans whose livelihood was disrupted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
14:56
14:56

Residents Protest Continued Closure of Nsangi-Buloba Road Wakiso district 5 3

Part of its closure was to pave the way for the construction of a permanent bridge using a two-way box culvert in the 400-meter swampy section of the road, which had been cut off when floods devastated the area last year.
14:49
14:49

Soldier Remanded for Killing Airforce Commander 1 1

Omutojo a Sector Commander in the Air Force on Tuesday was arraigned before the Court Martial chaired by Lt General Andrew Gutti from where he was charged with one count of murder.
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