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21:11
21:11

NRM Electoral Commission Upholds Bosmic's Nomination For Chua West Race Chua West County 1

Otim’s 2003 A-level results challenged by Ocaya seen by URN shows he obtained a subsidiary pass in General Paper, failed History and Christian Religious Education and never sat for Economics paper.
20:53
20:53

URA Appoints New Customs Boss 1

The new appointments replace former commissioners Dickson Kateshumbwa, Henry Saka, and Silajji Kanyesigye who were fired in May.
19:02
19:02

Workers MP Lyomoki Protests Speaker's Ruling on NSSF Bill 5 1

Presented before Parliament in August 2019, the Bill has generated controversy in regard to mid-term access of funds and which ministry between that of Finance and Gender should take charge of the finances. Members of Parliament on the joint committee composed of Finance and Gender committees of parliament have in the past months engaged to finalize building consensus especially on the need for NSSF members who are below 45 years and have not saved for at least 10 years to be allowed to benefit from the midterm access window.
18:53
18:53

Kadaga Gives Premier Rugunda Ultimatum on Kibwetere Massacre Report 2 1

It is estimated that 778 believers who had gathered in the church building in Kanungu were burnt after they allegedly locked themselves inside the building. The cult believed that the world would come to an end at the turn of the millennium.
18:48
18:48

Toyota Uganda Canceled Vehicle Deliveries for April and May 1 1

Baisama Awori, the General Manager of leasing and rental division at the Namanve-based dealership, said some of their vehicles were to come from South Africa but the country closed the port of Durban in March. This meant that they had to suspend shipments for both vehicles and spare parts
18:21
18:21

Koboko Covid-19 Task Force Seeks Additional 50,000 Facemasks 2

Yahaya Kakoja Yeke, the Koboko Resident District Commissioner who is also the head of Covid-19 Taskforce in the district, says that the facemasks are inadequate for the population.
18:14
18:14

Lucrative Bone Trade Fuelling Disappearance of Lions - Conservationist 3 1 Top story

Although commercial trade in all big cat products is banned, except for the lion parts and specimens, Lion bones are used as an alternative to tiger bones in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
18:10
18:10

Court Rejects Gov't Defense in MP Zaake's Compensation Case MP Francis Zaake 2 3 Top story

In his affidavit, Mugisha wanted Zaake's case dismissed on grounds that it has no merit. He claimed that when Zaake was arrested for flouting COVID 19 guidelines, he was never taken to any military detention save for the Police Special Investigations Unit.
17:44
17:44

Uganda Marine Defence Forces Arrest Six for Illegal fishing on L. Edward

The arrested are Sunday Batura, Kenneth Musinguzi, David Twinomujuni, Jackson Nabasa, Patrick Tusasibwe and Isaac Tumuhamya.
17:42
17:42

Mulago Hospital Stopped from Collecting COVID-19 Samples 1

The decision to stop sample collection services comes days after the health ministry increased sample collection sites within Kampala and Wakiso. The new collection sites include Kiswa Health Center IV, Kisenyi Health Center IV, Kibuli Hospital, Kawaala Health Center IV, Kitebi Health Center IV, Nsambya hospital, Kiira Health Center IV, Kasangati Health Center IV and International Hospital Kampala.
17:34
17:34

Medics Advise Gov't to Stop Admitting Mild COVID-19 Cases MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Today, a total of 98 people were confirmed positive, according to results released by the Ministry of Health. All these, according to the ministry's current treatment protocols, are supposed to be enrolled in care and isolated at the hospital until they clear the virus and test negative.
17:28
17:28

Gov’t Starts Drafting Regulations to Operationalize Data Protection Law Paul Okirig 1 2

Paul Okirig, a lawyer and drafter, said at the online consultative meeting that the regulations will among other things make it clear where the individual may refuse to give their data to a collector and incidences where they cannot refuse such as when the government wants information for planning purposes.
17:23
17:23

Sarah Kanyike Takes Oath as Ex-Officio MP 4 1

Kanyike was appointed by President Yoweri Museveni on July 16 and later approved by Parliament’s Appointments Committee on July 28, 2020.
17:13
17:13

Disagreements Emerge in Iteso Cultural Union Over Education Fund Teso Sub Region 2 1

On August 19th, the Iteso in the diaspora dissolved Iteso Cultural Union UK and transformed the TEF project into a charity organization.
17:02
17:02

Court Adjourns Kyagulanyi’s Case Indefinitely 6 1 Top story

Katumbuki said there were so many people in court, which undermines the social distancing aspect of preventing the spread of Covid-19. Kyagulanyi ran to court after the security officials blocked his radio talk show on the Mbale City based BCU FM three weeks ago.
16:48
16:48

Journalists Ordered to Pay UGX 10m to Court Registrar Fred Waninda Eric Yiga 1 2

The money will be paid by UJA and two Journalists; Hannington Kisakye and Eric Yiga, who filed a case alleging that Waninda had assaulted them. The journalists had filed a case alleging that Waninda had assaulted them during a scuffle at the Commercial Court in Kampala in April 2019.
16:40
16:40

Parliament Approves Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo, Deputy Buteera Alfonse Owiny-Dollo 3 1

Parliament has approved the newly appointed chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and his Deputy Richard Butera.
16:28
16:28

Police Headquarters to Reopen after Disinfection on Thursday Fred Enanga 2

The offices were closed on Monday, August 24, a day after the Police Chief Political Commissar Asan Kasingye tested positive for COVID-19.
16:27
16:27

Private Health Facilities Cautioned Against Using RDTs for COVID-19 Testing 1

This follows reports that some private health facilities had resorted to using the kits that are best used for detecting antibodies but not COVID-19 in its active form.
16:14
16:14

Amuriat, Biriggwa Nominated In Search for FDC Presidential Candidate 5 4

After nomination, he said his campaign will focus on the need to increase agricultural productivity and promote technological innovations. This, he said, will help him fight the stinging problem of unemployment among the youth who form a big percentage of the country’s population.
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