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21:01
21:01

Pictorial; Kachung Water Plant Submerged roads flooded 10

The plant which serves Lira catchment area is almost fully submerged by the floods, forcing the authorities to improvise ways of maintaining constant water supply in the area.
20:50
20:50

Experts Report Drop in Detection of Drug Resistant TB Ministry of Health 1

Even as the World Health Organization released new guidelines early this year and countries including Uganda adopted new drugs which take a shorter duration, Adakun says some patients have already started resisting them whereby at Mulago alone, five patients have so far resisted the new drugs.
19:13
19:13

Govt Advises Parents to Enrol Finalists in Nearby Schools 1 1

Dr Kedrace Turyagenda, the Director of Education Standards is of the view that to minimize situations where COVID-19 might be imported from different communities into schools, parents should enrol their children in schools within their current communities.
19:06
19:06

Parliament Queries Planned Re-opening of Schools re-opening schools 1 2

However, Soroti County MP Kenneth Esiangu questioned why the government was in the rush to open schools at a time when the country is registering high numbers of COVID-19 cases yet the schools had been closed before a single case was registered.
18:47
18:47

Chaos as Candidates Protest Slow Pace at Kawempe Electoral Office 5 4

According to the Electoral Commission Schedule, aspirants from Kyebando Central were due for nomination today, Wednesday. However, the commission had a backlog from Tuesday, which had to be cleared, before starting on a new group.
18:33
18:33

Rukutana Wins Controversial Rushenyi NRM Primaries 3 1 Top story

According to Odoi, Rukutana polled 25310 votes (46.27 %) beating his closest rival, Naome Kabasharira who garnered 25290 votes (46.23%). Bob Nahabwe came third with 2270 votes followed by Nicholas Niwahereza with 1229 votes, Norman Beigana Kashereka 350 votes and Elia Bwagara Mwesigwa 256 votes.
18:25
18:25

Uganda's Exports Up But Trade Deficit Grew Higher imports

Export of fresh foods was the most affected as the aviation sector was closed down before a handful of cargo planes started operating at Entebbe and Jomo Kenyatta International Airports. However, dry commodities like coffee and gold continued thriving.
18:07
18:07

Nabweru Woman Strangled to Death in Domestic Brawl 1

The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says the incident was reported by Masudi Kamya, the Nabweru South Cell Defense Secretary.
17:54
17:54

MPs Resist EC Position on Candidates’ Names 2021 Elections 1 6

The Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi however said that for those aspirants who changed names before the 26th March 2015 through a statutory declaration or affidavit, the presentation of a sworn affidavit shall be valid for nominations by the Electoral Commission.
17:30
17:30

Woman Arrested for Killing Husband`s Girlfriend Murder

Charles Mba Ulangi, a resident of Angir cell in Nebbi Municipality, who reported the matter to police, says that the late Ayirwoth was called by the suspect’s husband to spend Monday night with him.
17:17
17:17

Sound in Pit Latrines Annoys Wakiso CAO 4

While addressing water related organizations operating in Wakiso district on Tuesday, Kuruhira expressed dismay over the community’s construction of pit latrines on tiny pieces of land which finally get filled up and they fail to find others places to dig new ones. He insists that if pit latrines must be constructed in Wakiso, they should be those ones which are used to turn wastes into biogas and the residue to taken to gardens as fertilizers.
17:10
17:10

Kitgum Vegetable Farmers Counting Loses 3 1

Pamela Akello, a site Agronomist at the irrigation scheme acknowledges the challenges faced by the farmers, saying it had a devastating effect on the projected sale of crops after harvest in the last season.
16:59
16:59

War Brewing Between MPs and Marabou Stork For Parliamentary Space Health 1 2

The Minister of State for Energy Sarah Opendi has raised "a matter of national importance" in Parliament., saying the nesting of Marabou Storks could be hazardous and could bring about zoonotic diseases that people don’t know
16:58
16:58

Voter Education Flaws Stir Queries on EC Ability to Deliver Free and Fair Polls Police brutality 4

Voter education usually takes place before the start of the election cycle, to purposely assist the election administration in its task of delivering a free, fair, efficient and cost-effective election. It encompasses the basic voter information that every voter must have in order to arrive prepared at the voting station and vote on the dedicated polling days.
16:37
16:37

Karimojong Eat Expensive Imported Foods As Uganda Farmers Suffer UN 2 2

Currently, the food supplements being distributed to malnourished children and expectant mothers in Karamoja sub region as well as in refugee settlements are imported from Rwanda and Pakistan, and therefore the agency meets high costs; prompting UN Resident Coordinator Rosa Malango to push for locally manufactured supplements.
16:28
16:28

Chameleon Asks NUP to Hand Him Lord Mayor's Flag 5 2

Mayanja’s request comes a day after NUP’s preferred candidate, Latif Ssebagala Ssengendo declared his decision to step down from the lord mayor’s race citing conflicting interests in the party and for the good of the wider opposition forces.
16:18
16:18

Uncertainty Shrouds Private Teachers’ COVID-19 Fund 2

The government announced two months ago that it was setting aside a revolving fund with 22 billion Shillings to support teachers whose livelihoods were disrupted when schools were closed in March. The money was channelled through the Microfinance Support Centre.
15:52
15:52

MPs Furious as Centenary Park Compensation Holds Flyover Project KCCA 1 4

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on Wednesday told the committee that M/S Nalongo Estates, a company owned by Kampala Businessman Sarah Kizito is holding the land for the project to pending a Memorandum of Understanding with KCCA.
15:42
15:42

Katwe Police Impersonator Arrested 1 1

According to Wovugira, the suspect hired his vehicle UBD 662C TX on June 5th 2020 at Shillings 130,000 per day and left a warrant card as security.
15:39
15:39

Uganda Records Highest Daily COVID-19 Deaths

"Our health system is overwhelmed with cases right now and in such circumstances, we should expect more deaths," Dr Monica Musenero an epidemiologist and also a senior presidential advisor told URN
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