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19:29
19:29

14% of Uganda's Land Mass now Belongs to Big Owners - Expert Report

They say that over 14 percent of the total land mass in the country is held under large scale land acquisition. Large scale is land which is at least 200 hectares. This means that all that land is held by a single person or entity.
18:43
18:43

UPDF Captain, Two Others Arrested for Shooting Man Dead 1

Capt. Tonny Olinga and his two juniors identified as Okello and Oloya allegedly killed, Vincent Opiyo, on 13th of November at Apaa, Zoka forest in Adjumani District.
18:33
18:33

EC Warns CSOs Against Campaigning for Candidates 1 1

Mulekwa said sometimes CSOs cross the line of public sensitization and align themselves to particular political camps or side with individual candidates.
18:21
18:21

Kabuleta Tells Supreme Mufti Kasule “We are Squatters in this Country” Joseph Kabuleta 2 1

Presidential candidate Joseph Kabuleta has told the Supreme Mufti, Sheikh Siliman Kasule Ndirangwa that he seeks to ensure that in his Presidency, Ugandans will have a stake.
18:03
18:03

UN Secretary General Decries Repressive Enforcement of COVID-19 Guidelines Security 1 1

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that COVID-19 pandemic has provided a pretext for repressive security responses that curtail civic space and media freedom.
17:50
17:50

Anti-Graft Agencies Outline Progress in Corruption Fight Anti-Corruption 7 1

During a conference to mark International Anti-corruption day in Kampala, the agencies outlined their achievements and progress in fighting corruption.
17:31
17:31

110 Arrested For Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines uganda police 1 1

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the suspects include managers of arcades and people who were found without wearing face masks.
17:30
17:30

Judiciary to Increase Number of Chief Magistrates Ahead of 2021 Elections Judiciary of Uganda 1 2

The judiciary anticipates a rise in the number of petitions from the 2021 general elections, following an increase in constituencies.
17:02
17:02

MOH Bans Use of Condolence Books at Funerals MINISTRY OF HEALTH

In a statement issued on Thursday, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services, says such books and pens have been deemed superspreaders by researchers since SARS - COV – 2, the virus that causes COVID-19 can last up to five days on such surfaces.
16:57
16:57

Home Care Impossible in Slums, Community Improvise With COVID-19 Sickbay katwe 6

Bahati says they have resigned to prayer and herbal concoctions after they realized they can’t afford to self-isolate or even social distance with their nature of households where in many cases families share a single room. On average, she says, there is one room for a family of five in the areas of Kafumbe Mukasa, Katwe and Ndebba where she is designated as a VHT.
16:49
16:49

Defence Ministry Employee Found Dead lt col deo akiiki 1 1 Top story

Godfrey Kaleti, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Kalerwe police station, says the deceased’s body had decomposed, an indication that she could have died last week.
14:26
14:26

Chief Justice Summons Top City Lawyers to Discuss Presidential Election Petitions Eric Sabiiti 1 Top story

In his December 7th, 2020 invitation letter to the lawyers, the Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo says the invitees will convene at Mestil Hotel with Supreme Court Justices on Presidential Election Petitions.
12:13
12:13

UNBS Raises Capacity for Measuring Bulk Liquid Products certification 3

Boniface Kapere, the Principal Technician at UNBS, says the equipment mainly helps the receiver of the delivery since it will help confirm that the contents in the delivering tank is equal to the volumes stated by the supplier. Ebiru says this equipment will also go a long way in reducing this theft.
12:01
12:01

Lockdown Exposed School Land to Grabbers- Education Ministry 3

Alex Kakooza, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education says throughout the lockdown and after the partial reopening, they have been receiving reports from different areas of the country about grabbing of school land.
11:33
11:33

Children in Slums May Never Go Back to School-Makerere Study 3 1

He says majority of the participants said that their children’s learning was grossly affected whereby 39.4% reported children didn’t access learning materials whereas others said because of the structure of their households their children at 18.4% cannot focus while studying from home.
11:03
11:03

MP Kahonda Asks Constitutional Court to Block Petition 1

Kahonda wants the Constitutional Court to interpret for him what amounts to dishonesty and also issue a permanent injunction restraining the electoral body, its agents from determining any complaints against him based on his conviction.
09:42
09:42

NAGRC&DB Livestock Revenue Up after Director's Arrest-Lt. Col. Nakalema 3 1 Top story

Speaking at a conference commemorating International Anti-Corruption day on Wednesday, Nakalema justified her decision to investigate Dr. Lagu, saying the proceeds from livestock have increased from Shillings 800m to Shillings 2.2bn in less than a year since his dismissal.
09:05
09:05

US Congressman Wants UPDF Generals, Police Commanders Sanctioned For Brutality USA 1 Top story

In his December 9th, 2020 letter to Mike Pompeo, the Secretary U.S. Department of State and Steven T. Mnuchin, the Secretary U.S. Department of the Treasury, Engel expresses concern over president, Yoweri Museveni’s "long track record of repressive behavior".
08:19
08:19

Pupil Dies After Being Caned at School 1 2

Athoril was first rushed to St Jude clinic in Ndeeba, which referred her to Mulago hospital when her condition deteriorated. The school counsellor, Rosemary Muyingo, says the deceased was only given one stroke of the cane. She says the pupil has been battling heart complications, which were known to her parents and the school.
07:55
07:55

Gov’t Advised to Scale Up Reopening of Schools 3

Speaking at the Ministry of Education Sector review, Education Development partners led by the Deputy Belgium Ambassador to Uganda Koen Van Acoleyen asked the ministry to look at the available good practices and innovation from across the world to have a safe full reopening of schools.
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