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19:58
19:58

Parliament Finally Approves National Health Insurance Bill 5 1

This means that, if assented to by the President, there will be a four per cent deduction on salaries of employees in the formal sector and a one per cent contribution from their employers, to contribute 1percent to the health scheme. Individuals in the informal sector will contribute an annual payment of 100, 000 Shillings.
19:34
19:34

Education Ministry Delays Skilling Project Four Years After Securing World Bank Loan 3 1

The five-year Albertine Region Sustainability Development Project III was designed to upgrade two technical Institutions; the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba and Uganda Technical College Kichwamba to international certification levels. The project that started in 2014 was also meant to construct a new institution in Nwoya District.
19:11
19:11

Parliament Passes Succession Law; Here is How Estates will be Shared succession bill 2 1 Top story

According to the breakdown, of the deceased or testators wealth, the surviving spouse or spouses will take 20 per cent, the dependant relatives take 4 per cent, the linear descendants or biological and adopted children take 75 per cent while the customary heir will take 1 per cent. The repealed act provided for only 15 per cent for the spouse.
18:29
18:29

Parliament Blocks Gov’t Move to Withdraw Health Insurance Bill 5 1

Robinah Nabbanja, the State Minister for Health announced that the government was withdrawing the bill, moments after the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga called for its second reading this afternoon. The Bill was first tabled before parliament for consideration in August 2019.
17:28
17:28

2021 Polls Most Violent in Uganda's History-NUP police brutality 4 1

The National Unity Platform (NUP) has reiterated calls to have all of its members and supporters who are currently being held in different facilities countrywide.
16:42
16:42

KCCA Depoys Sound Trucks to Implore Vendors Off the Streets street vendors 3 1

Robert Kalumba, the Deputy KCCA Spokesperson says street vendors have a week to visit markets and get space. He however couldn't tell how many vendors are on the streets and to which specific markets they should go.
16:40
16:40

Curfew Affecting Tourism Industry– Kadaga 1 1

Kadaga reiterated her previous calls for the government to review the situation saying that country’s tourism sector is under threat due to curfew yet Entebbe International Airport is open. Other reports also indicate that the tourism sector is one of the worst hit sectors of the country due to the different measures adopted by government to curb the spread of corona virus including restrictions on internal and international travel among others.
16:30
16:30

Interpol Issuing Out 7000 Certificate of Good Conduct Every Month 1 1

Charles Birungi, the acting Director Interpol, says that on average they attend to 300 people mostly female seeking to be cleared to go for employment in the Middle East.
16:13
16:13

Schools With Multiple UNEB Centres Flout Covid-19 SOPs PLE 2020 3 1

According to schools that URN visited, schools like St Joseph’s Nansana and Sam Iga Memorial School and St Stephen’s Church of Uganda Primary School found it hard to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures due to lack of adequate space.
14:59
14:59

Rampant Incest Irks Church, Archbishop Kaziimba Calls for Confession Easter 5 1 Top story

“There are fathers, uncles, and cousin brothers in our families who have defiled their daughters and sisters and impregnated them. This is one of the most discouraging pieces of news I have heard in a long time. To those girls, who are now mothers, as a church, we want you to know that we love you because God loves you, and he loves your baby. Always remember, because he lives, you can face tomorrow,” Dr. Kaziimba said in his Easter message at All Saints’ Cathedral Nakasero Wednesday morning.
13:36
13:36

Record TV Uganda Officials Signs Out after 15 Years media 1 2

Ezekiel Motoseneng, the Managing Director of Record TV Network Uganda explained that most advertisers especially in the European Market, that feed the record TV network were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic eventually affecting their commercial strength to operate a TV station in Uganda.
13:10
13:10

Mulago Denies Ignoring Conjoined Twins Who Needed Emergency Care 2

But, despite what was visibly a case of a medical emergency, the family says they were ignored by the medics and Mulago, forcing them to return to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital on Wednesday.
12:53
12:53

50-Year-Olds to Start Getting COVID-19 Jabs

According to data from the health ministry, over 3, 000,000 are registered in this age group. During this round vaccination, persons aged 18 and above who suffer from co-morbidities like; asthma, diabetes,high blood pressure can also go and get their jabs.
12:38
12:38

Elected Leaders Swearing in Ceremonies Hang in Balance over Kasango Petition 1 Top story

The judgment was based on a petition by Lawyer Bob Kasango, while challenging his trial which was spearheaded by the then Director of Public Prosecutions Justice Mike Chibita. He argued that the roles of the DPP are in clear conflict with the judicial oath and added that Chibita should have resigned before serving in that capacity.
11:40
11:40

Day Two of PLE Kicks Off Smoothly in Kampala PLE 2020 1 1

Distribution of examination papers from the storage centres began as early as 7:00 am. By 8:30 am, candidates were already seated in examination rooms at schools visited by URN reporters.
10:49
10:49

WHO Launches Initiative to Tackle Misinformation

Viral Facts Africa will leverage the insights and reach out to a network of 14 organizations to counter health misinformation as it spreads and to guard people against falsehoods.
09:24
09:24

Byekwaso Vows to Push KCCA FC to The Top hillary mike mutebi 3 1

Byekwaso replaces Mike Hilary Mutebi whose contracted was terminated. Byekwaso was Mutebi’s assistant coach at the club.
08:54
08:54

Rules Committee Proposes Amendment to Allow Resignation of Speaker of Parliament Speaker Race 3 1

Parliament’s Rules, Discipline and Privilege Committee has proposed an amendment to the rules of procedure to allow for a Speaker of Parliament to resign voluntarily.
08:39
08:39

LOP Wants Select Committee to Probe Land Grabbing 3 1

Ochan was presenting a petition to parliament on Tuesday on behalf of 32 people regarding their eviction from their land in Mbarara Municipality.
08:25
08:25

Legal Brains Trust Petitions Supreme Court Not to Hear Gov't Application in Kasango Case DPP 2

The Government is seeking to stay the implementation of a recent Constitutional Court orders to the effect that a serving Judge should retire before being appointed to a new job in the executive arm of government or constitutional office.
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