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15:48
15:48

Desert Locusts Invade Karamoja Again MAAIF 3

According to the Amudat District Senior Agricultural Officer Joseph Marimoi, the locusts entered through Karita Border area and spread throughout Karita Sub County in the areas of Akou lee, Nacemato, and around the mountains but spread to the Town Council yesterday afternoon. He explains that the insects however migrated in dense swarm westwards towards Nakapipripirit and Nabilatuk districts.
14:44
14:44

Two Drown in River Ayago 2

According to Okello, Toopacu drowned as he attempted to rescue Komakech who was drowning. Komakech’s body has since been recovered.
12:02
12:02

Floods Submerge Homes in Kalungu District 2 1

Juliet Namakula, one of the affected residents blames the Chinese Investors of Zhong Rice Estates; currently operating in Lwera, for interfering with the Lake Victoria shorelines as they draw water for irrigating their plantations.
08:16
08:16

Boat Operators Abandon Work Leaving Thousands Stuck on Islands Lake Victoria 3 1 Top story

Mukiibi Sserunjogi, a 30 passenger boat operator from Katosi landing site to Ddamba island in Koome sub county Mukono district, says many people are stranded on the islands and lack money to return to their homes.
17:04
17:04

Landing Site Closed for Failure to Implement COVID-19 Guidelines MoH 1 2

The sub-county Chairperson Hudson Kiyaga says that the landing site was overly congested making it hard for them to maintain social distancing recommendations. According to the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation, individuals are supposed to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from any person who is coughing or sneezing.
15:12
15:12

17 People Issued COVID-19 Self-Quarantine Discharge Certificates in Gulu deadly Coronavirus 2 1

Gulu District Information Officer – DIO, Gloria Aloyo told URN that the individuals whose names have been concealed for fear of stigma include government officials who willingly reported themselves to the district before undertaking self-quarantine.
16:16
16:16

Outdoor Community Radios Resurface After Ban on Public Gatherings UCC 2 1

Ibrahim Kitenda, the Ngandu local council-LCI chairperson in Nama sub county Mukono district says covid-19 preventive measures came abruptly leaving them without any option other than buying megaphones to sensitize residents about their roles in the fight against the virus.
20:08
20:08

10 Suspected COVID-19 Cases Isolated in Gulu Test Negative Amuru district. 1 1

The suspects include three South Sudan nationals who traveled from Juba to Entebbe and disregarded self-quarantine directives. They sneaked into Kampala and later proceeded to Gulu enroute to South Sudan.
16:38
16:38

Registration of Fishermen on Lake Kwania Suspended 1

Recently, Kwania District authorities invited the commanders of the UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit to discuss mechanism of conducting the registration exercise. The move which was aimed at regulating illegal fishing activities and conserving Uganda’s water bodies has reportedly been objected by the Fishery Protection Unit.
21:30
21:30

10 People Isolated in Gulu for Defying COVID-19 Guidelines 1

Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the District LC 5 Chairperson revealed that the suspects were tracked down by the COVID-19 Gulu Taskforce backed by police pursued the individuals and managed to confine them under strict conditions.
16:40
16:40

Lack of Schools in Buvuma Force Pupils into Fishing Lwajje Sub county 3 1

Although, the government has set up schools in each of the sub-counties apart from Lwajje which has none. The sub-counties have several other scattered small islands attached to them, but the children are struggling to access schools.
20:09
20:09

Running Water Claims Two Lives in Kigezi 4 2

Agrey Mugisha, Bukinda sub county LC3 Chairman says that, the heavy down pour which started at around 8:30PM and lasted for more than ten hours destroyed five houses of residents that include; Apollo Karoro, Milton Tusingwiire, Florida Kamusiime, John Habasa and Benon katusbabe.
14:19
14:19

Buvuma Residents Appeal to Gov't Over Nairobi Fly Lwajje Sub county 2 1 Top story

Susan Nankanja, a Village Health Team-VHT member, says many residents wake up from their beds in the morning with itchy faces, which sometimes develop into blisters. She is distressed that many of them are suffering with pain due to failure to access treatment.
17:59
17:59

Security Personnel Concerned over Concealment of Unexploded Ordnances 2 1

Thousands of such explosive remnants of war like bombs; grenades and unexploded shells were buried underground after the two-decade long armed conflict between Government and Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA rebels (1986 – 2006).
13:20
13:20

Gov’t Insists on Wetland Demarcation in Wakiso Amid Resistance people 5 1

Ali Wamala Ngudde, a resident, claims that some people own titles in the areas which the ministry is claiming to be wetlands. He says that the ministry needs to be careful while trading on their land.
11:12
11:12

Increasing Water Levels Interrupt Construction of Kiyindi-Kirongo Docking Piers UNRA 1 2 Top story

Engineer Ismail Kyazze, the Ferry Service Operations manager in UNRA, who is also in charge of inspecting the construction of the new ferry, says they have completed assembled the ferry and read to start work as planned.
18:55
18:55

Ministry of Health Planning Cholera Vaccination Drive

Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that effective next month they will be carrying out vaccination in six districts of Kasese, Moyo, Arua, Ntoroko, Busia and Namayingo against cholera since it’s one of diseases that pose the highest risk and their biggest scare as the heavy rains set in.
18:10
18:10

Butaleja School Suspends Lessons After Falling Debris Kills Pupil 7 2

The School Head teacher, Yefusa Wadidi, says teachers reported to school on Thursday morning ready to conduct lessons but didn’t find learners due to the trauma they went through.
19:24
19:24

Ugandan Scoops Overall 2020 Commonwealth Youth Award 1

He has reached more than 800 women and young people, and 600 of them now make and sell briquettes in Uganda as part of his effort to promote the transition from wood fuel to affordable fuel briquettes. They generate bio-gas from bio-waste and recycle non-bio-waste products to create arts, crafts and basic household items.
11:33
11:33

Accelerating Climate Change Posing Major Threat to People's Health – Report 2 1 Top story

The report points out that Greenhouse gas emissions continued to grow in 2019, leading to increased ocean heat, and such phenomena as rising sea levels, the altering of ocean currents, melting floating ice shelves, and dramatic changes in marine ecosystems. The ocean has seen increased acidification and deoxygenation, with negative impacts on marine life, and the wellbeing of people who depend on ocean ecosystems.
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