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20:54
20:54

31% of Ugandans Dying from Non Communicable Diseases Due to Ignorance-Experts 3 1

Christopher Kwizera the Programs manager UNCDA says many Ugandans are living careless lives lately such as excessive alcohol consumption and smoking, leading to increased prevalence of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
20:28
20:28

Kasingye Directs ASPs to Vacate Barracks 3 3 Top story

Kasingye says that the Police standing orders stipulate that only officers from the rank of constable to Inspector of police are allowed to stay in the barracks.
19:33
19:33

Government Commits to Expedite POMA Regulations Ahead of Elections 2 5 Top story

Rugunda told journalists after the meeting that government was committed to delivering the regulations, adding that the National Security Council would meet soon to discuss them before passing them on to parliament for approval.
18:16
18:16

Arua Residents Accuse ERA for Sabotaging Development in West Nile 2 5

Several speakers took to the floor with bitterness, accusing ERA of failing them economically by not playing its regulatory role to ensure the region is well supplied with electricity.
17:36
17:36

World TB Day Will be Marked Virtually-Minister Aceng Ministry of Health 4

Although Uganda has not yet confirmed any case of COVID 19, Aceng says the country’s risk assessment is very high now that the neighbors have confirmed cases. She refuted claims that are making rounds on social media that Africans are less likely to suffer serious effects of infection, although she adds being largely a young population, Uganda has an advantage since the young have more immunity to clear.
16:33
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Eight Arrested over Protests Against Poor Roads in Jinja village 1 1

The suspects were arrested after allegedly blocking traffic within Bugembe town council.
16:27
16:27

EAC Secretariat Calls Off Meetings Covid-19 1

The suspension of all meetings comes days after the 21st EAC Summit that was expected to take place this month was called off until further notice.
15:25
15:25

Buliisa Health Workers Resume Ebola Screening 1

On Tuesday morning, the Buliisa District Health Officer, Dr. Nelson Naisye, said the health workers have resumed work after receiving their payment from the Health Ministry. He says the health workers are screening people at Wanseko, Walukuba and Somsio.
15:13
15:13

Cabinet Approves UGX 41 Billion Loan for Karamoja Health Facilities 1

The money will finance the construction of 68 staff houses for selected health facilities in all the districts of Karamoja, according to a statement presented by Dennis Katungi, the Communication and Media Relations Manager, the government owned Uganda Media Center.
14:45
14:45

MOH Embarks on Screening Health Workers for TB Ministry of Health 2 1

At the launch of the TB wellness clinic at the Ministry of Health Headquarters on Tuesday Dr Simon Muchuro, a TB programme official said a nationwide survey done among over 80,000 participants to establish prevalence found that while among the general population 150 per 100,000 people tested positive, the number tripled for health workers at 450 per 100,000 people.
12:33
12:33

Shortage of Health Workers Hampers Coronavirus Survillence in Busia 1 3

There are only six health workers at both Malaba and Busia Borders who are supposed to conduct the screening. The six at Malaba border work in collaboration with volunteers from the Uganda Red Cross and they work in shifts 24 hours a day.
12:23
12:23

Resistance Delays Road Works in Soroti Municipality 4 1

Stella Rose Agwang, one of those evicted during the opening of Ilukor Road faults local leaders for allegedly backstabbing them. She claims that after consulting with them on the road works, local leaders told them that their homes wouldn’t be affected since they were far away from the proposed road map.
11:30
11:30

Bunyoro Residents Demand Intensified Coronavirus Awareness Campaigns 4 2

Dan Nkwasibye, a resident of Ketebere landing site in Kagadi district that borders DR Congo says no major efforts are being put in place in the area to curtail the possible outbreak of the disease despite the influx of Congolese in the area who are not screened.
10:57
10:57

Apac Authorities Close 3 Police Outposts Uganda Police Force 2 Top story

Beatrice Akello Akori, the Apac Resident District Commissioner, says they are grappling with inadequate manpower. She however, says they will continue pressing for more manpower from government to ensure peace and security in the community.
10:42
10:42

COVID-19: Why Gov't Would Declare a State of Emergency Asuman Basalirwa

The President may, in consultation with the Cabinet, by proclamation, can declare a state of emergency in part or the whole of Uganda if the country is threatened by war or external aggression, when the security or the economic life of the country is threatened by internal insurgency or natural disaster or when there are factors that render necessary the taking of measures which are required for securing the public safety, the defence of Uganda and the maintenance of public order and supplies and services essential to the life of the community.
10:27
10:27

UNOC Starts Importing Petroleum Products Proscovia Nabbanja 1

On Monday evening, the company flagged off UNOC branded petroleum trucks that will bring fuel into the country this month. Startbex International, a fuel retailer, will be the first customer for UNOC.
07:59
07:59

New Positions to Cost KCCA Over UGX3B Annually 3 1 Top story

According to KCCA's ministerial statement, the Authority will spend over shillings two billion on salaries for these politicians. The Authority speaker shall carry home a monthly pay cheque of Shillings 13.8 billion which totals to Shillings 165.7 million annually.
07:24
07:24

Stray Bullet Injures Woman During Road Protest street 1 1 Top story

Jalia Mutesi was hit on Monday afternoon when police opened fire to disperse the protest, which started on Saturday.
07:03
07:03

Tororo School Head Teacher Suspended for Financial Impropriety 1 1 Top story

According to information obtained by our reporter, Mugeni reportedly used forged signatures last year to acquire loans worth Shillings 4.5 million from different entities in the names of the school and provided school cheques as security for the loans.
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