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19:50
19:50

Local Government Minister Intervenes in Nansana Budget Wrangle 1 1

Nansana, like other municipalities, should have passed its budget by the end of May but it didn't due to the ongoing wrangles. The municipality, in Wakiso District, has over the past two months failed to pass the over 23 billion Shillings budget due to wrangles between the Executive and Councilors.
19:09
19:09

Taxi Drivers in Jinja Want Curfew Hours Adjusted transport 3 1

The Association says if the curfew commencement hour remains as it has been over the last two months, many of the operators are unlikely to make ends meet in terms of daily earnings. The driver's body says the commencement of curfew times as announced by the President limits them to one route per day.
18:50
18:50

World Leaders Call for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines United Nations 5

The leaders made the call during the Global Vaccine Summit that begun today in London. According to the leaders, all vaccines should be made available for all countries equally without considering the country of origin where the vaccines are made.
18:30
18:30

More Factories Came Up During Lockdown – Museveni new factories 1

In his State of the Nation Address on Thursday, Museveni said up 107 companies have registered to manufacture sanitizers from just two before the pandemic. He said up to 61 companies have requested to make masks although only ten have been certified at the moment.
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20 Taxi Stages Closed in Mbarara Town Public Transport 1 4

Mayanja said that they have left only three stages only out of over 20 stages around Mbarara town that are easily manageable and not heading to border districts.
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16:59

Low Turn Up of Passengers in Soroti, Fort Portal As Public Transport Resumes Soroti Municipality 3 2

Paul Omongin, the chairperson of Serere Drivers Association says only six taxis from Kagwara, Kamod, Pingire, Serere town and Ochapa had arrived to town in the morning. He explains that many passengers are finding it hard to cope with the new rates.
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Three More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Kasensero, 91 Contacts Traced Ministry of health 2 Top story

Dr Ronald Reagan Mutebi, the head of the mass community testing exercise says they have registered a cumulative total of 12 COVID-19 patients. Four of the patients were transferred to Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital and another four to Mbarara Hospital while the Tanzanian national who tested positive is still at large.
16:22
16:22

Pictorial; Hundreds Stranded in Kampala Taxi Parks as Public Transport Resumes

As they resume, the taxi's were instructed to carry only half of their capacity to ensure social distancing. Yet still, KCCA has also limited the number of taxis coming to the parks as they observe social distancing. Yesterday, KCCA spent the day marking parks and registering them to fit within the new requirements of managing taxi's Kampala.
16:05
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60 Taxis Impounded in Kampala Over Lack of Route Charts 1 3

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said some taxis had been impounded but he could not confirm the actual number. He, however, said impounded taxis had been parked at various police stations in Kampala metropolitan.
15:55
15:55

African Scientists Should Develop Drugs that Benefit their People - Museveni 2

President Yoweri Museveni has called upon African scientists to learn how to take care of themselves by developing their own drugs saying Europeans have neglected diseases affecting Africans since such diseases like Malaria are no longer prevalent in their countries.
15:48
15:48

25-Year-old Woman Stabbed to Death in Jinja village 1

She was stabbed in the neck by an unidentified assailant while visiting her friend Amiina Babirye in Danida village in Walukuba-Masese division around 9:30 p.m. Philemon Kudera, a resident of the area, says that Mutesi was pronounced dead on arrival at Danida Health Centre II.
15:31
15:31

Large Swarms of Locusts Expected to Invade Uganda - Bagiire 1 2

State Minister of Agriculture Aggrey Bagiire told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Thursday, that surveillance by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization -FAO, the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa and the World Food Programme have revealed that millions of eggs are currently being hatched in several parts of Kenya which pose a danger to Uganda.
15:24
15:24

Cabinet Approves Borrowing of USD 325m for Road Projects cabinet decisions

Cabinet also approved another request to borrow up to USD 235 million from the African Development Bank to finance the construction of three roads of Namagumba Budadiri Nalugugu (29Kms), Katuna-Muko-Kamuganguzi Road (104kms) and Laropi-Moyo Afoji Road at the South Sudan border, (37kms).
15:13
15:13

Vanilla Prices to Drop From July 1 2

Chariton Namuwoza, the Executive Director Vanilla Exporters of Uganda-Vanex, said on Thursday that they cannot tell how much the crop will sell at the garden but they expect it to drop below Shillings 170,000 per kilogram it cost last season.
14:50
14:50

Fisheries Protection Unit Stuck with 41 Unclaimed Vehicles Lake Kyoga 3

Lieutenant Colonel Benon Namanya the commander of Fisheries Protection Unit at Lake Kyoga says that to date 73 vehicles and 25 motorcycles were returned to rightful owners while 41 vehicles and 109 motorcycles are unclaimed.
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13:17

Hundreds Stranded as 260 Taxis Fail to Resume Operations in Luweero taxi driver 2 3

Asuman Kaaya the Secretary of Luweero Town Council Taxi Management Association says that there are over 260 taxis operating from Luweero to Kampala city but none have acquired route charts to ply on the road.
12:58
12:58

MPs Skeptical on Use of Zoom Technology to Deliver State of the Nation Address President Museveni 3 4

However, some MPs note that there is a risk the President may not communicate well with MPs and the nation, in case of interruptions.
12:03
12:03

Passengers Stranded in Kampala As Public Transport Reopens 1 6

In parts of Gayaza, Bukoto, Ntinda, Wandegeya and Kamwokya passengers were seen standing on the roadside waiting for commuter taxis.
11:24
11:24

Bundibugyo Officials Start Patrols to Stop Sell of Immature Cocoa Cocoa Farmers 1 4

Ibrahim Kawekawe, a farmer from Burirehe village agrees that his cocoa wasn’t ready for sell but was tempted by buyers who come to them before the start of the harvesting season. He says several farmers give in because of financial challenges.
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Govt’s Must Integrate Bicycles in Transport Infrastructure Design After COVID-19 1 Top story

The COVID-19 crisis has cut off commutes, and group activities involving travel of all kinds, throwing recreational sports around the world into a deep freeze. But cycling has not only proved to be largely pandemic-proof, but it also seems to be growing in popularity in many cities, across the world.
Jun 2020 25 results