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21:18
21:18

COVID-19 Hit Families to Benefit from UGX 36B Direct Cash Giveaways Gulu City 1

The initial roll-out direct cash transfers took place last week in Lira City on 6th August where about 10,000 beneficiaries from three parishes including Kakoge received 100,000 Shillings each, injecting USD 750, 000 about 2.7 billion into the local economy.
12:05
12:05

Relatives of Electrocuted Man Pitch Camp at Umeme Offices UMEME limited 2 1

Derrick Isabirye, who led a delegation of six family members to pitch camp at Umeme offices in Mukono, says they will not leave until they receive a proper explanation from the power distributors. He says it is unfair for Umeme to disown their relative, yet they have been contracting him to undertake various assignments.
17:08
17:08

Two Umeme Workers Electrocuted to Death in Mukono 2 1

One of the eyewitnesses Faizal Kigenyi says the workers had switched off the power supply before they started working on the faulty transformer. However, it is unclear how supply was reconnected at a time when the workers were still fixing the cables. They both died instantly.
11:44
11:44

Justice Okalany Positive about ICC Interview Despite Technical Glitch Suzan Okalany 1

Okalany is competing for the job with three others; Morris A. Anyah from Nigeria, Fergal Gaynor from Ireland, and Richard Roy from Canada, for what is arguably the most important job in the international criminal justice system. They are seeking to replace Gambian national Fatou Bensouda, whose tour of duty ends in June 2021.
10:28
10:28

Farmers in Lwengo Get UGX 280m Resource Centre 3 1

The centre worth 280 million shillings was obtained through a partnership with the Uganda Communication Commission-UCC, to support farmers get updated information on agriculture and marketing to boost their productivity and incomes.
16:51
16:51

UN Launches US$15M Program to Digitalize Innovation in Agriculture UNCDF 4 4 Top story

Speaking at the launch of the program at Uganda Media Center, Lukolyo noted that they chose Northern Uganda and West Nile as their starting points basing on the fact that they are among the most affected regions when it comes to access to digital innovations.
15:24
15:24

Bankers Launch Drive to Stop Extra Charges on Card Usage Wilbrod Owor 1 1

According to Wilbrod Owor, the UBA Executive Director told reporters on Tuesday that the new campaign, No to Surcharges, will raise awareness among the card users and will also work with business owners to see that chargers stop.
13:43
13:43

Kasese Residents Seek Payment for Properties Wrecked by Road Works 2 5

The 14.7-kilometre road on the mountainous area is constructed under the low-cost seal program, an innovative technology aimed at improving all-weather rural roads and reducing gravel loss through utilizing locally available resources.
23:01
23:01

UCC to Revoke Licenses for Radios that Fail to Beat Deadline for Re-application 4 1

As the final deadline for radio owners to submit new license applications draws closer, the Uganda communications commission-UCC has issued a warning that there wouldn’t be leniency for any stakeholder who will fail to heed to the call to apply for new licenses.
19:29
19:29

Companies Will Not Get Tax Refunds without E-Receipts From October – URA 2 1

According to URA, taxpayers have three months up to September 30, 2020, to adjust their systems and start issuing e-invoices. From 1 October 2020, no taxpayer will claim a tax credit if they didn’t issue e-invoices in their trading. The program is implemented under the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solutions (EFRIS).
10:54
10:54

Gulu City Seeking Additional Land for Construction of Garbage Recycling Plant 1 4

Once completed next year, the plant shall be able to sort out plastic and organic waste and recycle them for various purposes including production of compost manure to sell to farmers in and around Gulu.
04:41
04:41

Two COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Enable Body to Fight Off Virus

The findings from phase 2 trials of the vaccines show that when the Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine (ChAdOx1nCOV-19) and the Ad5-vectored COVID-19 vaccine from China were injected, participants were able to help the body create more T-cells and antibodies that are able to suppress the COVID-19 virus.
15:57
15:57

Harvard Student Turns to East African Court in Museveni Twitter Case

Seguya who uses twitter handle @HillaryTaylorVI told the court that he was blocked from accessing President Yoweri Museveni’s handle @KagutaMuseveni, on July 20, 2019. Days later, he was blocked by @OfwonoOpondo, a handle owned by the government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo and @Akasingye, owned by the Police Political Commissar Asan Kasingye.
17:34
17:34

70 Percent of Ambulances in Uganda Lack Equipment, Trained Staff - Survey MOH 1 1

Findings from the study shows that many of the ambulances used in the country do not have emergency equipment or medicine such as pain medication, vital signs monitors, an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine, a defibrillator or an intubation set used to clear blocked airways, Tranexami acid that prevents excessive bleeding caused by trauma like an accident. In addition to this, things like non-breather face masks needed to assist breathing are not present
05:43
05:43

Plastic Wastes Provide Much Needed Shield for Medics in COVID-19 Fight Face shields 2 4

A group of environmental activists have chipped in to fill the gap with innovative ideas of producing affordable, yet protective medical face shields for health workers in the region using recycled plastic wastes. Takataka plastics, a social enterprise co-founded by Peter Okwoko is using melted polyethene terephthalate [PET] bottle plastic wastes to produce the shields.
10:58
10:58

WHO Unveils New AI Initiative to Help People Quit Smoking 1

Florence will use Artificial Intelligence, to help smokers develop personalized plans to quit tobacco, deliver cessation services to support them overcome both physical and mental addictions, while also dispelling myths around COVID-19 and smoking. Florence is available 24/7 via video stream or text.
09:07
09:07

Science Ministry Denies Solar Powered Bus Was Imported From China 4 1

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Science Technology David Obong pointed out that one of the buses was assembled by Ugandan engineers in China while the second bus was assembled in the country by the same engineers.
17:00
17:00

Cold Conditions to Continue Until Mid-August- UNMA 2

The UNMA Executive Director Festus Luboyera said that the cold weather phenomenon is due to the inflow of cold winds from the southern hemisphere.
21:34
21:34

Uganda in Talks with UK University to Take Part in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials 2

The Imperial College London began human trials of their vaccine in June 2020 with a small dose of the vaccine being administered to a volunteer in West London. A total of 50 participants will take part in the trial to determine the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine.
19:49
19:49

WHO Launches Review in Global Response to COVID-19 COVID-19 Pandemic

The review which will be led by an evaluation panel will look at the way the WHO and the world at large responded to the COVID-19 pandmeic
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