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09:35
09:35

World Bank Donates Shs 57bn To Fight Covid-19 Antony Thompson 1 Top story

The money, according to Antony Thompson, the World Bank Uganda Country director, “will be re-allocated from the Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project.” The bank will be put back from the Fast-Track Facility, which is funding the coronavirus responses in different countries.
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16:57

Casual Labourers in Arua Struggle to Survive As Lock Down Bites 3 2

Adam Swaleh, the chairperson Arua Brokers and drivers Association told URN that because of the difficulties to get money for survival and increasing hunger, many brokers hailing from Yumbe and Koboko districts have been forced to walk back to their villages.
16:44
16:44

Kasese Taxi Drivers Demand Savings After Lock Down sacco 1

The drivers under their umbrella body, Kasese Taxi Operators Saving and Credit Scheme have been saving an average of 15,000 Shillings per day to cater for emergencies. These include accidents, sickness, loss of relatives, and payment for traffic charges, among others.
16:36
16:36

Gulu Residents Embrace Door to Door Courier Services Amid Lockdown Gulu Municipality. 1 3

Delivering goods and services to residences in Gulu and around the outskirts in Gulu Municipality now ranges between the range from at least 2,000 up to 20,000 depending on distance with a radius of four kilometers and nature of the consignment.
16:32
16:32

Coffin Traders Hit Hard in COVID-19 Shut down 4 3

Ssebana Nsubuga, the Chairperson Mulago Hospital Youths Development Organisation, says the cost of producing coffins has escalated since president, Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of hardware shops, which they source, material for their work.
16:03
16:03

12 Lodges Closed at Elegu Border Post 1

Linda Agnes Auma, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner told URN on Friday that the lodges were closed on Thursday evening when security stormed the area and discovered that very many people had still booked in and they were still operating.
14:55
14:55

Luweero Market Vendors Working in Shifts social distancing 1 2

Abdul Majid Ssemwanga the Chairperson of Kasana Market Traders’ Association the market hosts over 300 traders and it was difficult to implement four meters circumferential distance.
13:14
13:14

Over 1000 Vendors Desert Hoima Central Market Over COVID-19 Directives 4 2

Of the 1400 vendors operating in the market, only 50 had registered to sleep in the market by Friday Morning.
12:30
12:30

Covid-19: Factories in Jinja Lay Off Staff directive 2 1

A section of the factory operators who on Thursday evening held a closed-door meeting with selected members of the Jinja district covid19 control task force noted that they were not ready for the stringent measures issued by the government.
11:34
11:34

Lira Produce Dealers Relocated to Bus Park COVID 19 5 3

Producer dealers dealing in retail businesses and selling smaller quantities of produce have all been relocated while those selling in bulk and are operating from inside the stores are the ones remaining at the produce lane.
07:55
07:55

UNBS Names Companies with Fake Sanitizers hand sanitizers 1

The standards body said in a notice on Thursday evening that the public should not buy particular companies’ products. It said, “this is aimed at protecting consumers from buying sanitizers that do not comply with standards and harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19.”
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17:31

COVID-19: Fuel Sales Drop by 80% 1

Industry estimates show that fuel dealers will be unable to sell 160 million litres of fuel if the lock down extends to April 30, 2020. On a whole, retailers sell at least 200 million litres of fuel per month.
17:05
17:05

Pictorial: Impact of COVID-19 Directives in Kampala Streets

Following President Yoweri Museveni’s ban on public and private transport in addition to closing business operations in order to contain the spread of Covid19, Uganda Radio Network –URN took a walk to Kampala streets known for being crowded from morning till late evening.
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15:15

Adjumani, Lamwo Authorities Use Locals to Repulse Illegal Immigrants John Komakech Ogwok 1 2 Top story

The Lamwo District LC V Chairperson, John Komakech Ogwok says the porous borders in Lamwo district stretches up to 151Km from Ogili to Agoro villages in Palabek Sub Counties.
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12:54

Traders in Kasese Defy Directive to Close Non-Food Businesses cyclists 1 6

Museveni ordered that only shops selling food, veterinary supplies, agricultural stuff, pharmaceuticals and detergents should remain open.
12:43
12:43

Market Vendors Embrace Digital Platforms to Keep In Business public transport 3 5 Top story

Our reporter placed an order on WhatsApp through Deo Twikiriize, the team leader Nakawa Market Online Store. He explained to URN that he was working with several vendors in the market to supply him with goods on order.
11:40
11:40

Gov’t to Prioritize Salaries, Security- Ministry of Finance Covid-19

Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi said in a statement to all accounting officers that salaries, wages, and pensions will be for all ministries, departments, agencies, and local government.
11:16
11:16

Closure of Garages Leaves Mechanics Starving 7 2

URN visited the garage on Wednesday and found some of the mechanics and business operators guarding their closed premises from thugs. URN toured the garage and found some of the Mechanics and other business operators pitching camp in the garage to allegedly protect their properties from thugs.
10:40
10:40

Low-Skilled Workers, Developing Countries at Risk of Steep Economic Decline as COVID-19 Advances 2

The briefing finds that millions of workers are at risk of losing their jobs as nearly 100 countries close their national borders. Today, cities are waking up to more empty streets, shuttered shops, overflowing hospitals, and orders to social distancing, which drag down the economy and threaten jobs.
07:23
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OPM Reduces Refugee Numbers at Food Distribution Points Over COVID19 relief aid 1 1 Top story

Solomon Osakan the Refugee Desk Officer in Charge of West Nile Region says they have slashed the number of refugees at the food distribution points from 75 to 50 to reduce congestion so as to enforce social distancing.
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