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Aug 2019 18 results
21:48
21:48

NAADS Resumes Construction of UGX 8 Billion Mango Factory in Yumbe 1 1 Top story

Dr. Samuel Mugasi, the NAADS Executive Director, asked the Chinese firm to complete the expansion and construction of the factory located in Lodonga Sub County within five months.
21:19
21:19

Local Content Bill Seeks to Restrict Employment of Non Ugandans in Public Works financial service 2 1 Top story

The bill, which is before the Finance Committee of parliament, seeks to impose local content obligations on persons using public money or Uganda’s natural resources or carrying out activity requiring a license, to priorities Ugandans in Public Procurement, ensure skills and technology transfer and provide for development of local content plans.
21:01
21:01

Four Arrested in Clash Between Kalerwe Market Vendors, KCCA Officers Law Enforcement 3 1 Top story

Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police, says the suspects are locked up at Wandegeya Police Station for inciting violence. He declined to divulge details, saying the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects was conducted by KCCA, which handed them to police.
20:04
20:04

Defence Fails To Explain UGX 35Bn Unauthorized Domestic Arrears defence ministry 5 1

The Defence Ministry Accounting Officer Edith Buturo today failed to convince Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee over 35 billion Shillings domestic arrears acquired without requisite authority.
18:30
18:30

PAC Grills Defense Officials Over UGX 1.7Bn under secretary 3 1 Top story

While the audit report indicated that Shillings 615.4 million out of the Shillings 1.4 trillion Defense budget wasn't spent in the financial year, the Head of Accounts, Elton Denis Barigye told PAC that the unspent funds were Shillings 1.7 billion.
18:09
18:09

Zigy Wyne Death: Witnesses Grilled at State House Robert Kyagulanyi 1 2 Top story

A source told URN that the group was briefly held at Kira Road police station before a decision was made to transfer them to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Kibuli for interrogation. However, on their way to Kibuli, the vehicle was diverted to Nakasero State House following a telephone call from unidentified person.
17:52
17:52

Health Ministry Vows To Deal With Lazy DHOs Ministry of Health 2 1

According to ministry officials, many DHOs are not doing their work of supervising the provision of standard health care in their areas of operation. They spend most of their time in their offices instead of knowing what is happening in the districts they oversee
17:30
17:30

Makerere Staff Association Leaders Ejected from Webmail Makerere University 2

In a letter addressed to Samuel Paul Mugabi, the Director Directorate for ICT Support (DICTS) the two staff leaders, say they learnt of their removal from the Makerere University webmail list on August 6, 2019 when they failed to log-in despite various attempts.
16:41
16:41

Police Recover Spears, Pangas from Video Hall 1 1 Top story

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says Katwe Police Station conducted an operation in Ndeeba following complaints from residents that video halls in the area harbor suspected muggers and motorcycle robbers.
16:22
16:22

Complacency Responsible For Malaria Rebound In Kampala - Health Ministry Ministry of Health

Dr. Jimmy Opigo Programme Manager Malaria Control at the Ministry of Health says the increase in infection is due to deteriorating immunity among the people.
16:12
16:12

Ministry to Launch Advisory Committee to Tackle Bilharzia Ministry of Health 4

Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, says even though all efforts for the last 14 years have been going into controlling the vector, they have learnt that both the vector and the worm are still transferred to water by humans through fecal matter.
15:13
15:13

Flying Squad Officers Sent To Hunt For Ayivuni Police Boss Killers 1 1

A team of Flying Squad Unit (FSU) from Kampala has been sent to Arua District to back up police in the hunt of assailants of Ayivuni Police Post Commander Corporal Santo Ochandwongo.
14:34
14:34

Makerere Management Wants Dr. Kamunyu Dismissed University Council 2 1

The university lawyers have asked the Staff Appeals Tribunal to re-evaluate the evidence on record and find Dr. Kamunyu guilty of four counts for which he was acquitted by the appointments board, convict him accordingly and dismiss him from university service.
14:04
14:04

COSASE Cancels Meeting Amidst URA Audit Backlog

Akol and her delegation had only responded to six audit queries relating to the 2014/2015 financial audit report by the time the meeting was adjourned. This left 8 queries including one on uncollectible tax arrears amounting to Shillings 315 billion in 2014, a 16percent increase from Shillings 188billion recorded in 2013 and Shillings 120 billion in 2012.
12:12
12:12

Police Stuck With Body of Italian National Mulago hospital 1

According to highly placed sources, the Italian Embassy told police that Benni’s relatives have requested Police pathologist and Head of Medical services, Dr. Moses Byaruhanga and his team not to conduct a postmortem in their absence.
11:07
11:07

Gov’t to Introduce National Roaming as Rural Areas Struggle with Network Ministry of ICT 1 1

According to the guidelines, it will be a licensing condition for all telecoms to roam nationally and reduce on areas that don’t have networks. The Information Communications Technology Ministry Permanent Secretary, Vincent Bagire, says under the proposals they are looking at aspects of access and affordability.
07:43
07:43

Construction of Crude Oil Pipeline To Affect 68 Heritage Sites-Report 1 Top story

The Environment and Social Impacts Assessment (ESIA) report singles out Kalyango Cultural Rock, Kyawagonya Cemetery in Lwengo district, Kanga or Rusheshe Cemetery in Kyotera district, Kituntu Cemetery and Katooke in Hoima district as some of the heritage sites that will be affected.
07:16
07:16

Head of Mak-Kabanyolo Research Institute Resigns, 13 Sacked Busitema University 1 Top story

Makerere University has also sacked 13 staff after the appointments board rejected their applications to renew their contracts.
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