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21:19
21:19

New Study to Establish Workers’ Perceptions about COVID -19 Vaccine 2

Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), the agency conducting the research told URN on Friday that the study is happening at two sites in Masaka and Entebbe.
20:36
20:36

MPs Decry Corruption, Indebtedness as Uganda Marks 58th Independence State House 1 5

Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga says that Ugandans still need to fight for independence from fellow Africans who have enriched themselves by taking advantage of their positions and vulnerability of nationals. He is concerned that national resources are not equally shared, and Ugandans are not free to participate in politics without their rights being infringed on.
20:16
20:16

Changes at ISO Good for Human Rights- Lawyers 1 1

Having served as ISO boss for close to four years, Kaka was relieved of his duties yesterday by President Yoweri Museveni and replaced with Lt Col Charles Oluka, whom he had fired from the agency two years ago.
18:00
18:00

Sudhir Acquires Simbamanyo Building after Owner Defaults on Bank Loan equity bank

The building which houses the Ministry of Gender offices, Kampala Imaging Centre, among others was initially owned by Simbamanyo Estates Limited, an entity owned by businessman Peter Kamya. The tenants and occupants were informed in a notice dated October 8, 2020, that the building had been bought off by Meera Investments Limited.
17:51
17:51

Museveni Makes Case for Road Projects Outside Uganda State House 1 1

The President said that although many MPs questioned why Uganda was building roads in Congo yet it still has a poor road network, the country needs to boost its trade with DR Congo with South Sudan in order to build better roads. He added that the matter should not be discussed in such a way to avoid 'annoying' the neighbours.
17:39
17:39

Inspection, Funding Delays Might Affect School Reopening Dates 1 2

But with just five days to the official reopening of schools, the Directorate of Education Standard is yet to issue compliance certificates and inspecting a large number of schools in areas with a high concentration of learners. The exercise began on Monday, October 5, with an expectation that by Friday October 9, some inspected schools, will have a green light to admit students.
17:14
17:14

Health Ministry Gets Greenlight for South-Korean COVID-19 Antigen Test COVID 19 1 1

The test is a rapid point-of-care swab test that directly detects the presence or absence of coronavirus antigen in the patient’s body, generating diagnosis results within less than 30 minutes. These tests are designed to detect a specific protein in the virus that elicits the body’s immune response.
16:54
16:54

Police to Procure Ambulances for 2021 General Elections 1 2

The ambulances will be procured and be managed by force’s directorate of health services Dr Moses Byaruhanga.
16:48
16:48

Hundreds Defy Govt to Attend Jumah Prayers at Kibuli Mosque 9 5

According to medical experts, there is a high risk among large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart. But despite the risk involved, the Friday Jumah Prayers led by Dr Abdul Hafiz Walusimbi were attended by hundreds of congregants.
16:24
16:24

Health Ministry Stops Tracing COVID-19 Patient Contacts 1

While the Ministry used to trace and isolate whoever came into contact with a confirmed positive or suspected case early into the pandemic, a model they borrowed from Ebola surveillance, Dr Charles Olaro, the Director Clinical Services says that their contact tracing system got skewed when community infections became rampant.
16:10
16:10

Kyagulanyi Asks Court to Reject Kibalama’s Evidence in NUP Formation Case Bobi Wine 1

Kyagulanyi wants the additional evidence by Kibalama and Simbwa struck out from the court record.
13:26
13:26

Student Leaders Want University Tuition Payment Policies Suspended Makerere University 6 3

The student’s leaders held a press conference today at Makerere and raised a number of concerns from the students they lead ahead of government plans to reopen universities and among them was that of tuition payment.
11:59
11:59

Silverbacks Start Non Residential Training for AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers FUBA 2 1

Uganda was drawn in Group E with Egypt, Morocco and a team to be announced after the last Pre-Qualifiers tournament that will take place in Yaounde, Cameroon later this month
09:27
09:27

Makerere University Sued For Ugx 2Billion Over Gowns Marlin Advocates 1

"The gowns were customized for Makerere University, serialized and custom built for a particular year and therefore making it hard or impossible to recycle or resale the unsold ones in the subsequent functions”, reads Team Uniform's suit in part.
09:15
09:15

Uganda Land Commission to Pay UGX 1Billion Shillings in Absentee Landlord Case 1

In the recent past, the Ministry of Lands indicated that the Uganda Land Commission requires an annual allocation of 170 billion Shillings for ten years or a one-off 1.7 trillion Shillings to compensate over 6,000 claimants.
05:16
05:16

Activist Petitions Court to Block Reopening of Schools 1 2

Tugume argues that at the time of the closure, Uganda did not have a single case of COVID-19, yet, at the moment, the country has more than 9,000 cases, and the government still wants to take chances and send learners out to large concentrations, a precursor for the spread of the virus.
04:53
04:53

Kadaga, EC Bicker over Extension of MPs Nomination Dates 2021 elections 1

The new pronouncement by the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama does not only extend the nomination dates from Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13, but overrules the dates that were communicated by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga during the National Prayer Breakfast at State House Entebbe.
04:19
04:19

Police Incapacitated to Rescue Victims of Drowning -Study 1 2

Dr Olive Kobusingye, a research fellow at Makerere University School of Public Health says they found that safe boating regulations are flouted, yet the police are incapacitated to ensure safety on the lake even as most drownings are preventable through policies and regulations that reduce risk exposure. She was releasing results of the study ton Thursday.
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