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May 2022 13 results
21:23
21:23

MPs Pin Minister for Impersonating President to Enable Naguru Land Grabbing Nakawa-Naguru land 3 1

Parliament has adopted a committee recommendation seeking to hold the Minister of State for Housing, Persis Namuganza accountable for abuse of office. Namuganza is accused of misleading Uganda Land Commission –ULC into allocation of the Nakawa-Naguru land to individuals and entities following Presidential Directives which were non-existent. Even the alleged beneficiaries of the allocations have disowned the purported requests uttered by Namuganza which they are alleged to have made for the land, as forgeries.
19:57
19:57

IAVI, Moderna Launch First-in-Africa Clinical Trial of mRNA HIV Vaccine HIV vaccine trials 2

The first study to test this new technology that started with COVID-19 vaccines will have sites in Rwanda and South Africa which are building on recent findings from a similar trial conducted among healthy adults in the US where researchers found vaccination induced the targeted immune responses in 97% of recipients.
17:13
17:13

Parliament Passes Excise Duty Amendment Bill 3 1

MP Nsereko proposed that the excise duty on motor-spirit gasoline which currently stands at 1,450 Shillings be reduced to 750 Shillings.
16:49
16:49

Final Batch of Students Who Protested Rising Prices Granted Bail Kyambogo University 2 1

The students were each granted a cash bail of 300,000 Shillings, and each of their sureties a non-cash bond of 15 Million Shillings.
16:02
16:02

Parliament Rejects Five-Year Income Tax Exemption for Bujagali 5 1

According to the Bill presented by Henry Musasizi, the Minister of State for Finance- General Duties, the government proposed an amendment to Section 21 of the principal Act to extend the income tax exemption for Bujagali from 1st July 2022 to 30th June 2027.
15:56
15:56

Makerere University Press Pushes for Elevation to Directorate Status 3

Dr. Samuel Siminyu, the Managing editor of Makerere University press, says that they run under the mandate of supporting staff and students with publishing books and need a minimum of Shillings 1 Billion annually for their activities.
15:23
15:23

Ugandans Shuns COVID-19 Booster Doses 2

A number of health professionals interviewed by URN attributed the low number of Ugandans seeking booster doses to the current trends of the disease. Dr Daniel Kyabayinze, the incident commander of COVID-19 Vaccination, says that only a few Ugandans are getting the booster dose because of the number of new infections.
11:46
11:46

Speaker Warns On Planned Demo During Coffee Agreement Debate 1 1 Top story

Among noted that some MPs were sighted entering parliament with T-shirts to aid the demonstration. “By the time Dr. Abed Bwanika brought this, he wants action. And now we have a solution…by the time government accepts that we are going to review within three months, a review in the process can be terminated,” Among added.
08:39
08:39

MPs Reject Proposal to Exempt VAT on Wheat and Old Computers 4 1

Parliament on Tuesday rejected a proposal by Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Muhammad Nsereko to exempt bread wheat and five year old computers from paying Value Added Tax.
08:18
08:18

Minister Withdraws Amendments to Finance, URA Act 5 1

Under the Finance (Amendment Bill), 2022, the government had proposed to repeal the Finance Act, of 2012.
07:38
07:38

Severe Malnutrition ‘Excruciatingly Painful’ Threat to Child Survival 1

Triggered by a lack of nutritious food and repeated bouts of disease – such as diarrhoea, measles and malaria – the condition, also known as severe wasting has been listed as one of the conditions that compromise a child’s immunity.
07:04
07:04

Researchers Recommend Scaling Up Food Fortification in New Anaemia Study sickle cell anemia 2

Researchers say that investment in newer technologies and nutrition-sensitive innovations would help the country further reduce the complication which is also among the reasons for high maternal mortality in the country.
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