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18:37
18:37

Midwives Decry High Fees for Renewing Licence 4

Hadijah Nakatudde, a tutor midwife at international Institute of Health sciences Jinja, says that asking a midwife to pay an amount to the tune of Shs 200000 in the name of renewing licence is bad enough to discourage many from the practice with the little pay they get.
17:43
17:43

Don't Use Official Secrets Law To Deny Citizens Access To Information twaweza east africa 1 4 Top story

It is emerging that civil servants at different levels have tended to use archaic laws like the Official Secrets Act to deny citizens access to public information and records.
16:34
16:34

Kiyembe Traders Protest Arrest of Their Chairperson 4 1 Top story

According to the traders, police and Uganda Registration Services, Bureau-URSB officials arrested Waswa on Tuesday evening for allegedly obstructing the arrest of some traders accused of selling products that are meant to be distributed by an unidentified importer.
15:59
15:59

Parliament Approves Death Penalty for Human Sacrifice Convicts 7 1 Top story

“Human sacrifice is a growing concern to law enforcement agencies, parents, child rights activists and the general public. Records from the Uganda Police Force show that human sacrifice cases have been steadily increasing for the last several years,” reads part of the committee report. A person who contravenes this provision commits the offence of human sacrifice and is liable, on conviction, to suffer death.
19:31
19:31

NEMA Proposes Heavy Fines, Jail Sentence for Air Pollution Offences 2 1

The draft regulations include emission limits for industrial sources, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other mobile sources, layout odor standards and requirements for indoor air, and address worker protection. They also establish a permit and compliance program for industrial sources and associated fees.
17:14
17:14

Security Brutality Against Journalists, Fake News Shape Discussion on Press Freedom Day 4 3

The Ag. Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC Dr. Katebalirwe Amooti Wa Irumba, said that the status of press freedom in the country has generally improved but noted that during the 2021 electoral period and the COVID 19 lockdown, press freedom was challenged.
14:38
14:38

Public Trust in Radio, Television Content Remains Consistent – Report 1 3

Aidan Eyakuze, the Executive Director Twaweza East Africa tasked media institutions to continue working towards building public trust by avoiding partisanship. He said that trust remains a big challenge affecting the media and it has implications on the economic viability of the industry
12:11
12:11

Human Rights Committee Fails to Meet Museveni over Election Violence Elections 1

The probe team led by Vice-chairperson of the Committee Agnes Taaka Wejulu interacted with former Presidential candidates including, Democratic Party’s Norbert Mao , Alliance for National Transformation (ANT)’s Mugisha Muntu, and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi.
22:22
22:22

Workers Fail To Attribute Value to Labour Day Celebrations 5

The international day that is celebrated annually on May 1, has left Ugandans both in the formal and informal sectors, decrying the tough working environment in which they operate to earn a living characterized with financial constraints and job insecurity.
16:32
16:32

One Killed as Minibus Rams into Immigration Office Perimeter Wall Kampala-Jinja Road 3 1

According to eyewitnesses, the Isuzu minibus registration number UAW-298N that was heading to the city centre lost control and rammed into the wall of the Internal Affair Ministry. It also knocked two people who were riding on a motorcycle registration number UES-978X.
07:58
07:58

Former UJA President Robert Kagolo Shot Dead Luke Owoyesigyire 1

Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that Kagolo was killed by a Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel identified as Rashid Mamuli.
17:56
17:56

Uganda Human Rights Commission Launches Investigations into Journalists' Beatings 3

Aidah Nakiganda, the Commission’s Director of Complaints, Investigations and Legal Services says that they have reached out to Matovu and are planning to visit the other victims to record statements.
15:12
15:12

Police Report Cites Arson in Budo Dormitory Fire 1 3 Top story

A report from the preliminary investigations conducted by the Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services shows that the fire was an act of arson. According to Owoyesigyire, their investigations show that the fire started from a dormitory window where there is no electricity connection.
12:30
12:30

EPRC Launches Project to Find Modalities for Rewarding Unpaid Care Work 3 1 Top story

Commenting about the project and women inclusion issues, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the 2nd Deputy Mufti of Uganda said while they opened up a women’s desk at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, they have employed males to work there since women are not forthcoming.
08:33
08:33

Museveni Explained Ndeeba Church Demolition to World Church Leader land evictions 2 1

The Minister of State for Land, Persis Namuganza has told members of Parliament that Ugandas image was tarnished following the evictions in Lusanja and demolition of the Ndeeba Church.
18:55
18:55

EU Gives Uganda Ushs140b For Emergencies

The Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, says this is in response to the increasing cases of emergencies in the region due to floods, desert locusts and COVID-19 in 2020.
16:52
16:52

Pipeline Compensation Claims Outnumber Affected Persons by far 1 2

The report indicates that 3,096 PAPs with land interests hold a total of 4,038 different landowner interests in the affected area. “The higher number of land interests relative to the number of PAPs with land interests reflects the fact that PAPs can own more than one affected area,” the report reads in part
17:18
17:18

Oil Pipeline; Compensation of PAPs May Cost Up to UGX 65Bn 1 1 Top story

Dickens Kamugisha, the Executive Director at Africa Institute for Energy Governance -AFIEGO, says for about three years, EACOP has been carrying out the valuation of property in affected areas. However, he adds, none of the project-affected persons knows the rate which is being used.
13:11
13:11

Gov't Worried as 99% of Teachers Shun Covid-19 Vaccination 2 Top story

Ismail Mulindwa, the Director Basic and secondary education says that the government had a target of vaccinating over 550,000 teachers however, of these only a mere 7,000 - that is 1.2% of the teachers have turned up for the jab.
08:03
08:03

One Person Dies in Natete Road Accident Luke Owoyesigyire 1

Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the deceased as Agnes Arinaitwe, a resident of Kasenge village in Wakiso district who was moving on a Bodaboda cycle and rummed into a truck that was entering Kampala this evening.
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