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21:19
21:19

Gov’t to Set Up Sanitary Pads Plant 2 1

The 2012 study done by International Rescue Centre notes that one in ten menstruating girls skips school four days every month, which is about 24 days the entire year. Other studies have also tagged the challenge as a major contributing factor towards the school out drop for many girls.
18:11
18:11

Nakiwogo Landing Site Sealed off to Disinfect MV Kalangala 2

The landing site has now been sealed off for disinfecting in line with guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health to control the spread of COVID-19. In addition, the four crew members of the ship will be quarantined in the ship for 14 days.
18:01
18:01

Gov’t Explains Strain in Evacuating Ugandans Stuck Abroad lockdown 1 1

Oryem says that the first challenge is that the only available option of chattering flights is too costly, even when there is a will to save nationals from the agony they are experiencing as a result of the lockdowns.
17:41
17:41

Gov’t Urged to Stop Child Marriages in Order to End Fistula MOH 1 3

The condition occurs when a mother has a prolonged, obstructed labour resulting in an abnormal opening in the birth canal. The health ministry estimates that 100,000 women and girls in the country are suffering from the condition. But according to experts, the condition can be avoided by delaying the age of first pregnancy, the cessation of harmful traditional practices, and timely access to obstetric care.
17:11
17:11

Fishermen Appeal to Gov’t to Halt Closure of Illegal Landing Sites Government 4 1

The government announced plans to close more than 200 illegal landing sites on the shores of Lake Albert in the districts of Hoima, Kikuube and Buliisa. According to the government, the landing sites are facilitating the illegal entry and exit of Congolese Nationals into the country, many of whom have settled on the sites without any control.
16:42
16:42

Uganda Exports Locally Made Phones to Morocco 1

The company has been supplying 2G Analog Phones fitted with blue tooth, Camera and Low Emission Diode bulbs on the Ugandan market.
16:30
16:30

Kumi Watermelon Farmers Cry Out as COVID-19 Lockdown Bites Kumi District 3 1

Some of the food stuffs have been crossing to Kenya and South Sudan but the supply has been affected by COVID-19 lockdown
16:14
16:14

Pader CDO Arrested Over Alleged Theft of Relief Food 2

Festo Okidi was arrested on Friday following a tip-off from residents who saw Okidi offload the items at his home.
15:44
15:44

Pallisa District Fails to Recruit Teachers, Health Workers for Three Years 1

The Pallisa District Chief Administrative officer Joseph Mayila Mukasa says that the district last conducted interviews three years ago before Butebo district was carved out of Pallisa.
15:28
15:28

Buwate Residents Up in Arms Over Illicit Gas Filling 2

They say apart from fear of explosion, the operation of the facility in the area emits smelly fumes during day and night.
15:20
15:20

Katakwi Spends COVID-19 Funds on Repair of Ambulances district funds 2

Serephine Alia, the Chief Administrative Officer, says that the district has been relying on one ambulance of Usuk MP, Peter Ogwang to handle all the emergencies in the district, which overwhelmed its operations.
15:02
15:02

Makerere Recovers Lost Data for Public Universities Joint Admissions Board makerere university 1 1

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs at Makerere, Prof Umar Kakumba notes that although they were looking to an alternative plan of recapturing the data from hard copies, the technical team helped recover the lost data.
14:47
14:47

Infidelity, HIV Blamed For Suicide in Police 3 1 Top story

Ten police officers committed suicide in Kampala, Iganga, Lwengo and other places last year. A number of deaths have also been recorded this year.
14:44
14:44

Fuel Transporters Want Separate Space to Park Trucks 1

Uganda Transport Agencies Limited, the company transporting fuel for Vivo Energy, this week wrote to the minister of Works Katumba Wamala requesting separate spaces, indicating it was a safety hazard to just park in the same. Currently, all trucks are allowed to park in Mukono RVR Kyetume and Namboole stadium.
14:28
14:28

Bussi Island Residents Disregard Physical Distancing Guidelines 4 3

When URN reporter visited Bussi Islands, residents of Kinywante and Kyangazi villages in Bulwe parish were not observing the guidelines. Meanwhile, boda boda riders carry passengers, breaching the ban on private and public transport.
14:15
14:15

Government Defends COVID-19 Lockdown at East Africa Court Male Mabirizi 1 Top story

The government contends that the President’s directives were backed by statutory Instruments issued by the Health Minister under the Health Act.
13:39
13:39

Residents Protest Security Laxity at Quarantine Centre in Bududa 2

Reverend Peter Musapiti, the LCI Chairperson of Shiluku South village says that the suspected patients have often been sighted sending children to buy for them merchandise water from shops in Kuushu Town council.
13:22
13:22

Rescue Teams Struggling to Retrieve Bodies in Kasese Landslides karambi sub county 4 2

The mudslides occurred in Kitholu Sub County on Thursday following heavy rains that led to the bursting of River Tunga on the mountainous parts of Rwenzori on Thursday.
12:18
12:18

Preeclampsia Survivor shares ordeal with miracle baby 4 1 Top story

The hallmark of the disease is high blood pressure, and it affects about 8% pregnancies in Uganda.
12:15
12:15

Evicted Lake Albert Fishermen Stranded eviction 3 3

The fishermen and their families were evicted on Thursday from Songagagi and Nana landing sites in Kigorobya and Buseraku sub counties respectively in Hoima district.
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