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23:36
23:36

Abdullah Kitatta, Bodyguard Released from Jail 1 Top story

Frank Baine, the Spokesperson of Uganda Prisons Services said that Kitatta and his bodyguard Ngobi Sowali should have left prison on July 7, 2020, in line with a punishment reduction given to them today by the Court Martial Appeals Court.
20:23
20:23

Police Arrests 7,000 Drug Dealers, Smokers in Two Years 2

A senior narcotics investigator said on black market a kilogram of heroine on average costs 10,000 United States Dollars. This means 123kg of heroine seized last year were valued 4.5 billion shillings.
20:06
20:06

Kyotera Woman MP Denounces Democratic Party 3 1

She noted that her struggles to secure for the party a key position in Parliament, her contribution has not been appreciated by the top leadership that instead chose to insults her character. Ssentongo says that she is also disappointed with the party’s top leadership, which has focussed more energies on promoting disunity.
18:52
18:52

UNBS Certifies Four More Companies to Produce Face-Masks 1

The companies certified are Amani Health and Beauty Products – SMC Ltd located in Bukoto Kampala, Crane Clothing Company – SMC Ltd in Bugiri Municipality, Cleaning & General Supplies Enterprises (U) Ltd (CGS) in Kyebando – Kampala and X-ERA Limited based in Kamwokya along Old Kiira Road. This brings the number of satisfied companies to 49.
18:17
18:17

FDC Vows to Defy New Campaign Regulations 5 3 Top story

According to Ssemuju, they will fight the regulation by all means and should court fail to help them, they will go out of their way to defy it.
18:14
18:14

Cancer Institute Struggles to Improve Burkitts Lymphoma Survival Rate 3

Dr Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, a consultant who heads the Pediatric Oncology Department told URN in an interview that they resolved to give transport refunds in addition to drugs, to enable patients to come back for reviews and other psychosocial needs, after realizing many people especially children were dying unnecessarily,
18:03
18:03

EC Denies Knowledge of NUP Ownership Dispute Justice Byabakama 2

Byabakama's explanation follows a letter written to him by members of NURDP querying the manner in which the name and the leadership of their party had changed. The members questioned the entire extraordinary delegates conference allegedly held on 14/07/2020 and attended by only 51 unverified members out of a delegate’s member list of 400 delegates.
17:56
17:56

Premature Closure Of Quarantine Center Triggers Uproar From Kitgum Covid-19 Task-force 1 3

Okongo notes that health workers have reoccupied the wards that were used for quarantining suspected Covid-19 cases to treat outpatients against their advice.
17:45
17:45

Constitutional Court Stays Corruption Proceedings Against Kazinda 2

Kazinda has faced trial for constructive possession of financial instruments, forging receipts and invoices, false accounting, making fraudulent payments, conspiracy to secure money outside authorized disbursement procedures, and living a standard of life beyond his known source of income. The trials started in 2012, in various courts.
17:35
17:35

Farmers Count Losses as Water Submerges Roads in Serere Serere District 3 1

Penninah Atweo, a resident of Agologolo Village in Bugondo Sub County says the condition of the road has affected their livelihoods as costs of transport have more than doubled. Atweo, who sells vegetables says that she spends 16,000 shillings on the transport alone instead of 4,000 she used to pay before the roads were submerged.
17:31
17:31

Malaria Claimed 60 Lives in Kitgum District During Lockdown Ministry of Health 1 2

This is a fivefold increment in death rates compared to the 13 lives that were lost to malaria during the same period in 2019. It is also the highest record of malaria deaths in the district, over the years.
17:10
17:10

Teargas Rocks Mbale as Police Battles Imbalu Supporters 4 3 Top story

Magidu Mudebo, the Coordinator of surgeons in Inzu Ya Masaba Cultural institution, says they engaged the leadership of the cultural institution and thought that they had secured permission to go on with the ceremony.
17:08
17:08

Two Umeme Workers Electrocuted to Death in Mukono 1 2

One of the eyewitnesses Faizal Kigenyi says the workers had switched off the power supply before they started working on the faulty transformer. However, it is unclear how supply was reconnected at a time when the workers were still fixing the cables. They both died instantly.
16:16
16:16

Police Welcomes EC Guidelines On Electoral Processes Uganda police force 4 2

Enanga says the guidelines will help police and sister security agencies to enforce the implementation of all health and safety guidelines issued by the Health Ministry.
15:47
15:47

Police to First Clear Campaign Venues - EC 1 Top story

When asked whether the Police will not use this to deny candidate permission to hold campaign meetings, Byabakama said, this will not happen because during the time of elections, the Public Order Management Act which the police uses to regulate meetings, doesn’t apply.
15:45
15:45

70- year-old Succumbs to COVID-19

A statement from Ministry of Health shows that the deceased was taken to Lubaga Hospital on July 24th while presenting with Covid19 like symptoms including fever and cough. Further investigations also revealed that the deceased was diabetic, a risk factor for Covid19.
15:24
15:24

Pictorial: Gulu NRM Delegates Undergo Mandatory Covid-19 Testing 14 3

Samuel Agwani Oyet, the Gulu District NRM Media Coordinator, says the exercise is line with the top party organ, the Central Executive Committee-CEC.
15:01
15:01

Mother, Two Children Drown in Fish Pond after Domestic Brawl home

Grace Mbali, the Dongi Village LC I chairperson says the deceased has been a casual worker at the pond where she drowned with her children. Mbali says eyewitnesses confided in him that the deceased lied to the caretaker of the pond caretaker that she had forgotten her phone around the area.
15:01
15:01

UPDF, CID Recover 7 Guns from Poachers 2 2

CID and UPDF team led by Col Allan Kyagungu, head of National Task Force for Wildlife and ACP Francis Olugu, head of General Crimes Investigations, have recovered the guns in the districts of Nwoya and Oyam.
14:55
14:55

Northern Bypass Taxi Operators Agree To Relocate UNRA 3

In a statement issued by UNRA, “The creation of these taxi stages has reduced the size of the road surface available to vehicular traffic resulting into congestion along these sections and this has in turn created safety hazards for other road users.”
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