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19:57
19:57

Gov't Considers Special Term for Semi-Candidates in Revised School Calendar 1 1

Ismael Mulindwa, the director in charge of basic and secondary education says that after several meetings, they have realized that semi-candidates in primary six, Senior three, and senior five had been allocated limited time to run through their respective class syllabi before they can be promoted to candidate classes.
19:47
19:47

Oulanyah Gets Cheerful Welcome Upon Return to Parliament NRM 3 1

Oulanyah was called to preside over Wednesday’s session to allow Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to mourn her niece Sheila Alitwala Kadaga who died on Monday. This came moments after Koboko Woman MP Margaret Babadiri put Kadaga to the task to explain the whereabouts of the Deputy Speaker at a time when she needed a break to deal with the loss.
19:19
19:19

Gov't Needs More UGX 500b for COVID-19 Vaccination COVID-19 Vaccines 1 1

A total of 21,952,000 million vaccines are expected to arrive in the country between this week and next year. Of these, 3,958,000 million vaccines are donations from the COVAX facility, India and the People's Republic of China. The remaining 18 million vaccine doses are going to be procured from the COVAX facility and the Serum Institute of India.
19:16
19:16

Gulu City Halts Funding 17 Youth Groups Over Low Recovery Rate poverty eradication 1 1

Santo Otto Anywar, the Gulu City Welfare Officer and the Focal Point Person for Youth Livelihood Project say that of the 459 Million Shillings that was disbursed, only 143 million shillings was recovered.
18:40
18:40

Oulanyah Adjourns House on Return to Mourn With Kadaga 1 3 Top story

Oulanyah has not chaired any parliamentary session for over a year now. The Deputy Speaker and Kadaga, who is preparing for a contest for the Speaker’s job when the position falls vacant in May this year, have been conflicting over chairing the house since the 2016 speaker’s race, in which Oulanyah had sought to unseat Kadaga.
17:57
17:57

Conservationists Call For Ban of Legal Trade, Breeding of Wildlife Snakes Uganda 4 1

According to conservationists, several snake farms in West, East and South Africa are infested with bacteria, and people who are licensed to keep wild animals as pets don't also provide appropriate diets. This is partly because of limited knowledge about how these animals feed.
17:51
17:51

Three Arrested Over Theft of School Property in Omoro Omoro District 1 1

The suspects have been identified as Alex Okello, 20, Richard Bua alias Matooke, 22 and Emmanuel Oyugi aged 30, all residents of Labworomor Village, Tegot Parish in Lakwana Sub-County.
17:25
17:25

World Rugby Wants World Cup Postponed over Covid-19 Covid19 1

World rugby however recognizes the disappointment their decision has caused to the world rugby fraternity including the fans, players and teams.
17:13
17:13

Gov't Prioritises Local Transformer Purchases as Free Electricity Connections Resume 2

The policy, which enables Ugandans to get connected to the national grid for free, if no pole is required, is largely funded by loans from the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the African Development Bank, with Uganda playing counterpart funding.
16:51
16:51

PAC Seeks to Punish Gov’t Officials for Loss Due to Delayed Power Project 1 2

The MPs demanded to know why the ministry had failed to implement a number of activities under the Energy for Rural Transformation project III leading to a decision by the World Bank to withhold US$ 1.698m. The committee demanded that the accounting officer provides a list detailing reasons for underperformance such that the committee while writing its report is guided on who to hold responsible.
16:41
16:41

Panic at KCCA as Police Conducts Impromptu Fire Drills 1

Fire trucks surrounded KCCA headquarters blurring sirens triggering panic among workers and several people who had to the authority offices for services.
16:35
16:35

Over 100 Defendants Storm Kitgum Magistrates Court in Land Case 2 1

The case stems from a suit filed last year by Louis Odongo and Company Advocates on behalf of 135 clan members of Panyigi-ceng over a contested land in Tim dwar Palukok.
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16:17

MPs Question UDB Officials over UGX 455Bn Covid-19 Stimulus Funds 4 1

The 455 billion was in August 2020 through a supplementary budget approved by Parliament under UDB to help businesses that were affected by Covid-19.
16:14
16:14

Uganda, Kenya Opt for Cross-Border Cattle Market in Moroto 1

Robert Adupa the sub-county chairperson of Lotisan proposed that there was a need for the two countries to establish a cross border cattle market on the border of Moroto and Turkana. “...It will become a meeting point for all the pastoralists and there will be no fighting,” he said.
16:13
16:13

Police Arrest Three in Connection to Death of Lwengo Man 2

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, says the postmortem revealed several injuries on the deceased’s head and bruises on the neck. He says they have arrested three people including the bar owner where Katumwa was last seen.
16:07
16:07

Schools Warned Against Forcing Learners into Boarding Section 1 3

Dr Kedrace Turyagyenda, the director of education standards, says they have noted that some schools which were formally registered as a day or day and boarding have closed the day section pressurizing learners to either join the boarding section or seek admission elsewhere.
16:00
16:00

Battered Journalists Sue Military Police Commander, Attorney General 2 2 Top story

In their petition before the High Court Civil Division, the journalists note the respondents through their agents blocked them from covering Kyagulanyi who was delivering his petition on Human rights violation to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on February 17, 2021.
15:40
15:40

Traffic Police in Gulu Intensifies Enforcement of SOPs on Public Transport Gulu City 1 3

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says that they impounded Friendship Bus registration KCT 702G from Gulu going to Kampala on Wednesday morning from Layibi Check Point in Gulu City while carrying passengers full board.
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14:39

Environmentalists Call for Suspension Of Agricultural Schemes in Lake Victoria Catchment Areas 1 2

While releasing findings of their survey on the status of landing sites in Masaka district at Lambu fishing village in Bukakata Sub County on Tuesday, Wilson Kutamba, the Programs Manager at ASDI, noted non-compliance to the preservation of water catchment areas as one of the major threats to the entire Lake Victoria ecosystem.
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13:38

Weather Uncertainties Worry Farmers in Acholi Ahead of Planting Season Makerere University 13 1

Unlike in the previous years, farmers in Acholi Sub Region would start opening their farmlands between the months of late January and March ready for the first planting seasons which starts by mid-March every year. But this year, the majority of farmers in the region have not started ploughing their farmlands and preparations for this year`s planting season citing projected aridity.
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