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17:30
17:30

Inter-Ministerial Committee Moves to Tackle Flood Disasters in Kasese 3 6

The inter-ministerial committee has also recommended that the government fast tracks activities on cleaning and desilting of major rivers, as well as providing support to local enterprises affected by the disasters and the need to support the district disaster management committee.
16:50
16:50

Move from Tobacco to Banana Production Excites Terego Farmers 4 2

Farmers and locals in Terego have been stuck to growing tobacco as their main source of income, an activity that has had far-reaching implications on the environment due to excessive use of fertilizers. But area leaders have commenced a transition from traditional tobacco-growing to high yielding and drought resistant banana production as both food and cash crops.
16:21
16:21

1,600 VHTs Trained to Monitor COVID-19 Homebased Care Patients in Kitgum 2

Kitgum District Surveillance Focal Point Person Simon Knox Okongo says that the training was aimed at easing follow up of COVID-19 patients within the community which are sometimes not easily and frequently accessed by health workers.
16:11
16:11

Drivers Given One Month Grace Period to Renew Expired Permits 2

State Minister for transport Fred Byamukama says that this has been done in response to the lifting of the 42-day lockdown on Friday which had led to the temporary closure of the Uganda Security Printing Company, the agency in charge of issuing driving permits, in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus disease.
14:23
14:23

Private Healthcare Providers Want to Access Supplies through NMS cost of healthcare 4

This comes amidst piling complaints against Private healthcare providers charging exorbitantly for their services, which came to the limelight when hospitals started detaining patients and withholding bodies over fees for treating critical COVID-19 cases.
13:35
13:35

Uganda, Tanzania Jointly Enforcing Cross-border COVID-19 Directives 5 1

According to Kenneth Byaruhanga, the Senior Immigration Officer in Charge of Mutukula Border post, the two neighbouring countries are uniformly enforcing Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) including testing those leaving or returning to either country, to ensure that residents moving across borders are safe to proceed to their final destinations.
12:16
12:16

Busongora MPs Seek Special Relief Package for Flood Victims floods 5 2

Up to 289 of the families displaced by flooding remain camped in Muhokya Internally Displaced peoples camps while another 19 displaced this month are housed at Humanist school. There are also are 54 households still camped at Kyambogho Primary School and 51 others at Kathulhu Church of Uganda.
10:49
10:49

Kasubi Junction Construction Takes Shape, Stirs Excitement 5 3

The junction was meant to be constructed as part of the Bakuli-Nakulabye-Kasubi Road works implemented under the World Bank funded Second Kampala Institutional Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP2) but because there were vendors operating a roadside market there, road works at that section were halted.
09:47
09:47

Six Suspected Thugs Arrested After Breaking Into 21 Shops in Kitgum Municipality 1

The youthful male suspects are reported to be part of the youth gangs who are alleged to have broken into 21 shops and an office in Owino market and Kitgum Main Bus park respectively. The thugs made off with several items valued in millions of shillings during the break-in.
09:38
09:38

Lack of Sexuality Education Fuelling Moral Decay Among Youths in Acholi teenage pregnancy 3 1

The Acholi region is experiencing significant sexual and reproductive health challenges like teenage pregnancies, early marriages, HIV and gender-based violence, habits which, according to leaders, have increased greatly during the COVID-19 lockdown, when movements were restricted, while schools and places of worship remained closed.
08:33
08:33

Proposed Abolition of Mailo Land, a Ploy to Weaken Buganda-Kabaka Buganda Kingdom 3 1 Top story

Kabaka Mutebi says that the suggested reforms will mess up the cultural values and interests of the Kingdom and the subjects whose heritage is hinged on land as one of the key principles of their existence. He indicates that mooting for reforms that specifically target a land tenure system which is largely espoused in Buganda amounts to outright injustice aimed at weakening the Kingdom.
08:16
08:16

Two People Arrested for Torturing Suspected Cattle Thief 2 1

The two; David Kasasira alias Kanyankole, who is the owner of the bull and his accomplice Derrick Opoka, were arrested after torturing Geoffrey Ocen, 23 from Dyang B Village in Palabek Gem Sub County, Lamwo district.
07:53
07:53

Uganda's Peruth Chemutai Storms 3000m Steeplechase Final in Tokyo Olympics Tokyo 2020 Olympics 2

Chemutai 22, posted a season-best of 9:12:72 slightly behind Bahrain’s Winfred Yavi who won the race in a time of 9:10:80 under the hot temperatures down in Tokyo.
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