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20:25
20:25

Buses, Taxi Operators in Gulu City Register Low Business 2 1

At the several buses and taxi parks visited by URN reporters, buses and taxis were still parked with no passengers.
19:55
19:55

Travellers Stranded in Fort Portal As Taxis Hike Fares 1 4

At Nyakaseke Taxi Park, transport from Fort Portal to Kasese has increased from 10,000 Shillings to 20,000 Shillings, Fort Portal to Rwimi from 5,000 Shillings to 10,000 Shillings while Fort Portal- Kibiito is 6,000 from 3,000 Shillings.
18:51
18:51

15 Police Officers Charged Over Extortion During Lockdown covid19 lockdown 1 1

A police officer who preferred anonymity said the officers were implicated by civilians over extortion and corruption instances.
18:06
18:06

Police Arrests 12 Suspects Behind Spiked City Robberies Naboth Mpeirwe 1 2

The group is believed to have led the infamous attack in which a gang of 14 robbed an Indian national who was riding on a motorcycle along Mawanda Road. Reports indicated that the attackers took five million Shillings and two mobile phones from the Indian victim, later identified as Jiwan Lal, an accountant with Rigil Agro Peck Limited in Kololo.
17:28
17:28

Wobulenzi Boda Boda Rider Killed With Hammer, Motorcycle Stolen

James Peter Kibogga, the Defense Secretary of Wobulenzi Boda Boda Transporter’s Association, says that an unidentified man hired Katumba from the stage to take him to Nakaseke.
17:07
17:07

Wakiso District Seeks Help to Reclaim Gunda Forest from Encroachers 2 1

It is alleged that in April 2017, one Christine Namara Nabimanya took over the forest and established a farm after destroying trees. Wakiso District Chairman Matia Lwanga Bwanika says that Namara came after the cancellation of twelve land titles that had been illegally allocated to various people led by a senior army officer Brig Hudson Mukasa.
16:55
16:55

70 Girls Flee to Kenya Over FGM 1 1

Agnes Igoye, the deputy coordinator for prevention of trafficking in persons at MIA, said a number parents and traditional leaders have used the closure of schools to forcefully subject girls to FGM something that has forced many to seek refuge in Kenya.
16:41
16:41

Running Battles as Vendors are Evicted from Kitgum Streets 2 3

During the clampdown that was enforced by the Central division authorities, police and law enforcement officers were overwhelmed by rowdy altercations as the street vendors resisted the eviction. Some were seen running around with their goods while others had their merchandise thrown on the streets.
16:15
16:15

Semuto Town Council Residents Want Stone Quarrying Activities Suspended compensation 2

Residents are bitter that the stone quarrying activities have caused huge damage to their houses, animals and plants, leaving them in poverty. The most affected areas include Lule, Kanyogogga, Nsaka, Ssebagala and Lugono villages in Semuto town council.
16:08
16:08

FDC Calls for Reopening of Schools, Places of Worship 2

While lifting the lockdown, President Museveni said places of worship will remain closed for another 60 days when the order would be reviewed. For schools, Museveni said, they will remain under key and lock at least until students aged between 12 and 18 have been vaccinated.
15:53
15:53

Police Disperses Roadside Vendors in Kampala 3 1

As business resumed, several traders sold their merchandise on the verandas, contrary to set SOPs.
15:51
15:51

Butiaba Health Centre III Workers Living in Fear of Crocodile Attacks Health workers 3 1 Top story

Moses Kaahwa, the Health Center In charge explains that the working condition at the facility is not good given the threats from the crocodiles.
15:08
15:08

Fans Seek UGX 20m for Singer Who Predicted Tragic Year 2020 2 3

Lil Roy, 34, whose real name is Charles Roy Pimungu, together with his renowned Producer, Dr Kaunda of Complex Studio in Gulu produced a song labelled “Pe Weene,” foretelling death resulting from an inevitable ailment in 2020.
14:50
14:50

Taxi, Bus Operators Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines MOH 1 3

URN reporters visited several parks that include the New taxi park, Usafi, Namayiba and Kisenyi parks and observed that there is strict enforcement of the SOPs among operators. Handwashing facilities have been placed at most entrances and there are people enforcing hand washing and wearing of masks.
14:49
14:49

MOH Calls for Trust, Says Vaccine Donations are Thoroughly Verified COVAX Facility 2

Over the weekend, more than 286,000 doses of the vaxzevria brand of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Norway arrived in the country. But sections raised concern considering that the donor country has suspended the use of the same jab in their country over studies that connected the drug to a rare type of blood clots.
14:37
14:37

Busia’s UGX 1.5B Fish Collection Center Lying Idle 1 5

Patrick Wandera, Rosemary Auma and Musana Bumali, all residents of Majanji sub-county, says the fish collection center is useless because it is no longer providing the expected services in the area.
14:27
14:27

Slow Business at Kitgum Bus Park as Public Transport Resumes 4 1

The government imposed a second lockdown in mid-June following a spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths. It also issued several restrictions among them the suspension of public transport, which were lifted on Friday with taxis now advised to carry only 50 per cent of their licenced capacity.
13:41
13:41

Bus Companies in Kabale Double Fares As Public Transport Resumes 3 3

In Kabale, Bus companies that include Gate Way, Jaguar, Jussy, Baby Coach, Horizon, Platinum and Mash Poa met on Sunday and agreed to double the rates.
13:24
13:24

Lira Ghetto Youths Find Hope in Selling Tree Seedlings 3 5

The group which comprise mostly of street children aged between 4 and 13 ventured into the business in 2020 when the government placed a total lockdown which made the streets unbearable for them. Amidst the struggle to survive on donations from well-wishers, the youngsters secured 10 kilograms of seedlings to start a new life journey.
13:01
13:01

Kabale Man Killed in Bar Fight Over Woman 2 1

One of the revellers told URN condition of anonymity that Akampurira developed a misunderstanding with two other revellers only identified Babu and Jasper when they attempted to snatch a woman from him.
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