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15:51
15:51

Kasese Residents Not Bothered by Ebola Case in the District 5

David Mawazo, an eggs trader at Mpondwe, says the people have gotten used to the virus disease since it has been talked about since August 2018. Mawazo says people in the area are not bothered because the assumption is that all the Congolese nationals who cross into Uganda are screened first at the seven screening points at the border line.
15:36
15:36

Scouts Boss Concerned About Minors Sent to National Camp home 5 2

Mujuni says children as young as five years of age were cited at the National Scouts Camping site in Kaazi, a suburb of Wakiso district during this year’s national competition. This he says is against scouting guidelines.
14:38
14:38

EC Warns Observers Against Reporting Live Events 2

Etomaru says this wrong because the observers relay news reports without verifying them. She says EC intends to organize a workshop to remind the observers their code of conduct and guidelines, saying those who behave to the contrary will be dealt with.
14:26
14:26

Pilots Optimistic About Uganda Airline’s Future Ethiopian Airlines 2 1 Top story

Captain Charles Karabarinde has called on Ugandans to support the airline. He said it was new, with experienced pilots and expected everyone to support it.
14:07
14:07

Ebola Vaccines to be Used Sparingly Due to Global Shortage-WHO ebola in drc 3 1 Top story

According to World Health Organization, only front line health workers will get the vaccine. The health body says the new measures are needed to ensure that the remaining stock of the vaccine is enough until more vaccines can be produced by Merck.
13:50
13:50

Bududa Announces Livestock Quarantine Over Foot and Mouth Disease 2 1 Top story

John Vincent Okoth, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer told URN that the burn will take a period of six months as they wait for communication from the Commissioner Animal Heath in the Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries Ministry.
13:20
13:20

Ugandans Delight in Using Biolite Stoves Thermal energy 4 1 Top story

Olwol says she has used the biolite stove for five months and wouldn’t wish to replace it with anything else. He instead wants to buy three more stoves for his relatives deep in the village who spend much to charge their phones despite the abundance of firewood at home that they can use to cook, charge and have light at all times.
12:51
12:51

Uganda Youths Allegedly Joining South Sudan Rebel Faction 2

According to the Lamwo Resident District Commissioner, James Nabinson Kidega, South Sudanese authorities complained during their an inter border meeting in Torit State headquarters about Ugandans being recruited into SPLA IO ranks.
11:29
11:29

Two Arrested Over Separate Fire Incidents at Namayanja's Home Luke Owoyesigire 1 1 Top story

According to Oweisigire, the first fire incident happened on Thursday evening when the annex housing a saloon and gym burnt to ashes. He says the second incident was recorded on Friday morning when fire started in the main house in the sitting room but was put off.
10:43
10:43

Water Scarcity Hits Nakaloke Town council 5 2 Top story

According to residents, the NWSC network stops in Namunsi parish along the Mbale-Soroti highway. The main sources of water in the town council are spring wells and streams.
10:18
10:18

Construction of Kitalya Mini-Max Prison Nears Completion luzira upper prison 1 2 Top story

Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General Uganda Prisons Service, says they expect to officially open the facility in October or November this year.
10:01
10:01

NBL: Poorly Played Third Quarter Costs KIU kiu titans 1

KIU struggled in both shooting and layups for the entire quarter. KIU’s late return in the fourth quarter could not change the game results. KIU put up a formidable show at the last minutes of the game to lead the final minutes of the game 15-8.
09:45
09:45

BULFC Nails Express FC 1-0 team 1

“First matches are always hard for all teams but my boys managed to follow the instructions and our style of play, earning us these three points,” he says. Express FC’s George Ssimwogerere blamed his loss on what he termed as strict FUFA laws.
09:35
09:35

Heavy Deployment at Nkumba as University Lays Off Senior Staff Nkumba university 1 Top story

In an internal memo, Nkumba University administration, says the staff were laid off as part of the efforts by management to upgrade and improve service delivery. “We strive to restructure the university setting so as to improve the quality of services we offer to our people across the country,” reads part of the memo. Some of the affected employees have reportedly started mobilizing students to oppose their sacking.
09:11
09:11

Masaka Voters Reject Proposed Restrictions on Independents 4 1 Top story

Agnes Namusiitwa, the Kakuuto Sub County Female Councilor to Kyotera district local government, says the proposal curtails principals of democracy, especially in scenarios where political parties fail to organize free primaries. Namusitwa, who is also Secretary of the Greater Masaka Civil Society advocacy group, is afraid that the bill will fuel dictatorial tendencies in political parties.
08:39
08:39

Tororo Councilors Deny Parliamentary Legal Committee Access to Council Hall code of conduct 2 3 Top story

The council meeting, which had started early morning, was expected to end by 2:00PM to allow the consultations to take place. Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee members led by their chairperson, Jacob Oboth Oboth arrived the district headquarters as agreed but were blocked by councilors led Molly Anyeko, the Kisoko- Petta sub county woman representative.
08:10
08:10

Lamwo Farmers Count Losses after Locust Invasion Palabek Kal 3

The Lokung Sub County LC III Chairperson, Ocan Joackim Opoka, says the locusts have ravaged several acres of crops in the areas of Adodi wilderness which covers parts of Palabek Kal and Lokung Sub Counties and borders South Sudan.
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