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18:36
18:36

Slum Children Miss Studies During Lockdown 6 2 Top story

According to Nanyanzi, she patiently waited for the self-help reading materials from government but no single copy was delivered to their area. The 13-year-old says the other option for her would be to study on TV or radio but she can’t access any of them since they don’t have electricity.
18:22
18:22

Police Commanders Warned Against Laxity in Enforcing Covid-19 Guidelines 2

Ochom, in his internal message to commanders issued two days ago, said the laxity of police commanders in implementing Covid19 orders, has been observed with great concern.
18:08
18:08

Planned COVID-19 Vaccine Could be Less Effective in Obese People-Researchers 1

According to study results shared on Thursday by the University of North Carolina, researchers found those battling obesity with a BMI of over 30 were at a 113% risk of hospitalization once they test positive for COVID-19 and that they are more likely to be admitted in the Intensive Care Unit at 74%.
18:02
18:02

Kasese Beverage Factory Closed After Driver Tests Positive for Covid-19 covid-19 patient 1 3 Top story

Kasese Resident District, Lt. Joe Walusimbi, who also heads the Covid-19 Task Force, says they received a directive from the Health Minister to close the Kilembe based factory for 14 days.
17:38
17:38

Gov’t Proposes Stringent Measures for Errant Physical Planners 1

Uganda currently has no legal framework regulating physical planners unlike other professionals such as lawyers, surveyors, engineers and doctors who have regulatory frameworks governing them. “The absence of a legal framework has compounded the practice of preparation of arbitrary physical development plans, unethical planning practices and violation of minimum physical planning standards, rampant abuse and use of environmentally sensitive areas, degradation of the environment, encroachment on public areas such as open spaces and road reserves, depletion of natural resources and disorganized urban and rural development in the country, reads part of the Bill.
17:37
17:37

Two Arrested in Apac for Forging Pension Documents 1

It’s alleged that the suspects presented forged documents including a national Identity Card, LCI and RDC’s letter and stamps claiming to be relatives of the late Sergeant Joel Obote who died in 2013.
17:36
17:36

Uganda Records Two More Covid19 Deaths, 155 New Cases Ministry of Health

According to the statement, 9 of the new cases are health workers picked from Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja districts.
17:04
17:04

Lawyers Yet to Access Jailed Kaweesi Murder Suspects 2 2

On Thursday, the defence lawyers led by Anthony Wameli and the State Attorney Marion Ben-Bella met in Justice Duncan Gaswagga’s chambers and told the court that they have not been able to access their clients in jail to seek their consent on trying them via video conferencing.
16:55
16:55

MP Luttamaguzi, 22 Others Remanded for Breaching COVID- 19 Rules COVID 19 guidelines 2 1

The Nakaseke Grade One Magistrate Milly Nankya deferred ruling on bail application and remanded MP Luttamaguzi and others.
16:32
16:32

EC Denies Presidential Hopeful Nomination Forms 4 1

Turyamureeba was denied the presidential nomination forms when he failed to reveal his profession, which raised a suspicion on his level of education.
16:15
16:15

CID Opens Money Laundering Charges Against Prisons Impersonator 1 1

Muntuyera was arrested by Criminal Investigations Directorate detectives after it emerged that he had allegedly conned nine people claiming he was a Prisons officer attached to Isimba Prisons Farm in Masindi District.
16:06
16:06

RDC, OC Station on the Spot For Torture 5 1

According to Wabomba, the RDC and OC found a group of people at a Boda boda stage in Namisindwa town council on August 16th, 2020 and asked them to leave.
15:58
15:58

Three Security Guards Arrested for Shooting Telecom Officer 2

The trio is wanted for shooting Abel Lwanga, who is attached to E- Tel Emerald Telecom (U) Limited, a private firm contracted by telecom giants MTN at Yamaha Centre in Kampala Central Division.
15:40
15:40

2021 Elections: NRM to Buy Media Space for its Flag Bearers Emmanuel Dombo 2 1

At the beginning of June, the Electoral Commission informed the country that during the 2021 general elections candidates will not be allowed to hold open air mass campaigns. They reasoned that this is important in order to limit the spread of coronavirus in the country.
15:36
15:36

Kaabong to Tax Artisanal Miners to Boost Local Revenue local revenue base 4

The LCV Chairperson Kaabong, Mark Abuku says that currently, there is an on-going assessment on incomes of artisanal miners, which will determine the amount of taxes they should pay.
15:30
15:30

Kyambogo Staff Root for Homegrown University Leaders UCU 4 1

Dr. Lubaale says he will advocate for a review of the requirements for some of the administrative positions in order to give chance to Kyambogo university staff to compete for them.
14:55
14:55

MOH Calls for Routine Immunization Despite Africa Declared Free of Polio Ministry of Health 2 1

Dr Alfred Driwale, the Manager of the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) in the Ministry of Health (MOH), said people shouldn’t stop taking their children for their routine immunization.
14:37
14:37

Panic in Soroti as Two Casual Labourers Die Mysteriously Soroti City 3 1

Julius Adiaka, a resident of Moru- Apesur Cell C, says the old men could have died due to heavy load as they struggle to carry rubbish on empty stomachs.
14:28
14:28

12 More People Test Positive for COVID-19 in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement 2

Richard Tabaro, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC, says the twelve new Covid19 cases are part of the 98 people whose COVID-19 test results were released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday.
13:57
13:57

Kadaga Under Pressure to Delay NSSF Bill- Lyomoki 2 1

Kadaga was forced to abruptly adjourn plenary on Wednesday when Lyomoki declined to leave the floor while protesting a ruling by the speaker to postpone the second reading of the bill for a further two weeks.
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