While government might not be decided on the re-opening of schools, learners that URN spoke to say they are tired of being home and want to school. They say learning from home is impossible. They miss their friends and teachers
The Linglong bus registration number UG-0391H, attached to the Ministry of Health was evacuating 25 patients from Kitgum District to the national treatment centres in Kampala. The patients were on Monday turned away from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital due to space constraints.
According to General Katumba Wamala, the Ministry and Uganda National Roads Authority followed specific criteria in paving roads and overtime, the coverage will be enhanced. He says some of the technical reasons behind paving the roads include; roads critical to support agriculture, tourism, oil and gas, minerals and other economic activities.
The government had anticipated that the tax on social media use officially called the Over the Top Tax or OTT, would raise to 400 billion Shillings in revenues per annum, while mobile money tax would raise 246 billion Shillings. Then, the government said that the money from the internet users would be used to expand and improve the quality of services countrywide.
Patrick Kaboyo, FENEI General Secretary, notes that they are against a dead year and if their proposal is approved, the finalists will study from October to around January and sit for examinations in February.
Dr Bruce Kirenga, a researcher and Executive Director at the Makerere University Lung Institute told URN in an interview that they have already been approached by two pharmaceutical companies offering them manufactured antibodies to use while conducting trials.
Kabanda had been rescued after burning himself on September 13, 2020, following a failed attempt to recover his impounded motorcycle Reg No UDU-610H. The motorcycle was impounded by Kireka Police team who found riding in violation of the curfew hours.
On Tuesday, 113 Ugandans who were stranded in Saudi Arabia due to the COVID-19 lockdown, arrived at Entebbe International Airport aboard a flight sponsored by the International Organization for Migration- IOM. They were among the 136 females who were expected to board the flight operated by Air Cairo.
Two days ago information emerged that soldiers had surrounded the home of Kibalama found in Nansana municipality in Wakiso district and had taken him to unknown location with his known cell phone switched off.
Eight people who have recently tested positive for the virus are now being treated from their homes. The eight include of two staff of Centenary Bank in Lira, two from Mt. Meru Millers, three from Lira District Local Government and one staff of Lira University.
Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze offered a six roomed house at Kavule ward to serve as the party offices while Nambooze’s daughter-in-law Lydia Namayengo Njuba also established another office near the municipal taxi park.
Only a staff deployed as data clerk at the prisons regional office was in the office this morning while the rest of the team was locked up at Moroto Prison premises. Since Thursday, access to Moroto Prisons has been restricted, with tight security comprising four officers manning the main gate at day time. This is different from the other ordinary days where one person would be seen at the gate.
Rukutana petitioned against the declaration and on this basis, Dr Tanga Odoi, the chairperson of NRM party electoral commission suspended the results and ordered for a recount. On September 15, Dr Odoi hinted that the recount had given Rukutana an edge over Kabasharira with a difference of 20 votes.
Carlos Odongo, a Boda- Boda cyclist in Moroto who witnessed the incident says the escape of prisoners was preceded by the rare appearance of armed warriors behind the prions gates, along Circular Road.
According to the residents, the heavy deployment is scaring them since they are now being denied access to the forest reserve. They say no one is currently allowed to step even at the entrance of the forest reserve since Wednesday this week