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23:19
23:19

Water Crisis Hits Ngai Health Centre III water crisis.

Bony Ojok, the Health Centre Assistant says the only borehole at the facility serves both community, patients and health staff. He said the number of people especially the seeking water for domestic use is overwhelming and inconveniencing.
21:21
21:21

Kampala Recorded Highest Maternal Deaths in 2020-Report 2

Findings published in the National Annual Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Report 2019/2020 show that the highest number of women who died were in Kampala followed by Hoima and Masaka districts. Other districts that reported high figures were Kabarole and Gulu.
21:08
21:08

Health Ministry Yet to Receive Funds for Vaccines Parliament 3 1

Although Parliament passed 18.3 billion shillings supplementary budget for the procurement of the AstraZeneca Vaccines from the Serum Institute of India last month, the Health Ministry says there has been a delay in availing the money by the Ministry of Finance.
19:01
19:01

Injured Journalist Ashraf Kasirye Allowed to File Additional Allegations Against Gov't journalists beaten 2 1

Kasirye was shot at as security was trying to stop Kyagulanyi from violating an order that had been issued by the Electoral Commission banning campaigns in 12 districts due to COVID-19 including Masaka city where the incident occurred
19:00
19:00

Audit Report Reveals UGX 331Bn Questionable Expenditures in 2020 1

Auditor General John Muwanga’s review of the expenditures revealed that various government entities charged wrong expenditure codes to the tune of 314.81 billion. Muwanga says that this practice leads to financial misreporting, undermines the budgeting process and the intentions of the appropriating authority as funds are not fully utilized for the intended purposes.
18:52
18:52

Who Eats My Husband’s Food in Kitalya? Detainee’s Wife Asks Makindye Barracks 1 1

‘‘I have been taking rice, cooking oil, sugar, soap and other items to Kitalya and spending over 200,000shs every time I go there. Now I am just wondering, who could be the person taking advantage of a poor woman like me for all the tree times I have delivered all those items?” -Stella Nayiga.
18:50
18:50

COVID- 19 Vaccination in Greater Luwero to Start On Monday 1

Florence Namuyanja the Officer In Charge of Vaccination Exercise in Luwero district says that atleast 1,174 health workers from both government and private health workers are listed to benefit first in the vaccination.
18:45
18:45

Omoro Leaders Embark on Community Campaign to End Child Marriages awareness campaign 2 1

Florence Acen, the District Deputy Chief Administrative Officer says that they will also rally other development partners to work closely with the Local Council leaders at the sub-county, parishes and village levels to ensure effective protection of children rights.
18:39
18:39

Construction of New Kabarole District Headquarters Hangs in Balance over Land Dispute 2 1

According to the Tooro Kingdom Lands Minister, Polly Kateeba, the structures working as Busoro Sub County headquarters also belonged to Tooro Kingdom before the abolition of kingdoms in 1967. Kateeba notes that they are not trying to stop the district from constructing on the land but they first want the district leaders to formally acknowledge that the land is for the kingdom and not for central government.
18:25
18:25

Gulu RDC Summons Electricty Distributors over Persistent Outages UMEME 4 1

He explained that his office was demanding answers to the recurring power outages which had become a threat to the district security due to intelligence reports of a mass protest against their actions.
18:18
18:18

Three Killed, 22 Injured in Nakasongola Accident

The accident which occurred on Thursday at Kyankonwa village along Kampala-Gulu highway at around 1:00 pm involved a bus registration number UBE 379Q belonging to Zawadi bus services which were heading to Kampala and a trailer registration number UAQ 742L /UAQ 130L heading to Gulu.
18:16
18:16

No Smartphone No Job, Napak District Staff Give Ultimatum 1

Mr. Richard Ssebandeke the Chief Adiminstrative officer Napak said officers without smart phones were hindering governmnet efforts to make Uganda digital.
17:57
17:57

Gov’t Vehicles Worth UGX 34BN Have Excess Engine Capacities 1

Auditor John John Muwanga notes that 41 of the selected entities holding a total of 5,280 vehicles spent 125.7 billion Shillings on vehicle maintenance and had an increase of 28 percent of the average total maintenance costs per vehicle over the 3-year period. He says that this increasing maintenance costs were attributed to the ageing fleet. For example, 1,817 vehicles out of 3,260 held by 28 entities had exceeded the recommended 5 years useful life or had their mileage above the recommended 250,000 Kilometers.
17:54
17:54

Gulu Parents Opt for Private Coaching as Nursery Schools Remain Closed 3

Jackie Adure, a resident in Aywee in Gulu City, says that when schools had just been closed, she never thought of getting a teacher to coach her daughter because she was sure that schools would reopen after a short while.
17:41
17:41

Mabirizi Challenges Kenyan Ban On Ugandan Maize Male Mabirizi 2 1 Top story

Mabirizi argues that the ban on the importation of goods from EAC partner states is unlawful and infringement on the fundamental and operational principles of the community, which among others encourages free movement of goods, transparency, democracy and rule of law, accountability and equitable distribution of benefits.
17:10
17:10

Prohibitive Boat Costs Irk Nakasongola Fishermen boats 6 1

Several fishermen at Kibuye landing site in Lwampanga sub county have failed to raise 1.7 million shillings needed to buy a boat.
16:53
16:53

FFU Officer Killed by Own Teargas Canister 2 Top story

Corporal Augustine Tukwasibwe met his death at the Mukono FFU detach near Mukono magistrates court on Thursday afternoon. The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Oweyesigyire told URN that they were still gathering information about the incident.
16:49
16:49

COVID-19 Has Distorted Key Childhood Progress Measures-New UNICEF Data

The data released on Thursday shows that as of March 2021, 13 per cent of 71 million COVID-19 infections in 107 countries (62 per cent of the total global infections) with data by age are among children and adolescents under 20 years of age. While most of these infections are mild and may not require advanced clinical interventions, the pandemic has gone ahead to affect progress made in attaining measures that determine normal childhood.
16:49
16:49

Former Sub County House in Bududa Lies Idle For 12 Years Local Government 1

Now residents in the sub county are complaining after the former sub county headquarters have stayed for many years without being in use.
16:30
16:30

NUP Silent on Critical Questions to Back Kyagulanyi's 54% Victory Claim 2 1

Bobi Wine said he polled 6,116,959 yet the Electoral Commission data shows that he got 3,631,437 votes. It’s an increase of 2,485,522 votes. And for Museveni, NUP claims he scored 4,382,669 which is a 1,660,229 reduction, yet he polled 6,042,898 according EC.
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