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21:46
21:46

Women Skip Meals to Afford Wash Facilities Amidst Directive to Sleep in Markets Kalerwe Market 6 1

Muhammad Kisanja, the chairman of the market tells URN that he has no control of the fees charged to use the Wash facilities as these are private facilities that are benefiting from the inability of the government to construct toilets. He says he already received complaints from vendors that prices for showering had been increased.
21:31
21:31

40-Member COVID-19 Parliament Task Force Draws Concern Annet Anita Among 5 1

The task force, led by Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu was unveiled on Tuesday by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among. Katuntu will be assisted by other five MPs, Dan Atwijukire, Agnes Kunihira, Bernard Odoi, Anna Adeke and Dickson Kateshumbwa as parliamentary representatives to the national task force.
21:15
21:15

170 Children Rescued from Kampala Streets 4 1

The children have been settled at Nakivubo Blue Primary School where they are being tested for COVID-19 before being taken to rehabilitation centres. Those who will be found positive with the virus will be quarantined at the School while those with negative results will be taken to Kaazi Rehabilitation centre along Entebbe Road.
20:47
20:47

Kween, Kapchorwa District Headquarters Closed as COVID Cases Rise 2

Authorities have announced that the district headquarters will remain closed to the general public for at least two weeks. During the two weeks, the district buildings, offices and surroundings will be fumigated to ensure that it is safe from contaminants which could lead to further spread of COVID-19.
20:26
20:26

New Financial Year, New Taxes on Fuel, Alcohol and Internet

The tax which has until now been charged at 20 per cent, replaces the daily 200 Shillings Over the Top -OTT Service tax that was considered unfair especially to the low-end users. It also failed by more than 70 per cent to raise the expected revenue. But exception will now be given to data for the provision of medical and education services.
20:04
20:04

Kadaga Hailed for Leading Fight Against Bad Western Culture-EALA Speaker Kadaga takes oath 2 1

In the plenary session chaired by the EALA Assembly Speaker Ngoga Martin, Kadaga was handed the EALA rules of procedure and a copy of the EAC treaty. The Speaker of the Assembly praised Kadaga as a senior Speaker who comes with rich experience in the community.
19:58
19:58

Court Dismisses Suit Against COU Over Cancelled Consecration of Kumi Diocese Bishop Church of Uganda 1

Justice Musa Ssekaana says that Rev. Charles Okunya at the time of his nomination was not qualified to be elected a Bishop of Kumi since he had not yet made the mandatory age requirement of 45 years.
19:50
19:50

COVID-19; West Buganda Diocese Issues Tight Restrictions for Burials 2 1

Bishop Katumba stopped priests from using microphones during burial services and reduce the time of burial services to strictly 30 minutes in his latest list of guidelines to the Church. He also suspended the practice of choosing a member of the congregation to take Bible readings and allowed them to make necessary adjustments to other facets that may prolong the service.
19:25
19:25

Pharmaceutical Society, Prof Ogwang Move to Regulate COVIDEX Prices

The move follows the increase in prices of the drug. Prior to yesterday's approval of the product by the National Drug Authority, the drug was being sold on the open market for an average of 10,000. Shillings. But this price went up fivefold, selling for as much as 50,000 Shillings as the demand went up across the country.
19:09
19:09

Migrant Worker Numbers Rise by Five Million- ILO

Despite their value to the global economy, the UN body warned that many migrant workers face uncertainty at work, a situation made worse by the pandemic. The only opportunities they often find are “temporary, informal or unprotected jobs”, leaving them exposed to a greater risk of insecurity, layoffs and worsening working conditions, ILO maintained.
18:39
18:39

South Sudan Releases 42 Ugandan Farmers 2

The 42 farmers, mainly residents of Ngomoromo village in Lokung Sub County, Lamwo district were arrested on Monday while cultivating in the areas of Polwa and Ocwet villages in Pogee Pajok Bomah believed to be within the South Sudan territory.
18:23
18:23

Court Rules That Ministry Of Public Service Has No Powers Over Judicial Officers

Presided over by the head of the Civil decision, Musa Ssekaana, court said that the decision to cancel Ndangwa’s early retirement that had earlier been given to him in 2006 was unreasonable, irrational and offends the values of the rule of law.
16:08
16:08

Sub County Covid-19 Taskforces in Mbarara Struggle to Monitor Home Based Care Patients MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4

Elly Ariho Twinoburyo, a district councillor of Ruhiira Town council, says that people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but don't have symptoms continue to flout homecare guidelines, and mixing with the community and increasing the threat of spreading the virus.
15:45
15:45

Residents Accuse Kampala Cement Factory of Trespass, Block Road to Quarry 7

Aisa Scovia Muduwa, the General Secretary of the affected families, says that Kampala cement factory has repeatedly promised to compensate them since April 30th, 2015 in vain.
15:03
15:03

ASTU Loses Armored Vehicle to Accident

The Mt. Moroto Region Police spokesperson, Mike Longole, says the accident could have been a result of a mechanical. “We are still piecing up information but it looks there was a mechanical failure before the accident. The driver veered off-road,” he said of the accident.
14:38
14:38

Jacob Kiplimo Qualifies for 5,000M Race in Olympic Games 2020 tokyo olympics 1

Kiplimo ran for 12:55:60 head of Kenya’s duo Daniel Simiyu who posted 12:55:88 and Boniface Kibiwott who came third with 13:06:26. The Olympics qualifying Mark for the 5000m race is 13:13.50.
13:38
13:38

Health Center III in-charge Arrested for Alleged Theft of Covid-19 Testing Kits MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 1

Fredrick Byanyima was arrested on Wednesday by Resident District Commissioner Emmy Katera Turyabagyenyi. He is currently detained at Nyeihanga Police Post.
13:30
13:30

“Hydropower Is The Forgotten Giant Of Clean Electricity” Says IEA Boss UMUME Limited 1 Top story

Global hydropower capacity is set to increase by 17%, or 230 GW, between 2021 and 2030. However, net capacity additions over this period are forecast to decrease by 23% compared with the previous decade. Between now and 2030, USD 127 billion – or almost one-quarter of global hydropower investment – will be spent on modernising ageing plants, mostly in advanced economies. Work on existing infrastructure – such as the replacement, upgrade or addition of turbines – will account for almost 45% of all hydropower capacity installed globally over the period.
12:59
12:59

Minister Adoa Accuses Police of Frustrating Efforts to Eliminate Illegal Fishing Practices Extortion of Money 2 1

James Erongu, a resident of Kadungulu Sub County says that the Police take every opportunity to extort money from unsuspecting community members. He, however, says that when it comes to illegal fishing practices, both the Police and army are extorting money from the culprits.
12:53
12:53

Livestock Dealers in Ibanda North Want Quarantine Lifted 3

The dealers argue that they have taken time without registering any FMD associated death, yet farmers are still under restriction and cannot sell their animals.
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