In June, the IMF Executive Board under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement approved a loan to support Uganda's post Covid-19 recovery and increase households’ incomes and inclusive growth by fostering private sector development.
Mujjuzi however says levying each departing passenger 10 US Dollars, as approved by parliament to boost aviation revenue, and mandatory testing for all arriving passengers could discourage non-essential travel. The government is expected to pronounce itself on both proposed measures and whether or not they will be implemented at the airport.
The facility was closed last week to allow fumigation and treatment of the affected inmates and staff. According to the Resident District Commissioner of Soroti, Patrick Okumu, the decision was taken to allow the COVID-19 team and management of prison to streamline on some issues he declined to mention.
Opiyo had been accused of fraudulently receiving a sum of USD 340,000 (1.2 billion Shillings) through the Chapter Four Uganda, account in Stanbic Bank. The state said that the money was proceeds of crime. Prior to being arraigned in the court, Opiyo had been arrested by security operatives from Kamokya, in the outskirts of Kampala.
The district had targeted to vaccinate 1,829 teachers out of which, 1,189 are in the district and 640 in the Municipality. Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech, however, says by Thursday last week, only 427 teachers out of the targeted 1,829 had received their first and second jab.
Achayo, a candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM party was declared winner of the January polls by the Electoral Commission in Kampala, with 9,517 against 9,226 votes polled by her rival David Abala, yet earlier Ngora District Returning Officer Peter Toddu had announced Abala as the winner with 8,317 against 7,828.
According to officials from the health ministry, vaccinating teenagers or children aged 12 to 15 will be a waste of vaccines since children are not as susceptible to COVID-19 infections as adults are. They say the Pfizer vaccines will be set aside for persons in the high risk groups that will not be vaccinated
Agnes Nandede, a resident of Buhahanga cell in Bukiiyi sub county Sironko district went missing from her home last week but her lifeless body was found floating on Buhahanga water source on Monday morning by some people who had gone to draw water.
Special Drawing Rights are an international reserve asset, created by the IMF to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. This kind of currency used by the IMF when dealing with member countries is currently slightly worth more than 1 US Dollar.
Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, has identified the two security guards as Hussein Otyeno attached to Security Group Africa and his colleague Vincent Tazanya of Protectorate-SPC who defiled a fifteen year old girl who was selling tea at around 11:00pm.
According to Kasasiira, preliminary police investigations show that arsonists locked the family in their house and torched it using petrol. He says that by the time the rescue team arrived at the scene, the four has burnt beyond recognition.
The tournament meant for senior women's teams organized under the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) will take place from 28th September to 9th October at Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa
Moses Muhangi, Uganda Boxing Federation President confirmed to URN that the tournament will be used to select National team players at all levels including both Male and females for the upcoming commonwealth games.
According to, Agnes Igoye, the deputy coordinator for prevention of trafficking in persons at Ministry of Internal Affairs- MIA, Igoye said the trio will not be subjected to any other trial in Uganda since the offences will be more or less the same. But she warned that the law provides for stiff penalties should one one be convicted the same offence again.
The study dubbed PrEPVACC is also happening in Mbeya and Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, Maputo in Mozambique and in Durban South Africa, but Uganda has so far registered the biggest number of the 1700 total participants they are seeking.
Hon Remigio Achia, the member of Parliament for Pian County said out of 158 raided animals they only managed to recover 29 cows.
"I think even the soldiers guarding the presidential state Lodge also ate my cow otherwise how can the animal be roasted just 100meters from the State Lodge and no one sees the fire and wonder why is being lit?" he asked.