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19:38
19:38

Mount Elgon Gets UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Status 1 Top story

According to a UNESCO statement, Mount Elgon shared between Uganda and Kenya joins the 748 sites in 134 countries, including 23 transboundary sites.
18:28
18:28

Gulu District Registers Low Turn-up for Mass Yellow Fever Vaccination Drive 1 2

Gulu District Health Department had targeted vaccinating a total of 115,041 people aged nine months to 60 years in the 11 sub-counties within five days of the mass vaccination exercise. However, data obtained by Uganda Radio Network indicates that only 52,291 people (45 per cent) were vaccinated.
18:00
18:00

Albinism Association Considers Local Manufacturing as Gov’t Delays on Free Sunscreen MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 4

Persons living with albinism need sunscreen creams as vital commodities that provide them with protection from ultraviolet sunrays; which expose them to high risks of getting skin cancer. The creams are however categorized as luxurious lotions, which renders them unaffordable.
17:48
17:48

Insurance Overcomes COVID-19 Effects With Third Consecutive Annual Growth 1 5 Top story

According to the figures, the industry remained on a positive growth path in 2022, with Gross Written Premium (GWP) growing to 1.425 trillion in 2022 from 1.183 trillion Shillings registered in 2021.
17:31
17:31

Six OPM Staff Remanded over Fresh Multi-billion Shillings Scandal Joshua Abaho 2

The six are Deogratious Masigazi, the Under Secretary/head of the Pacification and Development Program, Joshua Abaho, the Senior Assistant Secretary, the Principal Assistant Secretary Barbara Asasira, Emmy Tonny Ameny- the Assistant Commissioner Programs, Peter Amodoi-the Programs Officer, and the Assistant Secretary Samuel Ofungi.
16:27
16:27

EOC Discussing with Gov't to Address Salary Discrepancy 4 1

Levi Okodi, the First Deputy Prime Minister under Lango Cultural Foundation, questioned the rationale behind favoring scientists with higher salaries when the president, who is an artist himself, advocates for unity.
15:54
15:54

MOH Directs Recruitment of Physical Fitness Instructors in Schools 4 1

According to experts from the Ministry of Health, non-communicable diseases account for 41 percent of deaths in Uganda, with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, and stroke being responsible for 12 percent of these fatalities.
15:40
15:40

Bukedea LC V Polls: FDC Withdraws Candidate Dr. Tanga Odoi 1 1

"This by-election can only be characterized as yet another sham, devoid of transparency and legitimacy. We firmly refuse to participate in a process that lacks integrity and does not represent the will of the people of Bukedea,” Amuriat’s statement reads in part.
15:30
15:30

Global Oil Demand To Slow Significantly by 2028 IRENA 1 Top story

The report suggests exploring alternative applications of oil, such as its use in the production of fertilizers and petrochemicals, as a means of mitigating the impact of diminishing demand for transportation fuels.
15:13
15:13

Mother Commits Suicide, Poisons Children 1

Meris Mudenga, the area female councilor condemned the incident, saying that Cherop should have sought legal redress by reporting the matter to their parents or local leaders instead of resorting to poisoning herself and her innocent children.
14:53
14:53

Thugs Steal Ambulance from Kibaale 1

The stolen ambulance, a Land Cruiser registration number UBB 655K was stolen on Tuesday night.
14:50
14:50

Conflict Uprooted 110 million In 2022 Says UNHCR United Nations 1

The increase last year was driven by war in Ukraine and revised estimates for Afghan refugees; further fighting, especially in Sudan, has now pushed the global total to 110 million
13:56
13:56

Patients Overwhelm Buliisa Health Center IV drug shortage 1 3

Raymond Mujuni, the in-charge of Buliisa Health Center IV, explains that despite receiving a consignment of drugs from the National Medical Stores two weeks ago, the supply has been depleted due to the high demand from the growing number of patients.
13:26
13:26

Mukono LC 5 Chairperson Absent as Council Struggles to Constitute Service Commission Mukono DSC 1 1

There has been a prolonged disagreement between the district chairperson and the Ministry of Public Service. In response, the District Speaker, Betty Hope Nakasi, called for an extraordinary council session to form the commission.
13:14
13:14

Man Killed Over Failure to Pay Phone Debt

Isaac Magada, a local resident, revealed that a group of about ten men armed with machetes surrounded the pork joint the previous night and tasked Mudaaki to settle his debt or face the consequences.
13:06
13:06

Contractor Abandons Bridge Works in Madi Okollo Over Non-payment 1 3

In 2019, UNRA awarded Terrain Service Limited the construction contract for three bridges: Acha and Gazi bridges in Madi Okollo District and Alaa Bridge in Arua District, for a lump sum amount of 29.5 billion Ugandan shillings.
12:33
12:33

US Reports Increase in Signed Deals with African Leaders 2

In his address at the December Summit, President Yoweri Museveni urged President Biden’s administration and American businesses to invest on the cheap in Uganda in the development and manufacture of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.
12:20
12:20

Nwoya Struggles to Contain Cassava Brown Streak Disease 1

According to Kilama, the disease is ravaging the indigenous cassava variety and the hybrid NASE series which are susceptible to cassava brown streak disease. He notes that the consistent outbreak of the disease has negatively impacted cassava farming in the district due to low yield arguing that it is a threat to food security and household income.
12:14
12:14

Bukedea LCV Polls: Security Operatives Assault NBS Journalist Bukedea District 2 2

Enuru and the other Journalists were covering the distribution of election materials around 6:50am when they discovered that some of the voting materials had been tampered with at Bukedea Township Primary School Polling Station.
11:56
11:56

Five People Including a Police Officer, Arrested for Illegal Possession of Military Hardware 3 2

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson confirmed the arrests and stated that investigations into the matter are ongoing. Additionally, the suspects were found in possession of a loaded UPDF XK 576754 gun, hidden at Home Lodging on Kivenfere Road in Kisoro Municipality.
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