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18:19
18:19

WHO Launches Appeal for USD1.5B for Key Emergencies in 2024

According to the expenditure plan, funding would go to the African Region, with US$ 334 million; the Eastern Mediterranean Region, with US$ 705 million; the European region, with US$ 183 million; the Western Pacific Region, with US$ 15.2 million; the South-East Asia Region, with US$ 49 million; and the Americas Region, with US$ 131 million.
18:13
18:13

Helmet Use in Kampala Remains Low Despite Awareness-Study road safety 1 3

Bonny Balugaba a Researcher based at Makerere University School of Public Health said they had been collecting data on helmet use and speed in Kampala from 2021 and found that only 39% of the riders are using helmets. Worse, they found that even among those that use helmets, majority do it all wrong yet scientific evidence shows using helmets correctly can reduce the risk of fatality by 42% and risk of head injury by 69% in case of a crash.
17:39
17:39

Scrap National Exams, Introduce District Evaluation Boards-Prof. Muganga 1 5

Dr. Joseph Muvawala, the Vice Chairperson of the commission, acknowledged that it appears the commission is leaning towards the elimination of certain national examinations, although he did not provide specific details.
17:22
17:22

United Forces of Change Call for Protests Over Poor Roads 5 1

Kiiza explained that they want to portray the deplorable state of roads because the dignitaries participating in the Non-Aligned Movement and G77+China summits will not be allowed to access the roads. She urged supporters to plant bananas and trees in every pothole on the road.
16:48
16:48

Gov't Arrears Hit UGX 10 Trillion 1

The Auditor General’s report put the country’s debt at 96 trillion shillings, while the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development reported 86 trillion as of the end of 2022/2023.
16:40
16:40

Court to Decide on DPP's Revision Case in Katanga Murder Next Week Katanga Murder Case 2

The suspects who include Katanga's two daughters Martha Katanga Nkwanzi and Patricia Kankwanzi are jointly charged with their mother Molly Katanga who is reportedly admitted for injuries she allegedly sustained during the incident.
16:23
16:23

Appointments Committee Vets Electoral Commission Members Makerere University 1

The nominees include Justice Simon Byamukama (Chairperson), Hajjati Aisha Lubega (Deputy Chairperson), James Peter Emorut, Stephen Tashobya, Anthony Okello, the former Kioga County MP, Dr. Simba Ssali, a Don of Political Science at Makerere University, and Caroline Bainamaryo.
15:18
15:18

Police Human Resource Director Set to Retire from Army 2

Maj Gen Tolit is the former Defence Adviser of Uganda in South Africa, Brig Gen Ssebugwawo is currently Coordinator of Disaster Preparedness at the Office of the Prime Minister, Brig Gen Rwashande is currently UPDF Chief of Civil-Military Cooperation, Brig Gen Kamunanwire is serving under Uganda Police and Brig Gumisiriza formally served Commandant of Peace Support Centre Singo.
14:51
14:51

Defence Ministry Seeks UGX 57Bn for Nakasongola Air Force Base Facelift 1

According to Ssempijja, the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development has not allocated any funds towards the crucial project. He expressed dismay that the Ministry faces a shortfall of 5.2 trillion after only 3.8 trillion of the nine trillion has been allocated in the Budget Framework Paper.
13:11
13:11

Man Arrested for Defiling 5-Year-Old Girl in Maracha 2

It is alleged that the suspect took advantage of the absence of the minor's parents, then lured her to his house on Friday and defiled her before fleeing to an unknown place.
10:26
10:26

Over 200 Civil Servants Threaten to Sue Arua District Over Arrears 2 1

Represented by Godfrey Ondoma of Alaka & Company Advocates, the civil servants claim that despite the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development's directive to pay the arrears by October 31, 2023, the district has not complied.
10:15
10:15

Farmer Count Losses as Lightning Strikes 6 Cows,12 Sheep 1

Edmond Tumwesigye, the area sub-county LC3 Chairman, mentions that despite the tragedy that targeted the animals, Ishungisa survived unhurt. He expresses sympathy for the situation, noting that it has strained Ishungisa’s income.
08:11
08:11

Mpondwe Residents Demand Restoration of Broken Bridge 1

Ayub Tumusiime, one of the residents says that whereas the diversion is facilitating the movement of people and their goods to the main market, concerns about slow traffic especially on market days have emerged.
08:08
08:08

Akokoro Sub County Residents Demand Compensation 3 2

In 2018, the government deployed soldiers to evict squatters from Maruzi ranch, covering 11 villages in Akokoro and Ibuje Sub-counties. The ranch, with a 50-year leasehold title, was allocated to Hillside Agricultural Limited for palm oil cultivation, leading to resistance from Acamcabu residents who claimed the land was rightfully theirs.
08:03
08:03

Man Chops 11-Year-Old Nephew To Death Uganda Police Force

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, revealed that, upon the arrest on Sunday evening, the suspect was found with severed body parts, including fingers and toes, in his house.
07:58
07:58

Dr. Abiriga Murder: He Was Abusing Me for Not Knowing Sex- Wife 1

“Susan first left the door open for us to enter and kill her husband but our first attempt did not succeed as the man heard us walking outside. He woke up to tighten the door and windows and he noticed the door was opened and he firmly closed it,” Kipsang said.
07:44
07:44

Police Constable Loses Torture Case Police Officer 1 Top story

Civil Division High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana dismissed the petition, which also listed the Attorney General as a respondent, on the grounds of lack of merit. In 2021, Atusasire petitioned the Court, seeking a declaration that the actions of officers of the Uganda Police Force violated his right to freedom from torture, and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment guaranteed under Article 24 of the Constitution.
07:37
07:37

Over 10 Parishes in Katakwi Miss PDM Cash Katakwi District 1 3 Top story

Michael Opiyoko, the LC2 Chairperson of Osep, one of the affected parishes in Ngariam Sub County says that he is surprised by the developments in the district that have seen more than 700 people in his parish miss PDM cash.
07:33
07:33

Three Arrested Over Vandalizing Electricity Power Lines police station

Alisat Namulondo, a salon operator in the area, expressed concern that the vandalism of electricity power lines has adversely affected business operations, leading to frequent power outages.
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