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Schools in Arua City to Maintain Fees Ahead of Reopening School Fees 4 3

Charles Odonga the headteacher of St. Joseph’s college Ombaci says they will not increase school fees this academic year but instead re-adjust their priorities and deal with the most important things at the moment. Ondonga says they are aware parents have been affected by COVID-19 so it will not be wise to increase fees.
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12:45

Minister Consults On Proposed SAGE Age Reduction 2 1

At first 65-year-olds and above were receiving the funds monthly but effective July 1 last year, it was raised to 80 years to enable the programme roll out to the rest of the districts in Uganda. Exempted from the age raise was Karamoja region because of the Affirmative Action.
12:30
12:30

Hundreds Forced Out of Their Homes as Police, Army Hunt for Missing Police Gun in Napak 1 Top story

Grace Nachap, one of the residents says security personnel forced her into the coldness together with her child. "It was around 4 am when I was trying to open my door to come and help myself; I saw soldiers and police deployed around every house. I was ordered to get back inside my houses I got confused because I didn't know what was happening," she said.
12:13
12:13

RDC Recruits Locals In FGM Fight 1

Speaking to URN on Thursday, Adyama said they have started identifying three boys and girls for each village to provide police information on the banned practice. “These youth will help us to know the corridors where these surgeons hide and circumcise women and young girls because they are also natives of this region,” he said.

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13:39

Pictorial; The Priestly and Diaconate Ordination of Clergy in Kasese

Finally, the D-day was here and the sixteen were ordained at a function held at St. John’s seminary kiburara, Kisinga Sub-county. It was led by Rt. Rev. Francis Aquirinus Kibira the Bishop of Kasese Catholic Diocese.

Business and finance

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16:28

Pineapple Farmers Struggling to Repair, Buy Dryers For Value Addition 2 1

The dryers, which are fitted with polythene and wire mesh, are used to dry pineapples. Muhammad says the polythene material used to cover the dryer used to cost Shillings 60,000 before the COVID-19 pandemic but now costs Shillings 200, 000.
15:39
15:39

MPs Reject Proposal to Limit Term of BoU Deputy Governor Parliament 2 1

The legal Committee of Parliament has rejected a proposal to have the Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda (BoU) serve for a maximum two terms of 10 years while the Governor’s term is unlimited.
13:53
13:53

Leaders in Kayunga District Raise Red Flag over Persistent Child Labour 2 1

Ramadan Simali a school inspector for Ntenjeru County is worried that many pupils are likely not to attend school when they reopen. He notes that before the school lockdown, about 70 pupils were dropping out of school to engage in casual jobs.
13:43
13:43

Lira City Slaps UGX 50,000 Fine on Impounded Animals Lira City Council 3 1

Leonard Otika, the Lira City Environment Officer, says something had to be done about the stray animals on grounds that the City is not a place for keeping animals.

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