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17:30

Woman Arrested for Killing Husband`s Girlfriend Murder

Charles Mba Ulangi, a resident of Angir cell in Nebbi Municipality, who reported the matter to police, says that the late Ayirwoth was called by the suspect’s husband to spend Monday night with him.
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16:18

Uncertainty Shrouds Private Teachers’ COVID-19 Fund 2

The government announced two months ago that it was setting aside a revolving fund with 22 billion Shillings to support teachers whose livelihoods were disrupted when schools were closed in March. The money was channelled through the Microfinance Support Centre.
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11:00

Court Dismisses Suit Challenging New City Guidelines Masaka High Court

Mbabali had petitioned the High Court to quash the guidelines issued by Local Government Minister Rafael Magyezi on June 30, 2020, to guide the operations of the new cities on grounds that they contravene the procedures set out in the local government act.
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07:53

Apac Security Arrests Ten Street Children Uganda Police Force 2 1

Innocent Abongo, the Apac District Probation and Welfare Officer, attributes the increasing number of street children in the area to domestic violence. He says they are now considering handing over the street children to their respective families.

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Pictorial; Tear Gas, Heavy Deployment in Hima NRM Polls NRM primaries 4

There was a heated contest between the incumbent, John Katura Musana and his sole rival Tom Maate Wa’bukombi. The election was characterised by heavy security deployment in the town council because of the high tension between supporters of the rival camp.

Business and finance

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05:42

MOH Fires National Isolation Centre Contractor for Incompetence 3 5

By the time the contractor left the site two weeks ago, pending works included setting up a waste decontaminating unit, remodelling of the former Tuberculosis ward into a multipurpose unit, plastering, installing washroom facilities and finishing the ceiling and floor works. He explains that Synergy Enterprises Ltd was incompetent because it was not liquid enough to run the project without public funds.
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18:25

Uganda's Exports Up But Trade Deficit Grew Higher imports

Export of fresh foods was the most affected as the aviation sector was closed down before a handful of cargo planes started operating at Entebbe and Jomo Kenyatta International Airports. However, dry commodities like coffee and gold continued thriving.
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14:31

Farmers Resorted to Burning Charcoal to Survive Lockdown - Report smallholder farmers 3

Heifer International, a not-for-profit organisation that supports smallholder farmers shows that 69 percent of farmers in the area where the organisation operates, resorted to tree-cutting for various reasons.
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17:31

Lockdown Sparked Leap in Electronic Banking Transactions digitalisation 3

Mobile money transactions grew by 19.3 per cent to almost 80 trillion Shillings, and of this, 41 trillion was recorded between January and June, half of the year during which the country went into a lockdown. The Escrow account balances, or money belonging to mobile money customers, whether saved or not yet withdrawn, grew by 51 per cent, while the value of debit and credit card transactions also rose 20 per cent.

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