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07:57
07:57

Prolonged Closure of Entebbe Hospital Irks Residents 3 6 Top story

James Ajuma, a resident of Katabi-Namate village, says that Entebbe Hospital is located in the centre of the municipality, which makes it accessible for residents who can walk or can’t hire cars or motorcycles to go to health center IIIs in Katabi-Busambaga and Kigungu village.
07:24
07:24

Government Earmarks UGX 608b for Emergency Medical Services Health Center IIIs 1 3

Dr. John Baptist Waniaye, the Commissioner of Emergency Medical Services –EMS in the Ministry of Health told URN in an interview that funding shall come from the government, Global Fund, World Bank, KOFIH, ENABEL, Malteser International, CHAI, CDC and Seed Global Health, among others.
14:13
14:13

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Reserved for Hard to Reach Areas 5 1 Top story

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-dose vaccine has been reported to be compatible with standard vaccine storage and distribution channels with ease of delivery to remote areas and can be transported using the same cold chain technologies used to transport treatments for cancer, immunological disorders and other medicines.
13:17
13:17

PWDS Demand Improved Access to Reproductive Health Services 5 1

Sarah Kabagenyi the chairperson of Bundibugyo District Association of Women with Disability-BAWD told URN that although persons with disabilities have the same sexual and reproductive health needs as other people, they often face barriers to information and service, and are often unable to access the same range of health services as provided to other persons.

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16:51
16:51

Presidents Museveni, Suluhu to Address Oil and Gas Symposium in Dar

The symposium, the first of its kind, is a platform for the private sector to network, understand industry opportunities and challenges, showcase their capacities through experience sharing, and interact with public sector actors on legal and polish matters that govern the industry in the two countries.

Business and finance

08:40
08:40

LC I Bans Use of Molasses for Distilling Alcohol 1

Beatrice Atim, another local distiller, says that the ban may force her into prostitution because she does not have any other business to run. Joel Okello a resident of Atego village says that although most people are not managing the waste very well, there are those who have managed the waste so well that you can’t even smell it.
08:18
08:18

Mufti Commissions Contested Market 4 3 Top story

Irene Nakamatte, the town clerk of Luwero town Council and LC 3 Chairperson, Chris Johns Buwembo also insists that the market is illegal, saying that those behind it did not consult the authorities before establishing it.
06:52
06:52

Police Recover Bodies of Three Fishermen from Lake Kwania 2 1

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson, says that the Police Marine Unit conducted a search on the Lake and recovered the bodies on Sunday evening.
15:17
15:17

Bulk Processors, Deforestation Kill Local Shea Butter Business in Pader 4 1 Top story

In 2019, companies collectively exported about USD 760,000 (2.7 billion) Shillings worth of shea butter to countries such as Rwanda, the Middle East, Kenya, France, Germany and Japan. During the same year, the Uganda Export Promotions Board, the entity in charge of Uganda’s exports set a high target of exporting 200,000 to 500,000 tons of shea butter by 2022, from the current 30,000 to 150,000 tonnes a year.

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