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14:51
14:51

Lack of Protective Equipment Worry Security Personnel in Gulu deadly plague 3 1

Another UPDF personnel attached to the UPDF 4th Division lamented they have been arresting and sometimes beating suspects defying lawful orders without any protective equipment exposing them and their families to risk.
11:04
11:04

Sixteen Security Personnel Arrested For Brutalizing Elegu Residents 1 2

Margaret Auma, the Elegu Women Cross Border Traders and SACCO Chairperson told URN that the security team on 2nd April 2020, from Lorokwo West Village, Elegu Town Council used sticks to beat up 32 women accused of being commercial sex workers and operating in different lodges even after the ban on public gathering and closure of all lodges by President Museveni.
10:58
10:58

3800Kgs of Relief Food Dumped in Gulu Jumia Mosque 2

Upon his release, Mahmoud was ordered to handover the food items to the Gulu District Coronavirus Taskforce for distribution, which he rejected, saying the distribution process would be abused.
21:24
21:24

Relief Food Excites City Residents, Mothers Question Absence of Milk 5 4

Tensions further escalated when UPDF trucks loaded with milk were sighted which later prompted residents to blame the distributing teams for allegedly plotting to deny them the milk.

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17:05
17:05

Pictorial: Impact of COVID-19 Directives in Kampala Streets

Following President Yoweri Museveni’s ban on public and private transport in addition to closing business operations in order to contain the spread of Covid19, Uganda Radio Network –URN took a walk to Kampala streets known for being crowded from morning till late evening.

Business and finance

16:19
16:19

BOU Cuts Interest Rates, Economy to Grow at 3% economic growth 1

BOU says it has granted exceptional permission to banks to restructure loans of corporate and individual customers including a moratorium on loan repayment for borrowers that have been affected by the pandemic, on a case by case basis for up to 12 months, effective April 1, 2020. BOU adds this is still at the discretion of the banks.
13:36
13:36

Mining Company Rio Tinto Withdrawing From Uganda 1

Sipa Resources said in a statement dated March 30, 2020 that “holding costs for the company’s Uganda project have also been significantly reduced whilst a new partner is sought following Rio Tinto’s withdrawal from the Farm-in and Joint Venture Agreement on 30 April 2020.”
12:36
12:36

Cargo Truck Drivers From DR Congo to be Quarantined corona virus 4 1

The Kasese Resident District Commissioner Lt. Joe Walusimbi says that every driver will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days as a measure of combating the spread of covid-19 in the district.
12:09
12:09

COVID-19: Butchers, Abattoir Operators in Mbale Feel Pinch of Lock Down 4

Muhammad Ntunda, the Assistant Manager of Mbale Regional Abattoir, says that the lock down has drastically reduced sells of meat in the abattoir.

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