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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.
11:00
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.
07:53
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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22:42

Kabale Municipal Residents Protest Unreliable Water Supply Lenny Otai 3

Emmanuel Byaruhanga, a resident of Central division who deals in building and construction works, says he is forced to hire a car to fetch water from Kiruruma stream, which is costly.

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07:32

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

14:31
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.
17:31
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 The Escrow account balances, or money belonging to mobile money customers, whether saved or not yet withdrawn, grew by 51 per cent, while the value of debit and credit card transactions also rose 20 per cent.
16:09
16:09

Rural Electricity Workers Cry Out Over Late Pay 2

The assistant foreman Musa Mawejje says that now, having finished the second phase of their work, their bosses have escaped and left them with no pay, nor food to eat, adding that their landlord is chasing them out of his house for failure to meet rent expenses for this month.
15:06
15:06

UNMA Develops Weather Forecast App for Users Makerere University 2

Lillian Nkwenge, the UNMA Principal Public Relations Officer told URN from Gulu that the WIDS forecasts between a period of six hours to three months. She explained that the Application was developed to support planning for a day to day operations and also long term planning for farmers.

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