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08:42
08:42

Hundreds of UPDF Veterans Turn Up for Verification Exercise 3 1

Captain Amos Nsamba, the Military Police Spokesperson in charge of the exercise says that over 400 army veterans, estate administrators, widows, and widowers were verified at Kololo on Monday.
06:56
06:56

WHO Expresses Hope Worst of Omicron Wave Is Over

The number of deaths remains stable, but the agency is concerned about the impact the variant is having on already exhausted health workers and overburdened health systems. Although Omicron may be less severe, for Dr Tedros “the narrative that it is mild is misleading, hurts the overall response and costs more lives.”
13:01
13:01

Cattle Rustlers Injure Two in Moroto

Timothy Longok a resident of Nacele village, says that they are living in fear after the government withdrew all the Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel and took them for further training.
12:35
12:35

Pader District Fails to Meet Polio Vaccination Target over Vaccine Shortage 1

Pader District had a target of 50,777 children under five to be vaccinated but only 45,780 received the vaccine.

Business and finance

11:53
11:53

Truck Pile-Up Eases at Uganda-Kenya Border as Clearance Intensifies 5 1 Top story

As part of the change in policy, truckers were supposed to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing which sparked a protest from drivers who parked their vehicles and blocked off the roads demanding that Uganda streamline its COVID-19 testing protocols in line with other EAC countries. The Drivers were charged 100,000 Shillings or 30 US Dollars for each test.
09:52
09:52

Gov't to Prioritize Agro-Industrialisation in 2022/23 Budget

According to the government plan for the next financial year, Agro-industrialization alone is due to get 1.5 trillion shillings, which is almost 6 percent of the total resource allocations to programs worth 26 trillion shillings.
08:05
08:05

Mukono Residents Protest Land Allocation to American Rapper Akon 2 1 Top story

Akon, together with his wife Rozina Negusei, visited Uganda last year and met with high profile government officials including president Yoweri Museveni with whom they discussed the issue of investing in Uganda.
07:55
07:55

Finance Ministry, MPs Disagree on Budget Estimates MInistry of Finance 3 1

Barnabas Tinkasimire, the Buyaga West MP asked that the document presented by the Minister be withdrawn since it does not tally with the Budget Framework Paper that was tabled before the House in December 2021.

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