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Maintaining HIV Patients on Drugs Taking Toll on Healthcare Services Providers hiv management 4 1

Livingstone Kateregga, the Medical in-charge at Kitovu Mobile AIDs Organization, a Catholic Medical and Community support institution operating in Masaka diocese, says the lockdown is presenting tough times to reliably offer services to their clients.
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Ministry Directs Educational Institutions to Pay Staff 1

Alex Kakooza, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education notes that since educational institutions have gone only two months without operating, the budgets for first term salaries should be adequate to pay the staff for at least three months.
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The Aching Ordeal of a Mothers’ Stay in Prison after a Flawed Trial Lillian Achiro 1 7

She recalls the magistrate saying the offence attracted a two-year jail term but, they were instead given a generous sentence of three months’ imprisonment. After sentencing, Achiro's spirit sunk, and almost burst out in tears, she told Uganda Radio Network in an interview. "I wished I could explain to court so they could let me go but, I kept quiet" she narrates.
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Improved Air Quality; The Fortuitous Value of Kampala's COVID-19 Lockdown kampala air quality 2 6 Top story

Before the lockdown which came with restrictions on the number of activities including traffic, commercial and other pollution generating activities, Kampala’s air quality was already six times worse than global standards mainly caused by dust from unpaved roads, fumes from cars and open burning of waste.

Business and finance

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Give Landlords Tax Incentives to Waive Rent - KACITA lockdown 2 1

The Kampala City Traders Association have asked Government to waive income tax obligation from rent for the three months of lockdown to reduce pressure from landlords demanding tenants.
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Police Disperses Vendors in Jinja for Flouting Covid-19 Guidelines operation 3 2

The vendors had displayed their merchandise on the pedestrians’ walkways prompting the police and UPDF Soldiers to disperse them.
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11:08

Fire Destroys Houses in Elegu Border Point 2

The fire broke out on Monday night and razed five makeshift structures and a semi-permanent house belonging to Muhammed Abbas, a businessman in the area. According to Abbas, the fire started unexpectedly from the main building before spreading to the other makeshift structures.
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10:46

Coffee Farmers Struggle to Transport Produce to Factories 4 1

Eric Katengo, a coffee farmer in Kalingwe, Kisinga Sub County, says both the curfew and ban on carrying passengers has affected the quality and volume of coffee they supply. He says buyers who use private means have seemingly halted business.

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