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16:46
16:46

NRM’s Transformer Cadres’ President Arrested in Amolatar Hot FM Amolatar

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Regional Police spokesperson confirmed his arrest saying the suspects Adupa stood for as surety failed to comply with the terms and conditions of the bail and has since disappeared.
16:39
16:39

Seed School Builders Strike Over Pay 3 1

On Monday, angry laborers locked the girl’s dormitory and the administration block protesting underpaid arrears. Justine Okumu, one of the workers told URN that their children have been suspended from school due to accumulated school dues.
16:38
16:38

Prisons Authorities Want More Plea Bargaining Sessions for Petty Offenders 3 2

Innocent Draville, the Officer in Charge of Mbarara Main Prison says since 2014 when the plea bargain initiative started in Mbarara, a total of 1,276 capital cases have been handled and disposed of compared to the 281 petty offences noting that more efforts are needed to advocate for petty offenders to enroll for plea bargaining.
15:33
15:33

Increasing Malaria Prevalence Worries Lira Medics 5

Dr. Patrick Buchan Ocen, the Lira District Health Officer (DHO) attributes this high prevalence to changes in weather patterns, which have provided a favorable breeding place for mosquitoes. He adds that the mosquito vectors have also become resistant to chemicals being used for IRS.

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08:43
08:43

Pictorial on Bwebajja Senior Officers Pass Out Top story

Assistant Inspector General of Police -AIGP Godfrey Golooba, who presided over the pass out on behalf of Inspector General of Police -IGP Martin Ochola rallied the officers to ensure that they practice the skills they have acquired and exhibit them in their duties purposely to match the ever-changing policing needs.

Business and finance

13:18
13:18

Residents Declare Forceful Recovery of Forestland from Former District Chairman 2 3

The residents who have declared forceful takeover measures to retain the land say that they acquired it lawfully after mobilizing themselves in their group, Tukolele Wamu Agro Farmers Association and were given 600 acres of land by National Forestry Authority- NFA in 2015 to practice agroforestry. They were shocked upon hearing that they are going to be evicted by Chairman Ssenyonga.
12:37
12:37

Fuel Prices: Neighbours Will Consult Us on 'No-Subsidy Policy' Ggoobi Says 4 1 Top story

Ggoobi claims that some countries are consulting Uganda on how it has managed to handle the situation as they seek to follow suit. Secretary to Treasury Ramathan Ggoobi claims that some countries are benchmarking with Uganda on how it has managed to handle the situation as they seek to follow suit.
11:59
11:59

Public Transporters Count on Overloading to Break Even Amidst Soaring Fuel Prices 5

According to Umar Ddungu, the chairperson of western route bus transporters, a 67 passenger capacity bus consumes 250 litres of fuel between Kampala and Mbarara, which now costs over 1.5 million shillings, but passengers are have refused to pay more than 20,000. This means even with a full booking, they start the trip with a loss of over half a million shillings after losing on 160,000 shillings fuel, before even counting other mandatory charges amounting to 433,000 shillings at the bus park.
09:33
09:33

Ankole Tea Estate Workers Protest Low Pay

Their secretary Paddy Twesigomwe said that field workers who pluck tea leaves earn 5700 shillings daily working for 22 days which makes only 125,400 shillings a month and they only want it increased to 10,000 shillings per day.

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