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20:30

Radio Stations Struggling to Generate Revenue advertisement 7 1

Several businesses have come to a standstill since the lockdown which started in March. The absence of advertisers, and sponsors for programmes and talkshows hosted by radio stations means that they can nolonger make enough money to sustain their wage bill and other running costs.
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18:09

Pregnant Woman Dies after Failing to Reach Hospital in Pallisa 4

Atim had been referred to Pallisa Hospital from Kameke HCIII after developing complications, which could not be handled at the lower unit. According to Bosco Lokaki, the Chairperson of Kobwin Agurur village, the woman had gone to the hospital for delivery but medical officers established that she had experienced an intrauterine fetal death.
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17:56

Five Truck Drivers Recover from COVID-19, Discharged from Arua Hospital 2 1 Top story

Dr Philbert Nyeko, the Director of Arua Hospital said that the truck drivers, who have spent 20 days in the Treatment Centre were discharged after testing negative to subsequent COVID-19 tests.
17:55
17:55

Kamwenge Man Hacked To Death murder 3

The OC CID Kamwenge Police Mable Tweheyo has identified the deceased as Tugume Amos a.k.a Bunuzi a resident of Kihura ward, Kahunge town council Kamwenge district.
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17:40

Kikuubo Traders Lack toilets as Arcades Remain Closed 5 1

George Williams Ainebyona, the operator of the toilet at Lafiki building, says he receives over 500 people at the building toilets, which only has four rooms.
17:38
17:38

NFA Set Ablaze Seven Houses in Amuru District 4

One of the victims whose houses was burnt identified as Opwonya Laywer says the armed men in came to the area and asked them to leave the area immediately before setting the houses ablaze. Michael Lakony, Amuru district LCV chairperson says this is not the first-time huts are being burnt in the area ever since the border dispute between Amuru and Adjumani started some years back.
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16:46

City Traders Count Losses as Merchandise Expires During Lockdown Expired goods 1 5

Maria Akankwasa, a wholesaler at Kaswa trading centre said she has made uncountable loses in her business because has three shops sell perishable products. According to Akankwasa, she made a loss of five million Shillings in one shop alone.
15:51
15:51

Truck Drivers Defy Parking Orders in Kumi COVID-19 Pandemic 1 2

Silas Aogon, the Kumi Municipality Member of Parliament, says the truck drivers park with the help of police enforcing the curfew. He claims that the officers pocket bribes from the drivers to allow them park and continue with their journey at dawn.
15:28
15:28

LDU Man Shoots Self Dead in Moroto Local Defence Unit 2

A military source told URN on condition of anonymity that, while at the bar, the deceased lost 60 rounds of ammunition. He reportedly returned to the detachment and was tasked to explain about the missing ammunition. He reportedly decided to open fire in the air before turning the gun on himself.
14:27
14:27

Court Dismisses KCCA Application in UGX 3.4B Case

High Court Civil Division has dismissed an application in which Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA challenged a consent judgement which saw complainants awarded 3.4 billion Shillings.
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13:47

Call Centre Attendants Named in Theft of Rukungiri Food Relief 1 Top story

Elly Matte, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, identifies the two as Isaac Nuwamanya Kaharuza and Robert Tukamuhebwa. The duo reportedly picked 170 bags of maize flour from the task-force stores on April 30 and loaded the items on a pick-up vehicle Registration number UBB 657F. The vehicle, according to police, belongs to David Kansiime alias Rusheshe, a businessman dealing in agricultural produce.
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Violence, Threats Affecting Covid-19 Fight in Paibona Sub County 2

According to Omona, one of the residents he identifies as Isaac Odongtoo threatened to kill him on April 28th if he continues disturbing their peace with his coronavirus business.
12:46
12:46

Canonical Possession of New Archbishop of Mbarara Slated for June 1 2

The former Auxiliary Bishop Lambert Bainomugisha was appointed by Pope Francis as the fifth Archbishop of Mbarara Archdiocese on April 25, 2020. He replaces the Most Rev. Paul Bakyenga who is resigning from the pastoral care of the archdiocese upon clocking the canonical age limit of 75 years.
12:38
12:38

COVID-19 Lockdown: Chef Resorts to Face Shield Production Face shields 8 4 Top story

Jacob Omondi, a Chef at Kabira Country Club in Kampala is one of those who were affected by the lock down. Omondi, who relocated from Kenya to Uganda with his family in 2005, first worked as a chief for Indian dishes at Open House Restaurant on Buganda road.
12:15
12:15

Local Governments to Resume Sittings Amidst Strict Guidelines 1

According to the guidelines, the meetings should be held in a spacious venue where members can maintain a social distance of not more than 4 meters and include on the order paper the approval of the Budget and any other critical matters not exceeding two items.
11:48
11:48

KCCA Speakers Want Taxi, Boda boda Guidelines Discussed in Council 1 4 Top story

Sylvia Kiiza, the Speaker Kampala Central Division, says they are in better position to consult with stakeholders in the taxi and Boda boda industry and should be left to do so and debate the proposals before government implements them.
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11:42

NSSF Boss Warns of Tough Times if Forced to Pay 20% to Savers richard byarugaba 1

In the letter, which is dated May 5, 2020, Byarugaba says the fund will have to pay at least 2.6trillion to those who might need their pay bto go through covid-19 crisis. This is in addition to the 1.1 trillion that it might need to pay to those who have reached 55 years old, the legal age where one can draw their savings. In total, the fund will need cash totaling Shs 3.7 trillion for this moment. But there is no ready cash to meet this obligation, Byarugaba argued.
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11:29

COVID-19 Pandemic Hastily Becoming A Child Rights Crisis –UNICEF

The estimate of the 6,000 additional deaths from preventable causes over the next six months is based on an analysis by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, published in the Lancet Global Health Journal.
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11:10

Kyambogo University Warns Stranded Students in Hostels Reuben Twinomujuni 2

She adds that each student should have got in touch with his/her parents/guardians/Embassies to find a way of getting home or financial support for upkeep wherever they are staying.
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LDU Jailed Three-Years for Shooting Colleague Dead local defence unit 2 3 Top story

During the hearing, prosecution led by Capt. Ketigan Mugisha told the military court at Kakiri barracks on Tuesday while on duty at a Chinese factory together with Mamuli Atanansi in Namanve in Mukono district; Musuya cleaned his firearm without applying safety, which to the death of his colleague.
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