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20:25
20:25

Buses, Taxi Operators in Gulu City Register Low Business 1 2

At the several buses and taxi parks visited by URN reporters, buses and taxis were still parked with no passengers.
19:55
19:55

Travellers Stranded in Fort Portal As Taxis Hike Fares 1 4

At Nyakaseke Taxi Park, transport from Fort Portal to Kasese has increased from 10,000 Shillings to 20,000 Shillings, Fort Portal to Rwimi from 5,000 Shillings to 10,000 Shillings while Fort Portal- Kibiito is 6,000 from 3,000 Shillings.
18:06
18:06

Police Arrests 12 Suspects Behind Spiked City Robberies Naboth Mpeirwe 1 2

The group is believed to have led the infamous attack in which a gang of 14 robbed an Indian national who was riding on a motorcycle along Mawanda Road. Reports indicated that the attackers took five million Shillings and two mobile phones from the Indian victim, later identified as Jiwan Lal, an accountant with Rigil Agro Peck Limited in Kololo.
17:07
17:07

Wakiso District Seeks Help to Reclaim Gunda Forest from Encroachers 2 1

It is alleged that in April 2017, one Christine Namara Nabimanya took over the forest and established a farm after destroying trees. Wakiso District Chairman Matia Lwanga Bwanika says that Namara came after the cancellation of twelve land titles that had been illegally allocated to various people led by a senior army officer Brig Hudson Mukasa.
16:41
16:41

Running Battles as Vendors are Evicted from Kitgum Streets 2 3

During the clampdown that was enforced by the Central division authorities, police and law enforcement officers were overwhelmed by rowdy altercations as the street vendors resisted the eviction. Some were seen running around with their goods while others had their merchandise thrown on the streets.
15:53
15:53

Police Disperses Roadside Vendors in Kampala 3 1

As business resumed, several traders sold their merchandise on the verandas, contrary to set SOPs.
14:50
14:50

Taxi, Bus Operators Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines MOH 1 3

URN reporters visited several parks that include the New taxi park, Usafi, Namayiba and Kisenyi parks and observed that there is strict enforcement of the SOPs among operators. Handwashing facilities have been placed at most entrances and there are people enforcing hand washing and wearing of masks.
14:37
14:37

Busia’s UGX 1.5B Fish Collection Center Lying Idle 5 1

Patrick Wandera, Rosemary Auma and Musana Bumali, all residents of Majanji sub-county, says the fish collection center is useless because it is no longer providing the expected services in the area.
13:24
13:24

Lira Ghetto Youths Find Hope in Selling Tree Seedlings 5 3

The group which comprise mostly of street children aged between 4 and 13 ventured into the business in 2020 when the government placed a total lockdown which made the streets unbearable for them. Amidst the struggle to survive on donations from well-wishers, the youngsters secured 10 kilograms of seedlings to start a new life journey.
12:23
12:23

No Sanitizer, No Work for Moroto Drivers public transport 2 1

Kanonya says that all taxi drivers, loaders, brokers at the terminal must sanitize while each driver must have proof that they have a sanitiser for passengers before accessing the park. He adds that any driver who will be found loading passengers without a sanitiser will be fined up to 100, 000 Shillings.
12:13
12:13

Authorities Condemn World Bank Funded Classroom Block at Nkoma SS 2 6 Top story

The Ministry of Education and Sports Constructed the block in 2013 to decongest the highly populated Muslim founded school. However, a report by the school headteacher to the newly appointed Board of Governors, saying that the city council authorities have since condemned the block.
10:52
10:52

Village Chairperson Thrown Out Of Office For Theft of Pig 2

Masaba is alleged to have stolen a pig belonging to Francis Welishe, the former area LC I chairperson of the same village last month.
10:21
10:21

Uganda Airlines to Commence Dubai Flights in September-Acting CEO 4 2 Top story

She noted that the national carrier had initially planned to start flying to Dubai, United Arab Emirates on July 16. However, the company had to postpone the launch because UAE suspended flights to Uganda to combat the spread of COVID-19.
09:21
09:21

Gulu University Starts Clearing Accrued Domestic Arrears 1 1

James Ojok Onono, the Assistant Public Relations Officer of the University, says management has used the money to clear 18 companies, which supplied goods and services to the University to zero balance.
09:02
09:02

Stolen Baby Found Alive in Lyantonde, Suspected Kidnapper Arrested 1

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Region Police Spokesperson, confirmed Nayebare’s arrest, saying the baby was in good health by the time police found him. Wasike has already been reunited with his mother sending the community members into hours of chanting with praises for the police for the good work.
08:20
08:20

Tokyo Olympics: Nanyondo Storms 1500M Semi-finals Winnie Nanyondo 1

Nanyondo, who spent most of the time defending the inside lane, ran almost all laps among the first five athletes before she outsprinted all her closest competitors in the last lap.
07:53
07:53

Security Arrest 23 for Establishing Illegal Settlements in East Madi Wildlife Reserve Juka Police Post 3 3 Top story

Godfrey Opwonya Benson, the Apaa Township Defense Secretary told URN on Sunday that the operation followed a tipoff from the community about the strange activities taking place in the reserve.
06:43
06:43

Anaplasmosis Disease Killing Cattle in Bududa MAIF 2

. Paul Mumwata, a livestock farmer, says that he lost his two animals on Saturday to the disease. He says that the animals presented with difficulties in breathing and by the time he called a vet, it was too late to save them.
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