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21:54
21:54

KCCA Halts Operationalisation of Boda Boda Free Zone 3 1

KCCA spokesperson, Daniel NuweAbine says while there are plans for a Boda Boda free zone, they will not be implementing it soon. NuweAbine says that they want to first introduce buses on the road.
20:44
20:44

Late MP Abiriga's Stolen Vehicle Recovered in DRC 2 2

The vehicle registration number UAY 668G white in colour went missing from late Abiriga’s residence in Anyafio village Arua City last month.
19:11
19:11

Kasese Municipality Returns UGX 60Bn USMID Funds to Treasury 4 1

The funds were to be used to develop infrastructure especially roads and streets within the central business area of the town including Rwenzori Road, Margherita, Stanley, Alexander and Mukirania streets.
17:39
17:39

Police Rescue Minor from Kidnappers, Arrest Three Suspects Luke Owoyesigyire 2 4 Top story

Namaganda says that she only discovered that the child was missing around 7 pm while closing the shop to return home. She says that she asked the other kids, who told that Simon had gone with James Mawanda, a Boda boda rider in the area.
17:34
17:34

Chemutai's Parents Celebrate Her Victory 1 4

Chemutai on Wednesday made history when she won gold in the 3,000m steeplechase with a personal best of 9:01:45 2020, bringing home the first-ever medal by a female Ugandan Athlete in the Olympics.
15:30
15:30

200 Detained For Illegal Possession of Firearms in Karamoja UPDF 1 1 Top story

The 3rd Division Spokesperson, Captain Edrin Mawanda, says that some of the suspects were captured during combat while others were arrested based on intelligence reports indicating that they have illegal firearms, which is a capital offence and attracts a long sentence if found guilty.
15:04
15:04

Arua City Leaders Cry to Government Over Increasing Burden of Urban Refugees 3 2 Top story

Geoffrey Feta, the Ayivu East Member of Parliament, says the one of the key roads in his constituency and water points have depreciated greatly because of the pressure on the resources. He says that they are in talks with the responsible government agencies to address the challenges.
14:41
14:41

Animal Theft On The Rise In Buhehe Sub-county 6

Musa Nasihune, a resident of Buhuye village, says that has lost 8 cows that were stolen from his kraal within three weeks. “Thieves come at night when we are sleeping and place padlocks on our doors from outside. Even if you hear them taking cows, there is no way you can get out to rescue the animals,” said Nasihune.
14:17
14:17

Environmentalists Demand Increased Funding for Climate Change Mitigation 3 1

Dr Tom Okurut, the Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), notes that Uganda needs over 150 Billion Uganda Shillings annually to effectively address climate change mitigations and effects.
13:52
13:52

Arua Veterans Emyooga SACCO Chairperson Arrested over UGX 29.5m RDC Festus Ayikobua 4 3

According to a statement obtained from Post Bank, Abiyo withdrew the money after he told the signatories to sign a blank Cheque.
12:40
12:40

Boda Boda Riders Decry Few Customers After Lockdown 1 5

Some riders are crying foul over the few customers which have affected their daily earnings. They say that they are making less than ten thousand shillings a day because people have also been under lockdown and do not have money to spend on transport.
11:48
11:48

Northern Uganda Gets UGX 5.1 Billion from UK Government for Animal, Poultry Farming Kitgum 1 1

Felix Omara, the Operation Manager of Countryside Harvester, says that each of the 17 Districts in West Nile, Acholi and Lango sub region has been allocated Shillings 300 million for implementing the project.
11:20
11:20

Gov't to Prioritize Districts Along Tanzania Border in FMD Vaccination Program 5 1

The farmers from Isingiro district on Wednesday told the Minister of Agriculture Frank Tumwebaze and his Deputy Bright Rwamirama that the disease is on the increase due to several farmers who graze their animals in Tanzania and traders who cross into the country for cheap animals.
10:13
10:13

Over 300 Mubende Families Fear Eviction from their Land 7

Speaking in a meeting chaired by Mubende district LC V Chairperson, Michael Ntambi and Buwekula Member of Parliament, Museveni Ndooli at Kiteredde village on Wednesday, residents accused Dr. Rwacumika of conniving with the police to force them to sell their land with threats of evicting those who refuse to comply.
09:47
09:47

Treasurer of Community Project in Trouble for Theft of UGX 14.6M 3 1

According to information obtained by URN, Ombizoku Produce Buyers and Sellers Association received Shillings 21 million under Development Response to Displacement Impact Project-DRDIP from Arua district local government to support 15 members of the group to engage in income-generating activities and alleviate poverty.
09:26
09:26

Tokyo Olympics: Ugandans Celebrate Chemutai's gold medal win in Japan Peruth Chemutai 1 3

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni congratulated the Olympiad via his twitter handle. “I congratulate Peruth Chemutai upon winning gold in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and becoming the first Ugandan woman to do so. The country is extremely proud of you. Kongoi” Museveni briefly congratulated Chemutai.
09:23
09:23

UVRI/MRC Donates Medical Supplies To Boost COVID-19 Fight In Masaka 5 1

Asporo Taremwa, the Deputy RDC Masaka, says that the donation comes at a time when some health workers are battling the deadly disease. He says that the front liners are excessively exposed to COVID-19 infection without enough PPEs.
08:27
08:27

Kahendero Residents Walk Away From Ministry of Lands Survey Exercise 7 3

According to the residents, UWA had previously conducted surveys on the disputed land but they were surprised when the ministry surveyors went the disputed UWA demarcations and encroached on their private land. They accused the land officials of being compromised by UWA and police.
07:55
07:55

Inzikuru Hails Gold Winner Chemutai, Urges Gov’t to Empower Sports Peruth Chemutai 5 1

Now, Inzikuru, who won several medals in steeplechase in different championships, says that she is happy for the gold Chemutai has added to Uganda’s medal tally in the Olympic Games. She also expressed joy for Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo who won silver and Bronze respectively.
07:44
07:44

UPDF Rallies Women Peace Activists in Disarmament Exercise 3rd updf division 1

Brigadier Joseph Balikudembe, the 3rd Division Commander urged the women to be part of the pacification efforts. He noted that they would become more vulnerable if their husbands died in raids or forceful disarmament.
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