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18:09
18:09

IGG Arrests Former Uganda Airlines CEO Muleya For Snubbing Summons 2 Top story

A statement by the Deputy Inspector General of Government, Dr. Patricia Achan Okiria, shows that Muleya was picked up for failing to heed their summons. "Muleya has been arrested and charged with the offense of failure to attend before the Inspectorate of Government when so ordered," reads the statement.
16:25
16:25

Tanzania's MV Wankyo Gets Stuck on Lake Victoria for Over 20 Hours 2 Top story

"We were scared that the vessel might sink since there are strong winds which form large waves over lake Victoria at the moment. These winds are very strong from April to June every year so sailors and passengers must be careful because boats and vessels can sink if they get problems like engine failure or engines getting stuck in fishing nets," Kalemba says.
14:31
14:31

40,000 Ugandans to Benefit from New UGX 54Bn Biogas Project 3 2

On top of fueling deforestation, Lokeris say the heavy use of charcoal and firewood pose health effects associated with indoor air pollution, estimated to lead to more than 18,000 deaths every year and also fueling gender based violence among women and children in the search for firewood. As a result, he says the new Biogas Project will promote awareness about the need for renewable energy, provide 8,000 bio digesters to 40,000 Ugandans country wide and also offer incentives such as low cost loans to Biogas enterprises.
15:37
15:37

Lawyer Aboneka Sues Govt Over Lack of Street Lights Along Entebbe Expressway 5

He now wants court to declare that the ministry and UNRA "are in breach of their statutory duty and obligation by omitting to install streetlights on the Northern Bypass, Kampala-Entebbe Expressway and all other national roads and highways". He wants court to also order government to install the streetlights along the expressway, highways and national roads across the country within two years. Aboneka is also claiming for shillings 100 million in general damages "as compensation for the grave inconveniences and dangers exposed to the Plaintiff by the Defendants' failure to provide streetlights on the above roads."
07:33
07:33

Security Intercepts Suspected Narcotics Packaged as Coffee Samples 1 3 Top story

The UCAA Spokesperson Vianney Luggya, says that the suspicious cargo was disguised as coffee samples in branded packets of African Premium Coffee for export. It was detected during screening at 10:10 pm on June 13, 2022.
18:00
18:00

Activists Protest As Rosebuds Ltd Expands Namulanda Farmland into Lake Victoria 5 4 Top story

The group established the Namulanda farmland in 2000 covering 13 hectares. In May 2013, the company secured permission from the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA to use 50 of the 98 hectares of Lutembe Bay wetland. Lutembe Bay wetland sits at the edge of Lake Victoria in Katabi Town Council.
11:35
11:35

Man Fined UGX2m For Attempting to Traffick Workers 1

Sharif Mbabali, a resident of Kanawa, Wakiso district, was arrested last month after eleven girls were intercepted at Entebbe International Airport.
10:28
10:28

Govt Collects UGX 13Bn From Tolling Entebbe Expressway in Four Months 4

Joy Nabasa, the Public Relations Manager of French Firm Egis, which maintains the road and collects the toll on behalf of UNRA, says that they collected the money between January 8, 2022, and May 24, 2022, when the exercise began.
07:59
07:59

URA Opens Air Cargo Control Unit at Entebbe Airport Illicit trade 6 3 Top story

Abel Kagumire, the Commissioner of Customs at URA opened the unit together with Sharon Nyambe, the Head of Uganda- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-UNODC Office, and Nadia Cannata from the European Union Delegation in Uganda Wednesday.
12:51
12:51

Uganda Airlines’ Scenic Flights Targeting First Time Travelers, Boosting Revenues 4 7

Vilakazi Safaris' Oketa says the company is organizing these flights purposely for first time flyers and those who love sightseeing, and to boost revenues. Uganda Airlines itself made a whopping 7 billion shillings from 10 charters in the first quarter of this year.
13:08
13:08

Aviation Community Raises UGX 18M for Visually Impaired Learners 2 5

Moses Obbi, the President of UGAISOA, says that they need to raise over Shillings 150million to support and keep 3,000 visually impaired learners in school for a year.
06:49
06:49

Two Ugandans Held in India Over Illegal Possession of Cocaine

India's National Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 prohibits the manufacture, distribution, financing, and consumption of illegal substances. Section 23 of the Act provides that any person who engages in illegal import or export or transshipment of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances shall on conviction serve a jail term ranging from one year to 20 years and various fines based on the quantity of the banned substance.
14:01
14:01

Gov't Collects UGX 7BN from Labour Export Companies in 7 Months 2 3

According to Hillary Talemwa, the head of Labour Externalization at the Ministry, the money was collected from October 19 2021 up to May 1st, 2022.
08:37
08:37

Ogwang Orders Investigations into Space Allocation in Kitooro Market 5 8

Since the completion of the market, there has been an uproar from vendors about fraudulent space allocation, poor garbage collection, thefts, high utility bills, and rent charges.
19:55
19:55

Three Entebbe Municipal Officials In Custody Over Corruption Allegations 2 2 Top story

The trio was picked up on Tuesday under the supervision of Brig. General Henry Isoke, the head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit following an impromptu visit by the State Minister for Economic Monitoring, Peter Ogwang. The minister was accompanied by a team of officials from the National Building Review Board-NBRB, State House Anti-Corruption Unit, and police officers to inspect certain projects in the municipality.
12:33
12:33

Vendors Count Losses After Fire Guts Nakiwogo Market 3 6

Police officers at Nakiwogo Police Post say they are still investigating the source of the fire.
10:20
10:20

Construction of UGX 41Bn Security Printing Factory Starts 5 5

Babalanda says that the factory will reduce the cost of printing documents, facilitate the elimination of falsification of information on security documents, and be a source of revenue from the issuance of E-Passports, National Identity Cards, driver’s licenses, and other security documents and also build the capacity of Ugandans in security printing.
08:20
08:20

Ugandan Dies Aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight To Entebbe 1

Luggya says doctors from Kazuri Medical, a clinic based at the airport, confirmed that the passenger was dead on arrival.
10:44
10:44

Lack of Coordination Among Gov't Agencies Frustrating Efforts to Address Complaints from Migrant Workers 4 3

During the meeting, the officials noted that there are over six million nationals from the region working abroad. They noted that the workers face similar challenges such as lack of access to health care, delayed payment or non-payment of wages, physical torture, mistreatment, confiscation of personal and travel documents, sexual harassment and long working hours.
20:57
20:57

IOM Rallies African Govts on Protecting Health Rights of Migrant Workers 4 3

Dr. Fatuma Ahmed, the Consultant on Gender and Social Protection for the IOM's Better Regional Migration Management Project, says female migrant workers abroad are doubly disadvantaged because they are discriminated as females and as migrants.
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