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May 2020 36 results
23:47
23:47

Lockdown Affects Supervision of Buildings Under Construction 1 1

In the statement, Kabatsi explained actions taken to enforce adherence to building standards and regulations on the numerous accidents occurring at building sites. It followed a directive by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in the aftermath of an accident in which a building collapsed in Kansanga and claimed g 12 lives.
23:37
23:37

15 More Ugandans Test Positive to COVID-19 1 Top story

Ten of the reported 15 cases are Ugandan truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu point of entry, while five other cases were from the community.
22:18
22:18

Mufti Mubaje Asks Muslims to Conduct Idd Prayers in Homes Yahya Kakungulu 6 1

Addressing the press at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council -UMSC headquaters at Old Kampala, the Muft said that although there shall be no congregational prayers, Muslims should pray in their homes.
21:57
21:57

Company Awarded UGX 181 Billion Over Ban on Sand Mining in Lwera Lwera Wetland 1

The company, owned by Pastor Daniel Walugembe, petitioned the High Court Civil Division last year, challenging a directive by Parliament to ban their sand mining activities. The ban was effected after Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee received complaints that several companies were engaged in illegal sand mining and export.
21:18
21:18

Minister Kyambadde to Visit Border Points to Assess Situation truck drivers 2

Uganda’s members in the East African Legislative Assembly [EALA] who have been on a fact finding mission at the different border entries, said in some places like Busia, the queue goes for as long as 30 kilometers into Kenya. George Odongo, the chairperson of Uganda’s chapter said it’s important to urgently handle the situation at the border before it spirals out of control.
20:51
20:51

World Bank Approves UGX 181bn Loan to Fight Locusts in Uganda world bank funding 1 Top story

The WB says the money will allow the Emergency Locust Response Program to help Uganda monitor and manage locust swarms to limit the growth of existing and new desert locust populations. It also expected to improve coordination and early warning preparedness at the regional and national levels to prevent future infestations.
18:07
18:07

Floods Kill Eight People in Kasese 4 2

They were swept away after river Lhubiriha in Bwera and its major tributary River Kabira in Kiyondo sub county burst their banks Thursday morning.
18:05
18:05

Counting the Loses; COVID-19 Costs Artistes UGX 150 Billion 1 1

According to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, the cancellation of music, art, drama and cultural events, has considerably weakened the professional, social and economic status of artists, artistes, performers, creatives and cultural professionals. The ministry puts the number of those affected to 700 after the cancellation of over 300 cultural events.
17:43
17:43

Donations to National COVID-19 Fund Valued at UGX 28 Billion 2 1

According to a report presented to Parliament by Premier Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, the cash donations currently total 15 billion shillings, while the goods in kind are valued at 13 billion Shillings. The report shows that the fund has received 65 vehicles, some of which are already deployed in various districts across the country.
17:43
17:43

Paidha Black Angles FC Struggling to Feed Players Held by Lockdown 1

According to Yahya, they spend between 50,000 to 100,000 shillings daily to feed the players depending on the diet. He says, the food relief donated by FUFA ended some weeks ago.
17:35
17:35

Kalungu District Covid-19 Taskforce, Sub County Leaders Clash Over Relief Support 2 1

The Sub County leaders are accusing the district COVID-19 Taskforce of deliberately side-lining them in the implementation exercises of the response action yet they were initially consulted in developing the action plans.
17:12
17:12

EAC to Embark on Joint Tests for COVID-19 Ministry of Health 1

The Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said discussions on the way forward will be finalized during a joint meeting scheduled for Friday next week.
16:58
16:58

Covid-19: MPs Want Ugandans Held in DRC Prisons Extradited Parliament 2 1

According to reports from DRC, 41 cases of COVID-19 have been detected while five people have died in Ndolo prison in Kinshasa, where 124 Ugandans including Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Sam Mugumya are being held.
16:44
16:44

EAC States Face Diplomatic Spat Due to COVID-19 Tests 1

In a letter dated May 20, 2020, the Tanzanian government said that 15 of its truck drivers that had been blocked from entering Kenya after reportedly testing positive for coronavirus disease, had tested negative in Tanzania
16:34
16:34

Experts Discourage Use of Masks While Jogging Makerere University 2

According to medics, wearing a mask often reduces the airflow into the breathing chamber making it uncomfortable and difficult for one to breathe during intense exercise.
16:28
16:28

COVID-19: Patients Discharged from Gulu, Jinja Hospitals elegu border point 1 4

The first COVID -19 positive patients admitted at Gulu and Jinja referral hospitals have been discharged.
15:45
15:45

KCCA Starts Exercise to Cover Over 500 Manholes in Kampala 3

Baagala says over 600 manholes in Kampala have been vandalized by people who take off the metallic covers for scrap material.
15:40
15:40

President Museveni Has a Right to Block Twitter Followers – Judge AIGP Asan Kasingye 1 Top story

The student identified as Seguya Hillary Innocent Taylor who uses twitter handle @HillaryTaylorVI told the court that he was blocked from accessing President Yoweri Museveni’s handle @KagutaMuseveni, on July 20, 2019.
15:39
15:39

Security Ready to Enforce Wearing of Face Masks Richard Karemire 2

Speaking on Thursday at the Uganda Media Centre during the daily security briefing, Brig. Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesperson called upon all those who have been allowed to resume operations to prepare to have the right masks in order not to be inconvenienced by security personnel at roadblocks.
15:20
15:20

CAO Orders Audit of Bushenyi Ishaka Municipal Council 1 1

This follows a directive from the Criminal Investigations Department. The police are Investigating cases of embezzlement of 92 million shillings and 194 million shillings.
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