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19:50

Cross Border Traders Want Taxes Suspended To Recover From COVID-19 Effects 5

The Senior Commercial Officer in the External Trade Department at the Ministry, Brenda Kabasinguzi says for example, that many of the taxes they traders talk about are actually not applied to them because most of them have stocks less than Ushs 4m. A leader of cross-border traders in Busia, Mariam Babu says the efforts by government agencies had started bearing fruit for small traders, but that during the lockdown, they were forced to return to smuggling.
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19:44

Illegal Loggers Break into Kitgum District Yard, Attempt to Steal Impounded Logs 2 3

According to Komakech, their vehicles which include, the crane mounted truck registration numbers UAF 422B and another trailer registration number UBB 826X / UAL 210X have since been impounded while three other suspects, whom he declined to name are now held in police custody.
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WHO Releases Guide for Countries to Reduce Salt Content in Processed Foods

The recommended intake of salt is 5g per day, per person, but the organization noted that consumption of processed food is a rapidly increasing source of sodium. Processed and packaged bread, savoury snacks, meat products and cheese are among the categories of high-sodium food products identified for the new global benchmarks.
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Parliament Rejects Proposal for Speakers Voluntary Resignation plenary 1 4

Clement Obote Ongalo, the chairperson of the Rules, Privileges and Discipline commitee of Parliament had fronted the proposal on grounds that the current Rules of Procedure do not provide for a Speaker or Deputy to voluntarily resign. However, the rules provide for the impeachment of the two leaders.
18:56
18:56

New Report Sounds Alarm on Global Shortage of Midwives

Released by UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, the report evaluates the midwifery workforce and related health resources in 194 countries and have found acute midwives shortages to be exerting a terrible global toll in the form of preventable deaths.
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18:51

Another Refugee Tests Positive for Crimean Congo Fever in Kyangwali 1

Dr Nicholas Kwikiriza, the Kikuube District Health officer-DHO told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Tuesday that the second victim, a contact of the first one, has already been admitted at the Kasonga Ebola Treatment Unit where he is getting treatment.
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'There’s no money'- MOH Tells Nurses as They Declare Industrial Action Ministry Of Health 3 1

The nurses and midwives started a strike over lunch allowances estimated at 70 billion Shillings. This money is anticipated to cater for 26,000 nurses and midwives at a rate of 15,000 per health worker, per day. Currently, they receive 2,000 Shillings for lunch which cannot even cater for a descent cup of tea.
18:29
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NUP Aspirants to Pick Expression of Interest Forms for KCCA Speakership Race 2

Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP Spokesperson says that all aspirants should pick forms on Thursday and then the party shall organize a meeting with them to agree on how the speaker shall be selected.
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Government Names 60 Agencies to be Merged, Abolished

In some of the changes, the Equal Opportunities Commission will be abolished, and iys services transfered to the Uganda Human Rights Commission, since according to the report equal opportunities are human rights. The Uganda Investment Authority, Enterprise Uganda Foundation Limited, Uganda Exports Promotions Board, Uganda Free Zones Authority, Private Sector Foundation of Uganda and the Privatization Unit have been merged into one entity, while the Management Training and Advisory Centre has been merged with Nakawa Vocational Training Institute.
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New Mining and Minerals Bill Worries Busia Artisanal Miners 3 2

Citizens caught mining without permits commit an offence, according to the draft, and are liable to a fine of one billion Shillings or imprisonment not exceeding seven years or both, upon conviction. The bill also provides for a fine of 100 million Shillings to miners using hazardous substances such as mercury or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both.
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Kilak Corner Technical Institute Principal Under Investigations over Missing Mattresses

28 mattresses and five mosquito nets reportedly disappeared from the centre, which was last year gazetted as a Covid-19 isolation centre. The two senior staffs under police investigations are the Principal of the Institute, Opio Ewoku Benedict and the Bursar, Paul Butoto.
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Gov't to Pay Former Workers of Uganda Posts And Telecommunications 2

Speaking on Wednesday at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Judith Nabakooba the Minister in charge of ICT and National Guidance said Cabinet directed the Auditor General to carry out evaluations to see who is eligible.
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CSO's Bothered by Banks Move to Opt Out of Oil Pipeline Financing TOTAL E&P 1 4 Top story

At least six international banks have backtracked on their financing plans for a USD 3.5 billion project, which will include developments of oil fields in the Albertine region and the construction of a crude oil export pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania.
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17:10

Negligence Aiding Cattle Thefts in Agago 1 5

Local leaders in the district reveal that unspecified heads of cattle have been stolen in recent months in several sub-counties bordering the Karamoja region from farmers who normally leave animals to graze on their own.
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Mbarara City Councillors Petition Local Government Minister over Council Sittings 5 1

The 27 former Mbarara Municipal councillors contend that they have spent 18 months without attending a council meeting.
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16:51

NUP Declines Invite to Museveni's Swearing-in Ceremony 3 3

The Minister for the Presidency Esther Mbayo yesterday told journalists in Kampala that an invitation had been extended to Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the main challenger in the January 2021 presidential election, to attend the function at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
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Kiyembe Traders Protest Arrest of Their Chairperson 1 4 Top story

According to the traders, police and Uganda Registration Services, Bureau-URSB officials arrested Waswa on Tuesday evening for allegedly obstructing the arrest of some traders accused of selling products that are meant to be distributed by an unidentified importer.
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How Uganda May End Up Paying Billions to DRC - Experts Report 2

The damage compensation figures recommended by experts is classified as USD 15.9 million for infrastructure, USD 3.6 million for general looting, USD 24.8 million for property damage in Ituri and 16.6 million as property damage out of Ituri areas which were occupied by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF.
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