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22:11
22:11

IMF Explains UGX 3.5 Trillion COVID-19 Loan Facility to Uganda 2

In June, the IMF Executive Board under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement approved a loan to support Uganda's post Covid-19 recovery and increase households’ incomes and inclusive growth by fostering private sector development.
20:21
20:21

Entebbe Airport: Increased Passenger Numbers Recorded in August 2 1

Mujjuzi however says levying each departing passenger 10 US Dollars, as approved by parliament to boost aviation revenue, and mandatory testing for all arriving passengers could discourage non-essential travel. The government is expected to pronounce itself on both proposed measures and whether or not they will be implemented at the airport.
19:41
19:41

Nakatunya Prison Closed after Surge in COVID-19 Infections covid-19 epicenter 1 2

The facility was closed last week to allow fumigation and treatment of the affected inmates and staff. According to the Resident District Commissioner of Soroti, Patrick Okumu, the decision was taken to allow the COVID-19 team and management of prison to streamline on some issues he declined to mention.
19:32
19:32

DPP Withdraws Charges Against Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo Moses Nabende 1

Opiyo had been accused of fraudulently receiving a sum of USD 340,000 (1.2 billion Shillings) through the Chapter Four Uganda, account in Stanbic Bank. The state said that the money was proceeds of crime. Prior to being arraigned in the court, Opiyo had been arrested by security operatives from Kamokya, in the outskirts of Kampala.
19:15
19:15

Kitgum Fails to Hit Target for Teachers COVID-19 Vaccination 3 1

The district had targeted to vaccinate 1,829 teachers out of which, 1,189 are in the district and 640 in the Municipality. Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech, however, says by Thursday last week, only 427 teachers out of the targeted 1,829 had received their first and second jab.
19:05
19:05

Entebbe Creates Space for 140 Vendors Inside Kitooro Market 4 4

Some vendors led by Samuel Sseninde, the section leader for butchers, have however criticized the municipal council for distorting the market's structure in its bid to create more space.
18:41
18:41

Lawyers Reject 26 Affidavits in Ngora County Petition Soroti High Court 1 2

Achayo, a candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM party was declared winner of the January polls by the Electoral Commission in Kampala, with 9,517 against 9,226 votes polled by her rival David Abala, yet earlier Ngora District Returning Officer Peter Toddu had announced Abala as the winner with 8,317 against 7,828.
18:34
18:34

Gov't has No Plan to Vaccinate Children Below 15 Years -MOH 1

According to officials from the health ministry, vaccinating teenagers or children aged 12 to 15 will be a waste of vaccines since children are not as susceptible to COVID-19 infections as adults are. They say the Pfizer vaccines will be set aside for persons in the high risk groups that will not be vaccinated
18:21
18:21

82-Year-Old Woman Murdered in Sironko, Body Dumped in Well

Agnes Nandede, a resident of Buhahanga cell in Bukiiyi sub county Sironko district went missing from her home last week but her lifeless body was found floating on Buhahanga water source on Monday morning by some people who had gone to draw water.
18:05
18:05

Go Slow on IMF Financing, Gov't Tells Civil Society 4

Special Drawing Rights are an international reserve asset, created by the IMF to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. This kind of currency used by the IMF when dealing with member countries is currently slightly worth more than 1 US Dollar.
18:01
18:01

Two Security Guards Arrested For Defiling 15-Year-Old Girl in Kampala 1 2

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, has identified the two security guards as Hussein Otyeno attached to Security Group Africa and his colleague Vincent Tazanya of Protectorate-SPC who defiled a fifteen year old girl who was selling tea at around 11:00pm.
17:38
17:38

Four Family Members Perish In Arson Attack 2

According to Kasasiira, preliminary police investigations show that arsonists locked the family in their house and torched it using petrol. He says that by the time the rescue team arrived at the scene, the four has burnt beyond recognition.
17:31
17:31

Masaka Killings: Four More Suspects Arrested in Kampala Fred Enanga 1 2

Addressing Journalists at Police headquarters in Naguru, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have arrests four suspects who are part of the criminal gang that was hired to execute the killings.
17:20
17:20

Crested Cranes Intensify Preparations ahead of COSAFA Championship in South Africa 1 2

The tournament meant for senior women's teams organized under the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) will take place from 28th September to 9th October at Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa
17:19
17:19

Boxers to Battle for National Team Slots in Mini-Tournament 1 2

Moses Muhangi, Uganda Boxing Federation President confirmed to URN that the tournament will be used to select National team players at all levels including both Male and females for the upcoming commonwealth games.
17:02
17:02

Thailand King Pardons 3 Ugandan Human Trafficking Convicts 1 1

According to, Agnes Igoye, the deputy coordinator for prevention of trafficking in persons at Ministry of Internal Affairs- MIA, Igoye said the trio will not be subjected to any other trial in Uganda since the offences will be more or less the same. But she warned that the law provides for stiff penalties should one one be convicted the same offence again.
16:44
16:44

157 Ugandans Enrolled in Largest HIV Vaccine Trial in Africa HIV vaccine trials 1 3

The study dubbed PrEPVACC is also happening in Mbeya and Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, Maputo in Mozambique and in Durban South Africa, but Uganda has so far registered the biggest number of the 1700 total participants they are seeking.
16:10
16:10

Arua Data Entrant Clerks Want to Return their UGX 100,000 Covid-19 Relief misuse of funds 4 1

Eight Data entrants from Arua city who were charged with the responsibility of registering vulnerable people have requested to refund the 100,000 shillings that they got.
15:52
15:52

Rustlers Roast Stolen Cattle Next to Presidential Lodge

Hon Remigio Achia, the member of Parliament for Pian County said out of 158 raided animals they only managed to recover 29 cows. "I think even the soldiers guarding the presidential state Lodge also ate my cow otherwise how can the animal be roasted just 100meters from the State Lodge and no one sees the fire and wonder why is being lit?" he asked.
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