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19:19
19:19

New Tax on Internet to Trap VPN Users - Gov't 5

The Over the Top Tax of 200 Shillings a day was introduced in 2018 amid protests from the public and civil society, who argued that it was a violation of the right to information and would limit the growth of IT-based communication. The tax mainly targeted social media users who were accessing it through their mobile phones.
18:13
18:13

Njeru Residents Opt for Water Transport to Beat the Inter-District Travel Ban security 2 1

The residents, most of them casual labourers and market vendors say that security teams are demanding national and work identity cards, from every person who intends to cross the Nile bridge, yet many of them do not have documents and do not belong to the category of essential workers who are allowed to cross the district boundary.
14:38
14:38

Kitgum Municipality Signs UGX16.6B Contract For USMID Road Project 2 1

The 12- month contract valued at 16.6 Billion Shillings was signed on Thursday last week and witnessed by officials from the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development.
11:34
11:34

Mixed Fortunes in New Income Tax Measures

In drafting the measures, the government had in mind the adverse effects of COVID- 19 on the economy, including the failure by the Uganda Revenue Authority to meet the collection targets for 2020/21.
11:23
11:23

Rwanda Finally Repatriates Body of Ugandan 1 2

According to records from Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS), a department that handles National Prison Services in the country, Tumukorereki was arrested while smuggling illicit drugs in Rwanda.
08:11
08:11

Roadside Vendors in Kitgum Municipality Evicted 1 5

Emmanuel Banya, Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk says the evicted vendors will be relocated to occupy a section of the lower taxi and bus terminal which is not fully operational.
20:12
20:12

Bank of Uganda Warns Finance Minister Over High Debt Levels 1 5 Top story

The acting Secretary to the Treasury, Patrick Ochailap says that the current budget and the other spending forecasts were made just before the second lockdown was announced earlier this month, adding they could not have predicted the future. Deputy Governor Atingi-Ego warns that the country is sitting on the edge, and that if any large-scale emergency happened, it would not be able to respond due to lack of funds.
17:39
17:39

Six Markets in Arua Closed Over Flouting SOPs RDC Festus Ayikobua 4 3

Some of the markets have continued to attract traders from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, Arua City and Zombo district posing a great risk of spreading Covid-19.
16:35
16:35

Tororo Town Deserted as Covid-19 Bites 1 1

Gerald Osolo, a truck driver in Tororo town says that though the president permitted construction activities to go on with business, no one is approaching them to go and ferry construction materials.
16:13
16:13

Luwero Town Council, District Kadhi Clash over Market islamic teaching 1 3

On Monday, more than 100 vendors started erecting market stalls on land belonging to Uganda Muslim Supreme Council in Katale zone in Luwero town council. It is said that the District Kadhi Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa offered a part of the 20-acre piece of land to host the vendors to sell mainly agricultural produce.
14:52
14:52

Panic as KCCA Razes Stalls in Kikuubo to Manage Crowds 3 3 Top story

Wamala says that he had just cleared rent of Shillings 500,000 when he was asked to remove his merchandise and the stall taken away. Seated on the verandah where he used to work, Wamala wore a confused face, saying he was uncertain how he would fend for his family now that his job is no more.
10:41
10:41

Agriculture Sector Stakeholders Fear, Gov't Not Yet Ready For New Year, Parish Model 1 6

Ramathan Ggoobi, who has been advising the government on poverty alleviation, says the model gives the government a ‘bottom-up’ development planning, where the grassroots people have a chance to generate ideas for the development of their communities.
10:28
10:28

Long Route Taxi, Bus Operators Struggle to Survive 1 6

Genesis Socrates Latigo one of the managers of YY Coaches says all their 50 buses have been parked and the company is now transporting luggage upcountry. Their major destination is the Eastern route from Jinja to Mbale and finally to Soroti where they are able to send a truck of luggage daily.
12:25
12:25

Total Signs USD 2 Billion Deal for Tilenga Projects oil and gas 1 Top story

Total E&P Uganda General Manager Pierre Jessua in statement on Monday the selection of the five companies followed what he described as a comprehensive and thorough tender evaluation and contracting process.
12:15
12:15

Ankole Farmers Want Government to Fix Produce Prices 1 5

The recent survey Conducted by FAO on Market Information Services in all FAO member countries it indicated that while a large number of countries do operate some type of Market Information System, the vast majority of services cannot be relied on to provide commercially useful information for farmers and traders.
10:54
10:54

Construction of UGX1.2B Warehouse In Busia Nears Completion 4 2

BAM Construction Company limited is undertaking the project works with funding from the European Union-EU through African Development Bank under the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa-COMESA.
07:30
07:30

Uganda Receives UGX 25B From Global Fund To Install Seven Oxygen Plants 1 3 Top story

Eng. George Otim, the Commissioner of health infrastructure in the Health Ministry, says they will install the oxygen plants in Mbarara, Hoima, Fort Portal, Kampala, Mbale, Lira and Arua.
13:21
13:21

Uganda Records Over 10,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 59 Deaths in Ten Days 1 1

Uganda recorded a total of 10,491 COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths in the first ten days of June. This implies that the country has recorded an average of 1,041 cases this month.
11:41
11:41

Contractor Given One Week to Handover National Isolation Centre 1 2

Eng. George Otim, the commissioner of health infrastructure at the health ministry says that the contractor was supposed to hand over the site on June 11.
10:32
10:32

Seven Boda Boda Associations Dissolved in Gulu City gulu city council 2 1

According to Alfred Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor , they have received several complaints from residents that there are a lot of suspected criminals who disguise as Boda Boda riders
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