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16:28
16:28

ERA Cuts Electricity Prices for Domestic Consumers 1

While the cut for ordinary domestic consumers is negligible, commercial consumers will see theirs drop by at least Uganda shillings 3.8 to Ushs 645.6 in the period between April and June 2020, a significant relief for business people.
16:27
16:27

Moroto COVID19 Task force Reverses Decision to Close Settlement Camp artisan miners 1

Andrew Napajja, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson noted that disbandment of the settlement was done with rush and negligence. He argues that the lockdown announced by the president didn’t mean closing settlements but ensuring that the community complies with the COVID19 preventive measures.
16:10
16:10

Budget Committee Disagrees with Gov't on Sector Allocations 4 1

According to the sector allocations, the Works and Transport docket tops the table with an allocation of 5.84 trillion Shillings, followed by Security with 4.503 trillion Shillings. A sum of 4 trillion Shillings is budgeted for Interest Payments, the Education sector has a budget of 3.592 trillion Shillings, while the Health sector budget stands at 2.836 trillion Shillings. The agriculture sector budget stands at 1.324 trillion Shillings.
15:53
15:53

People Power Deputy Leader to Focus on Grassroot Mobilisation 2 1

Zedriga holds a doctorate from the University of the South (Sewanee), a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, Master of Arts in Human Rights, Bachelor of Laws LL.B and Certificate of Laws all from Makerere University.
15:51
15:51

Health Ministry Van Impounded with 25 People on Board 1 1 Top story

Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Center on Thursday afternoon, the Internal Affairs State Minister, Mario Obiga Kania, said all vehicles that defy the presidential directives should be impounded and drivers be punished.
15:34
15:34

MOH Collects Blood Samples, GPS Location of COVID-19 Suspects 2

Dr Julius Amumpe, an Epidemiologist and Head Quality Assurance Department in the Health Ministry, says that they have asked local field teams to collect blood samples from all suspected cases regardless of their viral status including the one that were discharged from quarantine centers.
15:28
15:28

Rotary Donates PPE, Test Kits worth UGX 1 billion to Fight COVID Ministry of Health 1

According to Rotary District 9211 Governor Francis Xavier Sentamu, Rotarians responded to the most pressing need, following an outcry by the Ministry of Health. He says that the donated PPE will go to the Ministry of Health, in both Uganda and Tanzania.
15:13
15:13

UVRI Considers Using Cobas System to Test More COVID-19 Samples 3 2 Top story

This is one of the systems approved by the World Health Organization-WHO or the American Food and Drug Administration under emergency authorisation. The system hasn’t undergone the normal authorisation process because of the growing demand for test kits for COVID-19 samples across the world with over 1 million people infected.
15:11
15:11

Wakiso Business Committee Refuses to Scrutinize Budget over Arrears 1

In Wakiso, the committee was summoned to start processing the proposed shillings 80 billion budget. However, members told the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO Luke Lokoda that they will work only if they are paid arrears dating back from 2019.
15:08
15:08

How Police Arrested City Trader Suspected of Aiding Phone Thefts 2

Crime Intelligence arrests City phone trader Ivan Seguya arrested on allegations of aiding phone thefts.
14:57
14:57

Businessman Abid Alam Arrested rape case 1 1 Top story

Reports indicate that a group of people employed by Abid Alam attacked homes and a farm at Bukompe village razing all plantations and demolishing houses. The head of the State House Anti Corruption Unit Lt Col Edith Nakalema said the eviction was followed by disturbing pictures of rape, and destruction of property among others.
14:50
14:50

Uganda Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 1 2

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng told a press conference in Kampala today, that even if hydroxychloroquine is still undergoing testing, it has the ability to stop the spread of the disease by stabilising red blood cells so that uptake of oxygen by haemoglobin is promoted.
14:35
14:35

Two More Marine Officers Remanded for Abuse of Office Police officers 2 Top story

A highly placed source familiar with the matter told URN on condition of anonymity that the Marine Officers whose duty is to man security on Lake Victoria took a police boat without permission of the Coxswain (Boat Driver) and sailed up to Tanzanian territory.
14:31
14:31

Soroti Hospital Steps up Covid-19 Screening Services social distancing 1 1

Dr. Michael Mwanga, the Hospital Director says that all patients presenting with high temperatures are subjected to further screening to rule out possible existence of the deadly virus. He explained that the hospital has now been equipped with medical supplies including 200 respirators for health workers to manage any condition.
14:30
14:30

OPM Officials Arrested for Inflating COVID-19 Relief Food Cost 1 Top story

Lt. Col Edith Nakalema, the head of the Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit, notes that her unit carried out a special investigation on the on-going COVID-19 food procurement exercise and established that the accounting officers in the Office of the Prime Minister were inflating prices for maize flour and beans procured as relief food for vulnerable families.
14:21
14:21

Registering stranded Ugandans in UAE put on Hold 1 3

Ismail Sebugwawo, the chairman of Ugandans in Abu Dhabi told Uganda Radio Network that though they have stopped registering people they have told airlines to remain ready such that if the government responds or hands them the landing permit, they will just be taking off. Everyone willing to travel was to part with 2200dirhams (about shs2million).
14:14
14:14

Thieves Take Advantage of Curfew to Steal Cattle in Kitgum 1 1

Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says armed rustlers have made repeated incursions in four parishes in Orom Sub County in the past few days. He says the most affected are Tikau and Obwore in Lolwa parish, Lumule and Latodore in Katutwo parish, Nakongera in Kiteny, Lokibarach, Kamintoo and Akilok in Okuti parish.
14:14
14:14

We Can’t Force Landlords to Waive Rent-Minister Obiga Kania mario obiga kania

Speaking at the Uganda Media Center on Thursday, Kania said all they have for now is to appeal to the landlords as a form of corporate social responsibility, to wait not to ask for rent until such a time when the people go back to normal way of working.
14:03
14:03

LDU Officer Shoots 23-Year-Old Man in Agago 1

Willy Oloya, a peasant and resident of Mugila west village, Lagwa parish in Adilang sub county was reportedly shot on his left thigh at about 10pm.
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13:36

COVID-19 Could See Nearly 200 Million Jobs Lost- ILO 2 1 Top story

According to the International Labour Organisation, the latest dire assessment reflects the full or partial lockdown measures affecting almost 2.7 billion workers – four in five of the world’s workforce. The new assessment comes almost three weeks after the Organization predicted that 25 million jobs were threatened by the new coronavirus. Overall, for the second quarter of 2020 - from April to June, ILO believes that working hours are likely to decline by 6.7 per cent.
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