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20:43
20:43

Tissue Culture Offers New Hope to Uganda's Coffee Sector 1 2

Dr. Pauline Aluka, a Coffee plant breeder at the Kituza-based National Coffee Research Institute NACori says the several years of research using this latest mode of plant-let multiplication are quite promising to the countrys coffee sector.
20:39
20:39

Sugar Manufacturers Explain Price Hikes sugarcane 1 Top story

Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association USMA says the increase in prices has been prompted by the increase in cost of production and the deprecating shilling against major currencies.
18:25
18:25

Committee Threatens to Block Trade Ministry Budget 2

Alex Ruhunda, the Trade, Tourism and Industry Committee Chairperson and Fort Portal Municipality MP, says the Authority has suffered abuse for the last 11 years due to underfunding.
17:37
17:37

Mother Asks Court To Release Daughter's Defiler man pleads guilty Top story

A mother in Hoima district has asked Court to release a man who defiled her seven year-old-daughter about five years ago. Lucy Aliganyira told court that she has already forgiven Monday and asked court to consider the remand period enough punishment.
17:36
17:36

Police Hold 10 Sex Workers For Aiding Crime mbarara 2

Captain Martha Asiimwe, the Mbarara Resident District Commissioner, says police and other security agencies are on the ground to ensure that the residents have crime free Easter celebrations.
16:55
16:55

Entebbe Airport Targeting Regional Status - CAA 3

Currently, Entebbe Airport handles less than two dozen flights a day compared to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which handles nearly 100 flights a day.
16:44
16:44

Tororo Police Chief Held Over Bribe

URN has learnt that following the confiscation of their gas cylinders, the Chinese traders, who are yet to be identified, contacted the Professional Standards Unit PSU. The PSU Commandant, Fortune Habyara directed the Regional PSU officer, Benin Tulyasingula to act on the complaint.
16:07
16:07

Uganda Yet to Communicate to South Sudan on Eagle Air Crash

The Civil Aviation Authority CAA, which regulates the air industry in Uganda, says the Ugandan government has to write to its South Sudan counterpart to institute investigations into an Eagle Air crash in Yei on April 1. The Eagle Air aircraft, which was taking off from Yei aerodrome in South Sudans Central Equatoria State, burst its tyre and veered off the runway crashing in the bush. The passengers and crew escaped unhurt.
15:59
15:59

Police to Create Special Divisions in Refugee Settlements

Most of the refugee settlements in the country have more than 200,000 people. At least 2000 refugees cross into Uganda from South Sudan daily. Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district is home to more than 690,000 South Sudanese, making the biggest refugee settlement in the world.
15:53
15:53

UPDF Passes out 32 Communications Specialists 1 2

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces- UPDF 3rd infantry Division in Moroto has passed out a total of 32 graduates at the School of Communications and Information Technology. The graduates, including one female, were trained in skills for efficient communication while using very high frequency VHF, high frequency HF Radios and computers during tactical or normal operations.
15:40
15:40

Food Prices Bite Hard in Karamoja inflation 1 2

Maize grain which is the major staple food has shot from 1800 to 2800 and from 2000 to 4000 shillings for second and first class grains. Cassava flour has jumped from 1000 to 2000 while rice goes at 5,000 from 3,500 shillings per kilogramme in December.
15:28
15:28

NGO Defies District Security Committee Over closure

Joseph Esonyu, the Communications Officer Path-Light, says they havent received any formal communication asking them to close their operations. According to Esonyu, Ebil just made verbal threats but didnt put his directives in writing.
15:12
15:12

Does Entebbe Airport Have a ‘Functioning' Radar System? 1

Authorities at Entebbe International Airport have refuted claims that Ugandas only airport may be operating with an obsolete radar system.
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13:21

Fighting Corruption is Now an Open War - Museveni hebert kabafunzaki 1

President Yoweri Museveni defended governments slow response to previous corruption cases saying the vice has become complex with educated people in public offices making it almost impossible to pin them without evidence.
13:12
13:12

Kenya Build-Ups Games Vital – Tikolo uganda cricket team 1

Head coach of Ugandas Cricket team Steve Tikolo has said the five build-up games against Kenya during the Easter break are very vital for his team.
12:54
12:54

Kyankwanzi Forms Wildlife Associations to Combat Poaching uganda

Leopold Ddamulira Kinene, the Kyankwanzi LC V Chairperson, says the district will economically empower local hunters through established government programmes to discourage them from poaching. He appealed to the local leaders to identify and mobilize the poachers to form groups for support.
11:45
11:45

Mbarara Teachers Protest Delayed Salaries delayed payments 2

Julius Kato Magara, one of the affected teachers asks the authorities to wake up and ensure they receive their pay in time.
11:10
11:10

FAO Finalizes Plan to Keep Illegally Caught Fish from Supply Chains illegal fishing 1

Uganda loses an estimated USD 429 million 1.5 billion Shillings in foreign earnings annually to illegal and unrecorded immature fishing, according to Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja. This is mainly a big percentage of fish on the local market is immature and therefore not competitive on the international market.
10:53
10:53

Lack of Equipment Delays Administration of HIV Treatment cd4 count machine 3 1

Steven Sseruyange the Chairperson of Youths Living with HIV, says the delay to conduct the tests takes a huge toll on the life of people who visit medical centers when they are frail and need quick help.
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09:50

Fort Portal Hospital Installs Bio Metric Machine to Fight Absenteeism grace rubaale 2

Grace Rubaale, the Principal Administrator Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital, says the innovation is aimed at regularizing staff attendance of at the hospital. Rubaale explains that in the past they were using a register, which was often abused.
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