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Aug 2019 36 results
21:48
21:48

NAADS Resumes Construction of UGX 8 Billion Mango Factory in Yumbe 1 1 Top story

Dr. Samuel Mugasi, the NAADS Executive Director, asked the Chinese firm to complete the expansion and construction of the factory located in Lodonga Sub County within five months.
21:19
21:19

Local Content Bill Seeks to Restrict Employment of Non Ugandans in Public Works financial service 2 1 Top story

The bill, which is before the Finance Committee of parliament, seeks to impose local content obligations on persons using public money or Uganda’s natural resources or carrying out activity requiring a license, to priorities Ugandans in Public Procurement, ensure skills and technology transfer and provide for development of local content plans.
21:01
21:01

Four Arrested in Clash Between Kalerwe Market Vendors, KCCA Officers Luke Owoyesigyire 3 1 Top story

Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police, says the suspects are locked up at Wandegeya Police Station for inciting violence. He declined to divulge details, saying the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects was conducted by KCCA, which handed them to police.
20:41
20:41

Bundibugyo Accident Claims 3, Critically Injures 7 Others Bundibugyo District 1

Benon Habarurema, the Bundibugyo District Traffic Officer, says the fatal accident occurred around 3pm. He says it was caused by a semi-trailor registration number UAU 180L loaded with timber from DR Congo that lost control and collided with two Bajaj motorcycles registration numbers UEX 326M and UEV 648L.
20:23
20:23

Road Fund Boss Raps Gov't Over Low Funding 2 1 Top story

In 2017/2018 financial year, the fund received Shillings 417 billion despite budgeting for Shillings 800 billion. In 2018/2019, the fund received Shillings 542 billion out of the Shillings 1 trillion the fund had asked for. In the recently approved budget, the budget of the fund was cut to Shillings 470 billion.
20:04
20:04

Defence Fails To Explain UGX 35Bn Unauthorized Domestic Arrears defence ministry 5 1

The Defence Ministry Accounting Officer Edith Buturo today failed to convince Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee over 35 billion Shillings domestic arrears acquired without requisite authority.
20:04
20:04

Tension As Lyantonde Releases Crimean Fever Suspects Citing Lack Of Funds lyantonde district

Moses Nkanika, the Lyantonde District Health Officer, says blood sample from the deceased tested positive for CCHF, which prompted them to isolate at least 49 people they suspected to have interacted with the deceased. According to Nkanika, they expected a team of experts from the Health Ministry and some support to run the center in vain.
19:37
19:37

Another person Kidnapped in Kanungu 3

Kenneth Tumuhamye, the Kantantorogo Sub County LC III chairperson, says the gunmen kidnapped Byarugaba on Wednesday night around 11:00PM at Kanyashande village in Kanyantorogo Sub County, near Ishasha River.
18:59
18:59

Court Dismisses Case Against Ankole King Polly Muyambi 3

The Ankole Kingdom Spokesperson, Polly Muyambi welcomed the court decision as a huge relief, saying they have been battling the charges since February 2018, which has hampered the implementation of some of their planned projects.
18:30
18:30

PAC Grills Defense Officials Over UGX 1.7Bn under secretary 3 1 Top story

While the audit report indicated that Shillings 615.4 million out of the Shillings 1.4 trillion Defense budget wasn't spent in the financial year, the Head of Accounts, Elton Denis Barigye told PAC that the unspent funds were Shillings 1.7 billion.
18:09
18:09

Zigy Wyne Death: Witnesses Grilled at State House Robert Kyagulanyi 1 2 Top story

A source told URN that the group was briefly held at Kira Road police station before a decision was made to transfer them to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Kibuli for interrogation. However, on their way to Kibuli, the vehicle was diverted to Nakasero State House following a telephone call from unidentified person.
17:52
17:52

Health Ministry Vows To Deal With Lazy DHOs Ministry of Health 2 1

According to ministry officials, many DHOs are not doing their work of supervising the provision of standard health care in their areas of operation. They spend most of their time in their offices instead of knowing what is happening in the districts they oversee
17:30
17:30

Makerere Staff Association Leaders Ejected from Webmail Makerere University 2

In a letter addressed to Samuel Paul Mugabi, the Director Directorate for ICT Support (DICTS) the two staff leaders, say they learnt of their removal from the Makerere University webmail list on August 6, 2019 when they failed to log-in despite various attempts.
17:27
17:27

Former Education Ministry Permanent Secretary, 3 Others Charged Public Procurement 2 Top story

Prosecution heard that in the 2014/2015 financial year while at the Education and Sports Ministry in Kampala, the suspects used their offices to facilitate the over payment of Shillings 33.8M to AH Consulting Limited well knowing that their acts would cause government financial loss.
16:41
16:41

Police Recover Spears, Pangas from Video Hall 1 1 Top story

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says Katwe Police Station conducted an operation in Ndeeba following complaints from residents that video halls in the area harbor suspected muggers and motorcycle robbers.
16:22
16:22

Complacency Responsible For Malaria Rebound In Kampala - Health Ministry Ministry of Health

Dr. Jimmy Opigo Programme Manager Malaria Control at the Ministry of Health says the increase in infection is due to deteriorating immunity among the people.
16:12
16:12

Ministry to Launch Advisory Committee to Tackle Bilharzia Ministry of Health 4

Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, says even though all efforts for the last 14 years have been going into controlling the vector, they have learnt that both the vector and the worm are still transferred to water by humans through fecal matter.
15:13
15:13

Flying Squad Officers Sent To Hunt For Ayivuni Police Boss Killers 1 1

A team of Flying Squad Unit (FSU) from Kampala has been sent to Arua District to back up police in the hunt of assailants of Ayivuni Police Post Commander Corporal Santo Ochandwongo.
14:52
14:52

Judicial Service Commission PS Arrested for Causing Financial Loss 1 Top story

They are accused of abuse of office and causing financial loss of Shillings 33million in the 2014/2015 financial year in their role as accounting officers in the Education and Sports Ministry.
14:38
14:38

Court of Appeal Quashes Arinaitwe's Life Sentence 1 Top story

A panel of three Court of Appeal Justices comprising Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Helen Obura and Elizabeth Musoke have set aside the life sentence and instead handed Arinaitwe a 30 year jail term.
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