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17:33
17:33

Boda Boda Riders Protest Increased Insecurity Jinja 3 1

Eria Musobya, the Chairperson of Jinja Boda boda union, says at least five Boda boda motorcyclists have been killed in different parts of the municipality in a period of seven months.
17:18
17:18

Contractor Starts Works on John Babiiha Road KIIDP 2 Project 1 1 Top story

The two lane road carries a lot of traffic from and to the city center, Kamwokya, Jinja Road, Mulago and Kololo. It was listed for construction under the World Bank Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP 2) that commenced in 2015.
16:33
16:33

Rukungiri Couple Robbed UGX 6.8M at Gun Point 2

The couple was attacked by thugs around 08:00pm on Friday evening on their way home. According to Mutusi, they were happily returning from their shop in Rukungiri Daily market when two men armed with an AK 47 riffle intercepted them in their compound.
16:13
16:13

Mama Mary Luwum Sent Off With 30 Gun Salute Mucwini subcounty 2 3 Top story

President Yoweri Museveni in a message read by the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda described Mama Luwum as a courageous woman whose legacy will be remembered by many.
14:35
14:35

Labor Officer Halts Eviction of former MAK Director kawempe division 1 Top story

In the August 16th orders, Kulabako faults the university authorities for executing the eviction unlawfully. On Friday, URN broke a story in which Makerere university Estates and Works department forcefully evicted Kitumba with the help of university security and Uganda Police force following the expiry of his contract.
14:10
14:10

Surrounding Clinics, hospitals Overwhelming Us: Kawempe Hospital boss Ministry of Health 3 2

Dr. Lawrence Kazibwe, the acting Deputy Director, Kawempe National Referral Hospital, says the unit has capacity to handle 60 babies, but the number shoots up in the said months.
13:44
13:44

Katakwi-Napak Border Conflict: LC I Chairperson Arrested for Arson 1

Tonny Ondoga, the Katakwi District Police Commander, confirmed the arrest of the LC I Chairperson for alleged arson. He noted that four houses belonging to Ongorok were torched on Wednesday night prompting police to swing into action.
13:16
13:16

Teenager Struggling to Raise Baby Conceived Through Rape 3

A few months later, her parents also noticed changes to her body shape. They sat her down and she reminded them of the incident they ignored. Her father asked her to lead him to the boy who had raped. Asio says her parents and the rapists negotiated and resolved that they would take responsibility of the pregnancy and child.
12:43
12:43

Multiple Borrowing Forcing Ntungamo Teachers to Abandon Classes Johnson Muhinda 2

Johnson Muhinda, the Chairperson Ntungamo District Head Teacher’s Association, says the challenge is serious among some teachers who embark on ambitious projects, which leave them heavily indebted. The teachers are said to have alongside loans from commercial banks gone ahead to get more money from microfinance institutions and money lenders.
12:21
12:21

1st Specialized Fistula Hospital Launched in Uganda child marriage 3 Top story

Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament, who launched the facility on behalf of President, Yoweri Museveni, warned young girls against leading reckless lives that can lead them to get fistula.
11:42
11:42

Experts Recommend National Indoor Residue Spraying Campaign to Eliminate Malaria Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

Freddie Ssengooba, a Professor of Health Economics and Health System Management, says government should prioritize indoor insecticide residual spraying just like the use of mosquito nets.
11:21
11:21

EU, Police Takes Fight Against Crimes to Masaka Slums drug abuse 3

Michael Kisitu, the coordinator of the project International Organization for Migration told the meeting that the project is intended at boosting trust between slum communities and police to exchange ideas on preventing radicalization and strengthening stability to fight crimes such as terrorism.
10:48
10:48

UCU Canons Dominate Warriors to Top National Basketball League Pemba Warriors 1

The UCU side which, took a 67-64 loss against Defending Champions City Oilers on Wednesday came back as favorites at the Lugogo MTN Arena when they dominated the first two quarters of the game.
10:11
10:11

Police Dispatches Team to Probe Tawheed SS Fire 1

Sarah Namirembe, the head teacher Tawheed Islamic secondary school told police that the fire started when the students were away for prayers. In the same night, fire broke at SB Plaza in the city Centre but was quickly contained by fire brigade.
09:51
09:51

Sorry State of Imam Husain-Kilayi Road Irks Residents Poor Road 4 2 Top story

Majid Busiito, the the Bubyangu Sub county LCIII chairperson told URN that he has written severally to the district informing them about the sorry state of the road but nothing has been done.
09:16
09:16

Union Intervenes In Impending Eviction of Nurses From Masaka Hospital Staff Houses 3

Justus Nsabimana, one of the leaders of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union at Masaka Hospital, says at least 20 nurses have been ordered to leave the staff houses for failing to reapply. He says that they didn’t get any communication from the hospital as to why even those that have been occupying the staff houses had to reapply, something which they referred to as mistreatment by the hospital authorities.
08:44
08:44

Gov’t Allocates UGX700M for School Construction in Bunamabutye Resettlement Area 3 1 Top story

Mathias Maruti, the General Secretary Bulambuli Primary School Head teachers’ Association who had earlier presented a memo on behalf of the head teachers requesting government to consider constructing class room blocks in Bunambutye resettlement site and also asked government to increase the teacher’s salaries.
08:15
08:15

CID Summons Jinja Land Boss Over Corruption Allegations investigation 1

In an August 16th letter signed by Bernard Keera Sisye on behalf of CID, Ngobi is being investigated in connection to corruption allegation surrounding the sell of land comprising LRV 3852 Folio 22 Plot 24 Kyabazinga.
07:50
07:50

3 Nominated for NRM Primaries in Kaabong new constituencies 1 1 Top story

Dr. Odoi urged the candidates to exercise discipline by following the laws and regulations of the campaigns under the NRM party. He said that candidates will hold joint campaigns from August 17th- 24th, 2019 before the elections slated for August 26th.
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