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22:58
22:58

Parliament Communications Director Chris Obore Sent on Forced Leave 1

The Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige has asked the Director for Communications and Public Affairs, Chris Obore to take his accumulated leave of 140 days, according to sources at Parliament.
19:06
19:06

African Swine Fever Outbreak Reported in Kyenjojo District viral disease

According to the District Veterinary Officer, Dr Godfrey Kahuta, the movement and slaughtering of pigs in the district has been banned for the next three months to contain the viral disease.
16:57
16:57

Two Oil Palm Workers in Kalangala Electrocuted Uganda Police Force 1

Amos Nyishiyamana and Teogne Ntawohashira, all Rwandese nationals died after they had boarded an out-grower truck carrying their sickles vertically. The sickles are used to harvest palm oil fruits from an oil palm plantation. The sickles got into contact with electric wires and the two were immediately electrocuted.
16:38
16:38

Women in Luuka Arrested For Arson district 2

Harriet Gonza and Harriet Nabirye, both residents of Budondo B village in Bukanga sub-county, Luuka district, were on Friday caught red-handed torching a kitchen at belonging to Joel Tebinagwa.
16:19
16:19

Youth Chairperson Arrested for Issuing Death Threats to Journalist 2 1

Turyomurugyendo allegedly called the journalist on May 23, using a mobile phone registered in the names of Penelope Akampurira Lynnette and threatened to end his life. It was later established that Akampurira is a sister to Turyomurugyendo.
15:17
15:17

185 Health Workers Needed As Luweero Hospital Starts Operations essential medicines 1 2

Luweero District Health Officer Doctor Innocent Nkonwa is optimistic that the elevation of the facility and its actual operationalization will help to improve service delivery. Nkonwa adds that currently, the health facility needs to streamline the roles of the available staff to meet the staffing norms of a hospital.
14:59
14:59

Police Probes Fire Outbreak at Kyotera Primary School 1 1

According to the School Director Pascal Kirangwa, the fire could have been started by an arsonist because the school uses solar.
14:56
14:56

No Injury Worries For Uganda Hippos Ahead of Eritrea Battle CECAFA U-20 3 1

The Hippos will face Eritrea in their first group A game at 4 Pm at Pece stadium in Gulu town. the opening game will see Sudan play Djibouti at 2 PM.
14:37
14:37

Man in Jinja Arrested for Assaulting Wife security 2 1

It is alleged that Olwenyi slapped Nyamwenge on Thursday night at their home located in block H, Walukuba-Masese division, Jinja municipality after he found clothes of another man in the house.
13:15
13:15

Lamwo Residents Protest Opening of Aswa River Forest Boundary Uganda Police Force 3

Officials from NFA backed up by armed anti-riot police officers and Uganda People’s Defense Forces [UPDF] Soldiers on Thursday embarked on reopening boundary of the 8,548 hectares of land.
13:06
13:06

Lamwo Residents Block Major Road In Protest Against NFA

Omal told URN this morning that the residents used stones, boulders, and logs and also burnt used tyres to block the road.
12:57
12:57

Encroachment on Entebbe Airport Land Threatens Uganda’s Airspace 2 1

Aviation experts say that the construction of storied buildings close to the airport reduces flight height for planes to take off and land at the airport. They further argue that such buildings can easily be used by terrorists to launch attacks on aircraft, posing a security risk to residents and travellers.
12:54
12:54

Bududa Farmers Reject OWC Maize Seeds 2 1

The farmers claim they are being given the seeds at a time when planting time is over, so there is no need of taking them.
12:44
12:44

Police Probe Suspected Kidnap, Murder of Kawaala Man 1 1

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Mukasa was reported missing by his mother over a week ago and a hunt for his whereabouts was on.
12:24
12:24

Kihuura Sub County Land Committee Chairperson Fired Kyenjojo District 2 1

The decision was taken by the Kihuura Sub County councillors during their council sitting held at the Sub County headquarters on Thursday.
11:56
11:56

Private Clinics in Masaka Defy Guidelines on Disposal of Medical Waste 1 3

Daniel Babikwa, the Director District Support Coordination and Public Education at the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA, has partly blamed the problem to the authorities in the local government over their failure to strictly enforce the set-out regulations on public health.
11:18
11:18

Ministry of Energy to Resettle Buhweju Artisanal Miners Global Rights Alert 4 1

Last month, the Mineral Police Unit evicted the miners on grounds that they engaged into illegal mining in areas which had been licensed for exploration to Hubel Jiu-Zhou Geological Exploration Company Limited, a Chinese company.
10:53
10:53

One Woman, Baby Dies Every 11 Seconds Despite Progress in Childbirth Safety – Report 1

The new estimates reveal that 6.2 million children under 15 years died in 2018, and over 290, 000 women died due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth in 2017. Of the total child deaths, 5.3 million occurred in the first 5 years, with almost half of these in the first month of life.
10:19
10:19

Kitgum CAO Wants Ministry of Education to Decentralize Award of Contracts kitgum municipality 1 2

Zeep Construction Uganda Ltd was awarded contract on April 10 and handed the site on May 22nd to construct the seed Secondary School sitting on a 21 hectares’ piece of land with funds from World Bank worth 2.55 billion Shillings. However, five months down the road, the contractor has only done bush clearing and has since abandoned the site.
09:41
09:41

Uganda Signs Agreement to Host Afreximbank Regional Office Today Afreximbank Uganda

Afreximbank lends to large corporations, governments and gives funds to commercial banks that in turn lend it to companies engaged in mostly export and import trade.
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