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23:24
23:24

Education Ministry Asks Private Schools to Participate in Secondary School Selection Exercise UCE 2019 1 1

According to the education ministry, many private schools that are some of the best performers at UCE and UACE do not take part in the selection exercise. This they say leave many students out of joining these schools
20:46
20:46

Internal Affairs Minister Irked by Crowds at NIRA Offices 3 4

General Odongo says the crowds at NIRA offices are symptomatic of the inefficiencies at the ID Authority which requires the new Board’s immediate intervention.
20:19
20:19

19 MPs So Far Sign Gen Tumwine Censure Motion Parliament 1 2

Only a total of 19 Members of Parliament have signed a censure motion against Security Minister General Elly Tumwine in the third day of the exercise.
19:40
19:40

Akena Killer Bullet Displayed in Court Cynthia Munwangari 2

Kirinya told court that she received two requests from police to examine and determine the Caliber and the possible gun which was used to discharge a bullet that had been brought to her.
19:19
19:19

Ebola Screening at Entry Points No Longer Necessary-WHO

The statement notes that a meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus yesterday evening resolved that the status of the situation in Congo remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) even as assessment shows that risk is high at national and regional level but low at global level.
19:02
19:02

WFP Worried About Impending Food Shortage in Refugee Settlements Government of Japan 3 1 Top story

WFP supports 1.2 million refugees in Uganda with food and monetary aid. But the available food in its stores can only last until May, 2020 while the money they give to refugees is expected to be depleted at the end of February, 2020. Up to USD 16 million Shillings is needed to save the situation.
18:51
18:51

MPs Question UWA Over Failure to Collect UGX 500m from Private Park Developers 3

The report of the Auditor General for 2015/2016 financial year noted among others that UWA failed to collect outstanding fees of $209,546 (approximately shillings 500 million) from six developers. The six companies included Tourvest, Protea Hotel Luxury tented camp at Kalerwoki in Kidepo National Park and Shani Luxury tented camp at Amwapas in Kidepo National Park. Others were Pakuba Safari Lodge, Asyanut Ntoroko Lodge, Rwenzori Mountaineering services and Balloon Tours.
18:33
18:33

New NIRA Board Tasked to Expedite Issuance of Identity Cards Makerere University 4 4

Justice Owiny-Dollo who presided over the oath taking at the High Court in Kampala on Thursday said it was wrong for the Authority to make the access of the Identity Cards, a night-mare for citizens and urged them to provide the service at a record time.
18:06
18:06

World Bank Questions Uganda’s Growth with No Jobs Richard Walker 1 1

In the latest economic update report for Uganda launched today, the international lender said Uganda’s level of per capita income – that is money earned by each individual per year– was, by 2018, still behind its neighbors.
18:05
18:05

Engola to MPs: I am Unable to Withdraw UPDF from Lakes rules of procedure 4 1 Top story

The Committee Chair, Clement Obote Ongalo asked the Minister to explain why he didn’t provide a written statement as required by the rules of procedure and why he couldn't present government’s statement on the withdrawal of UPDF from Lakes.
17:34
17:34

Cancer Institute Commissions New Radiotherapy Machine 2 3

Costing a million dollars, the machine is a donation from the government of India and is expected to revamp radiation treatment at the institute reducing pressure on the existing one that has been serving up to 80 patients a day.
15:08
15:08

Two Machete-Wielding Thugs Shot Dead in Kulambiro 2 3

Eric Mukale, a private security guard who was guarding Natif’s home and was also injured in the botched robbery told our reporter on Thursday afternoon that he didn’t sense any danger when he opened the gate for his boss last night.
12:58
12:58

Investigations into Recent UPDF Chopper Crash in Advance Stages - Brig. Karemire 1 1

Brig Richard Karemire, also Defence and Army spokesperson, said investigations led by Lt Gen James Mugira were fast materializing and would be complete within the set up period.
11:24
11:24

Mak Lawyer Steps Out of Tribunal Citing Conflict of Interest School of Law 2 Top story

Muhumuza asked to step down from the case filed by Dr. Denis Asiimwe Katebire, formerly an assistant lecturer at Makerere Law School’s Public Interest Law Clinic-PILAC while appearing before the Justice Patrick Tabaro-led Staff Appeals Tribunal on Wednesday to represent the University.
11:18
11:18

Scientists Call for Immediate Research into Coronavirus Vaccines

Global health experts point out that even as the disease that started in Wuhan City in China but has spread to other countries has so far affected over 42,000 people and killed over a thousand others , major pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson and Johnson and Merck have not yet shown interest in funding any vaccine development.
11:07
11:07

Palliative Care Should Be Included in National Health Insurance Scheme-PCAU 1 4

Mwesiga says that the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill should provide for palliative care services, hospice organisations and palliative care specialists.
10:59
10:59

NCDC Needs Additional 29 Billion for Implementation of Lower Secondary Curriculum 1 1

The money, according to NCDC is needed to help with the procurement of instructional materials like text books that are expected to play a vital role to enable the smooth implementation of the curriculum in its first year. The money will also be used to carry out further training of teachers
07:41
07:41

Debate On Judiciary Bill Postponed 6 2

MPs noted that the committee presented its report a year ago and that they, therefore, need to refresh their minds on the issues raised by the committee and also provisions of the Bill.
07:13
07:13

Isimba Dam Contractor Pleads with MPs over Withheld UGX 154b Isimba dam bridge 1 2

The Isimba Power Dam contractor has asked Parliament to compel Government to release 154 billion shillings.
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