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18:58
18:58

West Nile Leaders Seek Equity in Distribution of Higher Education Loans 4 2

To date, the Board has awarded loans to 10,041 students, majority of them pursuing undergraduate degree programmes in public and private universities as well as other tertiary institutions, across the country. However, leaders from West Nile, say that the number of beneficiaries from their region is worrying.
18:22
18:22

UCU Pilots e-Voting App to Ease Campus Polls DOSA 1 3

UCU Web and e-learning Administrator Edwin Byarugaba explains that the e-voting system was developed on the request of the Director of Students Affairs-DOSA to mainly solve voting challenges at the university. This resulted in their new app named ‘e-Chagua,’ conjoined from a Kiswahili word meaning voting.
17:42
17:42

Mpigi Councillors Plot to Oust District Chairperson abuse of office 4 1

The district has been embroiled in a fight over the leadership pf the District Service Commission, since the end of the tenure of the previous commission one year ago. The bickering pits the District Executive Committee against the District Council.
16:50
16:50

Child Stung to Death by a Swarm of Bees in Masindi 1

James Onega, a resident of the area told Uganda Radio Network that when the swarm of the bees attacked the two, the mother, who was equally stung fled the site and abandoned the child in the garden.
16:32
16:32

Lives Threatened as School Maintains Cracked Structures in Kween 1 3

The school, one of the two government-aided primary institutions in the lower belt of Kween district started in 2008 as a community facility serving the sub-counties of Sundet, Giligi and part of Ngenge. But due to poor infrastructure, the number of pupils has dwindled from 1,000 in 2012 to less than 400 pupils today.
16:01
16:01

NCDC Explains Delusions on New Lower Secondary School Curriculum 5

According to Karuhanga, students will undergo three types of assessment. Formative that will be carried out by a teacher and summative that will be carried out by Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB. The Directorate of Industrial Training will carry out the third type of assessment that will examine the vocational skills mastered by learners.
15:10
15:10

Tororo District Authorities Decry Slow Repayment of UWEP Funds 4 1

The fund was set up by the government in the 2015-2016 financial year, to mainly improve access to financial services by women and equip them with skills for enterprise growth, value addition and creation of the market for their products and services. The funds are given to women with already established business enterprises who receive interest-free revolving credit to strengthen their enterprises.
14:07
14:07

Uganda's Newly Constructed Hi-Tech Prison Ready to Receive Inmates Luzira 1 5 Top story

It was built with large sized prison wards and 30 cells, all fitted with modern sanitary facilities. It has a fully-fledged medical wing complete with an inpatient section, a contact visitors room and isolation rooms for contagious diseases, and a kitchen equipped with power-saving technology.
13:44
13:44

Plane for Aerial Spray of Desert Locusts Lands in Moroto 1 1

The plane was delivered by the Desert Locust Control Organization (DLCO) of East Africa and received by the Minister of State for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Ecweru at Moroto Airstrip this morning. Uganda paid USD 3 million (11 billion Shillings) to the Desert Locust Control Organization for the plane.
13:30
13:30

Police Moves to Redesign Female Officers’ Uniform 1 1

Police said that in order to minimize attacks on female officers, they are considering a request by top to redesign the uniform. The changes will see female officers wear uniforms designed like ordinary women suits, have head capes that appear more like head veils and light shoes.
12:53
12:53

UNICEF Halts Funding to Pader District Over Poor Accountability health department 1

This follows the failure by the district to provide proper accountability for 224 million Shillings disbursed in the financial year 2018/2019 to support activities in the health and education department.
12:26
12:26

Luweero District Dismisses 26 Civil Servants for Forging Academic Papers

Richard Ssembajjwe, the Chairperson of Luweero District Service Commission told URN that the dismissed staff were summoned twice in Month of December 2019 to defend themselves over the alleged forgeries but they declined to appear. The one staff who had turned up at their offices disappeared before he was interviewed over allegations.
11:58
11:58

Special Commitee Set Up to Tackle Locust Invasion in Masindi Desert locusts 3

The committee is headed by Masindi municipality Mayor Joab Businge, who is deputized by Col. Stephen Muruli the head of Operation Wealth Creation in the area. Others members of the committee are Livingston Kabagambe, Robinah Nyangoma and Patrick Kaahwa, among others.
11:29
11:29

New Project to Address Link Between Terrorism, Arms and Crime 1

It is widely acknowledged that the connection between terrorism and organized crime, including illicit small arms and light weapons trafficking is a serious threat to international peace and security, an obstacle to sustainable development and a menace to the rule of law.
11:07
11:07

Discontent Brews Over Withdrawn Tumwiine Censure Motion torture 2 1

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the Kyadondo East MP also known as Bobi Wine who was also at the centre of the Human rights committee investigations and was blocked together with the committee also did not sign the motion as he was not around the country.
10:13
10:13

Delayed Opening of Gatuna Border Sparks Anger Among Locals 7 1

During the meeting at Katuna, it was resolved that Uganda, within one month verifies allegations by the Republic of Rwanda about action from its territory by forces hostile to the Kigali government. If the allegations are proved, the Ugandan government should take all measures to stop it from happening again.
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