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21:50
21:50

Two UPDF Soldiers held for Aiding Congolese Enter Uganda

Captain Peter Mugisha, Kisoro Resident District Commissioner says that the soldiers whom he declined to reveal their identities for security reasons were arrested on Monday after a tip off from their fellows that they were helping DR Congo nationals to cross to Uganda.
18:25
18:25

COVID-19: Mbale Central Market Temporarily Closed 4 1

Through the market community radio, the RDC Sulaiman Ogajjo Barasa announced that the District COVID-19 taskforce had resolved that the market be closed temporarily until they put all the presidential guidelines in place. He said that the vendors had failed to adhere to the guidelines and advised them to stay home until further notice.
18:16
18:16

Kalerwe Markets Vendors Take Over Gayaza Road Reserve 5 3

Last week, the Minister for Kampala Affairs Betty Amongi closed the markets after management failed to meet requirements set by the government to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
18:16
18:16

Mukono District Given 500 Mattresses to Setup COVID -19 Isolation Facility Covid-19 2 1

Currently, the district is preparing Limkokwing university study centre, the former Namataba vocational Institute to serve as an isolation facility. The area Resident District Commissioner Fred Bamwine says due to its proximity to the capital, Kampala, Mukono district needs to be equally prepared for any eventualities.
17:49
17:49

Parliament Rejects Byabashaija’s Reappointment as Uganda Prisons Boss 1 1 Top story

Both Byabashaija and Mwanje appeared before the committee chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga today for vetting. But sources from the closed-door meeting rejected their appointment on grounds that the two, have already clocked 60, the mandatory retirement age of Public servants.
17:43
17:43

Police Constable Remanded for Aggravated Torture COVID 19 Curfew 1

Nakate’s tormentors who were arrested in a joint operation together with the State House Anti-Corruption Unit will now face a maximum death sentence if found guilty.
17:32
17:32

New Breed of Desert Locusts Invades Kumi District 3 2

Unlike the yellow swarms of locusts that invaded the country in February, the new breed of locusts is brownish in colour. According to Kumi District Production Officer Rajab Ogogl, the new breed consists of very young, strong and destructive locusts.
17:24
17:24

Health Workers Storm Ministry Over Stickers lockdown 4 1 Top story

Emmanuel Ainebyona, the Spokesperson of the Health Ministry says unfortunately they cannot provide every health worker with a sticker. He says he will talk to the undersecretary and see how they can handle the issue of stickers.
17:16
17:16

Ankole Diocese Donates Maize Flour to Mbarara COVID-19 Task Force 3 1

Rt. Rev. Sheldon Mwesigwa, the Diocesan Bishop says the donation was supposed to be given to inmates as it is the norm during the Easter festival, but due to the outbreak of the pandemic, they decided to donate to the vulnerable.
17:06
17:06

Two Female Ugandan Artists Battling Coronavirus in London Joseph Kony 1 1

Lawala told URN in a WhatsApp interview on Monday that she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but was stable. She also disclosed that her son, Oscar Acellam is battling the same disease he contracted last week.
16:58
16:58

Boda Boda Cyclists Join Kitgum Covid-19 Taskforce Boda Boda riders 6

William Komakech, the Kitgum resident commissioner says Boda Boda riders within the district have now been added as the sixth subcommittee in the task force to aid in implementation of the president’s directives.
16:47
16:47

Mabirizi Petitions East African Court over Deregistered Suit Male Mabirizi 1 1

According to his evidence before the East African Court, Mabirizi states that on March 30th 2020, he was shown a handwritten statement by the Administrative Head of the High Court Civil Division, Dr Andrew Bashaija ordering that his cases must be de-registered and their serial numbers given to other cases.
16:33
16:33

COVID19: Uganda Prisons Seeks to Release 2,000 Inmates 4 1 Top story

Dr. Byabashaija noted that they have also written to the Registrar of Courts to release persons whose remand period has expired. He however, said this excludes inmates on capital offenses.
16:19
16:19

BOU Cuts Interest Rates, Economy to Grow at 3% economic growth 1

BOU says it has granted exceptional permission to banks to restructure loans of corporate and individual customers including a moratorium on loan repayment for borrowers that have been affected by the pandemic, on a case by case basis for up to 12 months, effective April 1, 2020. BOU adds this is still at the discretion of the banks.
16:13
16:13

HIV Patients Protest Directive Requiring Them to Seek Clearance from Village Chairpersons. security operatives 2

Robinah Tibakanya, the Coordinator Hoima District Forum for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, says some LC 1 Chairpersons are not discrete, which exposes members to stigma.
16:06
16:06

Gov’t Pledges to Account for COVID-19 Funds IGAD 3 1

The Intergovernmental Authority for Developement (IGAD) on monday donated a token of solidarity worth 2.6 billion shillings to all the seven of its members states to fight COVID-19. Each country including Uganda got 376 million shillings.
15:54
15:54

Pastor Arrested for Claiming to Heal COVID-19 police 1

Businge, was arrested by a team of detectives who invaded Jerusalem Church, a worship place in Karama-Kabwoya Sub County, Kikuube district where he had assembled a number of people, in disregard of a presidential directive that banned church gatherings, as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19.
15:49
15:49

Parliament Approves New Deputy Governor Dr. Atingi-Ego DPP 2 1

Parliament's Appointment Committee has approved the appointment of Dr. Michael Atingi-Ego as new Central Bank Deputy Governor.
15:32
15:32

Street Children Stranded at Nakivubo Blue Primary School 2 3 Top story

Sserunjogi told URN that the children would stay at Nakivubo Blue Primary School until the pandemic is contained. He explained that they are worried that the children would be exposed to the virus because of their street life.
15:22
15:22

Court Orders Prisons to Produce Pastor Yiga Abizaayo 1 1

Grade one Magistrate Timothy Lumunye issued the order for Yiga’s production after the prisons officers failed to bring him in court.
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