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20:30
20:30

Mpigi District Receives Food Aid, Cash from Pastor Kakande

The food will be distributed to persons whose livelihood was affected by measures put in place by the government to control the spread of Coronavirus Disease. Some of it will go the needy members of the community.
19:38
19:38

UPDF Marine Teams, Engineers to Uproot Floating Island at Owen Falls Dam Kiira 2 3

The island was part of Lake Victoria’s shore which shrunk into the lake but floated towards River Nile and blocked the power generation plants after heavy winds on Monday night.
18:01
18:01

EU Commits UGX 120 Billion to Uganda’s COVID-19 Response

A statement released this evening indicates that the European Union (EU) Delegation to Uganda is refocusing its existing cooperation and mobilizing additional funding for the country, with a joint priority to save lives, heal the sick, protect the vulnerable, and strengthen research, support health systems and economies.
17:58
17:58

Civilian Remanded for Attacking UPDF Soldier gulu high court 1

Court on Wednesday presided over by Christine Turibamwe, the Grade One Magistrate of Gulu heard that Olidio allegedly used a sharp object to pierce Nuwanyini’s left eye.
17:47
17:47

Officers Caught Smuggling People into Uganda Face Dire Consequences COVID-19 Response 2 1

Speaking at the Uganda Media Center today, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said the IGP Martin Okoth Ochola took the accusation very seriously and has instituted different measures to help weed out the bad apples.
17:33
17:33

Tear Gas, Live Bullets Rock Busia Town as Vendors Protest Closure of Produce Market 6 1 Top story

Namanya Rwatooro, the Operations Commander Field Force Unit-FFU, who led the operation, said they were forced to intervene to disperse the traders for defying presidential directives, which forced the District Covid19 task forces to close the market
17:01
17:01

COVID-19: Four More Recovered Patients Discharged from Mulago Hospital

According to an update to journalists, six more will be released tomorrow after their second tests this afternoon tested negative.
16:57
16:57

Female Prisoners Transferred from Kitalya to Kigo Prisons Frank Baine 1

The Uganda Prisons Spokesperson, Frank Baine told journalists at the government owned Uganda Media Center in Kampala on Thursday that prison authorities decided to relocate the female inmates because from Kitalya Prisons to Kigo because of congestion.
16:23
16:23

Food Demands Overwhelm Luweero District Covid-19 Task Force relief items 6 1

The distribution has left communities bitter against the task force members saying the relief items were inadequate and other described them as mockery.
16:17
16:17

Child Fund Reprograms Budget to Hand Out Cash to Households 1

Moses Otai, the Country Director Child Fund, says their country office decided to reallocate the available funds to respond to the emerging needs of vulnerable households in the communities they serve in 28 districts across the Country.
16:16
16:16

Victims Take to the Web to Report Sexual Offenders 2 1

Most of those that have reported are young girls being molested by their fathers, uncles and relatives. Previously these would be linked by Safepal to safe homes for rehabilitation or refugee as their cases are being handled by legal teams but these were closed in line with presidential directives of curbing spread of Coronavirus disease.
15:17
15:17

Busia-Based Health Facility Co-opts VHTs into Service Provision 3 1

Village Health Teams are meant to serve as the primary, village-level health contact for villages across the country. Its members are non-medical personnel, capable of relaying basic health information to their community members through Home visits, and community dialogue with targeted messages, as well as pointing villagers to the right locations for various levels of health care.
15:13
15:13

Two Siblings in Trouble For Hacking their Father to Death Police 1

It is alleged that the two siblings ganged up and hacked their father Aron Balikeka with a machete to death on Tuesday night for allegedly failing to allocate them family land.
15:13
15:13

KCCA Rescues Child Prostitution Victims Harriet Mudondo 1 2

According to the KCCA Director of Gender and Community Services and Production Harriet Mudondo, the girls worked at a bar that was closed following the presidential directives on the closure of bars. She however says that they have failed to trace the people who were employing the girls who are between 15 and 17 years.
14:28
14:28

Kigungu Residents Demand Relief Food from Gov't 4 1

A cross section of residents in Kigungu are demanding that the government should also distribute relief food in their area because they are earning any income due to the imposed lockdown and curfew.
13:11
13:11

WFP Cuts Refugee's Food to Uganda by 30% 2

Uganda currently hosts over 1.4 million refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi among other countries. Lydia Wamala, the WFP Uganda Office spokesperson, says the reduction is as result of the Corona Virus pandemic, also known as COVID-19.
13:08
13:08

Patients Overwhelm Health Centres in Katabi, Kigungu 1 3

Katabi Health Centre III is now receiving an average of 50 patients a day, up from a maximum of 20 patients. But it has only one doctor, one laboratory technician, two nurses, and a midwife, yet the facilities there can also not handle the increasing number of patients.
13:04
13:04

Refugees in Arua Town Struggling to Access Food in Camps 2 4

Currently refugees receive 8 kilograms of Posho down from 12 Kgs and 4Kgs of Beans, cooking oil while others who prefer cash to food receive 31,000 shillings per month.
12:35
12:35

Gov’t Releases UGX 165M To Districts For COVID-19 Fight surveillance

According to the breakdown, the Health Sector bagged Shillings 104.2 billion; the security Shillings 77.4 billion, ICT Shillings 6 billion, Local governments Shillings 36.2 billion, Disaster response Shillings 59.4 billion and MPs Shillings 10 billion among others.
11:46
11:46

Extended Lockdown Stirs Mixed Reactions families 6

Johnson Mumbere a Boda Boda cyclist remains bitter that he expected the president to allow upcountry transport to start operating. Although the President emphasized the distribution of free food to people affected by the lockdown, Mumbere says that he has no hope that he will receive the relief.
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