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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.
17:33
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
17:06
17:06

Company Suspends All Staff after Extension of Lockdown Days 1 Top story

“It is your knowledge that the company closed operations since March 26, 2020, which means it is increasingly becoming impossible for the company to shoulder expenses including salaries,” reads the notice.
16:44
16:44

Closed Kalerwe Market Vendors Shift Business to Northern Bypass COVID-19. Top story

The affected vendors are selling vegetables and other food items.
15:49
15:49

Government Suspends Drilling In Kibiro Following Spilling into Lake Albert Robert Kasande 1 Top story

While media reports had said the spills were oil, the Energy and Mineral Development Ministry Permanent Secretary, Robert Kasande said: “whereas what happened in Kibiro is almost similar to what happens during an oil spill incident, it may be erroneous to dub the incident an oil spill.”
13:06
13:06

Mukono Diocese Struggles to Setup Radio Station UCC 1 1 Top story

The Bishop of Mukono Diocese, James William Ssebaggala notes that they haven’t given up on the process of acquiring a frequency for the station in Mukono district and attributes the delay to the change of leadership at UCC.
11:50
11:50

Mining Company Fires CLO for Donning FDC Insignia 5 1

Tituryebwa was reportedly cited donning a blue ribbon on his head and flashing FDC's V-sign. to welcome former FDC president Dr Kiiza Besigye at the event. Now the company’s Executive Director Dongsheng Kon, says the employee acted in contravention of the company guidelines attended the event without permission, and also disregarded Ministry of Health guidelines on fighting coronavirus by being part of a public gathering.
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.
10:27
10:27

Uganda Could Be Most Resilient in East Africa This Year – IMF 1

In the latest report of the global outlook for 2020, the IMF says Uganda’s growth will be 3.5% this year down from 5% in 2019. This is far better than Kenya’s that will drop from 5.6% in 2019 to 1% this year.
07:38
07:38

Country Running on Reserved Power Supply-ERA island 2 2

Turbines at the three main power supply plants of Nalubaale, Kiira, and Bujjagali were blocked by a floating island on Monday night. The blockage sent the country in a total blackout for close to one hour.
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