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19:14
19:14

Relief Food Suppliers Fail Quality Test public relations 1 2

This is according to a series of tests conducted by the COVID-19 task force after complaints raised by beneficiaries of the relief food, distributed in the first week. The food sent by the office of the Prime Minister, is targeting households whose livelihood was disrupted by the various measures instituted to control the spread of COVID-19.
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.
17:38
17:38

MPs to Be Trained on Video Conferencing 1 1

Kadaga said that the Office of the Clerk to Parliament together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance have arranged initial video conferencing services.
17:09
17:09

Gov't Appeals Constitutional Court Judgement on POMA Solicitor General 1

The Attorney General has written to the Court of Appeal Registrar requiring him to provide proceedings in the Judgement to help him formulate grounds of appeal.
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.
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.
16:32
16:32

Sarah Kibwika Appointed Commandant of Police Proffessional Standards Unit 1

The PSU has previosuly been headed by Senior Commissioner of Police Joel Aguma, Commissioner of Police Fortunate Habyara, Commissioner of Police Good Mwesigwa and Assistant Commissioner of Police John William Okalany.
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 1 2

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.
15:49
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.”
15:37
15:37

EAC Extraordinary Summit on COVID-19 Postponed on South Sudan Request 1 Top story

All EAC Partner States have confirmed cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19 with Kenya reporting 216 cases with 9 deaths; Rwanda 134; Uganda 55; Tanzania 53 with 3 deaths; Burundi 5 and one death and South Sudan 4 cases. Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda have not reported any deaths as at April 15, 2020.
15:13
15:13

KCCA Rescues Child Prostitution Victims Harriet Mudondo 2 1

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.
14:35
14:35

Mother Awarded UGX 90m for Son's Lost Life 1

The deceased, John Opio Taban was shot on April 21, 2018 by a Police Constable identified as Robert Byamugisha under circumstances that remain unclear to date, and died at the Intensive Care Unit of Mulago Hospital moments later. A subsequent postmortem confirmed that he succumbed to excessive bleeding, a result of bullet wounds.
14:25
14:25

Court Orders Reinstatement of Mak Staff 1

The officials Fatumah Nakatudde and Apunyo Paul Okiria prior to their dismissal in October 2018 were working as Deputy Registrar and Senior Administrative Assistant at the College of Health Sciences respectively.
12:50
12:50

Police Replaces Kasese Commanders 1

Brigadier Jesse Kamunanwire, the Director Human Resource Management –HRM in the Uganda Police Force, has since appointed some officers to replace their detained colleagues in order to fill the vacuum.
12:13
12:13

DRC Ebola Situation Still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern-WHO

This follows a meeting of the International Health Regulations Committee for Ebola in the DRC where it was decided that the situation should continue being treated as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern even if there's no evidence that any of the neighbouring countries are at risk of the disease spreading to their territories.
11:12
11:12

Stamp Duty: Professionals to Pay UGX 100,000 for Certificates, Licence 1 Top story

Parliament has resolved that those applying for professional certificates part with Shillings 100,000 to acquire a certificate or professional licence.
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.
07:51
07:51

Online Predators Putting Children at Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown WHO

More than 1.5 billion children and young people have been affected by school closures worldwide. 15 million of these are in Uganda, where schools have been closed since March 18. Many of these are now online taking classes and socializing, a trend which is likely to continue for the next 21 days, after the extension of the lockdown.
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