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May 2020 30 results
18:39
18:39

Gov’t Asked to Scrap Promotional Examinations, Waive School Fees COVID-19 Lockdowns 1

Some of the measure that governments are being asked to consider include; scrapping promotional examinations, moving classrooms to open places such as under trees and putting in place social distancing measures that could see learners study in shifts. Once in schools, the use of masks by teachers, leaners and staff should be considered to reduce exposure or spread of diseases causing aerosols.
18:14
18:14

Gov't Fined UGX 30 million over Delayed Reinstatement of Interdicted NUSAF Officials Interdiction 1

The officials include Arua District Chief Administrative Officer Ismael Ochengel and his deputy Paul Samuel Mbiiwa, who were interdicted in December 2018 by the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Local Government to pave way for investigations into the suspected theft of 509 million Shillings from the district coffers.
17:40
17:40

Oulanyah Hands Over UGX 20m to Omoro COVID-19 Task Force 1

Oulanyah handed over the money to Nicholas Ogwang, Chief Administrative Officer – CAO from Lalogi Health IV. He explained that he handed over the money in respect of the directive given by the President and the guidance by Parliament.
17:29
17:29

Floods Hit Karusandara Sub County crops 7 4

The early torrential rains that increased water volumes in River Mubuku, River Sebwe and their channels have left gardens and a section of homes submerged.
17:27
17:27

Ex-UPDF Soldier, Family Members Evicted From Village 2 1 Top story

“We don’t want people like Nsubuga to stay in our area, let him look for a different area; he has been intimidating locals, very aggressive and tells everyone that he was a former soldier. Whenever he drinks, he shouts at night inconveniencing people, for the past two years,” said the source.
17:09
17:09

Tropical Bank Makes UGX 24bn Loss, Becomes Under-capitalized libya 1

According to KPMG, an audit firm that audited the bank’s accounts, Tropical bank’s situation points to "significant doubt on Tropical bank Limited’s ability to continue as a going concern”
16:57
16:57

MPs, Lawyers Paying Millions to Hackers to Conceal Nudes- Police 2 Top story

“The unit [cyber] has received over 100 complaints from prominent Ugandans including corporates, business people, lawyers, doctors, Members of Parliament and others claiming that unknown persons sent them photo-shopped photographs showing them in compromising positions and are demanding money not to publish them on social media,” Onyango said.
16:35
16:35

New Non Communicable Diseases Guidelines Issued for Clinicians, Patients Ministry of Health 2

A set of ten guidelines including screening a COVID-19 suspected, quarantined and confirmed persons for hypertension and diabetes, and screening all NCDs patients for actual and potential contact with corona virus in addition to ensuring that mobile personnel have a kit with the basic NCDs patient monitoring kits are set for health workers treating people living with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, asthma and Cancer and other six to be considered by patients themselves.
16:12
16:12

URA Struggling to Control Crowds at Busia Customs 2

. Simon Esunget, the URA Busia Customs Supervisor, says they have deployed security to control people and ensure everyone is screened for corona virus. He explains that many people are still adamant at implementing the Covid19 preventive measures issued by the Health Ministry.
15:56
15:56

Health Ministry Taps into Socialite Bad Blacks Following in New COVID-19 Campaign Ministry of Health 2

The campaign spurs action against COVID-19 by drawing attention to the need for widespread testing and social prevention measures across the continent. In one of the key messages, the Ministry is using socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa, also known as Bad Black to caution girls against allowing truck drivers to get close to or touch them.
15:37
15:37

Lake Victoria Displaces Hundreds in Busia 6 1 Top story

Jacklyn Anyango, one of the residents says the water flooded her two houses forcing her to relocate with her family to a neighbor’s home.
15:32
15:32

Woman Hacked to Death in Kitgum over Land Dispute

Wilson Nyeko, the Labonga Amida Sub-county LCIII Chairperson says that the deceased was waylaid and killed after visiting the disputed land.
15:29
15:29

Suspect’s House Torched in Bugembe Town Council resident 3 2 Top story

Residents accuse Sany together with others still at large of stabbing Bogeere on Thursday night shortly after withdrawing money from a mobile money stall.
15:17
15:17

9 UPDF Soldiers under Quarantine in Somalia AMISOM 1 1

However, the UPDF says that the confirmed case, a soldier who first manifested with flu and cough, is now very stable and those with whom he got in contact with are isolated. According to the Deputy Spokesperson of the UPDF Lt Col Deo Akiiki, measures are in place at their bases to control the spread of the virus.
15:00
15:00

Museveni Pleads With Employers Not to Lay Off Workers

Museveni said unlike other people, he’s optimistic that the economy is going to rebound although it has been affected in some sectors like tourism.
14:51
14:51

Court Awards Former CAO UGX 153m for Illegal Dismissal 1

In 2019, Nkunyingi dragged the Secretary of Public Commission and Attorney General to court challenging his dismissal from the Public Service.
14:00
14:00

Number of People Displaced by Lake Kyoga Reaches 3000 disease outbreak 2 1 Top story

George William Lubega, the Lwampanga Sub county LC 3 Chairperson explains that the water from Lake Kyoga has submerged several homes forcing over 3000 residents to flee for their lives. He says the number of displaced persons is likely to increase as the water levels continue rising.
13:05
13:05

Bunambutye Resettlement Camp Students Lack Access to TV, Radio For Lessons 6 1 Top story

Emma Kooko, a senior six student at Masaba Secondary School offering BCM, says the idea of studying at home is unrealistic for children from disadvantaged homes. He is among the lucky children living in the camp whose family has a TV set but he says what is taught on TV is not adequate enough to equip them with the necessary knowledge and that they don’t have an opportunity for feedback since the teachers are fast and don’t provide room for questions.
12:23
12:23

Buvuma District Covid-19 Task Force Receives Boat From Area MP RDC 4 1 Top story

Agnes Nabirye, the Buvuma District Covid-19 Task force Chairperson and Resident District Commissioner, says they have been facing challenges of responding to emergencies in distant islands that make up the district. Buvuma district comprises 52 scattered islands.
12:15
12:15

Another Suspected Thug Killed in Kasangati 1

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, said Mpadde and his team responded to Twinamatsiko’s call. Police monitored and analysed the situation within the location and the home.
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