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22:21
22:21

Gulu University Secretary Faces Dismissal Over Recruitment Scandal 3 1

PAC on Wednesday learned that 62 staff have been recruited by Gulu University during the current Covid-19 lockdown even when the university is closed. Out of the 62 recruited people, 33 are academic staff while 29 are non-teaching staff.
21:43
21:43

Number of Male Absentee Candidates for UBTEB Examinations on the Rise 1 1

According to results released today at the examination body’s secretariat located in Ntinda, a total of 1,990 male candidates who registered to sit for examinations last year did not show up. This is the highest number of absentee candidates that has been registered by the examination body
18:12
18:12

COVID-19 Donations Exempted from Tax as Gov't Tables Amendments to Tax Bills taxes 1

According to Bahati, the proposals in the Bills are to offer tax relief to Ugandans in different economic activities. Under the proposed Income Tax Amendment Bill, the government seeks to provide for the deduction of charitable donations made by persons to the government, to fight against the COVID-I9 pandemic.
18:09
18:09

KCCA to Register Extra Driver Per Taxi 1

Gen Katumba says they can register a second driver but these should fulfill conditions of a taxi driver, for instance, having a required class permit.
17:54
17:54

Coronavirus Could Spread Through Flushing Toilets- Study

According to the study, turbulence from a toilet bowl caused by flushing can blow aerosol droplets that are potentially infectious to the next person who uses the washroom after an infected person to up to three feet.
17:48
17:48

Universal Apostles’ Fellowship Church Elder Reclaims Leadership over Rights Violations member 2 1

Mafabi who consecrated Isanga in 2013 says that his successor has abandoned the set doctrines of tolerance and non-violence while overseeing the church activities, and as such, he cannot watch him mislead the congregation.
17:47
17:47

Lawyer Petitions Principal Judge over Delayed Judgement in Prisoners Voting Case Steven Kalali 2 1

According to Kalali’s petition the Judge has since adjourned the judgement on grounds that it is not ready.
17:31
17:31

Accepting Scientific Election is Escorting Museveni to Victory - Opposition Asuman Basalirwa 4

They argue that the law obliges the Electoral Commission to organize a normal election, and if it can’t, like in the present circumstance, it should throw back the matter to parliament to amend the existing laws to either provide for an election in such circumstances or postpone it to such a date that it is possible to hold it normally.
17:27
17:27

Eleven Covid-19 Patients Discharged From Soroti Hospital Dr. Wilson Etolu 2 1

Dr Wilson Etolu, the COVID-19 Focal Person at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital says that while they were treating the patients, their objective was to ensure that no health worker contracts the virus.
17:03
17:03

UPDF Asked to Step Up Disarmament Process in Karamoja ministry of defence 2 2

Col. Okello Engola who held meetings in Kotido, Kaabong and Moroto with the district leadership and senior security personnel in the region ordered the UPDF to use all possible available means to disarm the Karamojong warriors
17:02
17:02

Gov’t Asked to Pay Health Workers Who Lost Jobs During Lockdown 1 1

Prof Joel Okullu, the Chairperson of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council says that most of the private health facilities had no choice but to lay off some of the health workers, while others have closed as a result of the lockdown which affected their operations.
16:19
16:19

Mukono Municipal Council Starts Construction of Alternative Route Along Kampala-Jinja Highway 1 2

The Officer in Charge of Communication at Mukono municipality George Masengere says that despite the municipality facing heavy budget cuts, they have started construction of a new stretch of about 7kilometers of Kigunga-Bajjo-Kiwanga road which connects to Namugongo road.
16:14
16:14

Gov’t Earmarks UGX 19bn to Construct Fruit Processing Factory in Nwoya mangoes 2 1

Nakakande Khadija, the Communication Officer of National Agricultural Advisory Services –NAADS told URN in an interview that the Nwoya Fruit Processing Factory project is a presidential pledge to the people of Nwoya and that it shall benefit over 5,000 fruit out-growers in the district who are growing mangoes, oranges and guava.
16:07
16:07

Auditor General Given Ultimatum on Gulu University Forensic Audit 1 1 Top story

Review of University Council minutes revealed that the University lost 48,527,800, Shillings which had been withdrawn by an accounts staff from the bank, a matter which was reported to the police and investigated. The University Council had resolved that the funds be recovered from the officer in question.
15:58
15:58

200 South Sudanese Intercepted Over Illegal Entry into Uganda 1

Richard Amoko, the Arinyapi local council III chairpeople said those who crossed into the country illegally were arrested by the sub-county COVID-19 taskforce before they were handed over to security.
15:27
15:27

Over 500 Homesteads Submerged by Water in Buliisa District Floods 6 3

The most affected people are from the landing sites of Kawaibanda, Butiaba, Boma, Kigangaizi, Tugombili, Walukuba, Bugoigo, Kamagongoro, Kigungu, Serule, Piida, Waisoki, Triangle and Magali, where the majority of the affected people are sleeping in the cold, under trees, in the nearby churches and schools.
15:05
15:05

CAA Rejects Relocation of Traders to Airfield UCAA 2 1

The letter followed a resolution by the municipal authority to have some traders from produce lane relocated to the said land located at the timber yard in Railways Division. The municipal leaders had gone ahead to start grading the land ahead of the relocation process.
14:52
14:52

Experts Explain Why Strict Hand Hygiene Couldn’t be Sustained Makerere University 3

Dr Richard Mugambe, a lecturer in Makerere University’s Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health says that sustaining hand hygiene would have been possible if implementers of the initiative adopted a behavioural model to strategize on how this behaviour that’s not deeply entrenched in the community continues.
14:41
14:41

Developer Blocks Access Road in Mukono Mukono Municipality 3 1

Over 50 residents in the area are now finding it hard to access their homes from the main road of Bajjo-Nyenje using vehicles. They are required to use another alternative route which is about two kilometres to their homes.
14:32
14:32

OPM Arbitrates Conflict Between Health Ministry, Makerere University 2

Reports alleging a heated clash between the two institutions came into the public domain days after the president noted that the COVID-19 testing lab at Makerere University had released wrong information, in relation to the number of positive cases that had been recorded. Media reports indicated t the centre of the clash, was the cost of running the tests.
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