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18:33
18:33

Three Arrested As Fire Razes Buildings in Koome, Kills One 1

It is alleged that a woman identified as Aisha Namutebi started a fight with her husband, Abdul Rashid Kaniga over an extramarital affair with one Sarah Kaliba, a resident of the same area. A few minutes later, a fire broke out at Sarah Kaliba’s home spreading to neighbouring houses.
18:15
18:15

EU Commissions Ranger Outpost at Queen Elizabeth National Park European Union 1

The project is part of a bigger USD 1.3 million (4.8 billion Shillings) three-year program for Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. It also covers the training of judicial and law enforcement officers in both countries, the installation and supply of camera traps inside the park and specialized training of wildlife crime analysts.
17:53
17:53

13 Media Practitioners in Tooro Seek Elective Positions 3

Patrick Bamanyisa, the News Editor at Hits FM who is aspiring for the Burahya County MP seat says that the area is underrepresented and the residents are being affected by low water coverage and poor roads, issues he says she will address if elected to the position.
17:43
17:43

Court Declares Tax Appeal Deposits Unconstitutional URA 1

The ruling today is a huge boost to business owners that have for long argued that their money is unnecessarily held up at URA as cases drag on for years at the Tax Appeals Tribunal. It is, however, a blow to URA that has been collecting this money before one could challenge its decisions.
17:07
17:07

Tribal Conflicts Threaten NRM Party Primaries in Tororo 3

The multi-ethnic district is currently running two offices for the NRM party, managed by two tribal groups; one for the people of Tororo county, majority of them with Teso lineage and another for the people of West Budama, who are mainly Japadhola.
16:37
16:37

Textile Importers Petition Kadaga on Tax on Raw Materials youth unemployment 3 1

The traders many of who import the materials and design the outfits for sale locally say that the import duty that took effect on July 1, 2020, has greatly affected them. They are charged USD 5 (|18,000 Shillings) per kilogram of textile which, according to them, is too expensive.
16:25
16:25

Kasese Residents Raise Concerns About Poor Sanitation in IDP Camps IDPs 4

Evelyn Muhindi, a resident of Kanyangeya parish says many displaced people are at risk of suffering from typhoid. She says women trek long distances to access water in rivers and other dirty water sources.
16:13
16:13

Express Penalty Ticket Prompts Another Self-Immolation in Kazo 1

Mugisha was intercepted by the traffic police along Kazo – Ibanda Highway for riding a motorcycle without a helmet and a facemask and given an express penalty ticket of 40,000 Shillings which he had to pay in the bank.
15:51
15:51

Masaka DP Leaders to Mobilise Support for NUP 3 1

Joseph Ddungu, the DP organizing Secretary for Masaka district indicates they have thought through the decision and agreed that in the union, there is a common good of achieving the much desired political change in the country. He adds that although they are not formally divorcing their loyalty from the mother party-DP, its ambitions have lately become unclear.
15:19
15:19

World Bank Approves Ugx 554bn to Support Secondary Education in Uganda 1

The project dubbed Uganda Secondary Education Expansion Project- USEEP is financed by an International Development Association credit of $90 million (332.5 billion shillings) and a grant of $60 million (221.6 billion shillings) from the Window on host communities and refugees.
15:07
15:07

East African Leaders Pay Glowing Tribute to Benjamin Mkapa 2 Top story

He, together with the former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Anan and Graca Machel, the wife to Nelson Mandela negotiated a power-sharing agreement between President Mwai Kibaki and the eventual Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
15:00
15:00

FUBA Cancels Basketball League lockdown 1 1

In an interview with President FUBA, Nasser Sserunjogi says that except for Afrobasketball qualifiers, the other competitions will not take place.
14:47
14:47

Former EC Boss Badru Kiggundu Appointed NWSC Board Chairperson President Museveni 1 1

Kigggundu has been the chairperson supervision of the Isimba Hydropower project, a position he went to after serving for 14 years from 2002 to 2016 as the Electoral Commission chairperson.
13:27
13:27

Taxi Drivers in Mityana Storm RDC’s Office Demanding for Elections 5

Last week, the Resident District Commissioner Isha Ntumwa stopped the drivers from carrying out campaigns and elections which had been scheduled for 11 August.
12:55
12:55

Four Radio Simba Employees Arrested for Promoting Sectarianism bizonto 1 1

They include Julius Sserwanja also known as Kidomoole, Mbabaali Maliseeri (Uncle Luyuguumo) Sssaabakaaki Peter (Omuzinyuuzi) and Gold Ki Matono, also known as Opeto. The four are part of the stations morning show which is packaged with satirical skits, mainly linked to the current affairs of the country.
12:47
12:47

Police Sniffer Dogs Aid Arrest of 7,000 Murder, Robbery Suspects 1 Top story

A review of specialised police units’ contribution in fighting crime in the country has revealed that the force’s sniffer dogs have been used in arresting 7,203 suspects of murder, robbery and sexual related offences.
12:30
12:30

Gulu City Seeks UGX 200 Billion For Operations Omoro District. 3 1

Edward Kiwanuka, the City Town Clerk disclosed that part of the money will be used for the development of Gulu City master plan, expand, maintain and open new roads in 12 parishes annexed to the city from the neighbouring Omoro District.
12:07
12:07

Nakaseke District Struggles to Acquire Land For Seed Secondary Schools 2 1

Ignatius Koomu Kiwanuka the LCV Chairperson Nakaseke explains that residents are no longer willing to offer free land for school projects neither does the district has money to procure land from the residents.
12:06
12:06

Health Workers Decry Hostility by COVID-19 Patients in Gulu Elegu Town Council 1 1

There are over 35 health staff deployed at treatment unit and institutional quarantine centre at Gulu College of Health Sciences. The health workers say some patients have been dodging or skipping COVID-19 treatment schedules while others some escape from the center before clinical decisions are made to discharge them.
11:43
11:43

Kitgum Municipality Returns UGX 12.4 Billion to Treasury 2

Emmanuel Banya, the Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk told URN in an interview on Thursday that the fund couldn’t be spent due to the covid-19 pandemic that saw several government projects halted.
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