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22:17
22:17

Lyantonde NRM Chairperson Bows Out of Party Primaries candidates

Ssewandigi was facing competition from his son Paul Ssekandi and the incumbent Lyantonde Town Council Chairperson, Mustafa Kalule for the NRM party flag. He, however, says he decided to withdraw from the primaries because of strong personal and family reasons.
21:55
21:55

Jinja Hospital Emergency Unit Temporarily Closes after COVID-19 Deaths patient 1 Top story

Although the facility was disinfected on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, patients and their attendants started fleeing it for fear of contracting Covid19. As a result, management temporarily relocated some of the patients to the outpatient department. However, most of them opted to seek medical services from lower health facilities.
21:41
21:41

Court Declines to Block Nomination of NUP Candidates Moses Kibalama 1 2 Top story

Ssekaana said that since the election process has already started and is still ongoing, issuing an interim injunction may bring political confusion. The Judge later promised to hear the main case soon for which he fixed for September 18 2020.
20:55
20:55

100 Ugandans Repatriated from Rwanda 1 1 Top story

Wallace Bindeeba, the Katuna Cluster Immigration Officer who led a delegation of Ugandan officials that witnessed the repatriation exercise, said the returnees will first be inspected by health officials from the Kabale district Covid-19 task force before being transported to Entebbe for the mandatory quarantine.
20:35
20:35

Lyantonde Family Storms CAO’s Office For Violating Court Injunction 3 2 Top story

On Tuesday, the family members stormed the office of the Chief Administrative Officer, David Lubuuka to demand an explanation why the district has continued developing their land in disregard of the court injunction. Kakako took her mattress and pitched camp at the reception area, which paralyzed work for over three hours.
20:03
20:03

Former Nansana Town Clerk , Three Others Remanded for Abuse of Office 1 Top story

Prosecution led by James Khauka told court that in September 2019 while at Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district, the accused persons irregularly authorized the payment of Shillings 15 million to Vince Tours Uganda Limited for providing transport services in disregard of the proper procedures.
19:14
19:14

Parliament Demands Clear Govt Position on Schools' Re-opening re-opening schools 8 1

Bulamogi County MP Kenneth Lubogo raised a matter of National Importance questioning why government had not taken a step to declare a ‘dead’ academic year given the Covid-19 pandemic. The MP also noted the unclear communication on the opening up of school from different government institutions.
18:57
18:57

Parliament Summons Justice Minister Over EC's Stance on Candidates' Names 1 3

The directive issued by the Speaker followed a concern raised by the Soroti Woman MP that the EC was considering not nominating aspirants who have names that differ from those on their academic papers
18:39
18:39

Isimba Dam Contractor, UEGCL Boss Clash Before Kadaga Isimba Dam Bridge 4 1 Top story

The Tuesday afternoon meeting that was attended by Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija, was summoned by Kadaga over the controversy of the regarding Bridges that are supposed to run from Kayunga to Kuva Island and another from Kuva Island to Kamuli side. The speaker has severally demanded for answers from the Finance Ministry why the works on the Bridges have stalled.
18:33
18:33

Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana Takes Lead in Rushenyi County Vote Recount 1 1

The recount presided over by the chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party-Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi follows a petition filed by Rukutana challenging the outcome that gave victory to his political nemesis Naome Kabasharira.
18:26
18:26

Chemicals Ruining Uganda's Soil, Environment 2

The national farmers' federation has close to 3.31 million registered farmers, but less than one million have trained and acquired certificates in fertilizers application and crop management Uganda.
18:16
18:16

Health Centers in Kwania Get Facelift Health Ministry 4 2

The repairs are being done in a phased manner and funded by the government in partnership with the World Bank under the Results-Based Financing (RBF) project. The repairs are being done in a phased manner and funded by the government in partnership with the World Bank under the Results-Based Financing (RBF) project.
18:08
18:08

South Sudan Pay: Kasaija Skips House Again Parliament 1 1

Kasaija who appeared in Parliament at 11;00 am to meet with Kadaga and Isimba Dam contractors was also sighted at lunch time in Parliament but was not present for plenary sessions which kicked of at 3;00pm.
18:03
18:03

Travel Company Sues Gov't Over Unpaid Air Tickets 1 Top story

According to the breakdown of the invoices, government secured air tickets worth USD 18,186 (about Shillings 67.3 million) on credit in the 2014 to 2015 financial year. It also secured tickets worth 20,190 dollars (Shillings 74.7 million) in the 2015/ 2016 financial year and USD 17, 647 (Shillings 65.3 million) in the next financial year.
17:54
17:54

Ugandan Joint $100,000 Winner To Give Back For Food Security 3 1

When she saw the call for nominations early this year, Nakalembe says she never anticipated that she would win; she understood it to be targeting innovators who develop solutions that directly impact the farmer, like her co-winner Dr André Bationo from Burkina Faso developed a method of micro dossing that involves using very little environmental-friendly fertilizers to boast crop yields.
17:43
17:43

Poorer Ugandans not Seeking Healthcare- Report

Of the five countries analyzed in the study whose results were released on Tuesday, only Nigeria has out of pocket hospital payments below 25 per cent of the total household non-food expenditure. Other countries including Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania had expenditure on health above the 25 per cent threshold.
17:29
17:29

Investigate Human Head Incident- Kadaga 1 1

On Monday, a 22-year-old man Joseph Nuwashaba, a resident of Kizinda, Bushenyi district was intercepted at Parliament with a severed human head that he wanted to deliver to Speaker Kadaga.
17:18
17:18

NRM Officials Worried About Members Opting to Run as Independents 4 1

Sserugga Lubega, the Mukono District NRM Administrator faults the aspirants for making haste decisions, which he says is likely to affect the party.
16:55
16:55

Private Medical Center in Kitgum Closed After Covid-19 Patient Dies

The former Kitgum District Vice Chairperson Billy Graham Odongkara was admitted at the facility last Wednesday with the low blood pressure but died hours later Thursday morning from breathing complications.
16:22
16:22

NUP Vets Chameleon, Sebaggala for Lord Mayor's Race Joseph Mayanja 3 2 Top story

Sebaggala, who believes he is the right candidate for the position, given his loyalty to the party and leadership experience, promises to work hard for the betterment of Kampala. According to Sebaggala, once given the party card, he will work hard to ensure NUP wins the lord mayor’s seat.
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