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21:19
21:19

New Study to Establish Workers’ Perceptions about COVID -19 Vaccine 2

Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), the agency conducting the research told URN on Friday that the study is happening at two sites in Masaka and Entebbe.
20:53
20:53

East Acholi to Get State-of-the-Art Eye Care Facility 4 1

Dr Pamela Atim Okot, the Medical Director of St Joseph’s Hospital Kitgum told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that overwhelming cases of eye complications in the region necessitated calls for the facility. The most common are eye trauma, refractive errors in children and adults, retinal degeneration, allergic and bacterial conjunctivitis, cataract and glaucoma.
20:47
20:47

Two People Killed by Own Children in Kole District 2

It's reported that Obang was speared to death by his 20-year-old son Denis Okello during a domestic brawl at 2 pm Friday. Cyprian Ocuti, the LCII chairperson of Barongin parish, says that Obang returned home while drunk and picked a quarrel with his family members.
20:36
20:36

MPs Decry Corruption, Indebtedness as Uganda Marks 58th Independence State House 5 1

Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga says that Ugandans still need to fight for independence from fellow Africans who have enriched themselves by taking advantage of their positions and vulnerability of nationals. He is concerned that national resources are not equally shared, and Ugandans are not free to participate in politics without their rights being infringed on.
20:16
20:16

Changes at ISO Good for Human Rights- Lawyers 1 1

Having served as ISO boss for close to four years, Kaka was relieved of his duties yesterday by President Yoweri Museveni and replaced with Lt Col Charles Oluka, whom he had fired from the agency two years ago.
18:11
18:11

Suspicious Academic Papers Haunt Lwengo Woman MP Cissy Namujju Masaka High Court 1

Namujju retained the NRM flag for the Lwengo Woman Parliamentary seat after defeating Dr Sarah Nkonge Muwonge with 46,491 against 28,474 votes. But Sarah Nkonge lodged a petition in Masaka High Court alleging that Namujju used academic qualifications owned by another person to secure her nomination.
18:00
18:00

Sudhir Acquires Simbamanyo Building after Owner Defaults on Bank Loan equity bank

The building which houses the Ministry of Gender offices, Kampala Imaging Centre, among others was initially owned by Simbamanyo Estates Limited, an entity owned by businessman Peter Kamya. The tenants and occupants were informed in a notice dated October 8, 2020, that the building had been bought off by Meera Investments Limited.
17:51
17:51

Museveni Makes Case for Road Projects Outside Uganda State House 1 1

The President said that although many MPs questioned why Uganda was building roads in Congo yet it still has a poor road network, the country needs to boost its trade with DR Congo with South Sudan in order to build better roads. He added that the matter should not be discussed in such a way to avoid 'annoying' the neighbours.
17:39
17:39

Inspection, Funding Delays Might Affect School Reopening Dates 2 1

But with just five days to the official reopening of schools, the Directorate of Education Standard is yet to issue compliance certificates and inspecting a large number of schools in areas with a high concentration of learners. The exercise began on Monday, October 5, with an expectation that by Friday October 9, some inspected schools, will have a green light to admit students.
17:26
17:26

Musasizi Wins NRM Primaries for Rubanda East After Recount 4 1

Musasizi was declared the winner by the party’s Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr Tang Odoi at the party headquarters Kyadondo in Kampala.
17:14
17:14

Health Ministry Gets Greenlight for South-Korean COVID-19 Antigen Test COVID 19 1 1

The test is a rapid point-of-care swab test that directly detects the presence or absence of coronavirus antigen in the patient’s body, generating diagnosis results within less than 30 minutes. These tests are designed to detect a specific protein in the virus that elicits the body’s immune response.
16:54
16:54

Police to Procure Ambulances for 2021 General Elections 2 1

The ambulances will be procured and be managed by force’s directorate of health services Dr Moses Byaruhanga.
16:48
16:48

Hundreds Defy Govt to Attend Jumah Prayers at Kibuli Mosque 9 5

According to medical experts, there is a high risk among large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart. But despite the risk involved, the Friday Jumah Prayers led by Dr Abdul Hafiz Walusimbi were attended by hundreds of congregants.
16:26
16:26

Fort Portal City Councillors Protest Lack of Council Sittings Joseph Mashuhuko 2 1

The Minister of Local Government, Raphael Magyezi says that they have submitted to parliament a supplementary budget for funds to meet the financial needs of the cities.
16:24
16:24

Health Ministry Stops Tracing COVID-19 Patient Contacts 1

While the Ministry used to trace and isolate whoever came into contact with a confirmed positive or suspected case early into the pandemic, a model they borrowed from Ebola surveillance, Dr Charles Olaro, the Director Clinical Services says that their contact tracing system got skewed when community infections became rampant.
16:15
16:15

Ntoroko Residents Struggle to Contain Flooding Waters 2 1

Simon Mugisa, one of the area residents says that some of the displaced people have constructed raised wooden structures to accommodate themselves. He adds that some are sleeping in the cold while others relocated to stay with relatives in safer places.
16:10
16:10

Kyagulanyi Asks Court to Reject Kibalama’s Evidence in NUP Formation Case Bobi Wine 1

Kyagulanyi wants the additional evidence by Kibalama and Simbwa struck out from the court record.
15:39
15:39

COVID-19 Sinks 40m Sub-Saharan Africans into Abject Poverty - Word Bank economic recovery 3

“The road to recovery may be long, and it may be steep, but prioritizing policy actions and investments that address the challenge of creating more, better and inclusive jobs will pave the way for a faster, stronger and inclusive recovery for African countries,” said Albert Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist for the Africa regions.
15:31
15:31

It's Not Yet Uhuru For Uganda's Teacher 2 1

Charles Wakwabubi Siangu, a member of the defunct Uganda Teacher’s Association says the condition of teacher today may be worse compared to what it was before and immediately after Independence.
14:15
14:15

Head Teachers Concerned About Slow Pace of Inspection 4

The Ministry of Education and Sports is supposed to inspect all educational institutions ahead of the scheduled re-opening of schools for candidates and finalists.
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