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19:51
19:51

UGX 700 Million Spent On COVID-19 Tests As Museveni Takes Oath Ministry of Health 1 1 Top story

URN has learnt that the over 4000 guests at the ceremony were subjected to tests as per the COVID-19 standard operating procedures. Each PCR test costs close to 180,000 Shillings.
19:12
19:12

Court Orders UNEB Never to Conduct Exams on Muslim Public Holidays eid el fitr 1 Top story

Musoke says that whereas she agrees with the respondent that there was no any evidence as to whether UNEB since 2013 conducted exams in Muslim religious holidays, that notwithstanding, in her view the fact that no formal renunciation has been made by UNEB means that it's act of implementing such practices was done in the years stated by the petitioners and is most likely to continue in future.
18:13
18:13

70 Arrested for Allegedly Planning to Disrupt Museveni's Swearing- in Ceremony 3 1

The suspects, according to security sources, are being detained in military cells particularly at CMI headquarters in Mbuya and Special Investigations Division –SID in Kireka, Wakiso District. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, had earlier confirmed only 41 people arrested for allegedly planning protests and riots on the inauguration day.
18:04
18:04

Attorney General to Guide After Expiry of Ministers' Term President Museveni 1 1

Ofwono Opondo, the Director of Uganda Media Centre says that the Ministers’ tenure expires tomorrow with the swearing-in of the President. He says no Minister can represent the government in public functions.
17:50
17:50

Loser of Lwengo Workers Elections Petitions Court 1 1

In a petition filed at Masaka High Court Registry, Ponsiono Balikka Matovu who contested as an independent candidate says the elections conducted on January 27th 2021, were marred with inconsistencies that affected the overall results and the integrity of the process.
17:22
17:22

Kasese Councillors Agree to Reduce Their Emoluments over Low Revenue Collection 5 4

The council also resolved to cut down on the emoluments of the council’s speaker, the mayor and their deputies.
17:04
17:04

Kitgum District Budget Up By One Percent 1 3

According to the draft budget, Education and sports took the lion share of shillings 13.2 billion followed by health and environment at shillings 7 billion, administration at 4.7 billion and production and marketing at shillings 4.5 billion.
16:56
16:56

Parliament Closes with the Approval of 5 Trillion Shillings Loans in 2 Days 10th parliament 1 2

The 10th Parliament has come to an end with the approval of five loans worth 4.8 trillion shillings in just two days.
16:49
16:49

Kitgum RDC Suspends Speech At Council Meeting in Anger 6 1

Komakech had just begun delivering his remarks on the state of security in the district when Charles Peko, the LCV Councilor Labongo Akwang rose up demanding him to halt his speech.
16:39
16:39

500,000 Babies Exposed to Polio and Tuberculosis at Birth-MOH 1 1

Dr Immaculate Ampaire, the Deputy Programme Manager of the Uganda National Expanded Program says the low uptake of vaccines issued at birth is an indication that some babies are not being born in hospitals.
16:14
16:14

NUP Declares National Fasting and Prayer Day as Museveni Swears-in 2 4

Party spokesperson and Nakawa East Elect Joel Ssenyonyi said they have declared Wednesday a day of prayers and fasting to seek God’s intervention for the country that is covered by human rights abuses, extra judicial killings, and bad governance.
16:14
16:14

Eight Arrested Over Armed Robbery in Omoro aggravated robbery 1 2

The suspects who are being detained at Gulu Central Police Station include Robert Komakech alias KK, Robert Olal, Gerald Ongole, Morish Ogwal, Winnie Abang, Stella Akullu, Nancy Apio and Winny Prisca Ajok while other suspects still at large.
15:57
15:57

Farmers in Rwenzori Advised to Follow Planting Schedule 1 4

The State Minister for Agriculture Henry Aggrey Bagiire says some farmers were found to have replanted their crops soon after the floods that hit several areas in the region.
15:17
15:17

Drop in Gulu District Budget Worries Leaders 1 3

Christopher Opiyo Ateke, the incoming Gulu District Chairman says there is a very big difference between the running budget and the one for the next financial year and that the operation of the district will not be easy.
15:13
15:13

UNRA Faulted For Delayed Replacement of Broken Culvert In Agago 1 2

A section of culverts that had been installed at a swamp in Abone village, Lira Palwo Sub county collapsed about three months ago but no major repair works have been undertaken by UNRA engineers.
15:00
15:00

Parliament Approves UGX 1.4 Trillion Loan for Malaba Railway Project 1 6

The 250-kilometre Kampala-Malaba railway connects Uganda’s capital with Kenya at the Malaba border.
14:45
14:45

Kasese, Soroti Market Vendor Resettlement Exercise Postponed to Next Week vendors 4 1

The exercise involves a meeting of key stakeholders including municipal council technical staff, head of sections in the market and allocation of space to the vendors.
14:16
14:16

Heavy Deployment in Major Towns Ahead of Museveni’s Swearing-in Ceremony 7 1

URN reporters in Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Hoima, Luwero and Arua have observed unusual deployment of anti-riot police and Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers patrolling the towns in anticipation of possible protests by opposition supporters.
13:42
13:42

Creation of New Electoral Areas Crafts UGX190M Funding Gap for Kitgum 4

According to Lapyem, the district initially used to allocate a shillings 63,000,000 of their budget on wages and facilitation for district councilors in each financial year but with the number increasing from 23 to 42 leaders implies that their entitlement would require shillings 132,000,000 translating to a shillings 69,000,000 funding gap.
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