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17:45
17:45

Nakalema Orders Bus Companies to Refund Extorted Passengers' Cash bus owners 1 1

In an update through the Anti-corruption tweeter handle on what transpired in the meeting that was convened to harmonize on how students and citizens will be refunded their money, Nakalema has directed that companies that extorted money refund it within seven days.
17:18
17:18

Bidi Bidi Refugees Struggle to Access Farmlands as Food Aid Cut Bites 1 1

The refugees say that the cut in food aid ration to them by the World Food Program -WFP in April has negatively impacted their livelihoods and left most of them helplessly surviving on one meal a day. The WFP in April 2020 announced a 30% reduction in the relief food ration it distributes to refugees and asylum seekers, in Uganda. It also warned that further cuts could follow.
17:16
17:16

LDC Defends Decision to Graduate Students Without Issuing Final Results 1 Top story

Frank Nigel Othembi, LDC Executive Director told URN in an interview on Thursday morning that results normally come out well before graduation, which wasn’t possible this time around. “Seeing results is not a precondition for graduation,” Othembi said.
16:34
16:34

Influx of Street Kids in Lira Raises Concern Lira city 5

Some street kids spit saliva at people, vandalize cars and often beat up pedestrians who refuse to give them money and also litter the streets.
16:33
16:33

Namayingo Covid-19 Taskforce Chairman Tests Positive, in Isolation 2

Yahaya Kakoza, the Namayingo RDC and Covid-19 Task Force Chairperson in a phone interview with URN says that he developed symptoms of coronavirus and was subjected to the test and was confirmed positive.
15:02
15:02

UWA Ranger Shoots Dead 35 Year-Old Man in Sironko

Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, says that no arrest has been made but inquiries have been enhanced. He says that they conducting investigations vide police file CPS Sironko CRB 303/2021while Nabugodi’s body has been conveyed to Mbale City mortuary pending a postmortem
15:01
15:01

Fifty People Arrested in Ntinda Bar 1 1

Kampala metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that 50 suspects were picked up in one bar called Garage located in Ntinda-Kigowa zone Nakawa division in the ongoing night operations of raiding bars that are still operating.
14:34
14:34

1,500 Stranded Students Evacuated So Far 6

Since Tuesday, the government has been providing transport to clear the numbers of students stranded in Kampala to get back to their upcountry homes.
14:11
14:11

Oxygen Plants Failing to Match Demand as COVID-19 Cases Surge MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 1

Dr. Nathan Onyaki, the Director Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that their plant broke down recently after being overstretched because of the growing demand for oxygen. He says that the situation has worsened because of the upsurge in COVID-19 cases being admitted at their treatment facility.
13:41
13:41

500 Sorghum Farmers in Kwania Sign MOU with Global Educational Network 4 3

George Ebong, the Chairperson Kwania district Framers’ Association described the move as a big boost to the farmer’s group.
12:57
12:57

Delayed Distribution of Medical Supplies Worries Kyotera, Rakai Districts 2

Dr Edward Muwanga, the Kyotera District Health Officer, says that they are eagerly waiting for the supplies given the increasing number of COVID cases. As of Monday, the district had 388 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
12:11
12:11

Rakai Man Hacks Wife to Death then Hangs Himself 1

The gruesome incident occurred last night around 10pm. The man so far identified as Katongole turned against his wife Rose Nakate following a domestic dispute.
11:54
11:54

Kwania Leaders Concerned over Encroachment of Wetlands 1 3

LAbout 539.3 hectares of the total 1,012 hectares of wetland in Kwania is already encroached on by residents. The leaders are also accusing LCI Chairpersons of frustrating efforts in the fight against encroachment on wetlands.
11:40
11:40

200 Labour Export Companies in Crisis as Flights to UAE are Suspended 1

Uganda Airlines has also been preparing to launch flights to Dubai at the end of this month using its two newly acquired A330-800Neo Airbuses. And the over 200 labour export companies under Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) will soon meet to discuss the latest move and communicate the way forward.
11:38
11:38

Bundibugyo RDC Refutes Reported Influx of Congolese Refugees Into the District 6 1 Top story

Asiimwe Banji has denied the reported influx of the refugees, saying that they are aware of people with relatives in DRC who have habitually aided them to enter the district through Rwamabale in Ntoroko District.
11:12
11:12

Construction Of Port Health Lab In Busia Stalls 4 1 Top story

The construction work after Busia Municipal authorities handed over 2.9 acres of land to the Health Ministry for the construction of staff quarters and a modern laboratory for the Port health facility, which is found at the one-stop border post.
10:26
10:26

47 Students Test Positive for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Schools 1

James Onono Ojok, the Gulu University Public Relations Officer told URN on Thursday morning that the students did not present with severe conditions and were placed under home-based care.
09:18
09:18

Schools Reintroduce Long Distance Teaching for Semi Candidates for Continuity 3

For the semi candidates who were returning on June 7 for their special term before getting promoted to candidate classes, some secondary schools have embarked on reintroducing long distance learning for the 42 days of lockdown on the sector.
09:02
09:02

Lira Roadside Vendors Protest Eviction Lira Main Market 5

Jackie Akello argued that evicting them from the street will not only disrupt their livelihood but also poses a greater risk of contracting the Coronavirus since the markets are more crowded than the streets.
08:43
08:43

CID Fears a 42-Day Upsurge in Defilement Cases CID Kampala 2 2

Charles Twine the CID spokesperson has told Uganda Radio Network-URN, that as law enforcement bodies apart from the challenge of enforcing the Covid-19 guidelines in place, another disturbing factor is going to be high reported cases of defilement, likely to shoot-up once again in this lockdown.
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