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16:54
16:54

Police Use Live Ammunition to Disperse Mob health 1 1 Top story

The 71-year-old, Patel Motibhayi was driving a NOAH registration number; UAW 358D when he rammed into a container, accelerated and knocked Kalende who was seated in a shoe workshop.
16:42
16:42

Dokolo DEO Succumbs to COVID-19 1

Musafiri Suwed, the Dokolo District Information Officer, says that Bwonyo developed breathing complications in the wee hours of Sunday morning and was rushed to Lira Regional Referral Hospital from where he died hours later.
16:31
16:31

Strange Disease Killing Goats, Sheep in Jinja animal 5 1

Robinah Kafuko, a resident of Buyengo trading center says that she has so far lost five goats to the strange disease. She says that despite isolating the infected goats and treating them outside the main herd, the disease has spread to the rest of the animals.
16:06
16:06

Experts Call for Cautious Breastfeeding As Babies Born to COVID-19 Positive Mothers Test Positive 5

Dr. Lawrence Kazibwe, who doubles as the Deputy Director of Kawempe hospital, says that investigations are still ongoing to rule out the possibility of the babies contracting COVID-19 infection at birth.
15:50
15:50

Wetland Encroachers to Benefit from Revolving Fund 2 2

Maximo Twinomuhangi, an official from the Ministry of Water and Environment told URN that they will implement the revolving fund project after the demarcation of the wetland boundaries.
15:20
15:20

Nwoya Vet Department Targets 5,000 Cattle in FMD Vaccination Anaka Sub-County 1 2 Top story

Dr. James Okwir, the Nwoya District Veterinary Officer, says they launched the vaccination exercise on Thursday in Got-Ngur village in Purongo Sub-County. At least 500 cattle have been vaccinated by the second day of exercise, which moved to Lawora and Tangi villages, still in Purongo.
15:08
15:08

Uganda Technical College Kichwamba Commissions Three Oil and Gas Workshops 4 6

Silver Mukwasibwe, Principal Kichwamba College, says that they secured a loan of Shillings 8Billion from the World Bank to enable them erect three workshops for students targeting the Oil and gas sectors.
14:49
14:49

Katakwi District Official in Trouble Over OPM Cash 1 2

On Thursday, the Akoboi sub county LC III chairperson, Jorem Obukui convened a meeting with the aggrieved group members where Tino was also invited.
14:28
14:28

Lack of Vehicles Hindering Health Service Delivery in Kabale, Rubanda, Rukiga ambulance 6 1

Peter Kibondo Rwakifari, the Rubanda Resident District Commissioner and District Health Officer, Abdon Birungi, says that whenever they have a COVID-19 patient pending transfer from Rubanda to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, they first have to ring the hospital director to request an ambulance.
13:50
13:50

We are Fed Up of Unfulfilled Compensation Pledges, Luwero Leaders Tell Off Minister 5 1

Captain Muhammad Mubiru, the Chairperson of Retired Officers and Men for NRA/UPDF in Luwero district welcomed the opening of the office, saying it will save them the cost of travelling to Kampala to apply for projects as well as benefits.
13:32
13:32

Taps Run Dry As Theft Of Water Meters Takes Toll In Nansana 4 2

Regina Bakitte Nakazzi, the Mayor of Nansana municipality told URN that they been have experiencing water shortage resulting from the prolonged drought, which is being compounded by the theft of water meters.
12:51
12:51

UPDF Issues Shoot to Kill Orders Against Armed Warriors Resisting Disarmament 2 1 Top story

Brigadier Balikundembe issued the orders on Saturday during the official launch of the cordon and search operations in Nabilatuk, Amudat and Nakapiripirit districts.
12:36
12:36

Tororo Property Developers Decline to Giveway to USMID Project

Okuna explains that the decision by the affected property owners not to cooperate with the municipality is a threat to the multi-billion infrastructural development, adding that besides the three property owners, some vendors led by Edward Okware have also declined to vacate road reserves insisting that the municipality shows them alternative space to operate from.
11:55
11:55

One Person Critically Injured in Another Deadly Attack on Apaa Community 2 1

David Acaye, 25, a resident of Lulayi village, says that he encountered the attackers around 2:00 pm when he and his wife ferried their household items to the bush after receiving news of an enemy invasion on the community.
11:40
11:40

Uganda Railways Corporation Resumes Passenger Train Services 2 2 Top story

Stephen Wakasenza, the Chief Commercial Officer at URC, says that they have been running trial sessions since Wednesday to be sure about the readiness of the coaches to resume operations and try out effective ways of ensuring compliance with the SOPs including physical distancing.
11:13
11:13

Court of Appeal Reduces Sentence of Convicted Murderer by More than Half

In 2014, Bagatenda through Douglas Magulu Sembuya advocates appealed the ruling on grounds that the learned justice had erred in law and fact to impose such "an excessive jail term of 61-years. The lawyers argued that besides suffering the death row syndrome, their client “had demonstrated a high level of reform, remorse and was a first time offender aged 22 at the time of the offence in 2000"
10:41
10:41

Teachers Struggle with Online Declaration of Wealth, Ask for Extension of Deadline 1 4 Top story

Regina Nazziwa, a teacher at St Mary’s Kasozi primary school, says when the directive to declare their wealth was made, the responsible authorities didn’t take the trouble to train or sensitize them on how to go about it yet this was a new development. She says that besides ignorance of the process, they have also been impeded by the lockdown since they couldn’t move to access the internet and computers.
10:13
10:13

Karamoja Leaders Oppose Additional UPDF Deployment Fearing Excalation of HIV Infection 1

Nabilatuk LC V Chairperson, Paul Lokol, says that deploying thousands of soldiers in Karamoja will affect the ongoing peaceful disarmament and urged the army to allow the local leaders to work with the available troops. He also said that the presence of many soldiers may escalate HIV infection in the region.
09:40
09:40

Over 2,400 Ugandans Stranded In Gulf- Ambassador 1 4 Top story

According to Kibedi, only a few trafficked victims are able to reach the Ugandan embassy for assistance because many of them entered the countries illegally.
09:10
09:10

Man Kills Wife Over UGX 20,000 Murder 3

Nzabaniita ran into trouble when he told his friends that he had killed his wife and tried to get away but was apprehended by the residents.
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