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19:26
19:26

Amuru Leaders Petition Parliament Over Gov’t GeneXpert Machine Giveaway Health Ministry 4 2

Michael Lakony, the District Chairperson says the machine is being operated by a private health service provider, Test and Fly Laboratory, one of the 14 laboratories accredited by the Health Ministry to undertake Covid-19 testing.
19:04
19:04

Contractor Given 1 Month Ultimatum to Complete Kibaale Seed School 3

KWIK Build Contractors and Engineering LTD who haven't been quick at their work were contracted by government in 2019 to construct the seed school and works were supposed to have been completed in December 2020 but to date, the seed school has never been completed.
18:41
18:41

Uganda Premier League Returns on 15th October Express FC 1 1

The League will return to action after almost five months. The last contest ended prematurely after the outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19 that forced the President to suspend all sporting activities.
18:28
18:28

Kikyuusa Town Councilors Decline to Gazette Three Markets 5 4

Councilors rejected the other three after they punched holes in information about them, on grounds that they fell short of the requirements. Town Council Speaker Gertrude Namutebi says she couldn’t officiate at the gazetting of the three markets when all required documentation such as the land ownership where they are situated is still unclear.
18:16
18:16

Kampala Capital City Ministry Plunges into Labour Export 1

Data from Bank of Uganda shows that Uganda has tremendously benefited from remittances from the Middle East, which increased from $51.4m in 2010 to $309m by 2018.
18:02
18:02

Pastoralists Forcefully Escorted On Foot Out of Kitgum Balalo herdsmen 2 1

The forceful eviction follows the expiry of an ultimatum issued by both the sub-county leaders and the district security to the pastoralists also known as balalo to vacate the sub-county by October 1st. The pastoralist had settled in Pinymunu village in Pajimo Parish after their arrival with 35 heads of cattle for fattening from Ngora District on September 12 this year.
17:50
17:50

New Pests Invade Kasese Tomato Farmers kasese farmers 1 3

Moses Katushabe, one of the affected farmers says the new pest attacks the fruits as they start to ripen with a capacity to destroy hundreds of acres within a very short period of time.
17:11
17:11

Can Ugandans' Tax Burden Get Any Worse?

“Today, too small a group of Ugandans find themselves bearing a tax burden that should be shared with others. Many more who benefit from the development of our economy, of our society, of our personal freedoms and chances in life, need to play their part and make a contribution as taxpayers so that we can all share in a better future,” says Keith Muhakanizi, former Secretary to the Treasury
16:55
16:55

More Fathers in Northern Uganda Stop Beating Children - Report 3

The study that involved 500 male parents under the campaign Real Fathers Initiative shows that only 43% of men were still using physical punishments in their homes.
16:14
16:14

Aggressive Boda-Bodas Target Security Officers to Injure them During Curfew Kitgum Municipality 2 1

At least three security officers enforcing Covid-19 guidelines have been attacked and injured within Pandwong and Central Divisions in the past one and half weeks by Boda Boda riders past curfew hours. Two of the injured are Uganda People’s Defence Force soldiers, one who sustained injuries on the legs and lost two teeth after being knocked with a motorcycle while another was assaulted on Pager River Bridge.
16:01
16:01

Shortest Baby Mattresses Must be At least 4 feet - UNBS 4

Dr.Sabrina Kitakka, a senior pediatrician at Mulago hospital commends the UNBS for the step to standardize children mattresses. She says that as a paediatrician she has encountered a number of children having complications developed from the bad mattresses used.
15:48
15:48

Hailstorm Wrecks Havoc In Kamwenge District 1 3

According to the farmers in Kahunge town council, four villages of Kabwisana Kihura and Rwenkuba, in Rwenkuba ward were the worst hit, while in Nkoma sub county three villages of Mpanga in Mabale parish, Rushenyi in Bishozi parish and Kaberere in Kaberebere parish were also not spared
15:36
15:36

Inside the Minds of Writers Critical of Museveni 2 1

But Kwakwenza's plan isn’t like he will be writing more novels such as Greedy Barbarian. His next writing is an erotic novel which he promises will be hotter than Red Pepper’s hyena. “Buy people should not think I am Mr. hyena,” he quipped.
13:59
13:59

South Sudan Accepts to Waive Visa Fees for Ugandans 1

The countries were charging $50 for a single entry visa for ordinary citizens. All the East African Communities countries do not require visas for, nor charge citizens of member countries for visa fees.
13:41
13:41

I Fled My Parents’ Home Because They Wanted to Cut My Genitals 4 1

“I wouldn’t wish any girls to experience what I went through. I was cut at 10 years and I bled for three weeks. They told me that the cutting had not been done very well. They repeated the exercise and I almost died. I cannot allow my two daughters to experience the same.” - a 35-year old local Councilor.
13:00
13:00

Impunity: Unvaccinated Cattle Invade Nakasongola Under Armed Guard Despite Quarantine 4 1

Richard Miiro Kigayaza the Nakasongola district councillor for Nabiswera sub-county says that several people including officers of Uganda People’s Defense Forces have bought land in their area and transport cattle daily without following procedures.
12:25
12:25

Suspected Cattle Rustlers Kill Orom-Tikau Prison Warder 1

The Orom Sub County LCIII Chairperson Johnson Acellam Toodera has identified the deceased as Dickson Akuna who was reportedly confronted by yet unknown assailants from his garden on Friday evening.
11:42
11:42

Friday Night Fire Destroys Jinja Shops police spokesperson 1

"The fire broke out in the shops at around 10:00PM and there was timely response from police however, the fire was so big flames which deterred us from rescuing our property," says crafts dealer Fatia Nakigudde.
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