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08:11
08:11

Amuru District Leaders Call for Joint Cross Border Security Unit to Curb Crime Elegu Town Council 2 1

Michael Lakony, the Amuru District LCV Chairperson, says there is an escalation of organized crimes such as livestock and motor vehicle thefts, human trafficking and smuggling among others at the Elegu border in Uganda and Nimule, the South Sudan side that threatens the peace of cross border community.
07:43
07:43

Masaka Landing Sites Choke on Plastic Waste 3 2

Godfrey Ssemanda, a resident of Lambu landing site in Bukakata Sub County, indicates that dumping of the foreign plastic materials is frustrating their local efforts of collecting the waste materials for recycling because part of it remains stuck in the floating vegetation cover on the lake.
21:29
21:29

Uganda Receives Over Ten Million Doses of Polio Vaccines 2 2

Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO Representative in Uganda is convinced that Uganda will meet the target of ten million children within three days based on its past polio vaccination record. Tegegn however hopes that the exercise will not disrupt or be disrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 mass vaccination campaign.
18:15
18:15

Interviews for EAC Jobs Postponed After Uganda's Protest EALA MPs 1

The Secretariat early this year advertised over 50 jobs attracting more than 15,000 applications. However there have been concerns especially from the Ugandan side over unequal distribution of the jobs among the six member states of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi.
18:29
18:29

Absence of Banking Services Frustrate Cross-Border Traders in Elegu Elegu Township 1 3

The Town Council has a population of 17,000 people with more than 500 of them engaged in cross-border trade. They deal in general merchandise, agricultural produce, hardware, restaurants and supermarkets among others.
16:06
16:06

Gov't Impounds Several Tonnes of Immature Fish 3 6

The trucks, containing immature fish criminally harvested in Uganda and illegally repackaged in Kenya and destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo were impounded at Mpondwe border in Kasese on October 10 and were on Wednesday driven to the Fisheries Directorate head office in Entebbe pending further investigations.
18:38
18:38

Gov’t Starts Mass Treatment of River Blindness Among South Sudan Refugees MInistry of Health 2 1

David Oguttu, the programme Manager for the National Onchocerciasis Elimination programme says enrolling the refugees in mass treatment will help Uganda achieve its policy of eliminating Onchocerciasis.
23:06
23:06

Army Impounds Four Trucks Allegedly Carrying Immature Fish 2 1

The trucks, destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo, were impounded in Kasese and driven today to the Fisheries Directorate head office in Entebbe pending further investigations.
06:57
06:57

UPDF Hands Over Two Suspected National Salvation Front Rebels to South Sudan national security 3 1 Top story

The suspected rebels include Corporal Victor Batal, 45, and Augustine Yakal, 21, all residents of Morobo County, Central Equatorial Province in South Sudan. Batal was arrested from Small London in Koboko District while Yakal from Busia in November 2020.
11:31
11:31

Accommodation Challenges Baffle Civil Servants in Elegu Township 3 3

Wallace Bindeeba, the National Citizenship and Immigration Control team leader at Elegu, says that 17 of his staff members currently share very tiny rooms or rent in unsafe makeshift structures.
21:25
21:25

EAC Tourism Expo Set to Revive Regional Approach to Single Destination

The EAC region lost more than 90 percent in tourism earnings to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Dr Mathuki is confident that the region's tourism activities are now poised for revival, putting the onus on governments and other players in the sector to work together to market the region’s tourist attractions and products
19:31
19:31

Leaders Push for Expedited Uganda – South Sudan Border Demarcation 3 1

Geoffrey Osborn Oceng, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner says the protracted border impasse has resulted into insecurity, interrupted cross border economic c activities and displacement of communities.
13:42
13:42

Elegu Border Records Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Positive Cases truck drivers 1 3

Last month of September 2021, out of the 2,594 samples tested by the health team 92 people, mostly travelers and long-distance truck drivers turned positive compared to 35 out of 2,478 samples tested in August.
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.
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.
16:58
16:58

Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Denied Access to Elegu Border security 4 1

Elegu, located in Amuru District is the main point of entry for goods and services into South Sudan. The leaders visited the border on Thursday as part of an oversight and fact-finding mission, to assess the state of the cross border relations and management by the two countries.
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