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15:57
15:57

Relief in Parks as Government Issues Temporary Permits to Unregistered Transporters Betty Amongi 3 1 Top story

Silver Kasirye, the Chairman Jinja Stage in the New taxi Park, one of those that registered a high number of stranded passengers, told URN this morning that over 80 taxis have left for Busoga sub region since last night.
11:20
11:20

Telecom Industry Booms Amidst COVID-19 Storm Airtel Uganda 1

COVID-19 caused a spike in the demand for connectivity and digital services. The International Finance Corporation says the pandemic brought business opportunities for telecoms companies.
18:22
18:22

Gov’t to Issue Temporary Permits for Unregistered Upcountry Vehicles

The Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Betty Amongi says that the government has observed the large numbers of passengers stranded in parks and decided that public transporters plying upcountry routes who have not yet finalised registration can carry passengers for a period of three days up to Monday June 8, 2020.
17:07
17:07

Amuru Leaders Demand Health Centre III in Elegu skin diseases 1 2

An estimated 10,000 people who are residents in Elegu depend on Biabia Health III which is 11 kilometres away or Atiak Health Cente IV which is a distant 40 kilometres.
14:15
14:15

International Students Seek Help to Return to their Countries

Charles Sonel, a South Sudanese national and third-year student at Kyambogo University says he prefers returning home since he is uncertain on whether he will be able to foot his food bill in the next month.
07:51
07:51

MPs Express Mixed Reactions to State of Nation Address COVID-19 7 1

While addressing Parliament unveiled 11 measures that he said will help sustain the economy which was affected by COVID-19.
16:22
16:22

Pictorial; Hundreds Stranded in Kampala Taxi Parks as Public Transport Resumes

As they resume, the taxi's were instructed to carry only half of their capacity to ensure social distancing. Yet still, KCCA has also limited the number of taxis coming to the parks as they observe social distancing. Yesterday, KCCA spent the day marking parks and registering them to fit within the new requirements of managing taxi's Kampala.
15:45
15:45

Gulu District Yet to Receive UGX 165m COVID-19 Allocation 2 1

The ministry released the money to districts in April, to intensify the campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was part of a 304 billion Shillings supplementary budget approved by parliament to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
15:24
15:24

Cabinet Approves Borrowing of USD 325m for Road Projects cabinet decisions

Cabinet also approved another request to borrow up to USD 235 million from the African Development Bank to finance the construction of three roads of Namagumba Budadiri Nalugugu (29Kms), Katuna-Muko-Kamuganguzi Road (104kms) and Laropi-Moyo Afoji Road at the South Sudan border, (37kms).
12:58
12:58

MPs Skeptical on Use of Zoom Technology to Deliver State of the Nation Address President Museveni 3 4

However, some MPs note that there is a risk the President may not communicate well with MPs and the nation, in case of interruptions.
10:37
10:37

Local Council Chairpersons Storm RDC’s Office Over Pay 5

LC I and 2 chairpersons from Wanale Division say they have gone three financial years without receiving their allowances yet their colleagues in other divisions in the municipality received theirs.
19:33
19:33

KCCA Limits Number of Taxi’s Allowed in Parks to Ensure Physical Distancing 3

As part of the guidelines issued ahead of the resumption of public transport, the Minister for Kampala Metropolitan Affairs Betty Amongi said taxi’s should maintain a distance of at least two meters from each other while loading in the parks. On top of this, every taxi should have a handwashing facility, while every occupant is expected to have a face mask.
17:49
17:49

Low Cost Houses for Acholi Chiefs Dilapidated 1 4

The two-bedroom houses with a sitting room, kitchen, servants' quarters and a store that were built out of hydra foam bricks have now become inhabitable as their ceilings, windows, walls, veranda and roofs have run-down.
17:33
17:33

Taxi Registration Frustrates Operators as Hundreds are Turned Away Old Kampala 2 5

Hundreds of taxi operators converged at Old Kampala Secondary School and Kitante Primary School on Wednesday to register with the Authority, secure route numbers and colours ahead of the return of public transport on Thursday.
16:37
16:37

Only Five Non-Legislators Invited for State of The Nation Address COVID-19 1 Top story

The five include the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) David Muhoozi, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola, the Commissioner General of Prisons (CGP) Johnson Byabashaija and the High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda in his capacity as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.
13:24
13:24

Only Registered Taxis to Resume Operations on Thursday 1

Gen Wamala says all taxis shall have to be registered before the process ends and only those registered and issued route numbers shall resume operations.
17:35
17:35

Displeasure Motion Against Oulanyah Expunged from Hansard Parliament 1 2

Although the motion was initially against the president, Bugabula South MP Maurice Kibalya moved an amendment to include the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, who was condemned for returning the 20 million Shillings he was given as part of the allocation.
15:24
15:24

Taxi Drivers Warned Against Flouting Rules After Lockdown Lockdown lifting 1

Speaking on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala during the daily security briefing, Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police said any driver who will be caught on the wrong side of the law is going to be dealt with mercilessly.
23:02
23:02

Government Rescinds Decision to Reopen Schools Lockdown lifting 2 Top story

Speaking today at Nakasero, State Lodge, President Yoweri Museveni said that when he allowed candidates in Primary Seven, Senior Four, Senior Six and finalists in tertiary institutions to resume school, there had been no proper assessment of the risk that the reopening posed.
18:19
18:19

FDC Party Gives Electoral Commission Ultimatum On 2021 Elections Roadmap 1 2

Amuriat says the country should not be held into speculation on when or whether the 2021 elections will be held.
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