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21:36
21:36

Construction of Multipurpose Store at Aduku HCIV Commences 2 1

Dr. Moses Ebong, the Kwania District Health Officer, says the Health facility is dire need of a store. He believes once completed, the project will help them improve drug storage.
20:03
20:03

Business Hit Hard as Taxis Are Grounded in Luweero Town 1 4 Top story

Margaret Nambwere, the Proprietor Tendo Restaurant in Luweero Taxi Park told URN on Thursday that he had only sold breakfast to five people by 11am unlike the past where he could have attended to over 50 people. Nambwere says that many drivers have stayed away from the park leaving them without customers.
19:00
19:00

Buganda Kingdom Closes Offices for 14 Days COVID-19 1 1

Speaking to the media, Charles Peter Mayiga, the kingdom Katikkiro said that the move has been necessitated by yesterday’s ban on public transport by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Majority of the Kingdom’s employees use public means to get to the Mengo based offices.
18:34
18:34

Private Healthcare Providers Demand Training on Basic COVID-19 Care 1 1 Top story

Grace Kiwanuka, the Executive Director Uganda Healthcare Federation UHF, an entity that brings together private healthcare providers told Uganda Radio Network that after Uganda confirmed an outbreak on Saturday many of their members expressed concern that patients approach them with symptoms and they are challenged how to handle them because they haven’t been sensitised.
18:13
18:13

COVID 19: KCCA Plans for Door to Door Deliveries 4 1 Top story

Harriet Mudondo, the Director Gender and Community Services and Production in KCCA, says they have engaged the leadership of different markets who have since submitted lists of vendors with their numbers that customers can call and make orders.
17:29
17:29

COVID-19 Control Measures Incomplete without Economic Relief - Opposition MPs Joel Ssenyonyi 5

Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda says that the measures are likely to affect a sizeable number of Ugandans, whose livelihood is dependent on their daily income. He says that the category of Nationals needs to be supported to overcome the distress that is likely to come with the measures.
17:08
17:08

Busia Traders Demonstrate after Police Close Retail Shops 4 1

Ashraf Asimwe, a hotel operator along custom road says she is now stuck with the food she had cooked due to lack of clients. She has been depending on boda-boda riders and shop attendants.
16:42
16:42

Arcades, Shops Not in Markets Can Stay Open – Trade Minister amelia kyambadde 1 1 Top story

Kyambadde told reporters at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala that only those shops in fresh food markets should close. Food sellers remain operating.
16:38
16:38

Registration of Fishermen on Lake Kwania Suspended 1

Recently, Kwania District authorities invited the commanders of the UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit to discuss mechanism of conducting the registration exercise. The move which was aimed at regulating illegal fishing activities and conserving Uganda’s water bodies has reportedly been objected by the Fishery Protection Unit.
15:49
15:49

Stanbic Posts UGX 259bn After-Tax-Profits Stanbic Bank Uganda 1

In the financial results, published on Thursday, Stanbic said the money it lent to customers grew to 2.9 trillion Shillings in 2019 from 2.5 trillion Shillings, a year before - a growth of 14 per cent. Outgoing Chief Executive Patrick Mweheire described the results as a “great performance.
15:43
15:43

New Digital Tool Unveiled to Keep Children Learning Amid COVID-19 Lockdown 1

To access Kolibri one, will need internet connectivity and gadgets such as a desk computer, laptop or smartphone to access content through http://e-learning.education.go.ug. Through the chrome browser, every user is required to create an account with a username and password to have access to the platform which is championed by UNICEF, the Ministry of Education and the National Information Technology Authority.
14:17
14:17

COVID-19: KCCA Sets Up Rapid Response Teams coronavirus 1

In a press statement issued Thursday, KCCA says it has set up Division Rapid Response Surveillance Teams comprising Doctors, Clinicians, Lab Technicians and Surveillance Officers.
13:33
13:33

When Countries Declare a Lock-down to Fight COVID-19

A statement issued by the Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente on Saturday banned all unnecessary movements outside home unless absolutely important like for medical supplies or shopping for food.
12:43
12:43

Patient Numbers Drastically Drop at Arua Hospital as Fear for COVID19 Intensifies COVID -19 outbreak 1 2 Top story

Dr. Philbert Nyeko, the Director Arua Regional Referral Hospital told URN on Wednesday evening that because of the increasing fear of the Coronavirus, some patients and their caretakers have opted to leave on their own while dozens of those who normally come for treatment at the hospital have stayed awa
10:39
10:39

COVID -19: Kabale Municipality Authorities Ban Food Vending 2

Alex Baingana, Principal Assistant Town Clerk for Central Division says that food vending has been banned because it is difficult for health authorities to access their hygiene. He also says that most of them tend to attract many people who are very difficult to control. Baingana says that the ban is in a good faith because it is only a preventing measure against Corona virus.
10:32
10:32

False Callers Burdening Masaka COVID Surveillance Taskforce COVID 19 1 3

But Herman Ssentongo, the Masaka District Resident Commissioner and the chairperson of the Taskforce, says their mission is being disrupted by false callers. He says some people are calling the emergency line to report their foes who they falsely accuse of being corona virus suspects.
07:59
07:59

COVID-19: World Bank, IMF Call For Debt Relief for Poorer Countries Uganda public debt 1 Top story

IDA countries are those whose people earn low incomes per year. Uganda is among these countries. The two institutions’ call is directed at the G20 – the 20 most industrialised countries – that are bilateral lenders to the poor countries. China is the biggest lender here.
07:39
07:39

Pastor, Followers Arrested For Defying Presidential Directive on Gatherings covid-19 3 1

Kamwenge District Police Commander, Richard Asiimwe, says they picked up the suspects on a tip off from residents. He says the suspects face charges of negligence, which is likely to spread a disease contrary to section 141 of the penal code act.
07:17
07:17

Entebbe Hospital Overwhelmed by Huge Numbers Seeking to Test 5 3 Top story

The Hospital Director, Dr. Moses Muwanga, says that several people have shown up seeking to test ever since the r Health Ministry asked people who have traveled in the recent weeks to test. The Hospital Director, Dr. Moses Muwanga says that ever since the for Health Ministry asked people who have traveled in the recent weeks to undertake tests, several have shown up.
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