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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.
18:33
18:33

Hoima Airport Contractor Lays off 160 Workers SBC 1 1

The company said in a letter to staff that the decision was in line with the government guidelines to control the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It, however, comes at a time when the government is easing restrictions that started in March.
18:09
18:09

Marine Police Suspends Search for L. Albert Boat Accident Victims Lake Albert 1 1

The accident occurred when a boat carrying 18 passengers capsized near Ususa Landing Site in Kabwoya sub-county, Kikuube district. The boat was sailing to Sebigoro Landing Site.
17:58
17:58

Hefty Fines Await Returning Citizens upon Violation of COVID-19 Conditions Return of Ugandans 1 1

In England, those who breach Coronavirus quarantine are charged 1000 Pounds (4.6 million Shillings) or prosecution with an unlimited fine, while removal from the country is a last resort for foreigners, while persons are fined 100 Pounds or 464,000 Shillings for not filling in the contact locator form, which would indicate the details of how one can be traced. The UK Government pays surprise visits to the people to ensure that they are quarantining.
16:57
16:57

KCCA Registers Taxis Amidst Protest from Operators 2 5

Every driver was required to fill a registration form detailing their name, National Identity card Number and KCCA City Operator Identification Number, route number and contact. They are also required to present a photocopy of the vehicle logbook, PSV tax, National Identity Card of taxi owner and driving permit of the driver.
16:40
16:40

Arrest of Six Muslims in Masaka Sparks Protests local leaders 4 Top story

According to Mutebi, Nsubuga was the first to be taken from his home at Namaseenene on May 18th by four operatives, two of whom armed. Nsubuga’s mother, Scholastica Nanteza, says her son was shot twice in the leg as he attempted to run to his house.
16:14
16:14

Masindi COVID-19 Patient Discharged Police officer 2 1

The detective tested positive for COVID-19 on May 1, 2020, during the Rapid Assessment survey conducted by the health ministry across the country. In the aftermath, all the 104 police officers who were manning Masindi Central Police Station were replaced and quarantined at Masindi police barracks together with their family members.
15:52
15:52

Three SPLA Soldiers Shot Dead in Yumbe yumbe district

Major Henry Kavuma, the 4th Division UPDF Legal officer and West Nile Region acting Public Relations Officer, says a gun battle ensued between UPDF and SPLA soldiers in which three SPLA soldiers were shot dead.
15:42
15:42

Covid-19: External Labour Companies Lose UGX 147Bn lockdown 3 1

The Association of External Labor Recruitment Agencies say they have lost 147 billion shillings in the four months of the COVID-19 lockdown.
15:22
15:22

Gobero Bridge Damaged Two Years After Construction 3 2

Wakiso District Natural Resources Officer Rebecca Sabaganzi says the bridge is likely to give way if the rains persist. Sabaganzi wants engineers to consult environmentalists for guidance before committing government resources on projects in wetlands.
15:13
15:13

Bodies of Two Drowning Victims Retrieved from Lake Kyoga 1

Kabasombwa village Chairman James Kwerigira explains that the two fishermen had gone fishing at around at 11 p.m. on Sunday night when the tragedy occurred. Kwerigira suspects that their canoe was hit by heavy winds.
15:05
15:05

Gov't Asked to Provide Universal Health Care Yusuf Serunkuma 1

Speaking on Monday during a zoom discussion organized by the Makerere University Human Rights and Peace Centre [Huripec] Prof. John Jean Barya, the Makerere University law don, said, leaving health insurance in the hands of private companies is unwise because they are only motivated by profit.
13:35
13:35

Bank of Uganda Approves NC Bank, CBA Integration 1

The merger of the banks had already received approval from the Central Bank of Kenya, where they are both headquartered, but needed a nod from the Bank of Uganda. In a joint statement issued on Monday, both banks said the merger had received a letter of “no objection” meaning it can go ahead as planned.
13:18
13:18

40 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed 1 1 Top story

Ministry of Health (MOH) says 23 of the confirmed cases are from truck drivers, while 17 were contacts of truck drivers. Additionally, 31 foreign drivers were sent back to their countries of origin, bringing the total number of exited drivers to 437.
13:16
13:16

Nakasero Mosque Police Raid Illegal-Justice Ssekaana 1 Top story

The judgment stems from an application filed by Siraje Kifampa, the then Public Relations Officer Jammiyaat Daawa Asaalafiyah and Sheikh Yusuf Musa Musuda, the Imam of Nakasero Mosque protesting the police raid on December 27, 2016 without a search warrant.
12:18
12:18

Kasese Residents Build Temporary Bridge to Ease Distribution of Relief Supplies flood victims 2 2

Boniface Thembo, a resident says that through community work, they decided to put poles across the river so that residents can access their gardens and businesses across the two sub-counties.
11:44
11:44

Pallisa Police Commander’s Vehicle Knocks Motocyclist Dead 1

The motor vehicle, a Rav4 vehicle registration number UAS 143C knocked the cyclist from Karekerni village in Pallisa last evening.
11:31
11:31

Minister Nabbanja Wants Fishing Activities Halted on Lake Albert 1 1

Authorities in Kikuube and Hoima districts had already announced a suspension of fishing activities, in line with the nationwide lockdown announced by President Yoweri Museveni, as a measure to control person to person interactions and close possible loopholes in the management of the disease.
10:56
10:56

UPDF Soldier Killed in Magamaga, Body Dumped on Rail Line Mayuge 1

His body had wounds on the shoulders, knees, hands and the neck. Residents also found bloodstains about 100 meters away from the spot where the deceased’s body was found.
10:33
10:33

COVID-19 Community Cases from Kasensero Reach Nine Residents 3 Top story

Dr Ronald Reagan Mutebi, who is supervising the exercise says that the nine cases are among 2,016 people who were tested in the ongoing community surveillance and testing exercise, which started on May 19, 2020. 1,986 of those tested are Ugandans and mostly residents of Kasensero Town Council and travellers while 30 are Tanzanian nationals.
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