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12:46
12:46

COVID-19: Uganda’s Cases Rise to 977 WHO 1 Top story

The six cases that were reported were part of 3,451 samples that were tested yesterday. Four of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who entered the country through the Malaba Point of entry while two are community cases from Moyo and Tororo districts
11:22
11:22

Fresh Details Emerge on Mak Student's Death 3 3 Top story

Jane Aguti, whose brother, Nicholas Omase is locked up says police was the first to chase Tegu and even fired three bullets. According to Aguti, although she doesn’t know why the officers were chasing the deceased, she suspects that the mob could have responded to the gunshots.
21:07
21:07

Man Dies in Mukono Stone Quarry Accident 1 1 Top story

Deborah Sanyu, an eyewitness said that Bukenya was crashing rocks in the quarry into smaller pieces for sale on Tuesday evening when the huge boulder rolled down and hit him on the head killing him on the spot.
15:33
15:33

Employee Not Liable to Clear Loan If Wrongfully Fired – Court Rules Court of appeal. 1

Mufumba ran to the Industrial Court over wrongful dismissal from Uganda Development Bank in 2011 where she was working as the Principal Internal Auditor. She argued she had been dismissed while on leave and was not given any reason for her dismissal. The judges of the industrial court agreed with her that she was dismissed wrongfully.
13:32
13:32

Applicants Throng Interpol for Certificate of Good Conduct 4 2

Simon Ocaayi told URN at the Interpol Offices in Kololo on Monday that he is preparing to travel to Iraq for work once the lockdown is lifted. He however, said this was the third time he was being turned away at the gate yet all he wants is to register and have his documents ready.
11:55
11:55

Mukono Man Arrested for Killing Another Over Land 2 1

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Area Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identifies the suspect as Hassan Kiwanuka. According to Owoyesigyire, Kiwanuka has been on the run for hacking Matia Gimmony in June 30, 2020.
11:24
11:24

Non-Performing Loans Jump to UGX 783billion – BOU Bank of Uganda 1

This trend, BOU says, has been observed since March 2019, a year before the coronavirus troubles came in. This means long before lockdown, many businesses and individuals were struggling to thrive.
07:50
07:50

More Animal-to-Human Diseases Likely to Emerge –Report Ebola

It points out that anthropogenic pressures, or human impact on the environment as some of the trends driving the increasing emergence of zoonotic diseases, like COVID-19, Ebola, MERS and West Nile fever – to spread from animal hosts into human populations.
20:27
20:27

Police Warns Politicians against Flouting EC Roadmap Fred Enanga 1 1

Police’s warning follows an incident on Saturday where the supporters of presidential hopeful also Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu better known as Bobi Wine, converged at the Bulange Mengo based CBS FM after the politician appearing on a radio talk show. They tried to march with him to his Kamwokya based office but police foiled the endeavor.
17:07
17:07

Court Halts Eviction of More than 300 Makindye Residents NEMA 2 2

Justice Yasin Nyanzi extended the order this morning pending the hearing of an application by the affected residents challenging their eviction.
15:42
15:42

House Prices Fell in Kampala, Wakiso between April and June – UBOS 1 1

Ibrahim Mugera, a real estate dealer, said it is a buyers’ market currently and anyone with little money can get themselves a property at a bargain. He said people currently don’t have money and those who have are not spending it, yet expatriates who usually rent the properties went back home, making the industry unattractive.
15:08
15:08

Uganda Secures UGX 56B COVID-19 Education Recovery Grant reading materials 2 Top story

The project is expected to run for 18 months and will benefit 14.6 million learners in pre-primary, primary, and lower-secondary education cycles, and 406,000 teachers and school administrators. It will focus on ensuring continued learning during the closure of schools and preparing the system for school reopening once the situation allows.
12:09
12:09

COVID-19: Uganda Denies Entry to 43 Truck Drivers who Tested Positive

This comes at a time when the country's confirmed numbers stand at 953 cases as of yesterday. 39 of the drivers were Kenyan while four where Tanzanian. The drivers were part of 3,103 tests that were carried out yesterday and tested positive for the disease
04:55
04:55

Traders Seek More Funding to Recover from COVID-19 Lockdown Effects

Issa Ssekitto, the spokesperson of Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA, an umbrella for the business community in the capital, says that businesses need a stimulus to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown which started with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. He says that although the government has partially lifted the lockdown, many businesses are yet to recover.
15:15
15:15

PAC Questions Uganda Prisons Over UGX 48Bn Expenditure Parliament 2 1

The PAC Chairperson, Nandala Mafabi realized that despite the fact that Uganda Prison Services budgeted for and received Shillings 18 billion for domestic arrears, they spent Shillings 66 billion contrary to the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act.
13:12
13:12

Embattled Makerere University Secretary Runs to Court to Challenge Suspension 1 Top story

According to Barugahare, the forced leave is a disguised move to remove him from office and create a management committee outside the law to investigate nonexistent allegations orchestrated personally and concocted by Professor Nawangwe.
22:38
22:38

Education Minister Clears E-learning Program for Universities 1 Top story

The Ministry of Education and Sports recently advised universities which had embraced the use of remote collaboration tools to halt the process and await guidelines that would guarantee the effectiveness of the approach.
16:35
16:35

Nakawa Division Authorities Failing to Enforce Ban on Boda Bodas 2

The Deputy Resident City Commissioner of Nakawa Division Herbert Anderson Burora says the cyclists are desperate to carrying passengers to earn a living.
15:02
15:02

Ceremonial Discharges Seek to Fight Stigma for Recovered COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 1

While the disease hasn’t claimed a life in Uganda, Moriku says there’s always a fear of the uncertainty involved with the disease as lessons learnt from elsewhere show that it can easily progress into critical and death. She said that while the physical toll could be disregarded, the disease takes a heavy mental toll.
13:37
13:37

Two Returnees from India Test Positive for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1 Top story

They were among a bigger group of 187 people that arrived in the country on Wednesday. According to the health ministry, the two were under quarantine at the time of testing. The other cases are four truck drivers that were picked from points of entry while three cases were from communities.
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