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12:14
12:14

Life of a Visually Impaired in Lockdown 1 4

“I used to walk to and from the school so as to save the daily income to support me with my upkeep but now that the income is no longer there, life has become so hard for me”, Irieba told URN at Kireka Rehabilitation center where our reporter found her with two other colleagues with visual impairment.
08:01
08:01

LC Chairperson Underfire Over Community Water Spring 2

Kasiko is being accused by residents of masterminding the sale of a piece of land, which hosts a community spring that serves more than five villages to Halima Khabuya, a private developer.
05:17
05:17

Security Restricts Movement of Persons with Homes Across Borders in Rakai 1 3

Mubiru, also the Chairperson of the District Security Committee explains that their assessments have established that some of the COVID-19 cases registered in their area were among people sneaking into Tanzania on non-business engagements, including those meeting their spouses across the border.
16:13
16:13

Mbale City Chokes on Uncollected Garbage, Stench 1 5

Stephen Mudomo, a butcher along Kumi road says the stench and flies from the garbage have chased away his customer.
17:09
17:09

More Children Likely to Suffer from Malnutrition wasting 2

According to the survey, 57 percent of respondents said that they were forced to eat one type of food as they could not afford to diversify their meals.
12:35
12:35

Kampala Air Quality Worsening 4 2

At the old taxi park, the air quality which during the lockdown had improved up to 80 has already dropped to 46 on a scale of 100.
20:16
20:16

Prolonged School Closures Spur Child Labour in Masaka 2 3

The mining sites of Kajuna, Kasaka and Butenzi in Buwunga sub county, Masaka district have lately registered an increase in the number of children involved in both artisan sand and clay extraction, and bricks laying as a source of survival.
17:32
17:32

Private School Teachers in Mukono Opt for Casual Jobs for Survival 2 4

Micheal Matherere, a primary seven science teacher we found clearing a community road at Ttakajunge in Nama Sub County, together with five others, told URN that he has been involved in all kinds of work to support his family since the lockdown because his employer stopped remitting salaries during the same month that the schools were closed.
16:59
16:59

Widows Struggling with Orphans, NewBorns in Kasese IDP Camp single mothers 1 4

One of them is Robinah Musiime, a single mother of five who lost her husband two years ago. She sold off the family land in Kitholu for a commercial one in Kanyangeya to start farming. But her three-bedroomed house was recently submerged, and her garden, the single source of good washed away by floods.
11:49
11:49

Religious Leaders Develop Procedures for Reopening Places of Worship 4 1 Top story

They are suggesting that the first phase of the reopening should be around the end of August for 21 days accommodating adult and youth congregants, from the age of 12. The first reopening should start with urban areas before spreading to the countryside, according to proposals that were presented to the National COVID-19 Task Force.
18:51
18:51

UCC Invites Creative Industry Players to Dialogue Over New Regulations 6 3 Top story

The objective of the regulations is to regulate matters relating to content under the Act; and define the functions of the Contents Committee. While the Stage Plays And Public Entertainments Rules, S.I No.80 of 2019 provides for the powers and functions of the Commission under the Stage Plays and Public Entertainments Act, permits, advertisement of stage plays and public entertainment and withdrawal of permits.
08:03
08:03

Ministry Advises Parents with Students in Algeria to Take Charge 1

Records indicate that over 66 students were awarded a bilateral educational scholarship by the Algerian government and left for studies in February. According to the policy, each student in a different country on bilateral scholarship both at undergraduate and graduate levels must be given a monthly stipend of USD 100 (approximately 370,000). But records indicate that this specific group has not have not been able to receive their monthly stipend.
15:33
15:33

Police Deploys in Bududa ahead of Imbalu Cultural Ceremony 2 1

Armed with tear gas and live amunations, police officers are making rounds in the district in a bid to scare away those who intend to carry out the imbalu ritual as they prepare for the main celebrations at Mutoto cultural grounds in Mbale city next month.
17:15
17:15

Lack of Transport Hindering COVID-19 Management in Nangoma Island MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 1

According to local leaders despite the area being prone to COVID-19, due to its closeness to Tanzania where the infection rate is high, access to reliable transport remains a challenge.
10:50
10:50

My Salon Experience Under COVID-19 Restrictions 3 1

Zaina Mugaidi, one of the clients in the salon says that whereas she likes keeping her head neat and clean by plaiting her hair, she’s scared of corona virus infection because of there is no social distancing in the salons. She also observed that none of the salonist was wearing a face mask as required.
17:40
17:40

UPDF Recovers Firearm Stolen from UWA 1

“Our forces from Napumpum detachment recovered the gun at 11:50 hours on 18 July, 2020 at the home of Lokan Lokameri who is at large. We are tracing his whereabouts,” said Maj. Mugisa in a statement on Monday.
14:20
14:20

Private School Teachers Storm Masaka RDC's Office in Cry for Help 3 4 Top story

Daniel Muyingo, a teacher at Uganda Martyrs Primary School Katwe explains that due to untold suffering, and the interruption of teachers earnings, many of them have been reduced to vagabonds and in worst-case scenarios stealing to survive, a total disgrace to the profession.
12:02
12:02

22 Primary Seven Pupils in Pallisa Impregnated During Lockdown 3 1 Top story

Statistics obtained at the Pallisa District Probation Officer’s office indicate that during the period March up to the end of June, they have registered 22 cases of teenage pregnancy and all these are primary seven girls.
10:38
10:38

Two Health Ministry Officials Perish in Kapchorwa Road Accident 1

Fred Mark Chesang, the Sippi Region Police spokesperson confirmed the accident saying that it was caused after one of the tires went of the vehicle jumped off which prompted the vehicle to overturn.
05:12
05:12

Architects, Developers Root for Special Fund to Address Uganda's Housing Crisis 4 1 Top story

Uganda’s housing situation is characterized by inadequate homes in terms of quality and quantity in both rural and urban areas. According to UN-Habitat, the housing deficit stands at 2.4 million housing units, out of which 210,000 units are in urban areas and 1.395 million units in rural areas. It is also estimated that by 2022 the country’s housing will surplus the three-million-unit mark.
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