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19:38
19:38

Government Denies Plan to Abolish Pastoralism, Says Nomadism Must Go 1 4

For centuries the country has suffered both external and internal conflicts with migrating pastoral communities clashing over water and pastures, and at times with indigenous pastoralists or cultivators, but also it is blamed for spreading diseases.
17:47
17:47

Mukono Clinic Under Spotlight for Issuing Fake COVID-19 Certificates 3

Trouble for Green cottage clinic started when they issued a COVID-19 negative certificate to Esther Nambowa, 28, a resident of Kikooza in Mukono Municipality on September 23, 2021, for her travel to Dubai for work on September 24. She was blocked at the airport because of presenting an invalid COVID-19 test certificate.
13:12
13:12

Odonga Otto Demands Refund of UGX4 million he Gave for Amuru Tourism Road Amuru Hot Springs 1

In a letter dated 27th September this year, Otto claims that in July this year, he gave the Town Council the money to construct the road to his tourism site, to improve access to social services and open opportunities for other tourism investors, but that the road was never opened due to "bad local politics, irredentism and negative attitudes" among others.
11:01
11:01

Fire Destroys Goods worth UGX 200M in Arivu Market 2 5

Stephen Alioni, one of the affected traders, says that he lost clothes and gumboots worth Shillings 12 million to the fire.
07:30
07:30

Busia Road Rehabilitation Works Stall Over Fuel Shortage 2 4

George Mwidu, the Busia District Engineer confirmed to URN that they are unable to continue with the works because of fuel shortage. He explains that they can’t access money from the central government because the district bank account system is down.
19:37
19:37

Dumping Stinking Poultry, Piggery Waste Triggers Protests by Mukono Residents Drake Lubega 3 3

The Kimbuguma LCI Chairperson Ronald Kasule says about 200 residents staying close to the boundaries of Lubega’s land are affected. He notes they have appealed to him halt the process until digging deep pits to dump the rotten materials but he has turned on a deaf hear.
17:34
17:34

Private Labs Seek Refund for Expenses on COVID-19 Testing Space in Entebbe

The labs that include City Medicals, Case Medical Centre, and Medipal Hospital are each demanding a refund of USD 18,000 (65 million Shillings), from the hotel through its agent, Fremax Property Services and Management Ltd. The three laboratories allegedly paid a security deposit of USD 4,500 and USD 13,500 as rent for the months of September, October, and November 2021.
15:32
15:32

Minister Kasaija to Fast-Track NSSF Mid-Term Access Bill 3

NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba says while the public debate is mainly on the mid-term access clauses, the Fund has a number of interests in the proposed law, which, he says will enhance its performance, and give new and better products to savers.
12:21
12:21

Heavy Rains Destroy Major Bridges Linking Gulu, Omoro torrential rains 2 3

Walter Tootika, the Omel Sub-County LC V councillor, says that the bridge section has remained flooded disrupting movements along Pageya-Kidere-Atoo Hill-Omel road consequently blocking residents from accessing social services.
11:13
11:13

Minister Kasaija Declares 12.15 Interest for NSSF Savers 2 1 Top story

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija attributed the increase to the good performance of the Fund throughout the year, despite a hard business environment. The 12.5 per cent interest will translate into a total of 1.52 trillion Shillings that the NSSF will deposit on the saver's accounts.
17:57
17:57

Uganda Warned Against Ignoring Harmful Food, Non-Communicable Diseases 6

The World Health Organisation says Uganda, like any other country has a right to ensure the people have access to safe food, but that the government has the obligation to ensure there are no barriers that make people fail to access and even afford safe food.
10:28
10:28

Gulu District Seeks Additional 6,000 FMD Vaccines Palaro Sub County 1 1 Top story

According to Latek, the district has written another letter to MAAIF seeking more vaccines in order to cover the entire district, adding that the only communication they received is that their request is yet to be granted.
07:58
07:58

Mbarara City Council to Prosecute Over 200 Owners Of Illegal Structures 4 1

According to Mugisha, they have given the owners of the stalls and kiosks two months to remove or else face forceful eviction.
07:37
07:37

Sigh of Relief as Bunyoro Livestock Farmers Access Markets livelihood 1 5

In June this year, while announcing the second nationwide lockdown, President Yoweri Museveni closed livestock markets across the country as part of the measures to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
07:08
07:08

Govt Tightens Grip On External Labour Companies 3

Titled “The Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers) Regulations 2021 Statutory Instrument 47 of 2021”, the regulation aims at among others revoking the Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan migrant Workers Abroad) Regulations, 2005, Statutory Instrument 62 of 2005, upholding the dignity and rights of migrant workers by prescribing the appropriate terms and conditions of their employment and providing mechanisms for regulating activities of companies and their agents.
23:57
23:57

Airlines Want Govt To Test UAE-bound Passengers at Entebbe Airport 3 2

Nabirye says she woke up at 6 am so that she could depart from her home in Kasangati, Gayaza by 8 am. She arrived in Entebbe at 11 am and says her results were released after 4 pm, just in time for check-in at FlyDubai. FlyDubai check-in gate is open from 3-6 pm.
23:41
23:41

UGX 589 Billion Returned to Consolidated Fund in 2020/2021 Financial Year pension 1 3

In spite of releasing the funds timely, the Ministry says up to 119 billion meant for wage bill was returned unspent; gratuity 18.9 billion, pension 7.7 billion, non-wage recurrent 35.5 billion and 40.7 billion for development.
22:51
22:51

Suspension of Gold Exports over New Tax Lowers Uganda's Trade Balance

The processors and exporters of gold and other minerals, have requested Government to revise this tax downwards and negotiations are being held to this end, according to the Finance Ministry.
20:24
20:24

UPDF Marine Arrest 26 Fishermen, Impound Illegal Fishing Gear in Namayingo 5

The impounded fishing gear includes 15 boats and over 200 undersized fishing nets. They were impounded in the three days operation that started last Friday in different landing sites of Singila, Kandege, Maninga, Gorofa and Yebe, all in Namayingo district.
16:42
16:42

Police Use Teargas as Taxi Drivers Protest Demolition of Offices 4 4 Top story

Haji Jamil Katongole Bakyansi, the Welfare Officer of Mbarara Taxi Drivers Association, says that they pay between Shillings 1.8 and 2 million each month in rent, which prompted them to construct their own offices.
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