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19:19
19:19

NSSF, Finance Ministry Sabotaging Midterm Access-Lyomoki nssf bill 1 4

Workers MP Sam Lyomoki has said there are plans to sabotage the National Social Security (NSSF) amendment Bill 2019 that seeks to allow for midterm access for member’s savings.
18:01
18:01

COVID-19: Artists to Get UGX 6.6bn Stimulus COVID 19 2

The State Minister for Youths and Children Affairs Florence Nakiwala says that the Department of Culture in the Ministry is compiling the list of beneficiaries and working out modalities to run the fund.
16:51
16:51

Fishermen Want Ban on Night Fishing Lifted As Piracy Increases lock down 4 2

The fishermen however told URN that since the curfew was announced, Congolese counter parts have been stealing their fishing gears including boat engines, nets, boats and their fish.
13:35
13:35

Soybean Farmers Decry Poor Prices 2

Sabina Alimo, a peasant farmer in Golo parish in Latanya Sub County, says it is a real trying moment for them. He says farmers have lost hope because of the poor price, saying some of them may opt for other crops in the next season.
12:11
12:11

Business Operators Around Educational Institutions Hit Hard By Closure 1 5

Audrey Kukunda, the Proprietor Velvet Restaurant in Nakawa near Makerere University Business School (MUBS), says before the lockdown she would serve over 100 customers, which isn’t the case. She also reveals that some of the students would for their meals for the entire semester.
11:24
11:24

Funding Shortfall Hindering Operations of Acholi Chiefdom traditional beliefs 4 1

According to Rwot Acana, the Chiefdom is struggling financially to pay water and electricity utility bills every month.
07:54
07:54

Hostel Owners Ask Students to Pick Property 2 4

“Dear Servite residents, due to the long unexpected holiday, you are all allowed to pick your property from your respective rooms in the presence of all your roommates,” read a notice at Servite student’s hostel.Reads the notice at Servite students hostel Kyambogo.
05:43
05:43

Leaders Struggle to Attract Commercial Flights at Gulu Airport business community 1 3

The airport, established in the 1960s' was only active between 1986 to 2006, when it was often used for the transport armaments and humanitarian aid and workers, at the height of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency in Northern Uganda.
21:18
21:18

COVID-19 Hit Families to Benefit from UGX 36B Direct Cash Giveaways Gulu City 1

The initial roll-out direct cash transfers took place last week in Lira City on 6th August where about 10,000 beneficiaries from three parishes including Kakoge received 100,000 Shillings each, injecting USD 750, 000 about 2.7 billion into the local economy.
19:03
19:03

Toyota Uganda Office Closes Due to COVID-19 Infections 1

In a statement issued today by Mahmood Omar, the Managing Director the branch will be temporarily closed effective today as additional steps, as guided by the authorities, are put in place.
15:44
15:44

BOU: Ugandans Fearing to Spend Their Money 1

BOU Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile said on Monday that many consumers are expected to be hesitant to resume their previous spending patterns, partly due to fears of contracting the virus and uncertainty about earnings. He added that even those whose incomes were not affected may increase their need for precautionary savings.
15:44
15:44

Confusion Over Sale of Gulu City Garbage Skips gulu main market 1 3

Patrick Olany, the Director Acholi Scrap Dealers told URN that they collected the skips, wheelbarrows and sidewalk bins last week upon payment of the money in Gulu City Council bank account.
12:54
12:54

Mafabi Runs to Court in Battle to Regain His Accounting Practice License 1

In a case filed at the civil division of the High Court, Nandala argues that by denying him a license, the institute has effectively declared him a sham accountant in a profession he has practised for more than 20 years. The case is filed through Galisonga and company advocates.
09:47
09:47

Sunbelt Factory On the Spot Over Poor Working Conditions, Sexual Harassment 3 1

Rose Apunyo, one of the casual laborers claimed that one of her bosses attempted to rape her on July 30th, 2020. “What I went through was despicable. I woke up and realized that a man was undressing me in the middle of the night. I immediately shouted for help and he fled from the hall,” she said.
09:50
09:50

Impassable Road irks Produce Farmers 2 2

Isaac Mwoyani, a tomato grower from Butandiga Sub County, says he spends between Shillings 10,000 to 30,000 to hire men to carry his produce on the head to the nearby market in Sironko town. According to Mwoyani, when the road is in good shape he spends less money to fuel his vehicle to transport the produce to markets in Mbale and Sironko town.
08:52
08:52

Congolese kidnappers Demand UGX 4M to free 10 Ugandan Fishermen 3

Some of the victims have been identified as David Mucunguzi, Innocent Twinomujuni ,Shabul Nabasa, Jackson Tumuhamye, Benjamin Tusasibwe, Nicholas Sunday, Kenneth Kabasharira Nicholas Tumwesigye, Patrick Bwiho and Jackson Musinguzi.
15:13
15:13

EU Offers Support to Iron Ore Exploration Unit 1

In a notice prior to commencement of the work, the EU says the money is given under EUAid and will help in developing mineral exploration policy, guidelines, and standards, an iron ore exploration manual, and a geological data management policy.
14:46
14:46

Mubende, Kassanda Artisanal Miners Allowed to Return to Old Sites 4 1

Francis Jjuuko, a gold miner in Kassanda, says having spent almost a year in unproductive areas, they are now happy as they will be able to compensate for the losses made. “Kamusenene is productive. We once operated in that area and when we were told that the license is taking us back to those old places. We were so happy," Jjuuko said.
14:23
14:23

Minister Adoa Orders Arrest of Contractor for Delaying Boat Construction Minister Helen Adoa 1 2 Top story

David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says the contractor has been charged with sabotaging government program vide SD Reference 35/07/08/2020 of CPS Serere. He says police are conducting inquiries into the matter.
11:01
11:01

UWEC Re-opens After Five Months 5 Top story

Lilly Ajarova, the UTB Chief Executive Officer, who was part of the delegation that toured the center, says that they were satisfied that the center will be able to implement the COVID-19 preventive measures that include screening all guests, enforcing and hand washing at major entry points among other procedures.
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