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17:06
17:06

Farmers in Nwoya Protest Hike in Costs of Hiring Tractors Purongo Sub-County 1 2

Alfred Kilama, a farmer in Pawatomero East Village in Purongo Sub-County reveals that for years, a tractor was hired at 80,000 shillings only to plough an acre of land but the price has increased between 90,000 to 100,000 shillings.
16:47
16:47

Market Vendors Register Low Sales on Good Friday Kasubi Market 5 4

Jalia Kigongo sells vegetables in Kasubi Market. She told URN that she had sold items less than Shillings 10,000 by Midday yet usually by that time she would have pocketed about Shillings 30,000.
12:53
12:53

Mbale Central Market Reopened 1 4

The market was closed on Monday after the traders failed to comply with the measures and guidelines of preventing the spread of the covid-19 disease.
12:20
12:20

Pader Security Personnel Quarantines Charcoal Dealers Security Committee 3 1

Dusman Okee, the Resident District Commissioner, also the Chairperson Pader COVID-19 Task Force told URN that the dealers have been confined and quarantined under strict security surveillance in their respective trucks because all hotels in the district have been following ongoing fight against the deadly plague.
10:44
10:44

COVID-19 to Cause Slash in Foreign Investment for Exploration Activities – Report World Bank 1 Top story

Last month, Uganda extended the deadline by six months to September 2020 for applications for those who wish to explore six blocks in the Albertine region. The report notes that “the fall in commodity prices—especially crude oil, metals, and minerals—will not only reduce their export proceeds but also slash the amount of financing brought by foreign investors.”
10:39
10:39

Elderly Persons Struggle to Survive meals 6 1 Top story

80-year-old Justine Nakijjoba, a resident of Kakoolo zone in Luweero town explains that her daughter who was working in a restaurant in a restaurant to support her was sent back home after it was closed due to lack of customers.
17:55
17:55

Ugandans Embrace Virtual Meetings as Coronavirus Affects Routine Operations 1 2 Top story

At All Saints' Cathedral-Kampala, the Church is using the same arrangement to keep their daily prayer and fellowship sessions running, following a ban on church gatherings. Ivan Naijuka, an officer in charge of Media and Communication at the Cathedral says they generate a link referring the faithful to the webpage in addition to the meeting identity number and password which one fills in to be granted access.
17:19
17:19

Police Impounds 266 Jerrycans of Crude Waragi Uganda Police Force 1

The 5,320 liters of alcohol were intercepted on Wednesday night while in transit to Moroto town, according to Moroto District Police Commander, Jude Nasucha.
16:28
16:28

ERA Cuts Electricity Prices for Domestic Consumers 1

While the cut for ordinary domestic consumers is negligible, commercial consumers will see theirs drop by at least Uganda shillings 3.8 to Ushs 645.6 in the period between April and June 2020, a significant relief for business people.
13:36
13:36

COVID-19 Could See Nearly 200 Million Jobs Lost- ILO 1 2 Top story

According to the International Labour Organisation, the latest dire assessment reflects the full or partial lockdown measures affecting almost 2.7 billion workers – four in five of the world’s workforce. The new assessment comes almost three weeks after the Organization predicted that 25 million jobs were threatened by the new coronavirus. Overall, for the second quarter of 2020 - from April to June, ILO believes that working hours are likely to decline by 6.7 per cent.
12:34
12:34

Bwera, Mpondwe Put Under Total Lockdown As Residents Defy Presidential Directives Total lock down 3 4

Bwera Division Police Commander, Sadat Sabila says the purpose of the temporary total lockdown was to secure the lives of the local communities.
07:58
07:58

Covid-19: Kabale Security Officials Ban Sale of Beans 5

Darius Nandinda, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner, says despite the nationwide lockdown, Rwandan nationals have been streaming into Maziba, Buhara, Butanda Sub counties and Katuna and Ryakarimira town councils to buy beans.
17:26
17:26

Truck Drivers on the Spot For Smuggling in People from South Sudan Elegu Border Post 1 2 Top story

Agnes Linda Auma, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner, says she intercepted 35 people last week who entered Uganda from South Sudan without clearance. She explains that upon interrogation, the suspects revealed that they were trapped in South Sudan and paid truck drivers to smuggle them into Uganda.
16:51
16:51

Businesses Might Not Get Insurance Payouts for Covid-19 Losses business losses 2 1

Kigo Wamuyu, an insurance broker at Bartlett brokers, said it will be hard for an insurer to pay for losses due to COVID-19, saying this was a natural disaster. She, however, said that some businesses that took a cover of business disruption can ask their insurers to see whether things like coronavirus make the cut.
16:31
16:31

Police Orders Closure of Makeshift Market by Kalerwe Vendors 1 1 Top story

A group of vendors set up the make shift market following their eviction from Kalerwe because of failure to comply with COVID19 preventive measures.
13:18
13:18

Amuru Officials Worried About Continuous Movement of Charcoal Dealers Major Ceaser Olweny 1

The LC V Chairperson, Michael Lakony, says the dealers carry people from Kenya and parts of central Uganda to cut the trees, which exposes residents to COVID19 infection.
11:52
11:52

COVID -19: Kisoro Leaders Close Two Markets 2

In a statement released on Tuesday evening by Captain Peter Mugisha, Kisoro Resident District Commissioner, the decision to close the market was reached after traders failed to adhere to the order of President Yoweri Museveni of sleeping in the markets.
11:28
11:28

Security Officials Deny Aiding Illegal Traders to Cross Border DRC 3 3 Top story

Uncorroborated reports also indicate that some traders are escorted by police and other armed personnel to Beni in DRC. Last month, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered the closure of all borders and the airports with exception of cargo trucks to contain the spread of COVID19.
11:25
11:25

Transport Operators in Gulu Decry Loss of Income Pece Division 1 4

Thomas Oboma, Chairperson of Northern Boda-Boda Association that has over 25,000 membership disclosed that dozens of their members have opted to auction their motorcycles to enable meet their family demands; service bank and group loans.
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