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15:13
15:13

Nabbanja Suspends Malaba Weigh Bridge Operation over Truck Pile-up 1 1

Suspending the operations of the Weigh Bridge at Malaba, Prime Minister Nabbanja said that the operations will only resume when the pile-up has completely eased, adding that the government has instructed the ministers of works, internal affairs and trade to pitch camp at Malaba until the fuel situation normalizes.
11:53
11:53

Truck Pile-Up Eases at Uganda-Kenya Border as Clearance Intensifies 5 1 Top story

As part of the change in policy, truckers were supposed to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing which sparked a protest from drivers who parked their vehicles and blocked off the roads demanding that Uganda streamline its COVID-19 testing protocols in line with other EAC countries. The Drivers were charged 100,000 Shillings or 30 US Dollars for each test.
09:20
09:20

Truck Drivers Protest Against COVID-19 Testing Fees At Malaba Border Point 1

Mohammed Gitui, one of the drivers, says that as part of the integration there would be a common practice in all the East African Community member states.
12:50
12:50

Excitement as Officials Reopen Malaba Border Point Small Gate 3 1

The closure of this gate had paralyzed business in Malaba border town as Kenyans who used to come and purchase goods in the area would no longer easily access Ugandan markets. This forced several business persons to close their shops or shift businesses to more profitable areas. This forced several business persons to close their shops or shift businesses to more profitable areas.
14:36
14:36

RDC Halts Allocation of Space in New Tororo Market 2

According to Owole, his office and that of the District Police Commander have received several reports and complaints from market vendors claiming that they have not been allocated space.
08:47
08:47

Vendors Miss Out On Space in New Tororo Market 2 1

Allocation of stalls in the new market ended on Wednesday, but more than 1,000 vendors realized that their names had been deleted from the list.
13:19
13:19

Fruit Prices Shoot Up in Tororo Under Lockdown Scarcity 3 1

According to the traders, the price has shot up due to the lockdown that has affected their movement to access farmers, and high transport cost and scarcity of fruits in the area.
16:35
16:35

Tororo Town Deserted as Covid-19 Bites 1 1

Gerald Osolo, a truck driver in Tororo town says that though the president permitted construction activities to go on with business, no one is approaching them to go and ferry construction materials.
18:12
18:12

New Mining and Minerals Bill Worries Busia Artisanal Miners 3 2

Citizens caught mining without permits commit an offence, according to the draft, and are liable to a fine of one billion Shillings or imprisonment not exceeding seven years or both, upon conviction. The bill also provides for a fine of 100 million Shillings to miners using hazardous substances such as mercury or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both.
15:52
15:52

Relocation of Vendors to Tororo Central Market Starts 2

According to Lydia Karungi, a Senior Community Development Officer at Ministry of Local government in of charge relocation said the exercise will be in phases, starting with fresh foods dealers to second hand clothes sector and then others.
09:05
09:05

Police Arrest 25 Tororo Vendors Tyre Burning During Demo 3 1

Speaking before being arrested, the vendors' Chairperson Sam Omuga said that the park has a registered a SACCO that would have been given the tender to collect rent but instead the municipality bypassed them which is why they staged a demonstration as a call for the negotiations with municipal council to reconsider their decision
17:18
17:18

COVID-19 Lockdown Delays Commissioning of Tororo Central Market 3 2

Paul Omoka, the Town Clerk Tororo Municipality told URN that the municipality has conducted inspection in the market and found out that everything required in the market is available and that by next month, the contractors will be exiting the site.
11:16
11:16

Tororo Municipality Struggles to Recover UGX 121 Million Youth Funds 4 1

Last year, at least 14 youth groups in Tororo Municipality benefitted from the funds. However, some of the beneficiaries have since abandoned their homes for fear of being arrested.
15:46
15:46

Multi-billion Shilling Solar Park Opens in Tororo solar energy 1

The plant with a capacity of 10 MWp, consists of 32,240 photovoltaic panels distributed over a 14-hectare site. The facility is designed to generate around 16-gigawatt hours GWh of energy annually, catering to the energy needs of more than 35,838 people in the area.
10:17
10:17

Tororo Residents Storm SGR Offices Over Compensation 1

Nathan Etudi, the SGR Manager in Tororo assured the affected persons that they will receive their compensation money anytime soon, saying their money is available.
06:59
06:59

Crane Accident Claims 2, Injures Four Others two dead

Sowali Kamulya, the Bukedi Region Police Spokesperson, identifies the dead as Engineer Faruk Nagi from Kisumu and Joseph Toyeti from Mombasa in Kenya. Only three of the injured have been identified as Okwaare, Egesa and David.
12:03
12:03

SGR Compensation Budget Excites Tororo Residents 3

The Ugandan government has allocated 118 billion Shillings in the financial year 2016/2017 for the acquisition of land for the construction of the Malaba - Kampala Eastern Standard Gauge Railway line that passes through Tororo.
10:33
10:33

Cotton Farmers Petition Govt Over Low Prices cotton farming

Cotton farmers in Tororo district have asked government to set a farm gate price for cotton to protect them from being cheated by the middlemen.
13:10
13:10

Gateway Bus Company Founder Dead

Abdullahi Hussein Shiire, the son to the deceased says his mother Mariam Hussein and brother are preparing to fly the body of his father back from South Africa to Tororo for burial.
11:45
11:45

IGG Investigates Corruption, Extortion in Tororo Phosphates Project 4

The Project is a joint venture between the government of Uganda and a Chinese company Guangzhou Dongsong Energy group to see the implementation of the long awaited US$560m Osukuru Phosphates project in Tororo district in Eastern Uganda. It will prospect for Base metals, phosphates, rare earth elements-REE and Uranium on the 26sqkm in sukulu hills in Tororo District over a period of three years.
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