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12:40
12:40

COVID-19 Effects Force Lecturer Into Online Food Vending 1 4 Top story

David Wabukye, a communication lecturer at Uganda Christian University, Livingstone International University, and UMCAT School of Journalism in Mbale city was one of those affected by the lockdown. However, Wabukye reorganized himself and resorted to online food vending for survival.
11:17
11:17

Drivers Abandon Mbale Main Taxi Park 2 4

The Taxi drivers under their umbrella Mbale Taxi Drivers, Conductors and Owners' Association accuse the proprietors of Express Transport Companies of parking along the streets and transporting passengers yet they are licensed as courier service providers.
15:51
15:51

Coffee Farmers Urged to Join Cooperatives to Boost Production, Market 1 4

She said it is essential for all coffee farmers to join cooperatives and market their produce collectively. According to Wambi, because of the failure by farmers to join cooperatives, they have been cheated by middle men and that they lack the bargaining power and they are not in position to lobby for better markets.
17:45
17:45

Mbale City Transporters in Bitter Row Over Parking Space 1 5

The Taxi drivers under their umbrella Mbale Taxi Drivers, Conductors and Owners' Association accuse the proprietors of Express Transport Companies of parking along the streets and transporting passengers yet they are licensed as courier service providers.
12:29
12:29

Mbale Central Market Vendors Demand for Mosquito Nets 2 5

Last week, the Mbale City task force threatened to close the market should the vendors fail to adhere to the presidential directive. Muhammad Wedala, a dealer in produces says that they were promised nets which they are yet to receive.
20:55
20:55

Mbale Central Market Chokes on Unpaid Utility Bills 5 1

Ayubu Madoi, the Chairperson of the Mbale Central Market says that the leadership of the market is struggling to pay the bills which he says utilities in the market are on and off.
10:36
10:36

Mbale City Suffers UGX 2B Revenue Shortfall as Financial Year Ends 3

The council's financial officer Richard Mabala explains that the shortfall in the revenue collections was mainly caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says that the city was not able to collect revenue as anticipated at a time when businesses were closed, and the level of activity was suffocated.
17:09
17:09

Taxi Operators in Eastern Region Cheating Commuters Despite Abandoning SOPs 3

Despite carrying at full capacity, the operators have doubled the fares. For instance, from Mbale to Soroti which was 10,000 Shillings, the fares have increased to 15,000 Shillings and 20,000 Shillings.
18:57
18:57

Uganda-Made Bus Excites Mbale as Citizens Demand for Kiira Airplane Next 1 5

While Mbale RDC Pamela Watuwa said beginning to manufacture buses in fulfillment of government's industrialization policy that for increasing youth employment and boosting exports, Ronald Owembale and his fellow boda boda riders said that after buses, they now expect Kiira Motors to start making aircrafts.
12:36
12:36

Darkness Over Mbale as Unknown People Cut Down Electric Poles 2

The cutting of the line has affected over 10,000 customers from the city and the neighbouring areas like Kachumbala in Bukedea, Budadiri town council and Sironko town council in Sironko district. Police has already launched investigations to establish the motive behind the action of cutting the poles.
15:23
15:23

Tropical Bank Set to Close Mbale, Mbarara Branches 1

“With reference to your letter Ref:TBL/ED/72/20 dated 24th November 2020 on the above caption, We hereby convey Bank of Uganda approval of the request by Tropical Bank to permanently close Mbale and Mbarara branches by 31st January/2021” the letter reads in part adding that the central bank when the process of closure is complete.
10:41
10:41

Bugisu Sub Region to Receive Over Shs9 Billion for Emyoga. Presidential Race 1

The Manafwa RDC asked members to desist from using the money in reckless ventures like buying phones, marrying wives and others since this is a revolving fund aimed at assisting other beneficiaries
16:10
16:10

Vendors In Brisk Business Selling NUP T-shirts Ahead of Kyagulanyi Campaign in Mbale

Ritah Nafuna, another vendor told our reporter that she had sold 150 t-shirts at Shillings 10,000 each, something she said will help her cater for her family needs. She asked the government not to hound them but rather identify priority areas for the youths to make a decent living.
08:28
08:28

Government to Construct Power Sub Station in Mbale Industrial Park 3 3 Top story

The Minister said that the investors have always complained to the government about the high costs of power they invest during their operations and the challenges in road shedding that government wants to sort.
16:13
16:13

Mbale City Chokes on Uncollected Garbage, Stench 5 1

Stephen Mudomo, a butcher along Kumi road says the stench and flies from the garbage have chased away his customer.
11:05
11:05

BCU Internal Auditor Accused of Alleged Misappropriation of UGX 1.2b 2 1

According to John Musila, the Vice-chairperson of BCU, last month Mwenyi was asked by board members to present a list of primary society farmers to process their arrears for December last year to April this year, but the arrears seemed exorbitant than what the board members expected.
17:21
17:21

Mbale Supermarkets Face Closure for Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines 1 5

According to the task force, major supermarkets in Mbale town have failed to adhere to the COVID-19 preventive guidelines such as social distancing and ensuring that their customers and staff wash hands and wear face masks. He listed Bam Shopping Centre, Abrah and Sombe Supermarket.
12:23
12:23

Village Banks in Mbale Struggling to Recover Loans 3

Bashir Manana, the Chairperson of Namanyonyi Savings and Credit Association in Namayonyi Sub County, says that they gave out 12 million shillings to the members, but they are yet to recover the money.
14:48
14:48

Lockdown Delays Election of New Bamasaba King 3 1

Mathias Nabuteere, the Deputy Prime Minister in the Inzu Ya Masaba in Charge of the Umukuka’s Affairs, says the corona pandemic has delayed the process for the election of Mushikori’s successors.
11:29
11:29

Mbale Covid-19 Task Force Rallies Business Community for Support 5 1

The call by the taskforce comes at a time when the task force is struggling to fuel emergency vehicles and feeding the people kept under quarantine.
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