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Jul 2022 13 results
19:28
19:28

Gov’t Proposes Life Imprisonment for Selling Body Organs human organs 1 Top story

Dr. Aceng notes that Uganda does not have any law governing human organ donation and transplantation, which is increasingly becoming an area of health care used to cure non-communicable diseases that are rising rapidly. She also states concern about the increase in the illicit trade in and trafficking of human organs, cells, and tissue.
18:19
18:19

BoU Calls Emergency Policy Committee Meeting Over Inflation 2

The Bank of Uganda has raised the Central Bank Rate by a percentage point to 8.5 percent, just a month after adjusting it to 7.5, as inflation spirals.
18:14
18:14

Gov’t Targets One Million Households with Safe, Clean Cooking Gas 3 3

Ismail Tobasiima, the Marketing Officer at Stabex International Ltd disclosed that recent research they conducted prior to the project revealed that the 13kg gas cylinder can last three months for an average family with four members.
17:40
17:40

Lira City Councilors Decry Slow USMID Road Works USMID Project 7

The project is expected to be complete by next month, but so far only 39% of the actual work has been completed, raising concerns among the city leaders.
17:30
17:30

Cabinet Adopts Proposed Changes to Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions Act 2

The Minister of Information and National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi communicated the government decision in a media briefing at the government-owned media center, saying the changes are aimed at helping MDIs to serve Ugandans better.
17:12
17:12

Accountancy Students Decry Tough Papers, High Failure Rates 5

“Can the institute help people who have failed the papers like four times as it is demotivating and demoralizing!” said a student. But CPA Mayende, the ICPAU President said the institute cannot compromise the quality of the profession since it is internationally affiliated.
13:18
13:18

Residents Declare Forceful Recovery of Forestland from Former District Chairman 2 3

The residents who have declared forceful takeover measures to retain the land say that they acquired it lawfully after mobilizing themselves in their group, Tukolele Wamu Agro Farmers Association and were given 600 acres of land by National Forestry Authority- NFA in 2015 to practice agroforestry. They were shocked upon hearing that they are going to be evicted by Chairman Ssenyonga.
12:37
12:37

Fuel Prices: Neighbours Will Consult Us on 'No-Subsidy Policy' Ggoobi Says 4 1 Top story

Ggoobi claims that some countries are consulting Uganda on how it has managed to handle the situation as they seek to follow suit. Secretary to Treasury Ramathan Ggoobi claims that some countries are benchmarking with Uganda on how it has managed to handle the situation as they seek to follow suit.
11:59
11:59

Public Transporters Count on Overloading to Break Even Amidst Soaring Fuel Prices 5

According to Umar Ddungu, the chairperson of western route bus transporters, a 67 passenger capacity bus consumes 250 litres of fuel between Kampala and Mbarara, which now costs over 1.5 million shillings, but passengers are have refused to pay more than 20,000. This means even with a full booking, they start the trip with a loss of over half a million shillings after losing on 160,000 shillings fuel, before even counting other mandatory charges amounting to 433,000 shillings at the bus park.
09:33
09:33

Ankole Tea Estate Workers Protest Low Pay

Their secretary Paddy Twesigomwe said that field workers who pluck tea leaves earn 5700 shillings daily working for 22 days which makes only 125,400 shillings a month and they only want it increased to 10,000 shillings per day.
08:51
08:51

Karimojong Start Eating Uganda's Wildlife due to Hunger

James Okware, the senior warden officer in charge of Bokora, Matheniko, Pian, and Upe game reserves said the Karimojong have launched massive illegal poaching of animals in the protected game reserves in an excuse of the current biting hunger.
07:47
07:47

Statistics Agency, World Bank Meet over Uganda's "Middle Income" Status 1

In his State of the Nation Address on June 7, President Yoweri Museveni said that Uganda would achieve the economic indicators putting it in the threshold for lower-middle-income status by the time of the budget reading a week later.
07:03
07:03

Verbatim: DGF Development Partner Statement on the Lifting of the Suspension 1 Top story

The facility was suspended by the Government of Uganda in February 2021. The suspension halted DGF funded activities of over 80 state and non-state implementing partners; and significantly impacted individuals, communities and institutions including at local level, that were beneficiaries of these engagements
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