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16:34
16:34

Gov't Urged to Reappropriate Non-Essential Expenses to Support COVID 19 Response COVID 19 in Uganda 1 4

According to CSBAG, over 200 billion Shillings which were allocated for luxurious activities like gym memberships for civil servants and Members of Parliament and entertainment should go towards procuring equipment and facilitating health facilities to handle COVID 19.
13:44
13:44

Musinguzi Rujoki Appointed URA Commissioner General

The President also appointed Dr Michael Atingi-Ego as the new Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda.
12:14
12:14

Kampala Markets ask for Free Water Supply to Enforce Handwashing COVID 19 1 5

Frequent handwashing is being implemented world over as a basic protective measure against the new coronavirus disease. According to the World Health Organisation, washing hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses and can prevent coronavirus from spreading.
09:59
09:59

Welfare Office Aiding Drivers, Touts to Survive During Public Transport Ban Taxi Drivers 3

The ban on public transport left several vehicle owners, drivers and conductors stranded, many of them questioning how they would survive in the absence of public transport, their sole source of livelihood. It’s on the basis of this that Kamwenge Taxi Owners and Drivers Association (KATODA) has come to their aid.
07:25
07:25

Farmers Should Continue Going to Gardens – Minister covid-19 2 1

Ssempijja told reporters on Saturday in Kampala that it was already a planting season and farmers should observe ministry of health guidelines to avoid spread of covid-19 but still go to gardens.
15:35
15:35

Residents Irked by Queues of Trucks Clogged at Busia Border 3 1

Hundreds of fuel tankers, cargo and sugarcane trucks have been parked along the streets across the town, after they were blocked from entering Kenya in the wake of border closure at a time when the world is battling to tame coronavirus disease.
10:59
10:59

African Development Bank Unveils USD 3 Billion "Fight COVID-19" Social Bond

Coronavirus cases were slow to arrive in Africa, but the virus is spreading quickly and has infected nearly 3,000 people across 45 countries, placing strain on already fragile health systems. The cases in Uganda increased last night to 23 people, just a week after the first case was recorded.
10:41
10:41

Economic Think-tank Wants Social Protection Reinforced amid COVID-19 SAGE 3 1

Patrick Katabaazi, the Executive Director of an independent Think-tank; the Centre for Budget and Tax Policy, proposes that the government enhances the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) program, to support more vulnerable persons with direct cash transfers during this time.
10:13
10:13

Police seize 57 Automobiles, Arrest 18 in Acholi Region motorcycles 3 1

The suspects were apprehended following ongoing operation in the eight districts of Acholi to implement the 14 days’ Presidential directives banning movement of buses, taxis and boda-bodas to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) contagion.
19:33
19:33

Dr Adam Mugume Appointed Acting Deputy BOU Governor

Mugume will carryout duties that were being done by Dr Louis Kasekende, whose contract expired in January and was not renewed. Mugume who has been working as the executive director for research, previously headed the modeling division between 2007 and 2010. He holds a PhD from Oxford University, UK, and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Botswana.
17:17
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BOU Orders Banks to Suspend Bonus, Dividend Payments commercial banks 1

Also, in another circular on Friday, BOU allowed banks' request to work from 9:00am to 3pm on weekdays and close branches on weekends.
17:06
17:06

Mukono SACCO Halts Loan Payments for Clients in Public Transport Sector Mukono municipaity 2 1

The Sacco chairperson Steven Ssekikubo told URN that the decision was based on the fact that many of their clients may not be able to service the loans when their motorcycles are grounded. He says that the SACCO had given out over 50 motorcycles on loan. But of these, 20 were reportedly impounded by the police, from riders who had defied the presidential directive.
16:26
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Museveni: Illegal Guns Were a Hindrance to Development in Karamoja 1

Speaking at the commissioning of the Sun Belt Mining Group Limited factory in Rupa sub-county, Moroto district, Museveni commended the Karimojong for supporting the disarmament program that ushered in the peace now prevailing Karamoja, followed by the industrial revolution that will not only create employment for the people but will also bring about development.
16:24
16:24

COVID - 19: Uganda’s Medical Interns Unable to Travel to Hospitals 2 1

At Mubende Hospital, a total of 35 medical interns (including Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists have been affected by lack of transport means. The interns body says they stay far from the hospital and have been unable to report to their duty stations due to the ban of public transport.
14:58
14:58

Coronavirus Outbreak Slows Down USMID Project implementation in Kitgum World Bank 2 1

But officials at Kitgum Municipal Council say that the timeframe for procuring a contractor for the actual implementation of the project in June this year could be dragged behind schedule as a result of measures taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
14:58
14:58

Jinja Municipal Council Staff to Work from Home municipality 1

Ochen says that the employees will be working online from home under supervision by their departmental heads.
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13:21

Apac Suspends Operation of Microfinance Institutions Brac Uganda Limited 3

It has been realized that most small businesses had been operating on loans secured from micro finance and money lending institutions within their localities. They are supposed to be remitting payments back to the institutions who had given money whether the business is running or not.
13:10
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Moroto Residents Opt to Trek Distances in the Absence of Public Transport passengers 3

There are no vehicles, in the taxi parks, yet even then, scores of travelers are seeking for transport means to move from one place, to another. But the heavy military presence in the area, has frightened even those, who would defy the presidential directive. The entire town is now soundless.
11:37
11:37

G20 Leaders Announce USD 5 Trillion Kitty to Help in Covid-19 Responses 1 Top story

In the communique last night, the leaders said “we consider that consolidating Africa's health defense is a key for the resilience of global health.” This means part of that money pledged will be spent in poorer countries to strengthen capacity to deal with the virus.
10:45
10:45

Works Ministry Shuts Down all Driving Permit Issuing Offices COVID-19 in Uganda 1

According to the ministry, the shutdown takes effect immediately and offices such as Face Technologies where Ugandans go to process driving permits will not be open starting today
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