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12:48
12:48

Four Buses Impounded for Violating Covid-19 Guidelines Soroti Bus Park 1 1

Before resuming public transport, authorities in Soroti met with transporters and guided them on the SOPs. In their resolutions, all the buses and taxis were to park strictly in their respective parks located along old Mbale Road.
10:52
10:52

Lake Kyoga Fishermen Exempted From Taxes For Six Months Minister Helen Adoa 1 1

Adona says that the tax holiday for fishermen is to help them recover from the losses incurred during the fishing ban.
13:22
13:22

Nile Perch Stocks in Lake Victoria Increase by 31 Percent President Museveni 2 1 Top story

According to Dr. Rukunya, the country was losing about US$ 52 million approximately Shillings 182 Billion of fish exports annually due to illegal fishing activities.
21:48
21:48

National Drug Authority Impounds Smuggled Drugs in Teso Serere District 1 1

The impounded drugs include herbal concoctions like Super Mulabe, which is marketed as a wonder drug for all ailments including HIV/AIDS, as well as Kisakyamuzadde, Lubyamira and Buzira.
16:59
16:59

Low Turn Up of Passengers in Soroti, Fort Portal As Public Transport Resumes Soroti Municipality 3 2

Paul Omongin, the chairperson of Serere Drivers Association says only six taxis from Kagwara, Kamod, Pingire, Serere town and Ochapa had arrived to town in the morning. He explains that many passengers are finding it hard to cope with the new rates.
17:47
17:47

Former Etop Journalists Struggling to Survive After Termination Vision Group 1 3

Julius Obongo, an Ateso Translator for Etop Newspaper, says he was handed his termination letter on Friday at head office. He says that much as the decision by top management was conducted after special considerations, it caught them off-guard especially amidst the Covid-19 crisis.
12:37
12:37

Illegal Fishing on the Rise in Teso Lake Kyoga 1 3

James Orono, a fisherman in Iruko Landing Site, Kadungulu Sub County in Serere district, says people have gone back to the lake because of the biting poverty.
13:03
13:03

Soroti Transporters Embrace Handwashing Soroti Municipality 2 1

At the main gate, two Jerrycans of water and detergents have been placed at both sides of the park for all passengers and drivers to wash hands before accessing the park. Park management has also erected a gate barring all Boda- Boda cyclists into the park.
07:44
07:44

Farmers, Businessmen Losing Property to Financial Institutions in Teso loan defaulters 2 4 Top story

Martine Erimu, the chairperson of the Teso Grain, Rice Millers, Processing and Marketers Association- TEGRIMMA, says some financial institutions limit farmers when borrowing but are fast in collecting the money.
17:32
17:32

40 Arrested for Vending Drugs 1 2

The operation held in fifteen Districts, targeted 21 shift markets in Teso sub-region (Soroti, Kumu, Ngora, Bukedea, Katakwi, Amuria, Kapelbyong, Pallisa, Butebo, Serere, Kalaki, Kaberamaido) and Bukedi sub-region (Sironko, Bududa, Bulambuli).
11:02
11:02

Teso Farmers Form Cooperative Union Soroti Municipality 2 1

Martine Erimu, the chairperson of the cooperative says the main objectives of the cooperative is to enable farmers access better improved varieties of seeds, advance technology and mechanization of their agricultural engagements.
08:07
08:07

Local Leaders Question the Significance of Soroti Solar Plant umeme 3 1 Top story

Stella Martha Ocakara, the Head Teacher Opuya Primary School says that even the pledge of the solar management plant to construct for them six staff houses hasn’t been realized.
18:39
18:39

Construction of UGX 18b Processing, Storage Facility Starts in Soroti 3 1

The Shillings 18 billion project comes just months to the completion of Soroti Central Market under the Market and Agricultural Trade Improvement Program Project-2 MATIP-2. The new project is co- funded by the African Development, 82% and Government of Uganda, 18%.
18:24
18:24

Soroti Central Market Works to Delay 1 1 Top story

Moses Otimong, the Soroti Municipal Council Town Clerk, says that much as the contractor, TECHNO 3 Uganda Ltd has completed 95% of the physical works, the finishing might take them up to April due to changes that arose during the monitoring visits by stakeholders.
07:37
07:37

Over 50 Schools in Teso Face Closure Over Registration education standards 2 1 Top story

Ambrose Onoria, the Ngora Resident District Commissioner, says that all unlicensed schools will not be allowed to open for the first term come February 3rd, 2020. Onoria revealed that they have issued notices to all the schools that have not met the requirements to release children they have admitted.
20:37
20:37

Soroti Leaders Want Youth With Business Experience to Access YLP Funds 2 1

Since 2014/2015 Financial Year, the district has received 956 million shillings but managed to recover 229 million shillings.
13:56
13:56

UGX 218 Million Was Stolen From Pride Microfinance-Police 1 1

However, Michael Odongo, the Regional Police Spokesman for East Kyoga says the bank manager finally recorded a statement indicating a loss of 218 million shillings. He notes that police are investigating the matter and will use the available CCTV footage nearby to net the criminals.
13:08
13:08

Teso Coaches Suspends Operations as Gateway Rebrands gateway bus company 2 1

In June 2009, police impounded six Teso Coach Buses following a spate of accidents. In 2011, Uganda Transport Licensing Board suspended the licenses of Teso Coach and Kasamba after fatal accidents that claimed four people.
06:54
06:54

Soroti Fruit Factory Restricts Business to Registered Groups citrus farming 1 1 Top story

Joyce Akiteng, a farmer from Otatai Village in Asuret Sub County says she opted to sell her oranges on the streets due to the lengthy processes at the factory. Akiteng explains that although the factory would offer better market for her oranges, she cannot enroll in the group since it requires money.
11:09
11:09

Mukula Embroiled in Land Feud Catholic Diocese 5

Musoke’s family accuses Mukula of using underhand methods to deprive them of their land. Ayub Ssegawa and Hadija Mukasa, both Musoke’s children claim that Mukula bought the contested land from the late Fazil Ali, a squatter without their knowledge.
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