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13:55
13:55

75% Of Entebbe Airport Expansion Project Complete - UCAA 5 1

The construction by China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) covers, among others, the construction of a new cargo centre, a new passenger terminal building, strengthening of the airport runways and their associated taxiways. It also involves rehabilitating and reconstructing the three aircraft parking aprons. Works on the aircraft parking Aprons have not been completed
20:10
20:10

Construction of Kitooro Modern Market Nears Completion 2 4

Patrick Rubongoya, the project manager, says the 24.6 Billion Shillings market is at 99 percent completion rate. Namuyangu says that the vendors have as a result created trade disorder for other traders, road users among others. The construction of the market which started in April 2017 is under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Projects-MATIP-2
09:26
09:26

Uganda Lobbying to Host EAC Statistics Bureau 4

Dr Albert Byamugisha, the Board chairman of Uganda National Bureau of Statistics, says that Uganda is best placed to host the bureau since the UBOS office in Entebbe was established in 1946 to collect and disseminate statistics for the East Africa Protectorate under the British colonial government.
12:06
12:06

Uganda’s Aviation Industry Still Slow-Paced - Officials 3 1

Before the closure, the airport handled a total of 1.9 million passengers in 2019, an average of 160,000 passengers a month. But now agents and airline officials are doubtful that the numbers could even hit 50,000 by end of this month.
16:03
16:03

Leaders, Businesspeople To Market Entebbe As an Airport City 3

Mayor Kayanja says the summit is timely because the municipal council recorded a loss of 2 billion shillings in the first four months of the national lockdown and partial shutdown of Entebbe Airport.
12:13
12:13

Passengers Miss Flights Over Invalid COVID-19 Test Certificates 4 1

For instance, on October 2nd, 2020, health workers blocked 45 passengers from boarding a flight to the United Arab Emirates. The travelers presented expired COVID19 test certificates that were issued before September 28th, 2020.
12:25
12:25

Only 50 Taxis To Operate At Entebbe Airport 4 5

Sserubidde says working in partnership with Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA and the Works Ministry, they launched an Airport Taxi App to stop drivers from fighting for passengers at the entrance terminal. Of which, 20 operators work in the day shift and 30 during night time.
13:51
13:51

Air Bound Passengers Decry COVID-19 Travel Restrictions 4 2

Several passengers say that getting a valid negative PCR test certificate within the stipulated time before a flight is a hurdle. According to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA, all returning and departing passengers must have tested negative for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before traveling.
17:09
17:09

UCAA Starts Refurbishing Public Toilet in at Entebbe Airport After Passenger Complaint 1 7

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA has commenced the refurbishment of the external public toilet facility, days after a passenger complained about them being in an appalling state. The passenger recorded a video that went viral over the weekend, indicating that the facility was poorly lit and in a deplorable state. He noted that the facility was not befitting of an international airport, and that users could also contract infections.
18:37
18:37

Air Travelers Exempted from Curfew Restrictions 2

Njuki says that such passengers, whose flights depart or land during curfew time, are exempted from the restrictions. He adds that security agencies have been briefed to allow passengers who will move to and from Entebbe Airport during the curfew. However, he adds, all passengers must present their passports and air tickets whenever they are stopped.
11:08
11:08

Entebbe Airport Reopens with 12 Flights on Day One 1 1

According to new guidelines issued by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA, each airline, apart from Uganda Airlines will operate only one flight daily in the first phase of the reopening, covering the months of October to December 2020. The national airline will operate two flights a day to Nairobi, four times to Juba and Dar-es-salaam and thrice to Mogadishu.
11:55
11:55

Returning Ugandans Without COVID-19 Test Certificates to Be Quarantined 3 3

While announcing the re-opening of Entebbe International airport, President Yoweri Museveni announced said that all returning passengers must have tested negative for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before travelling to Uganda.
05:42
05:42

MOH Fires National Isolation Centre Contractor for Incompetence 5 3

By the time the contractor left the site two weeks ago, pending works included setting up a waste decontaminating unit, remodelling of the former Tuberculosis ward into a multipurpose unit, plastering, installing washroom facilities and finishing the ceiling and floor works. He explains that Synergy Enterprises Ltd was incompetent because it was not liquid enough to run the project without public funds.
23:46
23:46

Entebbe Airport to Finally Reopen on October 1st - UCCA 4 4

The Uganda Civil Authority-UCAA says Entebbe International Airport will be reopened for scheduled commercial passenger flights on October 1st, 2020. However, the flights are restricted to only Ugandans returning home and tourists leaving or coming into the country. .
10:44
10:44

Low Turn Up As UWEC Marks One Month After Reopening Centre 1 1

The Indian community has been donating food and non- food items to the centre that made losses of about shillings 2 billion when it was closed. The centre was closed for 5 month due to COVID-9 concerns.
11:01
11:01

UWEC Re-opens After Five Months 5 Top story

Lilly Ajarova, the UTB Chief Executive Officer, who was part of the delegation that toured the center, says that they were satisfied that the center will be able to implement the COVID-19 preventive measures that include screening all guests, enforcing and hand washing at major entry points among other procedures.
08:29
08:29

131 Ugandans, Legal Residents Return From India 2 Top story

Ambassador Charles Ssentongo, the Chief of Protocol in the Foreign Affairs Ministry and other government officials received the latest group of returnees.
21:25
21:25

Lake Victoria Water Levels Receding-Water Ministry 3

Water levels across Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania increased drastically, from 12 meters in October 2019 to 13.48 meters in May 2020, the highest level ever recorded in 50 years.
08:16
08:16

MV Vanessa, Nathalie Resume Operations on Entebbe- Kalangala Route 3 5

Upon easing the restrictions, MV Nathalie made its first trip on Friday setting off 4 pm from Entebbe to Kalangala with 17 passengers. Travellers were directed to arrive at least two hours before departure to allow enough time for screening and other anti-COVID-19 measures.
05:12
05:12

140 Taxis Cleared to Operate in Entebbe 1

Now, Isaac Mukisa, the spokesperson of the Municipal Council, says ever since June 12th when registration commenced in Entebbe, 140 operators have been cleared to operate in Entebbe. “The council expects to register about 1,000 taxis but few operators have turned up in the last two weeks,” Mukisa says.
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