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16:48
16:48

Patients Need National ID. Numbers to Access Services in New Mulago Hospital 1

David Nuwamanya, the hospital Principal Administrator said that the old paper records are currently being migrated and integrated into the new electronic system whereby one’s health information will be accessible online to the different medical departments once one’s unique number is punched in.
15:13
15:13

Uganda's Food Insecurity Worsens - UN Report United Nations 1 2

Uganda is placed amongst East African countries that suffered an increase in food crisis by almost 20 per cent. It shows that the prevalence of undernourishment increased from 24.1 per cent in 2006 to 41 per cent in 2018. This translates into an increase in the number of malnourished people from 6.9 million in 2006 to 17.6 million in 2018.
13:14
13:14

Three Makerere University Lecturers Suspended for Alleged Sexual Harassment School of Business 1

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the institution's Vice Chancellor says the three were suspended pending investigations for alleged sexual harassment against female students.
12:54
12:54

Namamabasa Residents, Pastors Clash Over Land 3

Shouting on top of their voices, the angry residents accused Pastor Musai of illegally occupying their land and deploying a militia to terrorize them. Police used live bullets and teargas to disperse the angry residents and restore calm. He said the group has on several occasions put up illegal roadblocks to terrorize the people entering or leaving the sub county.
12:54
12:54

Kasese Youth Seek Answers on LDU Exclusion 3

The two-week-long recruitment exercise started yesterday in the districts of Gulu, Lyantonde, Kaabong, Lamwo and Kampala, before moving to Kotido, Kitgum, Amuru, Kyotera and Kampala Central Division, this morning.
12:27
12:27

Ebola Challenge Requires Big Scale-Up in Funding- UN Relief Chief health system 1 Top story

Despite the high toll, the ongoing risk to neighboring countries – not least Uganda, which has just overcome a recent case of DRC-originating Ebola infection – and reports that the disease has reached the large city of Goma for the first time via an infected pastor, Lowcock noted that “just a small fraction” of the USD 2 billion funds to tackle the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak has been made available to date.
13:36
13:36

Court of Appeal Upholds Kasiwukira's Widow Acquittal 1 Top story

Nabikolo was initially charged with murder following the death of her husband, who was knocked dead by a speeding motor vehicle while jogging near his home in Muyenga in October 2014. The prosecution had maintained that the accident that claimed Kasiwukira’s life was planned by Nabikolo, her cousin Sandra Nakkungu and Ashraf Jaden, a police officer formerly attached to Muyenga police post.
12:55
12:55

Child Labour Unchecked in Buikwe District 3 1

Yudayah Namayanja, the Head Teacher of Kalagala Muslim Primary School says between 500 to 600 out of 731 registered pupils attend school on a daily basis. She explains that high levels of absenteeism are common among primary six and seven candidates.
09:50
09:50

Karimojong Street Children Reunited with Families 1 1

Some of the girls who have been on the streets since they were minors returned with children born on the streets. URN reporter saw at least five infants among the group that were produced in Kampala streets.
16:53
16:53

Namisindwa District Service Commission Accused of Bribery Recruitment 2

One of the victims who preferred anonymity alleges that one of the members Apollo Wapicho told her that she would get a job if she pays some money. She adds that her father sold some of his properties including cows to raise the money.
14:50
14:50

Over 80% of Karamoja Land Inaccessible karamoja sub region 3 1

The MPs say that huge chunks of Karamoja land is protected under Uganda Wildlife Authority, UWA and National Forestry Authority, NFA.
16:28
16:28

Nakapiripirit Residents Pin Gov't Institutions, Church for Land Grabbing karamoja sub region 4 1 Top story

Sande Lokii Samaria, 61, a retired Police Sergeant broke down before the Commission while speaking about her land that was reportedly given to Nakapiripirit Primary School without her knowledge. Sande explained that the land grabbers left her family without any land or bother to explain their actions.
13:21
13:21

Women Rights Defenders Raise Concerns over FGM Persistence United Nations 4 1

Speaking to several women rights defenders at Imperial Botanical beach in Entebbe on Thursday, Margaret Kulaba, the chairperson of the Human rights defenders network says the practice has for long been a threat to the future of the girl child.
07:25
07:25

KCCA Law Enforcement Teams Accused of Brutality 4 2 Top story

Early this week, URN saw KCCA enforcement officers picking merchandise from vendors including fruits and vegetable and throwing it to their truck. Most of the merchandise ended up damaged because of the way it was dumped and mixed on the truck.
16:40
16:40

Lack of Political Will Slowing Legal Aid Policy 3 1 Top story

Speaking to URN this morning, Namubiru said little effort has been made to process and table the National Legal Aid policy. Civil society organisations have been advocating for a NLAP for several years. The policy would provide for free legal services for the poor and vulnerable.
22:46
22:46

Church of Uganda Installs First Female Provost 1 3

Dr Nyegenye was installed by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, taking on a key role as the priest in charge of the Cathedral. She will also be tasked to provide overall leadership in implementing the Mission, Vision, Objectives and all operations of the Church.
20:16
20:16

Government Will Not Rush Marriage Law-Rukutana Parliament 2 1

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana said he was too shy to report on the status of the bill since it has taken too long. He says that although the bill was expected to come in for a second reading, the wide nature of consultations required, implying that they might take more time in order to ensure that all interests are catered for.
19:17
19:17

Envoy Tasks Police to Restore Sense of Security in Uganda 1 2

The statement comes on the backdrop of an increase in attacks on unsuspecting members of the public. At least 10 people have been strangled or shot dead by thugs in Kampala C, Wakiso and Mukono districts over the last one month. These included mobile money operators, hardware shop workers, Boda-boda riders and supermarket attendants.
17:55
17:55

Poor State of Busolwe Hospital Worries Patients Health 3

A foul stench from stagnant water in the hospital and rotting garbage welcomes patients to the facility. The hospital is surrounded by a bushy environment. The beds in the wards are rotten; the buildings dilapidated with leaking with asbestos sheets and broken windows.
15:47
15:47

Napak Residents Petition Land Commission over Disputed Land Industrial Park 1 1

The land measuring 168.9 hectares was registered under the names of Peter Amodoi in 2010 who sold it to Uganda Investment Authority-UIA in 2011.
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