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20:44
20:44

Gov’t to Write-off UGX 108B Youth Livelihood Program Loans lockdown 1

The plan was unveiled by the State Minister for Labour, Mwesigwa Rukutana in a presentation before the National Economy Committee of Parliament. The Ministry officials had appeared before the meeting to submit their views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
14:39
14:39

EU Gives Ministry UGX 25Bn for Tourism Industry Reopening lockdown 2 1

The ministry of Tourism has negotiated a 6m Euro (25.2 billion) stimulus package from the EU towards the tourism private sector for post lock down operations.
14:57
14:57

Bar, Restaurant Owners Petition Kadaga over Reopening lockdown 7 1

The Association led by their chairperson Tesfalem Gherathu says that with over 70,000 bars, lodges and restaurants closed since March, an estimated five million people have been rendered jobless.
17:53
17:53

Boda Boda Cyclists Demand Meeting With Museveni over Lockdown President Museveni 2 1

Julius Byarugaba, the Speaker of the Boda Boda Association which represents over 2,000 cyclists says that there is an increase in domestic violence because men are failing to take care of their families after the lockdown affected their daily income.
17:31
17:31

Entebbe Zoo Seeks 15Bn UGX to Take Care of Animals lockdown 1 1

The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (Entebbe Zoo) says it needs up to 15 billion shillings to take care of animals and maintain scientists.
13:55
13:55

5000 Schools Might Close Due to Lockdown-NPA COVID-19 Pandemic 1 1

Matte also noted that only about 30 percent of the learners are benefiting from the interventions by the Education and Sports Ministry and other stakeholders.
19:00
19:00

MPs Demand Gov't Plan on Bodaboda Operations COVID-19 3 1

Kawempe North MP Abdulatif Ssebagala raised the concern today during a plenary session of Parliament saying bodaboda riders need justice in order to make ends meet. He says that it does not make sense to stop bodaboda’s, and open up various parts of the economy as well as allow buses that move upcountry with more people mixing.
22:12
22:12

Ugandans from Five Countries to Return this Month - Oryem Ugandans abroad 1

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem has said that Government is set to receive Ugandans from five countries who will mostly come into the country by end of this month.
17:20
17:20

Microfinance Support Centre Seeks UGX 300b for Recapitalization loans 1 1

He adds that they intend to provide liquidity support to SACCOs and microfinance institutions, ensure revision of interest rates to borrowers, support SACCOs to develop new products, and capitalize the capacity building department at Uganda Retirements Benefits Regulatory Authority (UBRA) among others.
15:06
15:06

CMA Advises Business Owners Affected by COVID-19 to Invest in Safe Assets lockdown 3 1

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has called on businesses whose operation have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic to consider investing in Safe Assets like Government securities and Cash investments.
22:30
22:30

Uganda Railways Corporation Needs UGX 93 Bn to Mitigate COVID-19 Effects truck drivers 2 1

The Uganda Railway Corporation (URC) is seeking 93.5 Billion shillings to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the sub sector and also repair and maintain its assets.
17:53
17:53

Private Schools Ask Government to Pay their Teachers lockdown 3 1

The National Private Educational Institutions Association has called on Government to pay salaries for teachers who have greatly been affected by the Closure of schools for at least a year.
20:54
20:54

Health Ministry Wrongly Announced Arrival of 300 Ugandans lockdown 1 1

Both officials from the Ministry of Health and the Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that no flights are coming in to bring a large number of Ugandans.
11:39
11:39

Chartered Flight to India to Return With Stranded Ugandans Ugandans abroad 2

According to sources at the Indian Association, the A fly Dubai chattered flight which will be flying some Indians stranded in Uganda to Mumbai and Delhi will return with Ugandans stuck in india.
23:06
23:06

Gov’t to Enhance Digital, Distance Learning Amidst COVID-19 lockdown 1 1

President Museveni has said Government is discussing the possibility of having distance learning as the countries battle COVID-19.
07:54
07:54

CAA Losing 500m UGX Daily from Entebbe Airport Lockdown COVID-19 1 1

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)has said it has lost atleast 534 million shillings daily due to the lockdown of Entebbe Airport.
21:39
21:39

MPs Querry UGX150 Bn for Reopening Entebbe Airport lockdown 3 1

The authority says that it needs up to 150 billion Shillings to cover the recurrent wage bill and sustained operations, port health infrastructure and systems, enhanced security and modification of the terminal building to meet social distancing requirements.
15:31
15:31

MPs Ask Gov’t to Declare 2020 'Dead' Year for Education lockdown 3 1

While meeting the members of the Uganda Vice Chancellors Forum today, members of the National Economy committee of Parliament said that even though schools were to resume, it would be impossible to complete the syllabus and actually achieve what was to be attained in a full educational year.
17:21
17:21

Security Struggles to Enforce Presidential Directives on Face Masks lockdown 4 1

According to health experts, face masks could provide a barrier for potentially infectious droplets by reducing exposure to the saliva and respiratory secretions. Combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, face masks are thought to be helpful in slowing the spread of Coronavirus Disease.
14:09
14:09

UWA Suspends Boat Trips on Murchison Falls as River Nile Burst Banks lockdown 1 1

The authority said in a press statement issued on Monday, that the rising water level has submerged the landing points for ferries on both sides of the falls making it hard for vehicles to cross.
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