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Pregnant Women in COVID-19 Hotspots Will Get Vaccine- MOH AstraZeneca Vaccine

According to the health ministry, pregnant women in districts like Kampala, Arua, Wakiso and Kyotera will be given the vaccine because they have higher chances of being exposed to the disease.
22:02
22:02

MPs Reject Minister's Statement on Minerals Police Protection Unit Artisinal Miners 6 1

Gen. Odongo's statement left several MPs exasperated noting that the minister had merely skirted the issues that the report had highlighted regarding the harassment and illegal activities carried by the MPPU.
21:30
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East African Civil Aviation Academy Decries Underfunding Parliament 1 1

Turyamubona told the committee that the school is continuing to struggle because of underfunding. He added that currently six of the aircraft are grounded due to lack of maintenance.
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Parliament Approves UGX 292 Billion Supplementary Budget 1 1 Top story

Parliament on Thursday approved a government supplementary budget request of 292 billion Shillings to among others secure Covid-19 vaccines, procure more face masks, ambulances and land compensation.
20:36
20:36

Rising Mortality as Africa Marks One Year of COVID-19

Over 22,300 deaths were reported in Africa in the last 28 days, compared with nearly 16 000 deaths in the previous 28 days, according to statistics by the World Health Organization.
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Inspectorate of Government Moots for Retirement Scheme 5 1

George Bamugemereire, the Deputy IGG says that the suggested plan is currently in place in the neighboring Tanzania and that it is similar to what Parliament recently put in place when it passed the Administration of Judiciary Bill. In this law which was assented to by President Yoweri Museveni in June 2020, judges are to continue earning monthly salary even in retirement, a lump-sum retirement benefit equivalent to 2.4 percent of their annual salary multiplied by five and their years of service, security by the state, chauffeur driven cars, annual medical and housing allowances.
19:22
19:22

KCCA FC to Face BUL FC Without Ten Players kcca fc vs bul fc 1 4

Dominic Ayella, Julius Poloto, Gift Ali and Sadat Anaku will not be part of the team due to injuries however, Steven Sserwadda, Sam Ssenyonjo, Joseph Kizza Bukenya, Andrew Kawooya, Joseph Kafumbe and Musa Ramathan are part of the U20 National team in Mauritania.
19:19
19:19

Experts Warn of Organized Crime As Private Pharmacies Push to Import COVID-19 Vaccines Makerere University 4 1

So far, government is planning the initial about 20million doses to be utilized by teachers, security operatives, and health workers in addition to those that live with health conditions that predispose them to severe COVID-19 disease but an official in the Ministry who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity said they are on a daily basis receiving dozens of brokers luring them into buying cheaper vaccines that have not necessarily been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).
19:08
19:08

Bankers Oppose Planned Cash Withdrawal Tax

The bankers’ association says it was wrong for the Ministry of Finance not to involve the bankers since they were the ones who would implement the decision.
18:41
18:41

Justice Minister Wants Parliament Consideration of Sexual Offences Bill Halted 1 1

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Ephraim Kamuntu on Thursday asked parliament to halt the consideration of the Sexual Offences Bill 2019, in order to allow Government carry out consultations.
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17:34

Japan Gives Uganda UGX 135.6 Billion for Yumbe-Manibe Road Works Refugee settlement 1

Japanese ambassador to Uganda, Hidemoto Fakuzawa, said at the signing of the exchange notes with Finance minister, Matia Kasaija, that the project is intended to improve National Road in Refugee-Hosting Areas of West Nile Sub-region. This covers the Yumbe-Manibe road which is in bad conditions and hampers smooth transportation of goods and people.
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Parliament to Create Special Committee to Handle Inspectorate of Gov't Reports 1 1

In his report, Bamugemereire said that one of the constraints and challenges facing the IG is the non-implementation of their recommendations by government Ministries, Departments, Agencies (MDAs) as well as Local Governments.
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15:41

USA, Spain and South Sudan to Participate in National Cross Country Championship 1 2

According to the publicity secretary of Uganda Athletics Federation, Namayo Mawerere South Sudan has entered a team of nine runners while Spain and USA one male athlete each in the competition that has drawn over 400 runners for the four categorized events (Senior Men 10km, Women 10km, Junior men 8km, Junior Women 6km, Individual mixed relays 2km).
15:02
15:02

IG Tasks Parliament over Delayed Amendment of Leadership Code Act 4 1

Introduced in 1992, the Leadership Code Act last amended in 2017 by parliament sets limits on the financial behavior of public servants, require leaders to declare their incomes, assets and liabilities and put in place enforcement mechanism and other matters.
13:50
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Facebook Engaging Ugandan Gov’t on Shutdown 5 1

Technology giant Facebook has said that it is in active engagement with Government of Uganda over the Facebook shutdown that has lasted for now month.
13:45
13:45

Non-Formal Skills Training Program Excites Students youth empowerment 4 1

The government program which will be conducted in vocational institutions starting February to April 2021, across the country at a free cost is meant to empower the youths will skills that enable them to sustain themselves in life.
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13:27

Ministry of Education Sets Reopening Dates for Non-candidates school 1 1

According to the circular issued on February 9th by the Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza, pre-candidates in P.7, S.3, and S.6 will report back to school on March 1 and study for 14 weeks before breaking off on May 2021. P.4 and P.5 will report to school on April 6 after Primary Leaving Examination and will study for 8 weeks and break off June 21 to allow lower primary classes to report and use the school facilities.
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Private Sector Accuse Politicians of Fighting Taxation Sector 4

URA officials also agree that some politicians are discouraging taxation, citing areas along the borders. The politicians in these areas claim that if government abolished smuggling, for example, the residents would starve, because that is their main source of livelihood.
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National Institute for Health Calls for Inclusion of Pregnant Mothers in COVID-19 Vaccine

On Wednesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) gave the Oxford/Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine emergency use validation making it the second vaccine candidate to be approved after the Pfizer BioNtech last month. Both vaccines are not recommended for use by pregnant and l
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TLC Embarks On Construction of Multipurpose Sports Facility in Kamwokya 6 2

Lawrence Mukiibi, the Coordinator of the Youth Program, says the facility will host different sports disciplines such as Volleyball, netball, futsal, basketball, boxing and board games.
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