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Kampala Recorded Highest Maternal Deaths in 2020-Report 2

Findings published in the National Annual Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Report 2019/2020 show that the highest number of women who died were in Kampala followed by Hoima and Masaka districts. Other districts that reported high figures were Kabarole and Gulu.
21:08
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Health Ministry Yet to Receive Funds for Vaccines Parliament 3 1

Although Parliament passed 18.3 billion shillings supplementary budget for the procurement of the AstraZeneca Vaccines from the Serum Institute of India last month, the Health Ministry says there has been a delay in availing the money by the Ministry of Finance.
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Audit Report Reveals UGX 331Bn Questionable Expenditures in 2020 1

Auditor General John Muwanga’s review of the expenditures revealed that various government entities charged wrong expenditure codes to the tune of 314.81 billion. Muwanga says that this practice leads to financial misreporting, undermines the budgeting process and the intentions of the appropriating authority as funds are not fully utilized for the intended purposes.
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Who Eats My Husband’s Food in Kitalya? Detainee’s Wife Asks Makindye Barracks 1 1

‘‘I have been taking rice, cooking oil, sugar, soap and other items to Kitalya and spending over 200,000shs every time I go there. Now I am just wondering, who could be the person taking advantage of a poor woman like me for all the tree times I have delivered all those items?” -Stella Nayiga.
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Gov’t Vehicles Worth UGX 34BN Have Excess Engine Capacities 1

Auditor John John Muwanga notes that 41 of the selected entities holding a total of 5,280 vehicles spent 125.7 billion Shillings on vehicle maintenance and had an increase of 28 percent of the average total maintenance costs per vehicle over the 3-year period. He says that this increasing maintenance costs were attributed to the ageing fleet. For example, 1,817 vehicles out of 3,260 held by 28 entities had exceeded the recommended 5 years useful life or had their mileage above the recommended 250,000 Kilometers.
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Mabirizi Challenges Kenyan Ban On Ugandan Maize Male Mabirizi 2 1 Top story

Mabirizi argues that the ban on the importation of goods from EAC partner states is unlawful and infringement on the fundamental and operational principles of the community, which among others encourages free movement of goods, transparency, democracy and rule of law, accountability and equitable distribution of benefits.
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16:49

COVID-19 Has Distorted Key Childhood Progress Measures-New UNICEF Data

The data released on Thursday shows that as of March 2021, 13 per cent of 71 million COVID-19 infections in 107 countries (62 per cent of the total global infections) with data by age are among children and adolescents under 20 years of age. While most of these infections are mild and may not require advanced clinical interventions, the pandemic has gone ahead to affect progress made in attaining measures that determine normal childhood.
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IGG Asks MPs Exiting Parliament to Declare Wealth 3 1

The Inspectorate of Government (IG) has asked members of Parliament among other leaders who were not re-elected to declare their wealth even as they exit Parliament.
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MP Appeals to President Not to Assent to NSSF Bill 5 1

Isiagi, who doubles as the Vice-Chairperson of the Budget Committee of Parliament was speaking in a meeting where the finance committee of Parliament was interfacing with URBRA officials led by the Chief Executive Officer, Martin Anthony Nsubuga. He claimed that this kind of access creates uncertainty since the fund will need to keep funds lying idle to pay beneficiaries.
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UCU to Host National Track and Field Trials Namayo Mawerere 1

In January, the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) called off the First National Track and Field Trials due to the lack of a venue. The event had been scheduled originally at Namboole Stadium or Kyambogo University’s grass track.
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Four Million Children Likely to Fight for Space in Primary One This Year 5 1

The likely happening has already been observed by several district education officers, headteachers, and other educationists who are projecting that when primary one opens, there is a high possibility of seeing children of age five, six, and seven going to the same class.
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Experts Warn of Rise in New Mutant Viruses As Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Starts 1 2

The existence of this strain in the country was confirmed last month by Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director of Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).
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Auditor General Calls For Strategy on Worrying Nation’s Debt public debt 1 1

Auditor General John Muwanga says that Uganda’s high cost of borrowing may deny future generations the opportunity to sustainably borrow. A recent International Monetary Fund- IMF report raised a red flag at Uganda's rate of borrowing, and Uthe country’s credit rating outlook was revised from stable to negative,” reads the audit report.
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13:24

Suspected Commander of Makindye Gang Arrested. 2 3

Owoyesigyire said group commanded by Kinalwa had for a long turned Kosovo zone into a no-go area, attacking whoever is not known in the area. They have on several occasions stoned and ganged up against police officers during arrests in their area.
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Auditor General Exposes Mess in Uganda's Covid-19 Finances COVID-19 funding 3 1

Auditor General John Muwanga also queries that a total of 25 entities undertook Covid-19 related procurements worth 143.84 billion Shillings without fully adhering to the procurement rules and regulations. Some of the observed anomalies include irregular use of direct procurements, procurements without signed contracts, late delivery of goods, payment before receiving goods and failure to involve the contracts committee.
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FUFA Completes Beach Soccer Facility Ahead of Sand Cranes Vs Ghana Game Decolus Kiiza 2

A team of officials led by the FUFA Deputy CEO-Football, Decolas Kiiza, Club Licensing Manager, Ivan Kintu Bayige and Uganda Beach Soccer Association-UBSA Vice President, Peter Seguya revealed this shortly after touring the facility on Wednesday.
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Capital Markets Authority Seeks Parliament Intervention Over Five Companies 1

Keith Kalyegira, the Chief Executive Officer-CEO Capital Markets Authority, says the companies undertook to list their shares on the local stock market during the privatization process in 2000 and 2001 but they have not compiled to date.
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All Africa Games Boxing Bronze Medalist Struggling in Katanga Slums 4 6 Top story

The 33-year-old champion lives in Katanga slums in Kawempe Division in Kampala together with her mother and children.
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Lango Parliamentary Group Endorses Oulanyah for Speakership 5 1

Jimmy Akena, who is also the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) President says that Oulanyah would best steer the Parliament with his principles and knowledge about the law. Akena said that he will support Oulanyah, although he highly respects Kadaga.
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