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19:37
19:37

36 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed COVID-19 in Uganda 1 Top story

All the new cases are Ugandan contacts to people who have already tested positive for the disease. 15 of them are from Kyotera, nine are frontline health workers from Kampala while eight cases were from Yumbe. The rest were picked from the areas of Mayuge,Pader and Buvuma.
16:04
16:04

Kisita Mining License Suspended Over Illegal Activities, Accumulated Arrears 3 1 Top story

Opendi notes that she has personally visited the mining site operated by Kisita Mining Company and found workers going about their normal business in disregard of the presidential directives halting all mining activities.
15:57
15:57

Relief in Parks as Government Issues Temporary Permits to Unregistered Transporters Betty Amongi 1 3 Top story

Silver Kasirye, the Chairman Jinja Stage in the New taxi Park, one of those that registered a high number of stranded passengers, told URN this morning that over 80 taxis have left for Busoga sub region since last night.
14:09
14:09

Uganda Hires US Mapping Firm to Improve Rental Tax Collection URA 1

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija said the company will start working in July and is expected to help the government realize more revenues from the sector. He urged the Property owners not to feel agitated and think that the government is trying to squeeze them.”
14:04
14:04

Coronavirus Disrupts Gold Exports – Finance 1 Top story

According to the Finance Ministry, Uganda’s gold exports fell to 1,199 kilograms in March 2020 down from 1,955 kilograms exported in February. The volume exported in March is just half of what was shipped out in January 2020, which totaled to 2,097kilograms of gold. United Arab Emirates is the biggest consumer of Uganda’s gold.
11:38
11:38

OPM Staff Testing for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1

Rugunda heads the National Covid19 Task force and has been meeting several people on the task force and receiving relief donations. He however, couldn’t disclose the number of people who will be tested.
11:16
11:16

Century Cinema Reopens with Only 5 People on the First Day COVID-19 1 Top story

Lorrainne Oguttu, the Spokesperson Century Cinemax says they are hopeful that the number of movie goers will increase over the weekend and the next days to come.
10:36
10:36

NIRA Hunts for New Executive Director as Gama Is Asked to Leave 1

In a May 18th, 2020 letter to Internal Affairs Minister, Jeje Odongo, Museveni directs that a new executive Director with Legal and Information Technology background be identified to head the Authority.
10:23
10:23

Frustrated Travelers Resort to Trucks as Transport Fares Flare 3 1 Top story

Edith Naiga, another traveler passenger who our reporters found grumbling at Gayaza stage after trying to board taxis to Kamuli in Busoga in vain, said she had given on taxis and opted to get a lift from truckers.
09:00
09:00

Three Arrested with Ivory Worth UGX 30Million 2

According to Onyango, the suspects have been charged with unlawful possession of protected species contrary to Section 36 (1) and 71 (1) (b) of the Uganda Wildlife Act, 2019.
17:07
17:07

COVID-19: Four KCCA Staff Members Isolated

According to Kaujju, the four members of staff were picked after they exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 earlier in the afternoon. They have since been taken to hospital for testing
16:30
16:30

Store for New Vaccines to Open in August - Minister Aceng 1

The $7.6million project that is being completed using funds secured from donors, Global Fund and the global vaccines body GAVI, the Vaccines Alliance was supposed to be up and running by August 2019 having started works in 2017. But, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says the project has been delayed by the coronavirus disease pandemic which caused halts with lockdowns.
16:11
16:11

Eight Women Stranded in Usafi Park After Giving Birth During Lockdown 2 3 Top story

Stella Nakanwagi, who gave birth to a bouncing baby girl three days ago, was selling onions in Owino Market but used up her capital in the first week of the lockdown and decided to move to Usafi Taxi Park from Wandegeya after failing to pay her rent.
16:03
16:03

USAID Maternal Health Project Exposes Flaws in Free Health Care 1

In the 35 districts where the project was being implemented, even as some had health center IIIs and IVs that can offer maternal and child health services including Caesarean section births, they would choose to part with some money to seek care from their 146 facilities.
15:40
15:40

Minor Fires Guts Hut in Kasubi Royal Tombs 1 1 Top story

The site hosting the Royal Tombs is the major spiritual centre for the Baganda where traditional and cultural practices have been preserved. It is the most active religious place in the kingdom, where important rituals related to Buganda culture are frequently performed.
14:52
14:52

More Than 2000 Passengers Spend Night in Taxi, Bus Parks 5 2

Moses Kisambira, a laborer on a farm in Wakiso district, said he arrived in the park on Thursday to travel back home because the lockdown found his boss in the village and he no can longer pay him.
12:56
12:56

35 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded 1

20 of the cases were from alerts and contacts that were picked from the community in the areas of Kampala, Amuru, Mayuge, Kyotera, Wakiso, Dokolo and Amolatar, while 15 were from truck drivers who were tested from Elegu border post, Busia, in Lia, Malaba and the Oraba.
12:42
12:42

USAID to Train Health Workers on New COVID -19 Treatment Protocols 1

USAID Global Malaria Coordinator and COVID-19 Task Force Leader Dr Kenneth Staley said that already the agency has given USD 3.6 million COVID specific assistance to the country but about USD 1.3 million was tagged to activities meant to help refugees and their host communities.
12:17
12:17

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda in COVID-19 Isolation 2 Top story

Rugunda who announced his decision through his twitter handle @RuhakanaR said that although his results were negative, he needs to isolate, as a recommended health measure. Rugunda, one of many ministers that were tested for COVID-19 yesterday is also the head of the COVID-19 government task force.
11:56
11:56

Uganda Pledges USD 1million to Support Vaccine Programs in Poor Countries 1 Top story

Uganda's first-ever pledge to be given in instalments until 2025, was announced at a Global Vaccines Summit attended by heads of governments and pharmaceutical company bosses via Zoom last evening. Collectively, the governments pledged USD 8.8 billion in funding for the vaccine programmes.
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