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23:24
23:24

Education Ministry Asks Private Schools to Participate in Secondary School Selection Exercise UCE 2019 1 1

According to the education ministry, many private schools that are some of the best performers at UCE and UACE do not take part in the selection exercise. This they say leave many students out of joining these schools
21:55
21:55

Land Conflicts Worry Bunyangabu Leaders Bunyangabu District

Bunyangabu Resident District Commissioner Asiimwe Jane Muhindo says there is need to address the insecurity caused by land disputes.
20:46
20:46

Internal Affairs Minister Irked by Crowds at NIRA Offices 4 3

General Odongo says the crowds at NIRA offices are symptomatic of the inefficiencies at the ID Authority which requires the new Board’s immediate intervention.
20:19
20:19

19 MPs So Far Sign Gen Tumwine Censure Motion Parliament 2 1

Only a total of 19 Members of Parliament have signed a censure motion against Security Minister General Elly Tumwine in the third day of the exercise.
20:05
20:05

Ugandan Students Safe in China- MOH ministry of health 3 1

In her statement to Parliament on Thursday, Aceng said that Ministry of Finance and that of Foreign Affairs were to remit US Dollars 61,800 to the students to support them as the government monitors the situation.
19:40
19:40

Akena Killer Bullet Displayed in Court Cynthia Munwangari 2

Kirinya told court that she received two requests from police to examine and determine the Caliber and the possible gun which was used to discharge a bullet that had been brought to her.
19:19
19:19

Ebola Screening at Entry Points No Longer Necessary-WHO

The statement notes that a meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus yesterday evening resolved that the status of the situation in Congo remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) even as assessment shows that risk is high at national and regional level but low at global level.
19:13
19:13

Aerial Locust Spray Unsustainable- Expert 2 1 Top story

Mehari Tesafayohannes, the Chief Information and Forecasting Officer-DLCO-EA told local government leaders drawn from Acholi, Karamoja, Lango and Teso that the aerial spray intervention is very costly. He explained that the current swarms of desert locusts represent a minor outlook of what is befalling the country.
19:02
19:02

Nakasongola Man Hands Himself to Police After Killing Wife Murder

Kayondo says the motive of the killing is not yet known but residents accuse the man of drug abuse and witchcraft.
19:02
19:02

WFP Worried About Impending Food Shortage in Refugee Settlements Government of Japan 1 3 Top story

WFP supports 1.2 million refugees in Uganda with food and monetary aid. But the available food in its stores can only last until May, 2020 while the money they give to refugees is expected to be depleted at the end of February, 2020. Up to USD 16 million Shillings is needed to save the situation.
18:51
18:51

MPs Question UWA Over Failure to Collect UGX 500m from Private Park Developers 3

The report of the Auditor General for 2015/2016 financial year noted among others that UWA failed to collect outstanding fees of $209,546 (approximately shillings 500 million) from six developers. The six companies included Tourvest, Protea Hotel Luxury tented camp at Kalerwoki in Kidepo National Park and Shani Luxury tented camp at Amwapas in Kidepo National Park. Others were Pakuba Safari Lodge, Asyanut Ntoroko Lodge, Rwenzori Mountaineering services and Balloon Tours.
18:41
18:41

Local Gov't Minister Decries Absence of Inspectors service 2

The Local Government Act mandates the local government ministry to oversee all local governments through the Directorate of Local Government Inspection.
18:33
18:33

New NIRA Board Tasked to Expedite Issuance of Identity Cards Makerere University 4 4

Justice Owiny-Dollo who presided over the oath taking at the High Court in Kampala on Thursday said it was wrong for the Authority to make the access of the Identity Cards, a night-mare for citizens and urged them to provide the service at a record time.
18:06
18:06

World Bank Questions Uganda’s Growth with No Jobs Richard Walker 1 1

In the latest economic update report for Uganda launched today, the international lender said Uganda’s level of per capita income – that is money earned by each individual per year– was, by 2018, still behind its neighbors.
18:05
18:05

Engola to MPs: I am Unable to Withdraw UPDF from Lakes rules of procedure 4 1 Top story

The Committee Chair, Clement Obote Ongalo asked the Minister to explain why he didn’t provide a written statement as required by the rules of procedure and why he couldn't present government’s statement on the withdrawal of UPDF from Lakes.
18:01
18:01

MPs Want Janet Museveni Referred to Disciplinary Committee For Contempt of Parliament 7 1

The Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ocan rose on a procedural point demanding respect for resolutions made by parliament. She questioned why the Executive had defied parliament on the matter.
17:34
17:34

Cancer Institute Commissions New Radiotherapy Machine 3 2

Costing a million dollars, the machine is a donation from the government of India and is expected to revamp radiation treatment at the institute reducing pressure on the existing one that has been serving up to 80 patients a day.
17:28
17:28

UPDF Begins Fight Against Desert Locusts 2 3 Top story

Led by Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, the Deputy Commander of Land Forces the soldiers donned protective gears on their faces as they combed Komoret village where the desert locusts settled in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
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