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19:02
19:02

Security Closes General Merchandise Shops in Masaka 4 1

Several traders had reopened their shops in response to a move by President Yoweri Museveni to ease COVID-19 restrictions with effect from Tuesday, May 26.
18:22
18:22

Parliament Passes Bill to Regulate Mobile Money Transactions 1

It will require mobile money service providers to get a licence from the Bank of Uganda and submit details of mobile money users to the institution. Under the approved Bill, an electronic money issuer who contravenes provisions of this Act of Parliament commits an offence and is liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding 20 million Shillings.
18:16
18:16

Gulu University Final Year Students to Undergo COVID-19 Tests candidate classes 1 3

At least 1,500 finalists from Uganda and beyond are expected to report for their final year semester after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered for partial easing of national lockdown against the deadly global contagion.
17:52
17:52

Kadaga Cautions Against Rushing Motions Amidst Forgery Reports 1 1

Kadaga made reference to a section of legislators who have petitioned her office disowning a motion authored by Samia-Bugwe North MP Gideon Onyango.
17:19
17:19

Arua Covid-19 Treatment Centre Filled Up covid19 task force 2 3

During a weekly task force meeting on Thursday, the members reported that the 20 bed capacity of the hospital got filled up on Wednesday after two positive cases were admitted.
17:16
17:16

COVID-19 Control Guidelines Tightened at Jinja Pier community 2 1

Isaiah Tumuhimbise, the port officer of Jinja pier, says that the port has been receiving daily tourists and food suppliers which cannot be maintained in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, where social distancing is paramount.
17:08
17:08

Over 100,000 Qualified Health Workers Can’t Find Jobs - MOH MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said they can’t hire because of wage constraints. To be able to hire she said, the ministry is planning to undertake an assessment to first establish whether their move to increase salaries last year had an impact on work motivation and retention of health workers.
17:08
17:08

Pregnant Woman's Body Picked from Trench

Yusuf Ndema, the Kighuthu Village LC I Chairperson, says that he received information about the deceased’s death around 11am on Thursday morning and immediately notified police.
16:58
16:58

KCCA Issues Strict Guidelines for Taxis, Bodaboda Operators 3 1 Top story

According to Amongi, all taxi operators are expected to report to Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Offices to be assigned to the parks and stages they will operate from.
16:56
16:56

Kidnaped Ugandan Farmer Dumped in Gatuna 2

Tugumisirize says that his captors emerged suddenly from a nearby bush and ordered him to follow them. After crossing into Rwanda, he was taken to Chumba Police Station where he was questioned for smuggling and illegal entry, before being transferred to Kagyeyo police station for further management.
16:56
16:56

Conservationists Want UWA to Take Over Echuya Forest Reserve Nature Uganda 6 1

Conservationists argue that once the forest is under UWA, it can also be turned into a national park since it is a habitat for rare bird species and will help promote tourism in the area.
16:41
16:41

U.S. Mission Offers Direct Cash Transfers to Most Vulnerable Ugandans 2

Krafft says that the money will support tens of thousands of vulnerable Ugandans who will receive direct cash grants of USD 25 (about 100,000 Shillings) a month per adult in the most affected communities over a period of three months.
16:37
16:37

Travelers Turn to Private Vehicles for Transport 4 1

Maureen Tuhaise, who was also on the same stage, was heading to Mbarara district. She told URN that some of the motorists she had interfaced with were asking for between Shillings 70,000 and 80,000.
16:25
16:25

Expect No Growth in 2020 – Muhakanizi keith muhakanizi 1

“The treasury itself is in emergency,” Muhakanizi said, signaling the dire need for money that the country is in. Government has been asked to amend the budget for next financial year and reflect the situation.
16:06
16:06

Anglican Church to hold Televised Service on Martyrs Day Adam Sadiiki 2

The day, held annually on June 3, is in honour of the martyrdom of 45 young men who converted to Christianity between 1885 and 1887 to the annoyance of Kabaka Mwanga II, the then cultural leader of Buganda Kingdom, who ordered that they are burnt to death.
15:51
15:51

Breastmilk Substitute Companies Benefiting from Ignorance of Lactating Mothers WHO 2

A report published by the World Health Organisation-WHO and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund-UNICEF has highlighted that the aggressive marketing of breast-milk substitutes, especially through health professionals that parents trust for nutrition and health advice is a major barrier to improving newborn and child health worldwide.
15:29
15:29

Fish Exports Decline by 70% Due to COVID-19 Restrictions fishing 1 1

The Association’s acting CEO William Tibyasa Mwesigye says that Uganda exported 2,000 tons of fish in January, a figure which dropped to 611 tons by April, denting a sector which contributes up to three per cent to Uganda’s GDP and 12 per cent to the agriculture sector GDP
15:28
15:28

Kitgum Councilors Demand Increase in Sitting Allowances emoluments 6

They currently earn 230,000 Shillings, which however they say is inadequate and unsustainable compared to the high cost of living in the country and expectations of the electorate.
14:52
14:52

Amuria District Councilors Demand Accountability for COVID-19 Funds COVID-19 Pandemic 2 1

During a council meeting on Wednesday, David Ewayu, the district councillor for Kuju Sub County questioned why only the contributions from Ministers Musa Ecweru, the State Minister for Disaster Preparedness, and Gen. Jeje Odongo, the Minister for Internal Affairs were recorded.
14:38
14:38

Suspected Thief Shot Dead in Lira Uganda Police Force 2

The deceased, identified as David Ogwang Ococ was shot by a police officer David Erima who had gone to execute his arrest at Tekulu village, Ojwina Division in Lira Municipality.
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