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20:19
20:19

First COVID-19 Case Reported in Magamaga Military Barracks district 1 1

The victim is a wife to a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier, who travelled to the barracks to nurse her ailing husband on Tuesday. The soldier whose identities have been withheld is reported to have suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted in the barrack’s health facility.
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.
17:55
17:55

Seasonal Winds Intensify Flooding on Landing Sites in Kalungu 2 1

Ronald Ssemanda, the Chairperson of Kamuwunga Landing Site in Lukaya Town Council in Kalungu district says the situation has been worsened by strong seasonal winds that are splashing water far beyond the 200 meters of the buffer zones.
17:45
17:45

Farmers Demand Compensation as Floating Debris Destroys Fish Cages Jinja 1 1 Top story

Led by their Chairperson, Majid Magumba, the Fishermen say they don’t have money to service the loans they acquired to inject in the enterprise since their main source of income has been crashed.
17:20
17:20

Access to Buyiga Island Restricted Amid COVID-19 Fear MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3

The case was confirmed in the community on Wednesday and instructing to isolate from his family and the community and wear a face mask as he waits for evacuation. But it took the Ministry of Health up to 30 hours to evacuate the confirmed patient from the community, together with four of his family members.
17:16
17:16

Flash Floods Displace Kasensero Police Station, Three Villages local leaders 2 Top story

Moses Serunjogi, the Kasensero Town Council LC 3 Chairperson, says the water levels increased in April and May due to the persistent downpour. Kasensero Police station was set up about 4 meters from the lake shores, which made susceptible to flooding.
16:51
16:51

USAID Extends UGX80Bn to Address Poaching, Wildlife Conflict in Uganda biodiversity 1

In a Press statement, USAID said the multi-year activities will reduce wildlife trafficking, help communities manage their natural resources and promote real world alternatives to poaching and encroachment into natural areas.
16:49
16:49

Severe Water Scarcity Hits Kikuube District shortage 5

The entire village of over 3,000 people now fetches water from a pond located five kilometres away, yet it is also shared by wild animals especially baboons and monkeys.
16:35
16:35

70 Senior Police Officers Reshuffled 3

In a Saturday transfer message, eight officers were appointed to serve as Regional Police Commanders, four appointed to serve as District/Divisional Police Commanders, 37 have appointed to be Officers in Charge of police stations. Seven other officers were moved to the crime intelligence while 13 others have been transferred to the Criminal Investigations Directorate.
16:28
16:28

Fire Guts Girl's Dormitory at Rwakuba SS 1

The school chaplain Rev. Caleb Karabamu says fire broke out around 3:30am on Friday morning in a room where they had stored the property of female students.
16:15
16:15

Arua Hospital Discharges Three COVID-19 Patients 2 4

The three, all adult male truck drivers; two from Oli division and one from Dadamu Sub County, in Arua district are part of 29 locals who were admitted at the regional COVID-19 treatment centre after testing positive from Elegu border and some of their contacts.
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.
15:59
15:59

Gulu Hospital Admits 5 New COVID-19 Patients, Discharges 5 Others pregnant mother 2

Bishop Loum Janani, the head of the surveillance committee and case management at the hospital says that the five new admissions include a man from Ngomoromo at the Uganda–Sudan border, a pregnant mother from Padibe East Sub-County in Lamwo District.
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.
15:48
15:48

Over 400 Kilometres of Roads Listed for Rehabilitation in Omoro moroto road 3 1

The poor state of roads has stimulated public discontent over the years because they had become impassable to cyclists and motorists as a result of gaping potholes compounded by destructive torrential rains leading to waterlogging.
15:26
15:26

Kitgum Land Row: Over 40 Huts Set Ablaze In Revenge Attack Pajong Clan 1 Top story

A security officer, who spoke to Uganda Radio Network on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal, said the Friday attack seemingly stems from Okwi’s killing.
15:14
15:14

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Stranded After Running Out of Assistive Devices 2 1

The Association Chairperson, Moses Kigambo, says most of their members are now stuck in their homes and have contracted pressure sores and urinary tract infections.
14:57
14:57

Clerics Ask Gov't to Open Places of Worship lockdown 5 1

Pastor Solomon Brian Mwesige from Good News Church in Bulenga asked government to consider opening places of worship like it has done to shopping malls and other businesses.
14:22
14:22

Slow Works on New Chamber Irks Parliamentary Commission 1

On Friday, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, her Deputy, Jacob Oulanyah, Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol Ocan and other Parliamentary Commissioners toured the site only to find that the contractor has only completed three and half of the 9 levels.
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.”
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