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20:03
20:03

Fake Red Cross 'Recruiter' Arrested in Kampala 1 1

Charles Twine, CID spokesperson, has identified the suspect as Allan Hirya Kabooli the mastermind of the plot that created fake Red Cross job adverts that circulated on social media with intention of defrauding unsuspecting job seekers.
20:02
20:02

Vaccination Remains Key To School Reopening – Education Ministry 1 3

Although President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni stated last month that the economy will reopen with or without vaccination come January 2022, the Education ministry insists that the vaccination response will determine the reopening to avoid closure when schools reopen.
19:48
19:48

World Bank Rep Advises Gov’t to Expand Instructional Time When Schools Reopen 6 1

Schools in Uganda have remained closed for over 80 weeks, which is the longest school closure recorded across the world, yet the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown which led to the closure of schools is projected to worsen the already waning learning outcomes in the country.
19:31
19:31

COVID Contributed to 69,000 Malaria Deaths, Doomsday Scenario Averted

Moderate disruptions in the delivery of malaria services contributed to 14 million malaria cases and 69,000 deaths, yet 47,000 of the additional malaria deaths, were due to disruptions in the provision of malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment during the pandemic.
19:29
19:29

Forget About Unfulfilled NRM Pledges, Mpuuga Tells Luwero Residents 3 1

Among the pledges are elevation of Nakaseke hospital to regional referral, compensation of veterans, construction of Luwero district headquarters and a pineapple processing plant to add value to produce among others.
19:14
19:14

Police Arrests 1600 Pedestrians For Violating Curfew Hours In 7 Days 1 1

According to data gathered by Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) 1,154 pedestrians were set free after being cautioned, 142 were given police bond and while 252 who were singled out as repeated offenders were arraigned before courts of law.
18:50
18:50

Activist Loses Bid to Quash Appointment of Bank of Uganda’s Director Supervision 1

It adds that, “therefore, the question of time starting to run from the date of the final decision cannot arise in the circumstances since the final decision is not an issue before this court”.
18:32
18:32

International Atomic Energy Agency Endorses Uganda’s Nuclear Power Development 1 4

Mehmet Ceyhan, the Mission Team Leader said they reviewed 19 nuclear infrastructure issues to assess Uganda’s readiness towards construction and operation of the first nuclear power plant that includes legal and regulatory frameworks, management, nuclear security and safety. Others are procurement, site and supporting facilities, funding and financing, human resource development, electrical grid, emergency planning, radiation protection, nuclear fuel cycle, and radiative waste.
18:30
18:30

MTN Explains Undersubscription As Share Price Increases 6

MTN Uganda CEO Vanhelleputte blamed misinformation especially by social media about the company and the listing process in particular, to the extent of the company and the Capital Market Authority being sued for alleged violation of regulatory procedure, which suit did not succeed.
18:10
18:10

Local Government Minister Summons Kamwenge, Kitagwenda Leadership Over “Dura” Quarry Row. 1 2

According to the leadership of both districts, the Quarry being contested over is Joseph Karungi, the LC V Chairperson of Kamwenge District says that the quarry is in Kamwenge Sub County. He explains that for a long-time Hima cement has been paying royalties to Kamwenge district.
17:22
17:22

Police Arrest Pastor Over Child Sacrifice 1 1

According to Police the suspects, first rented a garage from Mulodi to host their church. However, a few months later, the suspect kidnapped the minor and sacrificed her in search of spiritual powers.
17:12
17:12

80% of People Living with HIV Suffer Dental Caries Ministry of Health

According to Dr. Dunstan Kalanzi, the lead researcher, PLHIV had more dental caries when compared to findings from another study that looked at the general population. He attributes this to the medications they are taking, or even HIV itself because of decreased salivary flow or a dry mouth, which leads to the development of caries.
16:49
16:49

Lawyer Sues over UPDF's Entering DRC, Fears it's a Plot to Steal Classified Funds Flavia Byekwaso 1 2 Top story

"Given their past actions as confirmed by International Court of Justice, the entry into and remaining in the Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to be used by UPDF officers and commanders to loot for their personal benefit after which the burden will be sent to Uganda Citizens", reads the application in part.
16:40
16:40

MPs, NGOs Demand Implementation of AIDs Trust Fund HIV/AIDs 3 1

The AIDs Trust Fund is provided for under the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2012 and it is supposed to draw its funding from the Consolidated Fund. The Fund was planned to generate money through different levies on bank transactions, air tickets, beer, soft drinks and cigarettes and other taxes on services and goods traded within the country. For instance, 2 per cent of collections from taxes on spirits, soft drinks, beer and bottled water was anticipated would finance the fund.
16:15
16:15

UVRI to Study Moderna, Sanofi Efficacy in Protecting People at Risk of Critical COVID-19 Ministry of Health 2

She said participants will be divided into three groups. The first one will get one jab, the other two jabs, and the last one three jabs to see if they get protected against developing the symptomatic disease, critical illness requiring hospitalization, and if they are protected against emerging variants such as the latest omicron variant.
15:39
15:39

Refusal to be Vaccinated isn't a Right, it is Irresponsible- UHRC 2 1

Wangadya was speaking at a press conference at the Commission headquarters in Kampala where they announced activities for the commemoration of the International Human Rights Day celebrated every 10th of December.
15:21
15:21

Fire Guts Commercial Building In Busia 3 2

The fire that gutted the building which had four shops and a video hall reportedly started after 2am. Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed in the fire.
15:04
15:04

Over 5,000 Katakwi Teenagers Conceive Ahead of Schools Re-opening 16 Days of Activism 2 1

On average, about 480 girls are impregnated every month. Angiro says that this is a surprising and worrying trend for girl-child education, growth, and development. S
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