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Apr 2020 34 results
17:32
17:32

Teachers, Parents Express Mixed Reactions to Education Response Plan 4

A week ago, Education Minister Janet Museveni announced that the government was planning to send out a harmonized continuous learning programme for all primary and secondary school learners where selected teachers will use local radio’s and TVs to teach core basic concepts in what learners have already covered. This will be supplemented with printed material wherever possible.
17:06
17:06

Farmers in Nwoya Protest Hike in Costs of Hiring Tractors Purongo Sub-County 1 2

Alfred Kilama, a farmer in Pawatomero East Village in Purongo Sub-County reveals that for years, a tractor was hired at 80,000 shillings only to plough an acre of land but the price has increased between 90,000 to 100,000 shillings.
17:01
17:01

Health Ministry Postpones Mass Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign 1 2 Top story

Dr. Alfred Driwale, the manager Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization-UNEPI, says the planned campaign will not take place because of the risk that a mass immunization campaign poses.
16:47
16:47

Market Vendors Register Low Sales on Good Friday Kasubi Market 4 5

Jalia Kigongo sells vegetables in Kasubi Market. She told URN that she had sold items less than Shillings 10,000 by Midday yet usually by that time she would have pocketed about Shillings 30,000.
16:23
16:23

Serere Struggling to Manage COVID-19 Response without Transport RDC Geoffrey Okiswa 1 2 Top story

According to Okiswa, the most reliable means of transport has been Boda-bodas, which he notes only operate with permission from his office to handle emergencies.
16:20
16:20

Six Arrested in Kitgum For Defying Covid-19 Prayer Restrictions 2

The suspects were arrested on Thursday evening while praying from Christian Fellowship Church Ministries in Pager Division in Kitgum Municipality.
16:15
16:15

Blood Transfusion Service Struggles to Get Donors in Hoima 3 1

Henry Benda, the Senior Health officer at Uganda Blood Transfusion Service in the region says that they used to collect 1,250 Units of blood from donors from the Albert regio, on a monthly basis,before the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease in Uganda. However, it has now become a nightmare, mainly students who contribute 90 per cent of the donated blood have been sent home.
16:02
16:02

Rukungiri Farmers Battle Black Coffee Disease 1 3

Adrine Twakiire, a farmer from Buhunga Sub County says that her two acres of coffee plantations were growing perfectly last year until they were invaded by a pest she could not identify.
15:49
15:49

30 Suspected Thugs Found Locked Inside City Building 1 Top story

According to Nduhura, the suspects were locked up in the building by security guards for unknown reasons.
15:39
15:39

191 Motorcycles Impounded for Defying Presidential Directive 2 1

Buziba bosco chairman boda-boda century in Kira Municipality says that most boda-bodas that are were impounded are those that were caught by 8 hours while carrying cargos like food crops to markets due to long distances they have travel
15:25
15:25

Meteorology School Dropped from List of Quarantine Centers For Security Reasons-RDC 2 2 Top story

The school is one of the Business, Technical, Vocational and Educational Training (BTVET) institutions that had been listed by the Education and Sports Ministry to serve as a quarantine center for Covid19 suspects. The school, which has the capacity to house about 100 people, is located between Entebbe Chief Magistrates Court and State House.
15:18
15:18

Muhokya Health Centre III Suspends Community Outreach Programs 2 1

The facility has been offering outreach programs for free cervical cancer screening and vaccination against hepatitis B virus in most hard to reach areas of the sub-county.
14:50
14:50

Lack of Funds Hampering Covid-19 fight in Kisoro 3

Dr. Stephen Nsaziyunva, the Kisoro District Health Officer, says lack of funds to fuel the vehicles has affected their response to alert emergency alerts from patients and expectant mothers.
14:50
14:50

8 Arrested from Bars, Saloons and Lodges 2 4 Top story

According to Mulalira, the suspects were picked up from bars, saloons and lodges in Mulimira and Kachwampale areas.
14:46
14:46

Women’s Council Registers Healthcare Emergency Cases in Villages Covid 19 1 3

The move comes in the wake of a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, which led to a 14-day suspension of both public and private transport, as a measure to control the movement of people. Under the arrangement, all persons intending to seek healthcare services were advised to seek movement permits from their respective RDC’s.
14:37
14:37

Repentance, Intercession Dominate Way of The Cross at Namirembe Good Friday 1 7

Bishop Luwalira led his family members in the confines of his home to remember and celebrate the crucifixion of Jesus. They carried the cross around the compound and made six stopovers at different points to pray for the leaders, family, Church and religious leaders, security officers, medical workers, women, locusts, coronavirus pandemic and others.
14:24
14:24

People Cured of COVID-19 Could Stay Longer in Hospital - Dr. Mwebesa Ministry of Health 2

“It’s cheaper to keep them in the hospital. Get another ward away from those who are still positive and isolate there those who have tested negative till we are sure they are safe”, Mwebesa said, “ You know this is a new disease. Nobody is 100% sure. So the specialists are still consulting each other to avoid making mistakes”.
14:22
14:22

Mukono Task Force Under Spotlight Over Royikem Covid19 Donation 1 3 Top story

On Monday, Royikem Industries Limited, which produced Rose Foam mattresses, handed over 500 mattresses and 3000 liters of fuel to the Mukono District Covid-19 Task force led by the Resident District Commissioner, Fred Bamwiine.
13:57
13:57

Fight Against Desert Locusts Sustained Despite Coronavirus Crisis Measures 1

FAO fears that widespread rainfall that started in March is expected to generate a dramatic increase in locust numbers in the coming months, with new swarms due to move from Kenya into South Sudan and Uganda. Estimates show that locust numbers could grow another 20 times during the upcoming rainy season unless control activities are stepped up.
13:15
13:15

Kikuube Woman Hacked to Death Over Bunch of Matooke garden 1 Top story

Mbelinga was reportedly attacked on her way from the garden where she had gone to cut a bunch of bananas. She was reportedly intercepted by her brother in-law who pounded on her together with another man.
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