Breaking

Archive

Apr 2020 38 results
17:57
17:57

Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Struggles with Impact of Lockdown Coronavirus Disease 2

With over 300 staff residing outside the hospital, management is struggling to transport workers every morning to work and dropped every evening after work.
17:44
17:44

COVID 19: Hydroxychloroquine to Replace Chloroquine in Treatment Makerere University 3 1 Top story

This decision according to Prof. Pauline Byakika, a member of the COVID-19 National Case Management Committee is being reached after reviewing available research from clinical trials. She said patients who are under treatment at Entebbe Hospital are being given chloroquine even as there’s no drug yet approved specifically for COVID-19 treatment by the National Drug Authority (NDA).
17:38
17:38

Masaka Business Community to Oversee Distribution of Donated Food Relief 3 1

Ronald Bbaale Mugera, the Masaka business community chairperson says they want to directly get involved in the food distribution exercise for purposes of accounting for the funds collected.
17:23
17:23

Soroti Stuck with Over 100 Street Children COVID-2019 pandemic 3 1

Amos Oluka Adutu, the Soroti District Probation Officer, says only a handful of partners dealing with street children are on the ground.
17:11
17:11

Electorate in Acholi Want MPs to Spend UGX 20m on Improving Health Care Sector Gulu Municipality 5 1

Innocent Amony, a resident of Gulu Municipality argues that the funds should have been channelled to priority areas like improving the capacity of Gulu Regional Referral Hospitals and payment of allowances to health workers at the front-line combating COVID-19.
17:07
17:07

Works Ministry Struggles to Streamline Management of Vehicle Stickers 1 1 Top story

Arnold Mangeni, an official at NITA-U explains that the challenge isn’t with the system but rather the database. Mangeni says that NITA-U just tapped into the database that was generated by the Works Ministry.
16:52
16:52

Lack of Medical Equipment Affecting Management of COVID-19 in Lango COVID_ 19 4 1

Most isolation centres are lacking basic medical necessities like gloves and face masks.
16:48
16:48

Starving Mothers Camp at Luweero RDC Office COVID 19 pandemic. 6

The mothers, Faith Nalubega and Allen Nakimbugwe, both residents of Kizito zone in Luweero town, said they are unable to feed their families, because of disruptions caused by government measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19.
16:40
16:40

Gov't Tables UGX 1.42 Trillion Loan Requests for City Roads, Enterprise Project loans 1 1

Government tabled a proposal to borrow US Dollars 219.40 million approximately Shillings 831.56 billion from the African Development Bank (ADB) and US Dollars 55.60 million approximately 210.73 billion from the African Development Fund to finance the Kampala City Roads Rehabilitation Project (KCRRP).
16:07
16:07

Man Kills Own Father Over UGX6000

Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, told URN that they are currently hunting for the suspect who fled the scene after the incident.
15:53
15:53

Police Investigating Journalist for Spreading Harmful Propaganda Polly Namaye

Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye told a press conference at the Uganda Media Centre today, that Bebayanga wrote stories that were capable of causing harm to the district COVID-19 Taskforce and the police were investigating him.
15:50
15:50

Anti-Corruption Unit, Police Arrest 14 Over Forged Stickers 1 1

Namaye explained that some of the recovered stickers had the emblem of the Works Ministry.
15:47
15:47

Parliament Seeks Attorney General’s Guidance on COVID-19 Funds 1 1

Kadaga says that by the time her office received the Court order, the money had already been received by the Parliamentary Commission and disbursed to individual MPs. She asked the Attorney General to offer guidance on how the Court Order which she described as confusing can be implemented.
15:36
15:36

Bukomansimbi Health Workers Discharged from Quarantine 1

The three who are attached to Kisojjo health II in Kibinge Sub County were primary and secondary contacts to a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kalangala district.
15:24
15:24

UNBS Rescinds Ban on Importation of Used Clothes, Footwear social media

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) said that the feedback indicated that the action was likely to derail the focus on the other existing measures put in place by the government to contain the virus that causes COVID-19. As such, it rescinded the directive.
15:20
15:20

Traders, Football players Clash Over Use of Nyakasanga Pitch as Temporary "Market" covid-19 2 1 Top story

Mutheke Bwambale, another trader says most of the traders have been working from Mawa market but because of the social distancing requirement, those who didn’t find space outside the market extended their operations to the play field.
15:16
15:16

Russians Discharged from Quarantine in Kitgum Russian Nationals 2 2

Gribov Vladislav, Kozhevin Viacheslav and their driver Joseph Aburek were discharged after receiving certificates from the Health Ministry on Monday. They were later driven to the Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kampala on Tuesday.
14:58
14:58

Security Guard in Bushenyi Arrested for Impersonating UPDF Soldiers impersonator 1

Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson, Martial Tumusiime, says that Agaba has been wanted by police since the COVID-19 surveillance team reported him to police about his behaviour and mistreatment.
14:51
14:51

Wrong Masks Used in Hospitals-National Drug Authority 2 1

Brenda Kitimbo, The Principal Regulatory Officer at NDA says that although medical workers are supposed to use N95 masks that are categorized as type 2R in NDA lab analysis, many were found using Type 1. She said that health workers need to be educated on what masks are required under hospital settings.
14:49
14:49

Mufti Asks Government to Support All Vulnerable People Countrywide Food Distribution 1 3 Top story

Although government restricted relief distribution to the National Covid19 Task Force, the Mufti says donors be left to donate food relief to Muslims who are in need of support as they embark on fasting the holy month of Ramadhan.
Apr 2020 38 results