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19:17
19:17

NDA Adopts WHO Guidelines on Sanitizers after Adverse Effects Reports 3

According to NDA’s Principal Regulatory Official Brenda Kitimbo, WHO stipulates that sanitizers should have 80 percent of ethanol, diesel as well hydrogen peroxide, to be effective in ridding users of dangerous pathogens.
18:05
18:05

Long Distance Truck Drivers Puzzle Government general jeje odongo 1 2

Speaking to the media at the Uganda Media Centre today, Gen. Jeje Odongo, the minister in charge of Internal Affairs, said the government is considering a number of options to ensure that truck driver's that come into Uganda don’t transmit the virus.
18:00
18:00

Court Orders Gov't to Produce Lt Gen Tumukunde's Body Guards High Court 1

On Thursday, Justice Esta Nambayo directed the Attorney General to produce Denis Okello and Charles Ongom Labeja who have been in detention since March 12th 2020. She has directed that they bring them before her court on April, 29th 2020.
17:52
17:52

Disruption of Immunisation Services Could Trigger Disease Resurgence -WHO

When immunization services are disrupted, even for brief periods during emergencies, the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, such as measles and polio, increase, the organization notes citing an example of last year’s deadly measles outbreak in DR Congo which took more than 6000 lives in a country already facing its largest Ebola outbreak.
17:48
17:48

Police Upgrades Its App to Ease Access During Lockdown 2

Police’s Chief Political Commissar- CPC AIGP Asan Kasingye working alongside Information Communication Technology ICT directorate headed by CP Felix Baryamwisaki, have upgraded the force’s App to help Ugandans during Covid19 lockdown.
17:42
17:42

More MPs Return COVID-19 Cash court order 3 1

More Members of Parliament have said they will not take the 20 million shillings given to them for the COVID-19 intervention.
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17:31

Speaker Kadaga Allows MPs to Spend COVID-19 Funds 5 1 Top story

The parliamentary commission received an allocation of 10 billion Shillings as part of a supplementary budget to facilitate activities to control the spread of coronavirus disease. From this allocation, each of the legislators received 20 million Shillings, raising controversy on the exact role that the MPs were going to play when the country is on lockdown.
17:18
17:18

Tear Gas Rocks Kabale As Police Decongests Town 5 2

Brian Ampeire, Kabale District Police Commander says that they were forced to fire tear gas and live bullets in the air after locals declined to listen to their merciful order of returning to their homes.
17:11
17:11

UN Appeals for UGX 1Trillion to Support Ugandans During Lockdown 1

The biggest proportion of the fund, totalling 303 billion Shillings will go towards support to refugee communities, followed by 270 billion Shillings, to be spent on addressing food security and sustaining livelihoods of the urban poor. Up to 281 billion Shillings will be spent on social protection, 286 billion Shillings will be spent on Health and 55 billion Shillings on economic support.
16:48
16:48

Six Masons Hospitalised in Katakwi Over Alleged Poisoning Katakwi District 1 3

Simon Peter Oibi, the foreman who was also taken ill told URN that they were called by Akol to roof his house, whose roof was destroyed by wind. According to Oibi, all the people that ate the food are hospitalised after presenting with diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ache.
16:47
16:47

Planned Indoor Residual Spraying Cancelled Despite Malaria Surge malaria cases 1 2

The intervention was last done in Uganda in 2016 in the districts of Kitgum, Amuru, Apac, Gulu, Kole, Lamwo, Nwoya, Oyam and Pader, which have the highest malaria prevalence in the country. However, in 2018, when these areas were due to be sprayed again, the programme was skipped due to financing challenges. When they got the funding, they arranged that the exercise happens this year.
16:45
16:45

Kitgum Local Government to Repossess Assets From Individuals 2020/2021 Budget 4

Kitgum LCV Chairperson Jackson Omona says that the district chose to repossess the assets owing to the ever-declining local revenue collections.
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16:30

Budget Committee Recommends Re-allocation of UGX 402.5Bn 1

According to Lugoloobi, the identified 402.5 billion resources for re-allocation to priority areas was informed by a review of Parliamentary Sectoral Committee reports on the Ministerial Policy Statements of financial year 2020/2021, deliberations by the Budget Committee, and other relevant documents.
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16:17

Luweero Police Detains Defilement Suspect For Month delayed justice 2

Abraham Tukundane, the Luweero District Police Commander defended the prolonged detention of the suspect without trial, saying they needed time to gather sufficient evidence since is charged with a capital offense.
16:13
16:13

WFP to Cut Refugee's Food to Uganda in July 1 1

In April and May, WFP cut the amount of food given to refugees by 30 percent, leaving each house member receiving 12 kilograms of maize or sorghum and 2 kgs of beans for a month.
16:05
16:05

Angélique Kidjo Remixes Miriam Makeba’s ‘Pata Pata’ in COVID-19 Campaign 1 1 Top story

‘Pata Pata’ literally means ‘touch touch’ in Xhosa. The modified version sung by Kidjo includes lines such as: It's a time to "Sit it out!" This is ‘no-pata-pata... Stay at home and wait it out … We need to keep our hands clean ….So ‘no-pata pata’...Don’t touch your face, keep distance, please.
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16:05

IGP Rallies Muslims to Observe COVID -19 Guidelines During Ramadhan 2

In a message read for him by the police deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye, Ochola said, he was aware that this year’s fasting comes at a very challenging moment when the Coronavirus pandemic is devastating economies across the globe.
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15:42

Lawyer Loses Case Challenging His Suspension from Court Martial Contempt of Court 1

Muyanja was on August 7th 2018 dismissed from the court by the Chairperson Lt General Andrew Gutti due to alleged misconduct and indiscipline as he represented jailed Boda Boda 2010 Association Patron Abdullah Kitatta and his co-accused.
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15:29

COVID -19: Trade Ministry to Set up Call Off Centers for Truck Drivers ura 2

With trans-boundary cargo vehicle drivers and their crew appearing to be the main new threat of spreading COVID-19 disease in Uganda, the ministry of trade is trying to revise guidelines for the truck drivers to ensure that they don’t spread the disease to the communities on route to their respective destinations.
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15:25

Kirangira Land Wrangle: Residents Accuse Landlord of Using Curfew to Destroy Their Gardens Nama Sub County 2 2 Top story

David Kato, whose pineapple plantation was destroyed, is disappointed by the decision of security to sideline with the workers of Banoba who are destroying their crops. He says the workers invade their home during the curfew and spray their crops.
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