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21:43
21:43

Mutukula Border Post to Get COVID-19 Testing Lab as Cross border Threat Increases 4 1

Dr Diana Atwine noted that the border station requires its own specialized laboratory services to respond to the big COVID-19 threat presented by neighboring Tanzania. Atwine says that the laboratory expected in a month will provide Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing to all people entering the country from Tanzania, to avoid scenarios of positive cases getting into contact with the community.
21:14
21:14

Mbarara District Officials Awarded UGX 10m for Illegal Detention 1

They were arrested on February 22, 2019 on allegations of illegally receiving payment for various plots of land along Kamukuzi road in Mbarara municipality without authorization from the Uganda Land Commission. They reportedly leased it to Rwampara County Member of Parliament Charles Ngabirano well knowing that the land in question didn’t belong to the Mbarara District local government.
20:03
20:03

Parliament Under Attack From Executive, Judiciary - Kadaga 1 Top story

She questioned why everyone is fixated with the allocation to parliament when money was equally appropriated to other sectors. She cited 15 billion Shillings to NAADs, 59 billion Shillings to the Office of the Prime Minister, 94 billion Shillings to Ministry of Health, 6 billion Shillings to the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, 165 million for each of the districts, 55 million Shillings for each RDC and others for COVID-19 activities.
19:23
19:23

Malnutrition on The Rise in Karamoja 1 2

According to Simon Ondoga a senior nutritionist in Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, the malnutrition rate in the region has grown from three in 10 children under five years in 2018 to four in 10 children currently. He told URN today on Thursday that most of the cases suffer from acute malnutrition, a condition that leads to stunting, and low brain development.
19:07
19:07

WHO Cautions African Countries on Lifting Lockdowns COVID-19 Lockdowns 1

Initial analysis indicates that countries which implemented partial and targeted lockdowns along with effective public health measures may have been even more effective at slowing down the virus. However, if lockdowns are not lifted carefully, all these againsst could be wasted according to Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Africa Regional Director.
18:56
18:56

Insurers Asked to Give Policy Holders 3-Months Grace Period 1 1

The measure is intended to help people and businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus to get back to their footing so as to pay their insurance. IRA says it expects increased defaults in premium payments during this period.
18:03
18:03

Luweero Millers Stuck with Maize Flour as Sales Dwindle feeds 4 1

The sales fell drastically from the time president Yoweri Museveni directed all non-essential businesses to close to encourage Ugandans to stay home and limit person to person contact. Although food stores and factories including grain millers remained operational in order to ensure that the people access what to eat, many of them are making losses with little or no sales.
17:39
17:39

Man Shot by Police Stranded at Mulago Hospital 3 2

John Kayile says that he was shot by a Police Constable identified only as Kasumba, on February 2nd, when the police were dispersing a group of youth who were resisting the arrest of their colleague.
17:23
17:23

Health Worker Found Dead in Bar Jinja

Henry Mugarura, the Jinja North Division Police Commander told URN the deceased’s body is lying at Buwenge Health Center IV mortuary awaiting postmortem.
17:15
17:15

NDA Warns Public as Fake HIV Test Kit Circulates on the Market

According to David Nahamya, the Secretary to the Authority, the manufacturer of the genuine product notified them that they didn't manufacture the product currently on the market as their last batches expired in 2019.
17:06
17:06

Professional Bodies Ask President Not to Assent to Stamp Duty Amendment Bill 3

Under the amendment, all professionals will have to pay stamp duty of 100,000 shillings on each of their professional licences or certificates, in addition to the annual membership and subscription fees they pay to the statutory bodies that regulate them or professional bodies of which they are members.'
17:03
17:03

Vision Group to Cut Employees’ Pay Due To COVID -19 Impact Salary cuts 1

The company says it will pay full salary for April 2020. However, it will effect gross salary reduction effective May 2020. Some 60% will be cut from those earning above Shs 19m. Those earning between Shs 8m and 19m will take a 45% cut. Those earning below Shs 8m will take a 40% salary cut.
16:56
16:56

Four Lusanja Family Members Injured in Tent Fire medard kiconco 3 1

Eye witnesses say that the fire broke out shortly after midnight on Wednesday when the family members were deep asleep.
16:51
16:51

Budget Committee Rejects UGX 15.8 Billion Supplementary Request 7 1

According to Ajedra, part of the money, about 10 billion Shillings is to facilitate the Uganda Industrial Research Institute-UIRI to operationalize the machining, manufacturing and industrial skills training centre at Namanve. Ajedra said that UIRI urgently needs the funds because the facility has been completed.
16:37
16:37

13 Discharged from Quarantine Centre in Lira COVID_ 19 5

A total of 30 people were being quarantined at Lira School of Comprehensive Nursing. They included secondary contacts of the COVID-19 positive Kenyan truck driver.
16:13
16:13

Tullow-Total Deal A Win for Uganda-African Energy Chamber Total E&P 1

“After years of deliberations and debate, the closing of the sale allows the country and oil companies to move the conversation towards Final Investment Decision (FID) and practical project’s development,” it says. FID refers to the decision made by the various partners to invest in Uganda’s petroleum resource and commercialise it.
16:04
16:04

Health Centres in Kitgum to Get Facelift 2

The District Health Officer Dr Alex Olwedo says the facelift exercise which will be conducted in a phased manner is funded by government and development partners.
15:36
15:36

Museveni Allows Religious Leaders to Distribute Food COVID-19 Response 2 Top story

Museveni met the religious leaders at State House Entebbe on Wednesday evening under their umbrella the Interreligious Council of Uganda led by their Chairman, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda.
15:26
15:26

Hoima Residents Cautioned Against Self-Medication Health experts 3

According to research, more and more residents in the sub counties of Buseruka, Kitoba, Kigorobya and Kyabigambire, no longer seek prescription for malaria treatment, pain killers and antibiotics, a trend which endangers lives and is more likely to spur drug resistance.
15:04
15:04

Masindi Municipality MP Hands Over UGX 20m to COVID-19 Task Force Minister 1

The shillings 20 Million was allocated to each member of parliament in the country recently by parliament to facilitate them supervise anti-COVID-19 activities.
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