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22:43
22:43

Four More Truck Drivers Test Positive for COVID-19 Ministry of Health 1

Two of the confirmed cases are Ugandans while the other two are of a Kenyan and Tanzanian nationals. The Kenyan and Ugandans are believed to have entered the country through the Elegu point of entry while the Tanzanian case was tested at Matukula.
22:22
22:22

15 Houses Burnt in Protracted Land Dispute in Zombo josephine angucia 1 1

Reports from the police indicate that the dispute over ownership of a piece of land in Atiak village started over five years ago between one resident identified as Sedi Iddi and his close neighbours.
22:03
22:03

Security to Vigorously Enforce Directive on Face Masks Elly Tumwine 1

In his last COVID-19 address on May 4, President Museveni ordered for the compulsory wearing of masks for anyone in public. He said, if people complied, he would gradually ease the restrictions such as the ban on public and private transport.
21:27
21:27

40 U.S. Nationals 'Evacuated' from Uganda 2

This is the third evacuation flight for US nationals ever since the suspension of international passenger flights from Entebbe. Each passenger on the first flight paid USD 2,500 for an airticket.
20:46
20:46

Man jailed Seven Years for Battering Granny in Omoro attempted murder

Brian Okello, a resident of Ongako Sub–County in Omoro district was recently captured on a video attacking his grandmother Lucy Anek, 82. The video caused public uproar on social media leading to Okello’s arrest and trial on charges of attempted murder.
20:28
20:28

Debate to Recognise Museveni’s Role in COVID-19 Fight Stirs Controversy 3 1

In a sudden turn of events, Kole North MP Bonny Okello moved another motion for a resolution of Parliament paying tribute to President Museveni for his exemplary leadership during the COVID-19 crisis.
19:58
19:58

Farmers Likely to Halt Production amid Drop in Prices farming 2 1 Top story

Gerald Ssendawula, a farmer and former minister of Finance, said it was a possibility that farmers might relapse on their production, forcing a country into a post-coronavirus food crisis. Ssedawula said government should intervene directly and help to provide things like seeds, fuel for those who use tractors, and fertilizers.
18:04
18:04

40 Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Truck Driver Isolated in Gulu Coronavirus Disease 1 1

Gulu district chairperson Martin Ojara Mapenduzi says that seven are primary contacts of a Kenyan Truck driver who tested positive to coronavirus disease and was intercepted at Sultan Energy Petrol Station in Layibi Division on Monday morning.
17:57
17:57

Parliament Demands Report on Collapsed Buildings 3 1

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga made the directive on Tuesday afternoon after the Worker’s representative, Margaret Rwabushaija raised the matter in relation to a building that collapsed in Kansanga, a suburb of Kampala, claiming the lives of 12 people.
17:50
17:50

Africans Urged to Negotiate for Better Access as COVID-19 vaccine Search Continues 3 1

During a virtual meeting held to discuss the role of Africa in COVID -19 Vaccine Research, a Kenyan Virologist Prof. Omu Anzala said with the vaccine expected to be available in 18 months, it shows how desperately the world needs this solution since normally vaccine development can take eight or more years testing from laboratory level, to testing efficacy among animal candidates until it’s eventually tested in humans.
17:49
17:49

Police Rescues Man Buried by Soil at Construction Site in Kampala 1

“At plot 5 Nasser Road on Roko Construction Site, weak soil collapsed on workers injuring one Menzo Sendo a male adult of 30 years. Police responded and victim rushed to Mulago Hospital. The scene was visited by police,” Owoyesigyire said.
17:38
17:38

Nakasongola Leaders Ask OPM to Relocate L. Kyoga Flood Victims 4 1

Mariam Nabutaka the District Councillor for Lwampanga sub county says the affected residents settled on landing sites after they were evicted from their lands by Security Institutions and other individuals.
17:36
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Gov’t Wants More Time to Decide Fate of Ugandans Stranded Abroad 4 1

Oryem was on Tuesday afternoon responding to summons by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in regard to government's position on the status of Ugandan students and other workers stranded abroad due to the pandemic.
17:32
17:32

Ugandan Scientists Awarded Global Fellowships for Innovations in Health, Agriculture Makerere University 1

The winners were selected from a competitive pool of more than 400 applicants who were pitching to conduct research and come with innovations in areas ranging from new techniques for sustainable agriculture and fisheries, managing water shortages to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, improved methods to store cleaner energy and targeting health conditions that are most acute for people living in Africa.
17:28
17:28

Rising Lake Victoria Water Exposes Poor Waste Management by Shoreline Communities 2 2 Top story

Emmanuel Ssekito, a former resident of Kachanga landing site, says the waste materials are carried along by the rain waters flowing into the lake. According to Ssekito, some of the waste material was carried into the lake from the dumping sites on landing sites that were submerged by floods while some was carried from people’s homes.
17:11
17:11

Excavation of Old Taxi Park Starts Amidst Driver's Protest 2

Emmanuel Musajja, another driver said they will keep monitoring the situation day and night to ensure no building is erected in the park. He said they will do whatever is within their means to ensure that the park remains for taxis. On Monday, the taxi operators opposed to the development confronted Police and KCCA officials.
17:07
17:07

Investment Authority Says Uganda is Already in Recession Lawrence Byensi 1 1

In order to have the whole picture of what impact COVID-19 has had on the job market, Byensi said, they are conducting a survey in which they are asking individual companies how they have been affected. “We want to pick the real story and facts by the people affected by the COVID-19.
16:55
16:55

Taxis Will Come Back to Kampala After Lockdown- Amongi Betty Amongi 1

Minister Betty Amongi told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala today that the document that details a plan by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to overhaul the transport sector was still a draft that is going to be discussed with all the relevant stakeholders before a common position is adopted.
16:53
16:53

Nwoya Woman Arrested for Defiling Teenager Lungulu Sub County 1

The suspect is 27-year-old Pamela Akullu, a resident of Leb-ngec village in Lungulu Sub –County in Nwoya district. She reportedly committed the offense in the night of May 8th after luring the minor to escort her to a neighbor’s home.
16:51
16:51

UNRA Begins Repair of Damaged Kabale-Ntungamo Road 2 2

Augustine Kabanda, UNRA Manager in charge of Kabale Station says that they decided to pile hard core stones after realizing that the road developed a seepage which aided water to penetrate through the embankment.
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