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20:52
20:52

Emorimor Rallies Iteso Against Defilement, Domestic Violence Teso Sub Region 1 2

Last weekend, two in- laws died in Bugondo Sub County, Serere district following a domestic brawl. The duo perished after a lengthy domestic conflict between Petua Atipo and her husband, Patrick Otim who separated after repeated violence.
20:30
20:30

Radio Stations Struggling to Generate Revenue advertisement 7 1

Several businesses have come to a standstill since the lockdown which started in March. The absence of advertisers, and sponsors for programmes and talkshows hosted by radio stations means that they can nolonger make enough money to sustain their wage bill and other running costs.
18:48
18:48

More than 100 Hoima Teachers Tested for COVID-19 1

Godfrey Sserwanja, the Hoima District Education officer-DEO told Uganda Radio network that they approached the Rapid Assessment survey team to have the teachers tested since the teachers interact with many people more especially the children they teach saying it was crucial for the health ministry to engage teachers in the COVID-19 testing exercise.
18:09
18:09

Pregnant Woman Dies after Failing to Reach Hospital in Pallisa 4

Atim had been referred to Pallisa Hospital from Kameke HCIII after developing complications, which could not be handled at the lower unit. According to Bosco Lokaki, the Chairperson of Kobwin Agurur village, the woman had gone to the hospital for delivery but medical officers established that she had experienced an intrauterine fetal death.
17:56
17:56

Five Truck Drivers Recover from COVID-19, Discharged from Arua Hospital 1 2 Top story

Dr Philbert Nyeko, the Director of Arua Hospital said that the truck drivers, who have spent 20 days in the Treatment Centre were discharged after testing negative to subsequent COVID-19 tests.
17:55
17:55

Kamwenge Man Hacked To Death murder 3

The OC CID Kamwenge Police Mable Tweheyo has identified the deceased as Tugume Amos a.k.a Bunuzi a resident of Kihura ward, Kahunge town council Kamwenge district.
17:44
17:44

Gulu Leaders Bow to Food Demands by Commercial Sex Workers Pece Division 1 4

The affected group came up earlier to cry for help, saying many of them were starving and pleaded to be classified as a vulnerable group that needs to be considered for urgent food relief. The group also threatened to name and shame leaders who benefit from their illicit trade, who have abandoned them at their time of need.
17:40
17:40

Kikuubo Traders Lack toilets as Arcades Remain Closed 1 5

George Williams Ainebyona, the operator of the toilet at Lafiki building, says he receives over 500 people at the building toilets, which only has four rooms.
17:38
17:38

NFA Set Ablaze Seven Houses in Amuru District 4

One of the victims whose houses was burnt identified as Opwonya Laywer says the armed men in came to the area and asked them to leave the area immediately before setting the houses ablaze. Michael Lakony, Amuru district LCV chairperson says this is not the first-time huts are being burnt in the area ever since the border dispute between Amuru and Adjumani started some years back.
17:29
17:29

Kitgum Sub-County Task Force Committees Get COVID Allowance Increment 2

This comes just days after Sub-county leaders protested the 12.4 million Shillings and 40 litres’ fuel collectively allocated to nine sub-counties and three divisions within the Municipality. According to the allocation, each sub-county and Division was to receive only 1,040,000 million Shillings out of the 165 million Shillings disbursed by the central government last month.
17:13
17:13

MOH Recieves PPE Donation Worth UGX 3.1B Ministry of Health 2 1

The donation, which comes amidst crises for PPE from health workers, includes 1500 boxes of gloves, 4200 boxes of N95 masks, overalls, pullover hoods, respirators and face shields.
17:06
17:06

Uganda Running Out of Personal Protective Equipment COVID-19 1 1 Top story

Sources from the Health Ministry attributed the lack of PPE to global shortages increased global demand and ensuing constrained supply of critical logistics for COVID-19. There is growing demand world over for gloves, surgical masks, surgical N96 Respirators, face shields, protective gear and test kit.
17:03
17:03

Another Fisherman Killed in Lake Albert fishing 1 Top story

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday afternoon that the deceased was fishing with his colleague, John Kyaligonza where a hippo attacked their boat causing it to overturn and capsize.
16:49
16:49

Ugandans Want to Try Masks on Before Buying Ministry of Health 3 1

Although she did not spell out the exact punishment that awaits noncompliance, the Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwiine told journalists on Wednesday that the public still needs guidance on the most effective type, the cost friendliness and what type fits who.
16:46
16:46

City Traders Count Losses as Merchandise Expires During Lockdown Expired goods 1 5

Maria Akankwasa, a wholesaler at Kaswa trading centre said she has made uncountable loses in her business because has three shops sell perishable products. According to Akankwasa, she made a loss of five million Shillings in one shop alone.
16:31
16:31

Presidential Directive on NSSF Supervision Stirs Disagreement in Parliament NSSF Fund 5 1 Top story

On October 4, 2019, President Yoweri Museveni wrote to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga objecting to a provision that the Ministry of Finance will oversee financial matters of the fund while the Ministry of Gender will handle policy issues. The President advised that the split oversight mandate would cause delays in decision making and create loopholes for corruption.
16:09
16:09

Police Shoot Food Vendor in Jinja victim 1

Evelyn Namulondo was heading to Amber Court Market from her home in Budhumbuli Ward around 5am to purchase fruits when she was shot in the abdomen.
15:58
15:58

Rotary Cancer Run Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty 1

This year’s event chairman Denis Jjuuko says that the event has been called off, following extensive consultations and in adherence to a belief that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is more important than the health of people in the country.
15:51
15:51

Truck Drivers Defy Parking Orders in Kumi COVID-19 Pandemic 1 2

Silas Aogon, the Kumi Municipality Member of Parliament, says the truck drivers park with the help of police enforcing the curfew. He claims that the officers pocket bribes from the drivers to allow them park and continue with their journey at dawn.
15:41
15:41

Billions of COVID-19 Cash Not Reached Ministry - Dr. Atwiine World Bank 2

The World Bank diverted $15million from the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project and Atwiine says this money is partly utilized to buy reagents, test kits and PPE. However, while other donors have recently announced new funds to the country including USAID that announced $2.3million new support to the country last week, Atwiine says they have no information about this.
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