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20:26
20:26

Thugs Rob UGX 300 Million from Businessman in Kampala 1

At around 12 pm the trio left Stanbic Bank Nakivubo Branch with a balance of 300 million Shillings which was carried by Ahmed Hassan. But they were attacked by thugs who were wearing surgical masks, as they returned to the parking yard at Equatorial mall. "The thugs grabbed the bag containing the money and jumped on motorcycles and rode off to an unknown destination," Owoyesigyire said.
19:49
19:49

Increasing Cases of Violence Against Children Bother Hoima Leaders Parents 3

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says that police records indicate that 20 cases of violence against children have been recorded since the nationwide lockdown was announced.
19:20
19:20

Sex Workers Turn Cargo Trucks into Lodges in Elegu cargo drivers 3 1

One commercial sex worker told URN that some of the truck drivers have families in Elegu and because of the restriction imposed on them, they are only able to meet their sexual partners in trucks at night.
18:21
18:21

Activists Call for Health Tax World Vision 1

Mukunda says currently even as the government has received a lot of funding for COVID-19 both in terms of supplementary and donations, proper accountability is not being made.
18:20
18:20

Postmortem Rules Out Abortion in Death of Paramedic Student 1 1

Earlier reports indicated that Natukunda had died while attempting to abort a two months’ pregnancy. Speculation was rife that the student decided to abort after illegally travelling to the boyfriend’s home in Kawempe Division, without her parents’ consent before the COVID-19 lockdown.
18:13
18:13

Three Bodies Retrieved from Lake Albert boat accident 2 1

The bodies were of 56-year-old Piwegi Abyola, 27-year-old Ajaru Owonda and one only identified as Juma all residents of Ususa landing site in Kyangwali sub-county Kikuube district.
18:08
18:08

Nakaseke District Suspends Road Works After Budget Cuts traders 1 5

Richard Mavuma, the Nakaseke District Secretary for Finance says that the plans were thwarted when the Uganda Road Fund scaled-down funding to Local governments. Mavuma made reference to a circular issued on May 11, 2020, indicating that the Road Find will not make financial releases for the fourth quarter.
18:00
18:00

Ministry Directs Educational Institutions to Pay Staff 1

Alex Kakooza, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education notes that since educational institutions have gone only two months without operating, the budgets for first term salaries should be adequate to pay the staff for at least three months.
17:55
17:55

One Person Test Positive for Corona Virus in Oyam District. Ministry of Health 2

The man who is a resident of Opam B’ village, Ogwang apur parish, Acaba Sub county was resting at the trading center while waiting for a bicycle which was supposedly to be sent by his family members to pick him up and take him home upon arrival.
17:54
17:54

Soroti Hospital Receives First COVID-19 Patients COVID-19 Management 2 2

The patients include three women and one girl. They were among the first 10 contacts of a businessman from Bukedea who tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was taken to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for treatment. The group was quarantined in Kumi district but their results turned positive.
17:47
17:47

MTN, Airtel Re-instate Mobile Money Sending Charges mobile money 1

In a joint statement on Monday, the firms said: “starting May 26, 2020, all MTN mobile money and Airtel money person to person on the same network and mobile wallet to bank transactions will be gradually re-introduced at a 50 per cent discount.” This will run for the next 30 days and full charges will start applying.
17:37
17:37

Owner of Collapsed Building Charged With 19 Counts 2

Muhumuza also told court that Kalanzi is suffering from hypertension and he has a good record because he even surrendered himself to police when he heard that he was being hunted.
17:09
17:09

38 Rwandan Nationals Quarantined in Buvuma District Rwandans 1 2

The group which includes 28 men and 10 women entered the district through Kalangala district to Lubya Island but were intercepted on Monday by the district COVID-19 surveillance team.
17:05
17:05

The Aching Ordeal of a Mothers’ Stay in Prison after a Flawed Trial Lillian Achiro 1 7

She recalls the magistrate saying the offence attracted a two-year jail term but, they were instead given a generous sentence of three months’ imprisonment. After sentencing, Achiro's spirit sunk, and almost burst out in tears, she told Uganda Radio Network in an interview. "I wished I could explain to court so they could let me go but, I kept quiet" she narrates.
16:50
16:50

Prosecution Yet to Compile Evidence Against Sakwa court 1 1

While appearing before the Jinja Chief Magistrate Jessica Chemeri on Monday, Gladys Nyanzi, the Assistant State Prosecutor told the court that due to the current lockdown, it has been hard for the investigators to carry out their duties.
16:09
16:09

Improved Air Quality; The Fortuitous Value of Kampala's COVID-19 Lockdown kampala air quality 6 2 Top story

Before the lockdown which came with restrictions on the number of activities including traffic, commercial and other pollution generating activities, Kampala’s air quality was already six times worse than global standards mainly caused by dust from unpaved roads, fumes from cars and open burning of waste.
15:46
15:46

Police Warns Against Overcharging Truck Drivers for Parking Fred Enanga 1

“They are not the owners of the cargo therefore, it’s unfair for you to ask for Shs 300,000 just for parking in your place,” Enanga said. He called upon all the drivers to who are charged more than Shs 20,000 to report such ‘extortion,’ at the nearest police station so that action is taken.
15:36
15:36

Kitgum Municipal Authorities Want Pandwong Health Centre III to Resume Operations Ministry of Health 3 1

The Kitgum Municipality Mayor Walter Tooroma says assessments conducted by Ministry of Health on the health center for the past two months has given a negative rating, an indicator that it has not been not fully operational.
15:13
15:13

174,000 Face Eviction From Lake Victoria Shores 3 1

The ministry of water and environment says it is going to evict over 174,000 from lake shores and wetlands across Uganda.
15:04
15:04

Search for Kyotera Fisherman’s Body Intensifies fishermen 2

The group had gone fishing in the deeper waters of the lake when pirates stormed the area from neighbouring Tanzania and hacked them. They looted their properties including a boat engine, three floating jackets, a jerry can of petrol, and fish before they sailed off on a speed boat.
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