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23:59
23:59

Prof. Latigo Abandons FDC for Independent Card 2021 elections 1

“I was asked if I was going back to FDC, and I said I didn’t want to use a bad word to describe how I felt, but political parties stink. When they asked me while I was still here, I said you do not let flies sit on the wound,” he added.
23:04
23:04

Cheptegei Break’s 5,000m World Record in France 1 Top story

Cheptegei recorded a time of 12:35.36 to beat Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele’s record of 12:37.35 he set in Hengelo, Netherlands in 2004.
20:35
20:35

Margaret Wokuri Loses Mbale City FDC Party Primaries 1 4

Wokuri was defeated by Nabende Isaac Walera who will now hold the party’s flag in the race. Nabende got 152 votes from the four polling stations within the division against Wokuri’s who got 54 votes.
18:47
18:47

Three Desktop Computers Stolen from Bukomansimbi District Offices 2 2

This is the second time the District has suffered a burglary in a space of five months. During the first incident, in April, thugs went away with 90 pairs of gumboots that had been procured for Village Health Teams.
18:35
18:35

Court Dismisses Juma Sect Property Case Against UMSC 1

On Friday, Justice Jesse Byaruhanga Rugyema of the Land Division dismissed the suit on grounds that the Juma Sect Community through their lawyer Hakim Lubega failed to bring to court any document to prove ownership of the contentious land.
18:32
18:32

Govt to Construct an All-Weather Road in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 1

The proposed 40-kilometre road from Kisoro to Kanungu is expected to ease access to tourist attractions in the Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Park tourism value chain. The new road will replace the existing murram road which had become impassable, especially during the rainy seasons, yet it had no safety signage.
18:09
18:09

National Isolation Centre Completion Pushed by Two More Months 6 5

The Project Manager Patrick Rubongoya says that the contractor; Synergy Enterprises Ltd needs more time to complete the remaining works which include setting up a waste decontaminating unit, remodelling of the former Tuberculosis ward into a multipurpose unit, plastering, installing washroom facilities and finishing the ceiling and floor works.
17:51
17:51

2,900 to Benefit From SAGE Program in Kampala 4 4

Thomas Kisembo, one of the beneficiaries is however concerned about the mode of payment. He says that it is unfair to ask the elderly to travel long distances to access payments when their transport costs are higher than the money they receive.
17:20
17:20

Two Second Generation Contacts of Uganda’s First COVID-19 Death Test Positive Ministry of Health 2

Dr Salome Okware, a technical member of the National COVID-19 task force says that so far, 20 out of the 230 contacts of the deceased have tested positive to the disease. The additional two were captured in a batch of 4,289 samples whose results were released on Friday.
17:13
17:13

PAC Business Fails to Take-Off to Handle Mubende Regional Hospital 1

The meeting was meant to receive responses from the management of Mubende Regional Referral Hospital on the Auditor General’s Report for the financial year 2018/2019. However the heated political climate as various candidates jostle for their respective political party’s endorsement ahead of the 2021 elections has seen parliamentary business grind to a halt.
17:03
17:03

Muntu, Rwomushana Pick Presidential Nomination Forms 3 4

Though Muntu was not physically present at the Electoral Commission, his nomination forms were picked at 10:30 a.m by Dan Mugarura Bakaki, the National Electoral Affairs Coordinator for ANT.
16:45
16:45

Ugandan Designs Locally-made COVID-19 Sanitizing Booth 3 4

The Chamber is installed with automated sensors to detect the presence of a human being and a fog spray machine infused with organic covalent silver alkaline water to produce a mist that fumigates the entire human body.
15:48
15:48

Swarms of Locusts in Karamoja May Have Hatched - Entomologists desert locust 2 2

John Peter Okinyom, the Napak District Agricultural Officer and entomologist says they are investigating the origin of the immature locusts to link or rule out whether the new invasion is as a result of hatching.
15:09
15:09

Nine Arrested in Abim for Defying COVID-19 Guidelines, Extortion police 3

They were arrested while conducting prayers at the home of a follower in Adea Parish Morulem Sub County.
14:54
14:54

UCDA Draws More Youth into Coffee Value Chain Coffee farming 1

The authority started by training youth groups on understanding coffee legislation, coffee garden handling, crop management skills and harvest, post-harvest handling and storage, skills of a barista and managing coffee businesses in gardens and shops.
14:39
14:39

EC Needs More UGX16billion for Polls in New Constituencies 2021 Elections 2 2 Top story

Previously, the Electoral Commission had indicated that it will need 796 billion Shillings to conduct the 2021 elections. However, the government was only able to provide 640 billion Shillings. But this was before the coming of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) whose prevention measures require a lot of sanitary facilities.
14:17
14:17

Wakiso Education Department Sensitizing Teachers, School Proprietors on SOPs School Reopenning 2

The team headed by Fredrick Kiyingi Kinobe the Wakiso District Education Officer has met headteachers, school directors and parents to sensitize them about the SOPs.
13:56
13:56

Gov’t to Reconstruct Demolished Church- Museveni 1

President Yoweri Museveni made the commitment during an impromptu visit to the Church Site on Friday morning, describing the demolition as unfortunate and uncalled for. Museveni said that such an act can only be undertaken by people who have no respect for God's temple and that whoever conspired to do it 'will die with a curse.'
13:43
13:43

Age Limit Removal not Kadaga's Achievement - Namuganza 3 1

On Tuesday Kadaga said it was her effort that pushed through the unpopular age limit law as she defended her candidature before NRM party Central Executive Committee (CEC).
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