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21:41
21:41

Health Minister Decries absenteeism at Kawempe Hospital MTN Uganda 1 1 Top story

The New ward was only refurbished after stories were run in the media last year showing babies compacted on plastic chairs. It’s then that a group of corporate companies and donor agencies raised funds to restock equipment like ventilators, patient monitors, piped medical oxygen equipment and resuscitation equipment, in addition, widening the unit which now sits in two wards.
21:29
21:29

Pictorial: Floods Displace Hundreds in Dokolo District 11

Agwata sub-county in Dokolo District has registered the highest number of displaced families with most of them taking refuge at a nearby school while others who can afford are renting at the nearby trading centres which have not been submerged.
21:08
21:08

Uganda’s Telephone Subscribers Up by 1.8 Million

The growth in subscribers in the quarter Jan – to March 2020 reflects the highest three-month growth rate in the financial year 2019/20. This is despite the traditional subscriber peaks associated with the December festivities.
19:13
19:13

Shortage of Medical Supplies Cripples Services at Kitgum Hospital drugs 4 1

According to reports from the hospital administrators, the health facility has for long been faced with a shortage of drugs and other medical supplies which include x-ray films, surgical and examination gloves and detergents due to under-supply by the National Medical Stores- NMS.
19:11
19:11

Police Tasked to Expedite Probe on Sale of Mama Kits in Fort Portal John Faustine Oese 1 1

Mama Kits labelled; “For Public Use, Not for Sale” were first seen in Good Home Supermarket in Fort Portal, in March.
19:02
19:02

More than Half of Businesses Cut Salaries in March, April – UBOS 1

According to UBOS, those that cut employees' pay were 51.5 per cent of the businesses surveyed. Only 48.5 per cent didn’t change the size of their payroll in March and April, meaning all their employees stayed receiving their pay.
18:52
18:52

Army, Police Chiefs Meet Over Lt Gen Tumukunde 2 2

Brig Chris Ddamulira, the police’s crime intelligence director, Erasmus Twaruhukwa, police’s director for legal, two representatives of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence –CMI commander Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, met in Akullo’s office in anticipation of Lt Gen Tumukunde but he did not show up.
18:30
18:30

Households Struggled to Access Medicines in June- Survey 1

Presenting the findings at Statistics House in Kampala, Stephen Baryahirwa, the Principal Statistician at UBOS, said respondents were asked about their household needs for medicine during the week preceding the survey.
18:21
18:21

Family Demands Compensation for Accident Victim 1

The Deputy Registrar of High Court Sarah Langa has summoned the respondents to file their defense before the matter is fixed for hearing.
18:07
18:07

Besigye’s Decision Not to Contest in 2021 Polls Generates Mixed Reactions 7 3 Top story

Some FDC party members, who spoke to URN shortly after Besigye’s announcement, said they will pursue other means to ensure that he appears on the 2021 presidential ballot.
18:03
18:03

Twelve Ugandan Students Awarded European Union Scholarships 3 1

While speaking at the send-off event for the students at his residence in Kololo, the EU Head of Delegation to Uganda, Ambassador Attilio Pacifici said that the students had been awarded scholarships to pursue joint Master Degrees in European Universities under the European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students-Erasmus.
17:50
17:50

Market Vendors Cold as COVID-19 Research Lists Them among Most-at-Risk Populations Ministry of Health 2 7

In Kampala, infections are rising. In just two weeks, eleven people in the city have died of the disease. But despite the rising cases, Nakamya doubts that the disease exists. She only searches her bag for a mask after I ask her about COVID-19. When we agree that I will not record our conversation, she loosens up again.
17:03
17:03

10 More People Test Positive for COVID-19 in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement settlement area 1 1

Dr Nicholas Kwikiriza, the Kikuube District Health Officer–DHO, says the confirmed cases are contacts of the Congolese national who succumbed to the pandemic on August 8, 2020, in the settlement.
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16:47

Flash Floods Kills One, Displace Hundreds in Bundibugyo 1 3 Top story

Moses Kisabayi, a relative to Bwambale’s family says the minor was washed by running water while following her parents who had rushed to rescue property from their neighbor’s house that was on a verge of collapse following the heavy rains.
16:42
16:42

Police Quells Planned Demonstration by Amuru Leaders Against RDC delayed payments 3 1

The demonstration relates to the protracted confusion in the sale of 10,000 hectares of land for the establishment of Madhvani Sugar Factory in 2017. The surveyed land belonged to 209 households in the areas of Kololo, Omee, Pailyech, Lwak Obito, Lujoro and Bana villages in Amuru Sub-county.
16:39
16:39

Ministry Develops Strategy for Phased Reopening of Schools 1 3

Dr. Kedrace Turyagyenda, the director of Education Standards, shares that as they wait for the pronouncement on whether the school should be reopening or not, the inspection officers have already embarked at the dissemination of the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs and observing needs of several schools regarding the set measures.
16:27
16:27

Dr Kiiza Besigye Will Not Contest for Presidency in 2021 5 4 Top story

Besigye said that Elections is Plan A which he has decided to leave for another person while he takes care of his unrevealed plan B reiterating his all-time commitment that he will never leave the struggle to overthrow President Museveni's regime before victory is achieved.
16:01
16:01

Two Held Over Mbarara Weigh Bridge Shooting 1 2

According to Namaye, Osada discharged live bullets in an attempt to stop the truck after the occupants refused to stop at the Weigh Bridge Station in Koranorya area.
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16:00

Luweero MPs Reject District COVID-19 Status Report Infections 6 1

On the basis of the report, the Secretary-General of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party Justine Kasule Lumumba stopped delegates from Luweero to meet with those from Nakaseke and Nakasongola during the National Delegates Conference held on Tuesday.
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15:29

Hoima Parliamentary Aspirant in Coma After Assault Attack 2 3 Top story

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, says Wembabazi was returning from Runga landing site in Kigorobya Sub County on Tuesday evening when she was blocked near Kiryatete landing site.
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