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22:04
22:04

Opposition Parties Accuse NRM of Stage-Managing Defections in Acholi 3 1

In December, at least 500 NUP supporters in Gulu and Nwoya District including their leaders allegedly crossed to NRM. This week, the NRM party officials again announced the defection of 400 supporters from the opposition FDC to NRM from across Gulu East and West Divisions. Also, 780 NUP coordinators reportedly abandoned their party in Agago District.
21:53
21:53

NGOs Plead with Government Over Frozen Bank Accounts 4 2

The frozen accounts were of the National NGO Forum, a membership organization with over 650 organisations and Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), an entity that brings together 20 Women’s Rights Organizations and nine individual activists. They were accused of money laundering and funding subversive activities.
21:42
21:42

Fort Portal Mayor Wants Street Parking Contractor Kicked Out 1

The said contract was awarded by Fort Portal Municipal Council in August 2019, to Woodfix Technical Services, to collect local revenue on the streets of Fort Portal Town. However, a few months later, motorists accused the company of inflating the fees, double charging vehicle owners and failing to sensitize the public about the parking system.
21:33
21:33

Nakasongola Election Officers Reject 'Little' Transport Allowances embezzlement 2

The District Returning Officer invited 372 Supervisors, presiding officers and polling assistants for training at St Joseph Vocational High School in Nakasongola town for training ahead of general elections to be held on Thursday, January 14.
21:19
21:19

Power Blackout Slows Trial of President Museveni's Private Secretary Video conferencing 3

Kembabazi is accused of using her position to intimidate and lie to the Human Resource Officers at the Electoral Commission that President Museveni had assigned her to give jobs to three of her relatives to be deployed as Assistant District Registrars. The three are Kenneth Magezi, Duncan Muramuzi and Elia Abomeire.
21:05
21:05

UPDF Audit Puts Crime Preventers at Five Million People 1 1

Innocent Manuku, the head of communication and media for the crime preventers association confirmed to URN that indeed the audit put the figures at 5.1 million people contrary to 11 million people that had been estimated to be under the movement.
19:29
19:29

Banks Disbursed Loans Worth UGX 2.2 Trillion Between July and September 2020 Bank of Uganda 1

The Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update issued by Moses Kaggwa, the Acting Director Economic Affairs says that the approved and disbursed loans led to a cumulative stock of 17.221 trillion in September, 2020.
19:27
19:27

Voters Will Not Be Allowed to Witness Vote Counting-EC 2021 elections 2 1

Simon Byabakama, the Electoral Commission Chairperson said that in the wake of COVID-19, they will allow specific people like agents of candidates, EC officials and security personnel only at the polling stations.
19:08
19:08

Flood Victims in Bunyoro Demand to be Resettled Lake Albert 3 1

While campaigning in the Bunyoro sub-region last month, President Museveni promised that government would avail land to have the victims resettled immediately.
19:04
19:04

KCCA FC Knocked out of CAF Confederations Cup 2

Despite defeating the visitors 3:1 at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende, the results didn’t secure their progress into the playoffs of CAF Confederations Cup.
18:23
18:23

Foreign Journalists Struggle to Get Accredited For Elections 2

Several journalists who asked for anonymity not to jeopardize their chances of being accredited said that they have been disappointed by the number of government agencies handling the process.
18:22
18:22

ULS Convenes Extra Ordinary Meeting Over Persecution UGANDA LAW SOCIETY 2

Pheona Nabasa, the ULS President says they decided to meet as a board to discuss issues affecting their profession following a petition from some members asking them to deliberate the issues affecting them in the course of their duty.
18:02
18:02

Kyagulanyi Pledges to Improve Health Centers in Namisindwa 1 1

Speaking during his campaign meeting at Magale Town council a playground on Wednesday evening Kyagulanyi said most of the health centers in the district are in a sorry state with others lack drugs making it difficult for residents to access efficient health services.
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17:49

SPC Injured by Stray Bullet While Enforcing COVID-19 Guidelines coronavirus

Emmy Mitala, the Mayuge Resident District Commissioner, says the security officers attempted to disperse the revellers peacefully but they switched off power and started pelting them with stones. According to Mitala, the officers retaliated by firing live ammunition in the air but a stray bullet hit Ponde in the chest.
17:40
17:40

WHO to Receive COVAX Astra Zeneca Vaccine Next Month 2 1

According to the UN health agency, one billion doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine will be delivered through COVAX. Distribution of the vaccines is expected to commence to start in February
17:31
17:31

Senior Police Officers in Aswa Region Reshuffled 1

In the reshuffle, Tom Bainomugisha formerly the Pader DPC has been recalled to the police headquarters at the Human Resource Management, Emmanuel Mafundo the DPC Gulu was transferred to Oyam as DPC, Tai Ramathan from Rubanda was appointed DPC Pader and Dickens Bindeeba from Sembabule assumes office as DPC Gulu.
17:29
17:29

Muslims to Hold Special Prayers for Peaceful Elections 1

“….Members of the Muslim Community will offer special prayers to beseech the Almighty Allah to grant the nation divine protection against all forms of violence, wisdom, courage and peach prior and after the elections,’ reads the circular addressed to all Regional and District Kadhis, County sheikhs and Imams nationwide.
17:14
17:14

Court Extends Criminal Summons Against Pastor Mondo Nabbi Omukazi 1

Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu extended the summons it had issued in December 2020 after being informed that Mondo is yet to recover from COVID 19.
17:02
17:02

Electoral Commission Bans Parallel Tally Centers 4 1

Byabakama said his commission is by law commanded to give every candidate a copy of the declaration of results form from each polling station so that they know what everybody has scored at what polling station.
14:00
14:00

Over UGX 1 Trillion Spent on 2021 Polls Ministry of Finance 1 Top story

The report, signed by Moses Kaggwa, the Acting Director of Economic Affairs says that the amount required by the various MDAs involved in preparation and conduct of the general election for the electoral roadmap from financial year 2019/2020 to financial year 2021/2022 is 1.255 trillion Shillings. The biggest share of this amount totaling 772.24 billion Shillings is under the Electoral Commission (EC).
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