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Pregnant Women in COVID-19 Hotspots Will Get Vaccine- MOH AstraZeneca Vaccine

According to the health ministry, pregnant women in districts like Kampala, Arua, Wakiso and Kyotera will be given the vaccine because they have higher chances of being exposed to the disease.
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MPs Reject Minister's Statement on Minerals Police Protection Unit Artisinal Miners 6 1

Gen. Odongo's statement left several MPs exasperated noting that the minister had merely skirted the issues that the report had highlighted regarding the harassment and illegal activities carried by the MPPU.
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East African Civil Aviation Academy Decries Underfunding Parliament 1 1

Turyamubona told the committee that the school is continuing to struggle because of underfunding. He added that currently six of the aircraft are grounded due to lack of maintenance.
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Parliament Approves UGX 292 Billion Supplementary Budget 1 1 Top story

Parliament on Thursday approved a government supplementary budget request of 292 billion Shillings to among others secure Covid-19 vaccines, procure more face masks, ambulances and land compensation.
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Rising Mortality as Africa Marks One Year of COVID-19

Over 22,300 deaths were reported in Africa in the last 28 days, compared with nearly 16 000 deaths in the previous 28 days, according to statistics by the World Health Organization.
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Inspectorate of Government Moots for Retirement Scheme 5 1

George Bamugemereire, the Deputy IGG says that the suggested plan is currently in place in the neighboring Tanzania and that it is similar to what Parliament recently put in place when it passed the Administration of Judiciary Bill. In this law which was assented to by President Yoweri Museveni in June 2020, judges are to continue earning monthly salary even in retirement, a lump-sum retirement benefit equivalent to 2.4 percent of their annual salary multiplied by five and their years of service, security by the state, chauffeur driven cars, annual medical and housing allowances.
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KCCA FC to Face BUL FC Without Ten Players kcca fc vs bul fc 1 4

Dominic Ayella, Julius Poloto, Gift Ali and Sadat Anaku will not be part of the team due to injuries however, Steven Sserwadda, Sam Ssenyonjo, Joseph Kizza Bukenya, Andrew Kawooya, Joseph Kafumbe and Musa Ramathan are part of the U20 National team in Mauritania.
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Experts Warn of Organized Crime As Private Pharmacies Push to Import COVID-19 Vaccines Makerere University 4 1

So far, government is planning the initial about 20million doses to be utilized by teachers, security operatives, and health workers in addition to those that live with health conditions that predispose them to severe COVID-19 disease but an official in the Ministry who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity said they are on a daily basis receiving dozens of brokers luring them into buying cheaper vaccines that have not necessarily been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Bankers Oppose Planned Cash Withdrawal Tax

The bankers’ association says it was wrong for the Ministry of Finance not to involve the bankers since they were the ones who would implement the decision.
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Woman in Nwoya Jailed 34 Years for Killing Husband gulu central prison

Molly Angwech, a resident of Okwoto ‘C’ Village, Lii Parish, Lii Sub –County in Nwoya was convicted and sentenced for murdering her husband Richard Oyom on September 11th, 2018.
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Diseases Affecting Coffee Business in Kyenjojo 2 1

Farmers say the most common type of diseases is the Coffee Berry Disease, which attacks the plants until they dry up and the berries fall off before maturing.
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Justice Minister Wants Parliament Consideration of Sexual Offences Bill Halted 1 1

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Ephraim Kamuntu on Thursday asked parliament to halt the consideration of the Sexual Offences Bill 2019, in order to allow Government carry out consultations.
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CSOs in Busoga Call for Adquate Preparation of Electoral Process community 2

While addressing the press about their findings on Thursday, the observers noted that due to lack of civic education, several registered voters did not participate.
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Masaka City Council Struggling to Delivery Services Citing Funding Challenges 2

Behangane says the delay to change their vote from the municipality to city council has affected service delivery.
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Bars Operating Behind Closed Doors COVID-19 Pandemic 1 1

Uganda Radio Network-URN established that some of the bars that have been openly operating are owned by security personnel attached to the president’s office and Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF.
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Three Game Animals Killed in Murchison Falls National Park 1 Top story

Bashir Hangi, the Communication Officer of Uganda Wildlife Authority –UWA told URN in an interview that the drivers who knocked the game animals are still at large and are being hunted by the Police and UWA.
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CID Records 300 New Election Offences kampala uganda 1

A Senior detective at CID intimated to Uganda Radio Network –URN that majority of the new cases are related to election malpractice where politicians attempted to bribe presiding officers to either stuff in pre-ticked ballots or alter results on declaration forms.
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Over 50 People Homeless as Soroti City Embarks on Road Works opening of roads 2 1 Top story

Before the commencement of road works, Soroti City authorities issued notices to all the affected persons to leave but they didn’t heed to the warnings. Some of the affected residents even attempted to fight City officials and the Police who went to the sites on Monday.
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200 People Invited for St Janani Luwum Commemoration 1

The Committee’s Secretary, Virginia Lugai Aciro says that the prayers have been restricted to only 200 Christians in conformity with the Health Ministry guidelines on curbing the spread of covid-19.
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Japan Gives Uganda UGX 135.6 Billion for Yumbe-Manibe Road Works Refugee settlement 1

Japanese ambassador to Uganda, Hidemoto Fakuzawa, said at the signing of the exchange notes with Finance minister, Matia Kasaija, that the project is intended to improve National Road in Refugee-Hosting Areas of West Nile Sub-region. This covers the Yumbe-Manibe road which is in bad conditions and hampers smooth transportation of goods and people.
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