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18:56
18:56

Makerere University Launches COVID-19 Anti-Body Test Kits 2 1

The self-test kits according to experts are affordable, fast and favourable for mass testing. They will be suitable for high-risk areas like schools, prisons and some districts.
18:53
18:53

Kashongi County MP Challenges Opponents Win in Court mbarara high court 1 1

Tumuramye, who contested as an independent candidate lost the race with 7,500 votes, while Musasizi, a candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party polled 7,790 votes. Joseph Asiimwe of the Forum for Democratic-FDC party secured only 12 votes.
18:37
18:37

Education Ministry to Spend UGX 23B More on Learning Materials 1 1

State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo told the Committee today that the money in question was capitation that remained unutilized by schools across the country during the COVID-19 lockdown. It will now be used as additional funding on top of an earlier grant from the World Bank to support learning during the lockdown.
18:20
18:20

Bukimbiri County MP Loser Petitions Court for Fresh Elections 5 4

According to Owebeyi, although the candidates’ photos and party symbols that appeared on ballot papers were genuine, the names were not those of the candidates. He adds that the ballots displayed the names of Arthur Kazoora Atuzarirwe as the NRM flag bearer, Didas Byaruhanga Kagyinda as FDC flag bearer, Victor Atwiine and Donzio Kahonda Mugabe as independent candidates.
17:44
17:44

Adverts by Traditional “Doctors” Flood Gulu Streets 3 2

Adverts by traditional healers, many of whom refer to themselves as doctors are pinned on electric poles, and billboard stands and buildings across the city, listing the number of ailments they are able to “treat” using their herbs. In some cases, the healers hire people to distribute leaflets containing a list of diseases they can treat.
17:25
17:25

Mabirizi Application for Recusal was Malicious – Owiny-Dollo Alfonse Owiny-Dollo 2 2 Top story

Justice Owiny-Dollo argued that if Mabirizi had sought to discover his moral competence, he would have found out that he previously took instructions from a wide range of clients whom he didn’t bond with while exercising his profession as a lawyer.
16:53
16:53

Health Workers Cautioned Against Wastage of COVID-19 Vaccine WHO 1 1

According to the health ministry, on average vaccines worth Ugx 6.5 billion are wasted annually during routine immunization. However, with a shortage of funds and supply of COVID-19 vaccines, health workers are being advised to open vaccine vials once a minimum of 10 people have registered for vaccination
16:43
16:43

MPs Ask UMRA to Clamp Down on Loan Sharks 5 1

Kumi County MP, Charles Ilukor quizzed Tusubira on whether the authority was aware of all the money lenders operating in the country. He observed that many lenders are operating illegally and fleecing desperate Ugandans.
16:41
16:41

BoU Deputy Governor Rejects Proposed Constitutional Amendments Bank of Uganda 6 1

Atingi-Ego recommends that in line with international best practice, the status quo should be maintained given that the current BoU board plays a dual role in public policy formulation and oversight.
16:14
16:14

Charcoal Dealers Fell Trees Covering 100 Acres of Land in Agago District in Two Years 4 2

Willy Choowoo, a member of the pressure group, said they made a walk of about 5 miles in only one village (Bul Ayita) and discovered that all kinds of trees on between 10-20 acres of land were cut down for charcoal burning within a space of six months.
16:02
16:02

Bribery, Absenteeism Persist At Luwero Zonal Lands Offices bribery allegations 4

Sam Serunjogi the Director of Serunjogi Investments Limited in Wobulenzi town council says most works at the zonal offices have been taken over by security guards who don’t allow the people to seek answers from land registrars or surveyors concerning their complaints.
15:36
15:36

Opposition Activists Challenge MPs on Stringent Law Against Vote Rigging 4

Led by Joseph Kasirye, the National Unity Platform registrar for Masaka City, the activists who include members of two other opposition parties; the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC and Democratic Party-DP, argue that the current electoral laws are still weak to stop vote-rigging.
15:34
15:34

Expert Warns of Health Risk At Barber Shop MOH 1 2

Dr. Haruna Nsubuga, a Trichologist at unity skin clinic says complications like bumps, ring worm fungal and bacterial infections can arise from a hair trim at a barber shop.
15:02
15:02

Health Centre in-charge in Agago Arrested over Theft of Drugs 2 2

Among the drugs and medical supplies that have reportedly gone missing include from the store are 100 HIV test Kits. Ten tins of Amoxyl capsule, three tins of Flagyl, and 81 boxes of facemasks. Others are 41 Malaria RTD kits, 32 boxes of Artemeter 20mg and Lumetuntrin 120mg.
14:24
14:24

Religious Leaders Advocate for Family Planning in Tooro 4 1 Top story

Kibira said they also found that 56 per cent of women between 18 and 24 years of age countrywide had had sex before they were 18 years old and only 19 per cent had used a certain method of family planning. But 23 per cent of these got unwanted pregnancies and gave birth.
14:15
14:15

NRM to Reach Consensus on Speakership Race-Nankabirwa Parliament 1 3

According to the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa, although all MPs in the party are free to express their interest and contest for the Speakership race, the contestants will be vetted and approved by the party’s Central Executive Committee-CEC.
14:07
14:07

Sports Fraternity Calls for Policy that Favors Players Who Miss Exams While on National Duty Dr. Donald Rukare 1 4 Top story

Hajji Tahl Vicent Kitezaala, the Vice President of Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association, says that the government needs to generate a policy to protect the minors in case of exceptional circumstances so that they also, get a chance.
13:50
13:50

Residents Decry Inadequate Police Services in Vurra RDC Festus Ayikobua 4 1

Michael Aguta, the LCII Chairperson of Ajono parish in Vurra Sub County, says that they find a lot of challenges accessing police services. He adds that the police response to crime in the area is lukewarm.
13:43
13:43

Missing 60-Year-Old Woman Found Dead 1

Mudashiru Bbaale, the speaker Kyesiiga sub-county, says that they initially didn’t recognize the deceased until when police took her body for postmortem.
13:42
13:42

Police Heavily Deploys ASTU Personnel to Tackle Cattle Rustling in Karamoja 1

Although the regions had enjoyed peace for more than ten years, following the successful disarmament of communities, it has experienced a fresh wave of cattle rustling, mainly within Karamoja and parts of Northern Uganda.
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