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20:10
20:10

Unfair Funding to Political Parties Killing Democratic Process - Opposition 6

The parties say the government usually allocates more money to the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM even where the law states that all parties eligible should get an equal share. In the last elections, the government released 15 billion Shillings which, according to the opposition was supposed to be shared equally between the parties represented in parliament. The NRM took more than half of it.
19:58
19:58

Parliament Finally Approves National Health Insurance Bill 5 1

This means that, if assented to by the President, there will be a four per cent deduction on salaries of employees in the formal sector and a one per cent contribution from their employers, to contribute 1percent to the health scheme. Individuals in the informal sector will contribute an annual payment of 100, 000 Shillings.
19:40
19:40

UNEB Official Arrested After Disappearing Exam Container Keys 2

It is said that Irene Namono disappeared with the key to the Exam container at Kalisizo police station for several hours and was nowhere to be seen by 8:45 am when learners were expected to be sitting for the papers.
19:34
19:34

Education Ministry Delays Skilling Project Four Years After Securing World Bank Loan 3 1

The five-year Albertine Region Sustainability Development Project III was designed to upgrade two technical Institutions; the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba and Uganda Technical College Kichwamba to international certification levels. The project that started in 2014 was also meant to construct a new institution in Nwoya District.
19:11
19:11

Parliament Passes Succession Law; Here is How Estates will be Shared succession bill 1 2 Top story

According to the breakdown, of the deceased or testators wealth, the surviving spouse or spouses will take 20 per cent, the dependant relatives take 4 per cent, the linear descendants or biological and adopted children take 75 per cent while the customary heir will take 1 per cent. The repealed act provided for only 15 per cent for the spouse.
19:08
19:08

Two Killed As Church Collapses in Butaleja 1

Rosemary Wamailu, one of the leaders in the church who is also the district councillor for Butaleja town council identified one of the dead as 60-year-old Angela Malwa a resident of Busasi village in Butaleja town council.
18:42
18:42

Two Health Workers Arrested in Agago over Alleged Theft of Drugs

Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema says preliminary investigation indicates that essential drugs estimated to cost shillings 5 million were stolen from the health Facility.
18:40
18:40

One Dead, Seven Injured as Truck Rams into NWSC Offices 3 3

The truck, loaded with Bricks swerved off the Luweero-Kiwoko road in Luweero town and hit a tree, and crossed through a bodaboda stage before knocking through the building. The deceased person was a motorcycle rider who was stationed at the stage when the tragedy occurred.
18:29
18:29

Parliament Blocks Gov’t Move to Withdraw Health Insurance Bill 5 1

Robinah Nabbanja, the State Minister for Health announced that the government was withdrawing the bill, moments after the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga called for its second reading this afternoon. The Bill was first tabled before parliament for consideration in August 2019.
18:01
18:01

Gulu University Dean of Students Remanded Over Theft Nwoya District

Christopher Mwetwage Mpora, 49 was charged with three counts of theft, forgery and uttering a false document.
17:59
17:59

Sand Pit Collapses, Buries Two Alive 5 2 Top story

According to the Police Report, around 7 am on Wednesday morning, a group of sand miners went to a mining site in Rukaranga cell where they found two Jackets of their friends hanging somewhere close to a collapsed sandpit. After searching for the owners of the jackets in vain, the group contacted their relatives who confirmed that the missing young men had left for the sand mine early in the morning.
17:46
17:46

Inomo Sub County to Fine Parents Keeping School Going Children At Home 3

Tom Yile, the Inomo Sub County Speaker says that they have resolved to fine parents 80,000 Shillings who are still keeping their children at home.
17:28
17:28

2021 Polls Most Violent in Uganda's History-NUP police brutality 4 1

The National Unity Platform (NUP) has reiterated calls to have all of its members and supporters who are currently being held in different facilities countrywide.
17:26
17:26

NUP Spent Between UGX 7 & 10M Per Day During Campaigns 1 4 Top story

The party Secretary-General, David Lewis Rubongoya told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the money covered the basic needs of Kyagulanyi’s entourage such as lodging, food and fueling their vehicles.
17:07
17:07

Mengo Court Remands Suspected Serial Killer On Five Counts of Murder 1 Top story

Magezi didn’t allow the accused to plead to the charges, saying the offences can only be tried by the High Court since they capital in nature. The state attorney, Emily Ninsiima told court investigations into the matter were still ongoing.
16:58
16:58

Police Officers in Masaka On the Spot for Starving Suspects 1 1

In a petition to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, a social rights activist Joseph Kasirye wants the MPs to probe into reports of violation of suspects while in police cells.
16:42
16:42

KCCA Depoys Sound Trucks to Implore Vendors Off the Streets street vendors 1 3

Robert Kalumba, the Deputy KCCA Spokesperson says street vendors have a week to visit markets and get space. He however couldn't tell how many vendors are on the streets and to which specific markets they should go.
16:40
16:40

Curfew Affecting Tourism Industry– Kadaga 1 1

Kadaga reiterated her previous calls for the government to review the situation saying that country’s tourism sector is under threat due to curfew yet Entebbe International Airport is open. Other reports also indicate that the tourism sector is one of the worst hit sectors of the country due to the different measures adopted by government to curb the spread of corona virus including restrictions on internal and international travel among others.
16:30
16:30

Interpol Issuing Out 7000 Certificate of Good Conduct Every Month 1 1

Charles Birungi, the acting Director Interpol, says that on average they attend to 300 people mostly female seeking to be cleared to go for employment in the Middle East.
16:13
16:13

Schools With Multiple UNEB Centres Flout Covid-19 SOPs PLE 2020 3 1

According to schools that URN visited, schools like St Joseph’s Nansana and Sam Iga Memorial School and St Stephen’s Church of Uganda Primary School found it hard to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures due to lack of adequate space.
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