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23:18
23:18

11 Cabinet Ministers Lose Positions as Museveni Names New Cabinet Health Management Top story

Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi, the Rujumbura Member of Parliament has replaced Gen Ely Tumwine- who has been serving as Security Minister since 2018. For the position of Minister for General Duties in the Prime Minister’s Office, the former NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, has replaced Mary Karoro Okurut.
22:58
22:58

Former Kaberamaido District Boss Fails to Handover Office handover reports 3 1

Ekesu told our reporter that only the council speaker, Robert Etwalu has handed over the office while the rest of the former council leader have declined to do so.
22:44
22:44

Court Martial Remands 32 Suspects Over Petrol Bombs 2 Top story

The accused persons include hawkers, tailors, electricians, cinema hall attendants and Boda Boda riders and residents of Mbale, Mukono, Kampala and Wakiso districts.
22:08
22:08

Museveni Names Vice President, Ministers 1 Top story

I hereby inform the country that By virtue of the Authority given to the President of Uganda by Articles: 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint H.E. the Vice President, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Honourable Cabinet Ministers and other Ministers as indicated below:
21:55
21:55

Disbanded SPCs Threaten to Stage Illegal Patrols Over Unpaid Salaries 5 1

The SPCs signed a three-month contract running from January to March. Each of the constables was entitled to Shillings 370,000 monthly.
20:51
20:51

URA Releases Kyagulanyi's Bullet-Proof Vehicle on Museveni Orders Kyagulanyi Robert 1 1

In a June 7 letter to Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Anthony Wameli, the URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki, said that they had received instructions from the president to return the vehicle to the owner immediately.
20:20
20:20

ICC Extends Deadline for Dominic Ongwen’s Appeal on Sentence Northern Uganda 3 1

Maria Kamara Mabinty, the International Criminal Court –ICC Outreach Coordinator for East Africa told URN in an interview that the extension of the deadline for the appeal comes following the request made by Ongwen’s defense team being led by Krispus Ayena Odongo late last month.
19:57
19:57

Gulu Business Community Send Buses to Save Students Trapped by Transport Hike in Kampala Gulu University 2 1

James Onono Ojok, the Assistant Public Relations Officer of Gulu University, says that they have offered two buses of 67-seater capacity to pick up students from Makerere University and those stranded at Namayiba Bus Terminal in Kampala.
19:27
19:27

Works Ministry officials meet over Exorbitant Bus Fares lockdown 1 1

The huge number of travelers prompted transporters to hike their fares. Bus fares to up country areas have more than doubled. For example, transport fares to the northern Uganda route specifically to Gulu has increased to between Shillings 100,000 and 130,000 from Shillings 40, previously. Travelers to Elegu border post are paying Shillings 150,000.
18:19
18:19

COVID-19: Health Ministry Directs Health Workers to "Double the Masks"

Yesterday, five deaths were recorded which is the highest single number to be recorded since the surge cases which has led to partial lockdown to halt further transmission.
18:16
18:16

Gulu City Allocates UGX 141M for Rehabilitating Health Centres gulu city council 1 2

The 141.7 million shillings for the rehabilitation works are part of the 2.192 billion shillings allocated to the Health Department for the financial year 2021/2022 budget of 36.9 billion shillings approved by Gulu City Council.
18:03
18:03

Mukono Municipality 'Converges' Offices Amidst Covid-19 Scare 2 1

The construction of the two storied building started on Monday last week in a space that used to accommodate the old building of over ten offices including the gender, health, environment, planning, education, labour and community development, enforcement and municipal registry.
17:51
17:51

People Stranded in Bus, Taxi Parks as Transport Fares Remain High for Second Day 3 5

Sekandi, a manager at Namayiba bus terminal, says that the amount of money has definitely increased, for example, a trip from Kampala to Gulu now costs between Shillings 160,000 and 170,000 from Shillings 40,000 previously. Kampala to Lira now costs between Shillings 100,000 and 150,000 from the normal fare of Shillings 40,000.
17:46
17:46

Vaccine Laxity May Shrink Uganda's Growth Prospects -World Bank 4

However, this growth is threatened by the slow progress in the COVID-19 vaccination compared to other countries, according to the Bank’s 17th Uganda Economic Update titled; "From Crisis to Resilient Green Growth: Investing in Sustainable Land Management and Climate Smart Agriculture"
17:25
17:25

Fresh Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease Reported in Nakasongola animal products 1

The Nakasongola District Veterinary Officer Dr Sam Eswaggu says that the movement of animals and sale of their products in Kakooge town council have been restricted as they monitor the spread of the disease.
17:22
17:22

Gen Lokech Orders AIGP Ochom to Probe Unmanned Roadblocks 1 1

Following the continuous questions raised by journalists about unattended to roadblocks and extortion of money from drivers and riders allegedly flouting curfew time, Lokech has today tasked Assistant Inspector General of Police –AIGP Edward Osiru Ochom, to investigate the unnecessary or permanent checkpoints and take deserving action.
17:15
17:15

Bundibugyo District Runs Out Of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses 4 2

The District Health Officer-DHO Dr Christopher Kiyita attributes the shortage to an increase in the uptake among the population and the surge in the number of covid-19 cases.
16:51
16:51

COVID-19 Restrictions Trigger Tension in Apaa Township Apaa land conflict 1

Anthony Ocaya, the Apaa Township LC II Chairperson told URN that a scuffle ensued after security rejected the demands by traders prompting residents to pelt them with stones claiming that they were segregating between the Acholis and Madi.
16:48
16:48

Cost, Access Issues Pushing Ugandans Off National Grid to Solar Energy 5

The study indicates that up to 44 per cent of households in rural areas now use solar photovoltaic (PV) connections up from only 21 per cent of the rural population that was using the same in the financial year 2016-17. Similarly, more households within the urban areas, are using solar power from 8 per cent in the financial year 2016/17 to 23 per cent last financial year.
16:47
16:47

14 Locked up in Nalufenya for Disobeying Presidential Directive on Bars Jinja 1

They are reported to have locked themselves in the bar and retained the watchman to alert them in case of any eventualities. However, the residents within the neighboring community contacted police personnel who arrested them at 1:00am.
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