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20:17
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Opposition Moots Amendments to Media Laws media freedom 1 4

According to the Leader of the Opposition of Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, the Shadow Cabinet has kick-started a process of developing amendments to the Act and other media laws, which he says are draconian.
20:04
20:04

Funeral Service Vans Cautioned Against Using Sirens 2 1

Assistant Commissioner of Police Charles Ssebambulidde, one of the immediate past traffic operations directors and now traffic directorate spokesperson says that they have observed a growing number of funeral service vehicles with sirens which are causing confusion on roads.
19:46
19:46

KCCA Approves UGX4b Budget for Purchase of Ambulances, Mobile Labs 1

The budget was presented before the council today by the Executive Secretary in charge of Finance and Administration John Mary Ssebufu. He said that the four million was part of the money that KCCA had returned to the consolidated fund, but the council asked the Ministry of Finance to reallocate it to the Authority to supplement its current budget.
19:28
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WHO Announces Three New Drugs for Latest COVID-19 ‘Solidarity’ Clinical Trials

The therapies; artesunate, imatinib and infliximab will be tested on hospitalized COVID-19 patients in 52 countries under the Solidarity PLUS programme. Artesunate is a medicine for severe malaria, imatinib is used for certain cancers, including leukaemia, while infliximab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases of the immune system.
19:18
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Sembabule District Seeks to End Protracted Land Disputes with Buganda Kingdom 1 2

Sembabule District Chairperson Patrick Nkalubo revealed this during the first meeting of the District Road Committee which convened in the district council hall on Wednesday. He says the executive is engaging in talks with the Mengo to mend fences following hostilities over land that erupted between them in the last term of office.
18:42
18:42

USMID Road Construction Commissioned in Kitgum Municipality 4 1

The work valued at 16.1 billion Shillings covers a total of seven roads crossing through 2.89 Kilometers in the Divisions of Pandwong and Central. A Chinese firm, China Railway 18 Bureau Group Co. Ltd has been granted the tender for the construction, which is expected to last 15 months.
18:21
18:21

IGP Ochola Dissolves Flying Squad Unit Again 1 Top story

The communication was sent through a radio message to all operatives indicating that Flying Squad had been disbanded, and it's no longer recognized among police units. “We have been urged to go to Crime Intelligence headquarters in Naguru or be incorporated into the Special Investigations Division [SID] in Kireka,” one of the affected members of the unit told URN this afternoon.
17:52
17:52

Service Providers in Pader Demand Payment for Feeding COVID 19 Patients 4

They were contracted by the COVID 19 Taskforce to provide meals and security services for patients admitted at Kilak Corner Technical Institute which was gazetted as an isolation and treatment centre last year.
17:21
17:21

COVID-19 Slows Down Key COU Development Projects 3 5

Sadiiki Adams, the COU Communications Officer, says under KIDO, each parishioner was asked to contribute Shillings 500 but the money was later raised to Shillings 50,000 annually.
17:20
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Juvenile Offenders Worry Mityana District Authorities 4 1

The district registered 187 criminal juvenile offences in the financial year 2020-2021 compared to 168 cases recorded in the previous year. These include cases of aggravated robbery, murder, and sexual offences like incest and defilement, among others, committed by minors aged 15 and 16.
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Attorney General Defends Gov’t in Vehicle Tracking Case Isaac Ssemakadde 1

The Attorney General argues that “the implementation of Intelligent Transport Monitoring System –ITMS system in Uganda is not a breach of the right to privacy because the system will not be used to trail ordinary law-abiding citizens, but will only serve as a backup to trace vehicles and motorcycles used in the commission of criminal offences.
15:49
15:49

COVID-19 Hits the Children’s Cancer Ward, Health Workers Puzzled on Way Forward cancer in children 1 3

Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, the head of the pediatric Unit told URN that as the children return after missing treatment for a long time, health workers have had to start reviews afresh and some treatment afresh since they are unaware of the effects the withdrawal has had on the patients.
15:32
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Doctors Give November Ultimatum to Strike Over Vacant Posts, Supplies President of Uganda 3

The doctors' grievances include gaps in human resources where they operate with vacancies of over 600 health workers unfilled, perennial lack of medical supplies and Personal Protection Equipment in addition to the failure by the government to compensate families of doctors who lost their lives in line of duty saving COVID-19 patients.
15:29
15:29

Winnie Nanyondo Sets Sights on Diamond League olympic games 1 2

Nanyondo 27, who got a Bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games says she has shifted focus to the Eugene diamond league that is slated for 21st August 2021 in the United States of America.
15:01
15:01

Former Sub-county Speaker, Two Others In Trouble Over Theft of Kenyan Motorcycle 2

Juma Ali Ramadhan, one of the residents, says that the suspects were trying to evade them but they went undercover and apprehended them.
15:01
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New Town Council in Kisoro Lacking Office Space 3

Currently, the Assistant town clerk, LCIII chairman of Chahafi town council are still sharing the same office room with the Chairman LCIII of Murora sub-county. He says that the lack of offices has caused congestion and disruptions.
14:45
14:45

KCCA Speaker to Technical Staff: We Shall Break Into Your Offices 2

The speaker sent out invites for the special sitting on August 9th, 2021. In the invitations, she invited all councillors, the KCCA Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and all directors. The meeting was scheduled to start at 10 am but didn't until 11 am.
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14:25

Two Arrested for Dumping Coffin in Mulago in Anti-Atwine Protests Dr Atwine 2 1 Top story

On July 27th, 2021, unknown dumped a coffin at Mulago Hospital with placards demanding Dr. Atwine’s removal, prompting police to swing into action and hunt for them. The d coffin, which was later removed by Police, had placards with words attacking Dr. Atwine.
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Woman Using Social Media to Change Lives of Vulnerable People in Lango 2 5

Akech, whose dream is to start a CBO to be able to render more support to vulnerable people, believes that it is each and everyone’s responsibility to build a peaceful community.
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