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21:09
21:09

Court Dismisses Katuntu’s Affidavits Filed Out of Time election 4 1 Top story

During the hearing on Tuesday, Galisonga’s lawyer, John Isabirye explained that they filed their petition on March 24, 2021, and the first respondent filed their response on April 6, 2021. He noted that it was inappropriate for the respondents to file supplementary affidavits three months later.
20:40
20:40

Energy Ministry Reviewing Power Purchase Policies 2 1 Top story

Robert Kasande, the outgoing Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, says with low connections and an increase in power generation, Uganda has been suffering from a huge burden of paying for electricity that has not been evacuated.
20:37
20:37

Three Arrested In Lwengo For Assaulting 50-year-Old Man To Death 1

The suspects have been identified as Batesita Mutabazi, 36, Ashraf Kaiza, 20, and Nabona Nakibuule, a witch doctor, all residents of the same village.
19:52
19:52

Garments Import Tax: KACITA Gives Government Two Weeks Ultimatum 4 1

The ultimatum by the traders follows the government’s failure to consider their pleas to halt the new tax policy. KACITA Spokesperson, Issa Ssekitto, says that due to the new tax policy, a 20 feet container that they would clear at between Shillings 80M to 100M now costs between Shillings 280M and 300million.
18:46
18:46

MOH Declares Polio Public Health Emergency polio outbreak 1 Top story

The new cases come just a year after the World Health Organization-WHO declared Uganda and the entire Africa Wild polio-free in August last year.
18:45
18:45

Discussions About Hosting Afghan Refugees Ongoing-Foreign Affairs Ministry

An August 17, 2021 statement by the Ministry indicates that although, President, Yoweri Museveni has indicated Uganda’s willingness to provide assistance including hosting temporarily the affected people, “discussions on this issue are still ongoing”.
18:39
18:39

Fort Portal City Residents Protest Plans to Erect Telecom Mast 3 3

The installation of the Airtel mast by Camusat Company Contractors was halted last week after contractors blocked the access roads, destroyed water pipes, and food crops belonging to the residents.
17:27
17:27

Electoral Commission Asks Court to Dismiss Petition against Ssegirinya

Ssegirinya defeated nine other candidates when he scored 41,197 votes against his closest challenger Sulaiman Kidandala who had 7,512 votes in polls held on January 14, 2021. But this victory was challenged by Kidandala when he alleged that Ssegirinya didn’t have the requisite academic qualifications to contest for a Parliamentary seat.
16:49
16:49

Petitioner Struggles to Justify Forgery Claims Against Nantaba 2 1 Top story

During the hearing before Justice Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya in Mukono high court on Tuesday, Nantaba’s lawyer, Ambrose Tibyasa tasked Birungi to substantiate her claims.
16:27
16:27

Museveni Declines to Assent to Sexual Offences, Succession Amendment Bills 1 5 Top story

The Sexual Offences Bill which was presented before parliament by former Kumi Woman MP Monica Amoding provides for the criminalization of a range of sexual offences such as indecent utterances, gestures and touches to the sexual organs of another person.
15:43
15:43

Court Dismisses Petition Against Makindye-Ssabagabo Municipality MP 2

Court presided over by Justice Winifred Nabisinde dismissed the petition filed by the loser of the January 14 elections, Emmanuel Ssempala Kigozi on grounds that he neither served a copy of his petition to the MP nor did he file a formal application withdrawing the case.
15:40
15:40

Kisoro District Councillors Demand Share of COVID-19 Response Fund 1 6

The government last month gave 305.2 million Shillings to the district to help in the fight against the pandemic. According to Kisoro Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Ritah Byiringiro, the task force has resolved to distribute 155.2 million Shillings of this money for payment of village Health Teams across 388 villages.
15:35
15:35

First Batch Of Uganda’s Paralympian Team Departs Today 1 4

Bumali Mpindi, the Chairperson of the Uganda Paralympic Committee, says the next batch of Paralympians is expected to leave this weekend.
15:23
15:23

Judge Warns Lawyers Against Conmen During Election Petition Hearing 1

Matovu, who was presiding over the election petition of the former National Resistance Movement Aisha Mafabi Lumolo against Florence Nambozo, the Sironko District Woman MP said that many people will approach both sides asking for money claiming they have been sent by the judge.
15:20
15:20

Municipal Officials Want “Idle” Kitgum Airfield Degazetted 2 1 Top story

Vianney Luggya, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Spokesperson on Tuesday told Uganda Radio Network in a telephone interview that the authority has indeed received the proposal from the Municipal Council to have the airfield degazetted.
15:18
15:18

Building Collapses in Rubaga, Kills One Person Rubaga Division 3 1

Area residents led by Moses Kyobe said that the building which was still under construction collapsed at around midnight and trapped five people, all builders at the same site. However, only one body was recovered from the debris, alongside mobile phones believed to belong to the rest of the builders.
15:02
15:02

Gaddafi FC Storms Uganda Premier League fufa big league 1 1 Top story

Gaddafi showed their determination for the Premier league spot after securing their first goal in just two minutes of the game through Steven Munguchi. Frank Mulimi scored the second goal in the 80th minute.
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14:54

MAK Frustrated as Medics Ignore Local Innovations in COVID-19 Fight Makerere University 1 2

Nawangwe says after a protracted push, government is only waking up to offer additional support to take the product through clinical trials when there are already lost opportunities. He mentions that the United Nations Technology bank in Turkey had wanted to support the researchers but Uganda said they were too busy to take on the project. While it costs about $15000 to purchase a ventilator, the new innovation researchers said would cost around $5000.
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14:49

Court Directs State to Produce Suspect in Gen. Katumba Attempted Murder Case 1 2

In his ruling, Odwori directed them to write to Uganda Prisons for permission to visit their clients and report back should prisons turn down the request. He, however, rejected another prayer by the lawyers to allow doctors to conduct a CT scan and general health of the accused persons.
14:48
14:48

Accountability Committees Seek to Rescind Tenth Parliament Decision On Scrutiny of AG Reports 1 5

On 30th June 2020, the Tenth Parliament in a sitting chaired by former Speaker Rebecca Kadaga passed a motion to the effect that the reports of the Auditor-General that had not been considered by the accountability committees be adopted in terms of their recommendations without scrutiny. On the other hand, rule 222 (2) provides that the House may reconsider its decision upon a substantive motion for the reconsideration, moved under notice of not less than 14 days.
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