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 2020-04-06 18:50 

Uganda Radio Network

Two UPDF Soldiers held for Aiding Congolese Enter Uganda...

Captain Peter Mugisha, Kisoro Resident District Commissioner says that the soldiers whom he declined to reveal their identities for security reasons were arrested on Monday after a tip off from their fellows that they were helping DR Congo nationals to cr...

 2020-04-06 15:25 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: Mbale Central Market Temporarily Closed...

Through the market community radio, the RDC Sulaiman Ogajjo Barasa announced that the District COVID-19 taskforce had resolved that the market be closed temporarily until they put all the presidential guidelines in place. He said that the vendors had fail...

 2020-04-06 15:16 

Uganda Radio Network

Kalerwe Markets Vendors Take Over Gayaza Road Reserve...

Last week, the Minister for Kampala Affairs Betty Amongi closed the markets after management failed to meet requirements set by the government to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus....

 2020-04-06 15:16 

Uganda Radio Network

Mukono District Given 500 Mattresses to Setup COVID -19 Isolation Facility...

Currently, the district is preparing Limkokwing university study centre, the former Namataba vocational Institute to serve as an isolation facility. The area Resident District Commissioner Fred Bamwine says due to its proximity to the capital, Kampala, Mu...

 2020-04-06 14:49 

Uganda Radio Network

Parliament Rejects Byabasaija's Reappointment as Uganda Prisons Boss...

Both Byabashaija and Mwanje appeared before the committee chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga today for vetting. But sources from the closed-door meeting rejected their appointment on grounds that the two, have already clocked 60, the mand...

 2020-04-06 14:43 

Uganda Radio Network

Police Constable Remanded for Aggravated Torture...

Nakate's tormentors who were arrested in a joint operation together with the State House Anti-Corruption Unit will now face a maximum death sentence if found guilty....

 2020-04-06 14:32 

Uganda Radio Network

New Breed of Desert Locusts Invades Kumi District...

Unlike the yellow swarms of locusts that invaded the country in February, the new breed of locusts is brownish in colour. According to Kumi District Production Officer Rajab Ogogl, the new breed consists of very young, strong and destructive locusts....

 2020-04-06 13:47 

Uganda Radio Network

Mabirizi Petitions East African Court over Deregistered Suit...

According to his evidence before the East African Court, Mabirizi states that on March 30th 2020, he was shown a handwritten statement by the Administrative Head of the High Court Civil Division, Dr Andrew Bashaija ordering that his cases must be de-regis...

 2020-04-06 13:33 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID19: Uganda Prisons Seeks to Release 2,000 Inmates...

Dr. Byabashaija noted that they have also written to the Registrar of Courts to release persons whose remand period has expired. He however, said this excludes inmates on capital offenses....

 2020-04-06 13:19 

Uganda Radio Network

BOU Cuts Interest Rates, Economy to Grow at 3%...

BOU says it has granted exceptional permission to banks to restructure loans of corporate and individual customers including a moratorium on loan repayment for borrowers that have been affected by the pandemic, on a case by case basis for up to 12 months,...

 2020-04-06 13:13 

Uganda Radio Network

HIV Patients Protest Directive Requiring Them to Seek Clearance from Village Chairpersons....

Robinah Tibakanya, the Coordinator Hoima District Forum for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, says some LC 1 Chairpersons are not discrete, which exposes members to stigma....

 2020-04-06 13:06 

Uganda Radio Network

Gov't Pledges to Account for COVID-19 Funds...

The Intergovernmental Authority for Developement (IGAD) on monday donated a token of solidarity worth 2.6 billion shillings to all the seven of its members states to fight COVID-19. Each country including Uganda got 376 million shillings....

 2020-04-06 12:09 

Uganda Radio Network

Over 40 Cult Members Arrested for Defying Suspension of Congregational Prayers...

Harriet Aulo, the wife to Omolo, said they conduct routine prayers in the homes of their members, adding that it was their turn to do so this weekend."Jesus never went to school and he has never fallen sick. That is why we don't take our children ...

 2020-04-06 11:59 

Uganda Radio Network

How COVID -19 Pandemic is Affecting Uganda's Electoral Roadmap...

According to the constitution, article 61(2) as amended 2017, "The Electoral Commission shall hold presidential, general parliamentary and local government council elections within the first thirty days of the last one hundred and twenty two days befo...

 2020-04-06 11:51 

Uganda Radio Network

Lack of Protective Equipment Worry Security Personnel in Gulu...

Another UPDF personnel attached to the UPDF 4th Division lamented they have been arresting and sometimes beating suspects defying lawful orders without any protective equipment exposing them and their families to risk....

 2020-04-06 11:35 

Uganda Radio Network

Kigorobya Police Station OC Accused of Battering Woman...

Turyatunga allegedly beat and injured Anna Mary Katusabe 24, a resident of Kijongo cell in Kijongo sub-county Hoima district on Sunday night....

 2020-04-06 10:46 

Uganda Radio Network

Gulu Residents Brutalized by Gangs Under Cover of COVID-19 Curfew...

Residents of Gulu say that a number of them have fallen victim to antics of gangs that waylay them around Cemetery Road, Tank Road, School Road and Commercial Road in Pece Division as well as Alolokolum Road around the industrial area in Layibi Division. ...

 2020-04-06 10:36 

Uganda Radio Network

Mining Company Rio Tinto Withdrawing From Uganda...

Sipa Resources said in a statement dated March 30, 2020 that "holding costs for the company's Uganda project have also been significantly reduced whilst a new partner is sought following Rio Tinto's withdrawal from the Farm-in and Joint Ventur...

 2020-04-06 10:00 

Uganda Radio Network

Celebrating First Palm Sunday in Lockdown Was Gloom-Bishop Serverus Jjumba...

After his consecration and inauguration in July last year, Monsignor Serverus Jjumba says he was eager to fully celebrate his first Palm Sunday feast as a Bishop Masaka Catholic Diocese....

 2020-04-06 09:36 

Uganda Radio Network

Cargo Truck Drivers From DR Congo to be Quarantined...

The Kasese Resident District Commissioner Lt. Joe Walusimbi says that every driver will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days as a measure of combating the spread of covid-19 in the district....

 2020-04-06 09:09 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: Butchers, Abattoir Operators in Mbale Feel Pinch of Lock Down...

Muhammad Ntunda, the Assistant Manager of Mbale Regional Abattoir, says that the lock down has drastically reduced sells of meat in the abattoir....

 2020-04-06 08:58 

Uganda Radio Network

Life in Quarantine a Nightmare: COVID-19 Suspects...

Namutebi narrates that no explanation was given to them before they were taken to quarantine in Central Inn. For Namutebi and 44 other travelers life at Central Inn was characterised with challenges, terror and hopelessness. The lack of food and personal ...

 2020-04-06 08:53 

Uganda Radio Network

Congolese Businessmen Sneaking into Uganda through West Nile...

The Ugandan government had earlier on announced that its borders would be closed, in order to forestall the spread of the virus, which has killed more 65, 000 People across the world. So far, the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Uganda stands at 52 peopl...

 2020-04-06 08:50 

Uganda Radio Network

Parliament to Vet New Deputy Governor Via Tele-conferencing...

Parliament's Appointment Committee is today in an unprecedented move scheduled to vet the new Central Bank Deputy Governor Dr. Michael Atingi-Ego via tele-conferencing....

 2020-04-06 08:43 

Uganda Radio Network

Lack of Protective Equipment Hindering Management of COVID-19 in Bushenyi, Rubirizi...

A nurse who Spoke on condition of anonymity, at Bushenyi Ishaka Health center IV, says they have been struggling to attend to suspects of corona and they have resorted to buying them out of their pockets at between 2000 and 5000 shillings....

 2020-04-06 04:57 

Uganda Radio Network

Palm Leaves Vendor Shares Experience on Sales During Lockdown...

The Christian feast comes just a week before Easter, to commemorate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Over the years, Palm leaves have been used to simulate events in Jerusalem where Jesus' path was covered in palm fronds before his arrest o...

 2020-04-06 04:55 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19 Lock Down Affects Routine Immunisation-UNEPI...

Dr. Immaculate Amparie, the deputy manager UNEPI, says the ministry of health has put in place conditions that will allow immunisation to take place. "But the way Ugandan parents are, most are going to remain home because they don't want to walk t...

 2020-04-06 04:50 

Uganda Radio Network

Hotels in Kasese Feel Pinch of Lockdown...

Nicholas Twejukye the manager Ataco country resort in Kasese Town told URN reporter that after the presidential directive most clients cancelled their earlier hotel booking....

 2020-04-06 04:34 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID19 Curfew: 14-Year-Old Girl Shot in Kapchorwa...

Michael Chebet Musau, the East Division LC III Chairperson, condemned the act of shooting live bullets at civilians. He however also faulted residents for being chaotic and disrespecting security forces, which could have prompted them to open live bullets...

 2020-04-06 00:13 

Uganda Radio Network

South Sudan Registers First COVID -19 Case...

Unlike other countries, South Sudan took early measures eve before registering the first case. the government declared a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 06:00 am ad also ordered the closure of all bars, night clubs, and shops, other than those selling food, in a...

 2020-04-06 00:03 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: Uganda's Confirmed Cases up to 52...

The four cases were tested today and were part of 300 samples tested today. Some of the samples were from quarantine centers taken before people under institutional quarantine are released...

 2020-04-05 17:52 

Uganda Radio Network

Katabi Residents Celebrate Low Key Palm Sunday Out of Churches...

However, following the presidential directive to ban all public gatherings for 32 days ending April 20th, 2020 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), churches remained closed and Christians are hardly were not seen raising palm leaves...

 2020-04-05 17:16 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: KCCA Shelters Over 70 Street Children at Nakivubo Blue Primary School...

The KCCA team headed by Kampala Central Division Mayor Charles Sserunjogi were on Sunday in Kisenyi where majority of these children gather to mobilise them to go to Nakivubo Blue where they would stay untill the Corona Virus tension calms down....

 2020-04-05 13:58 

Uganda Radio Network

Bicycle Mechanics Cash in on Suspension of Public Transport...

Frank Ssesaazi, is one of the few mechanics who wakeup very early to get onto the closed streets of Masaka where he arranges his toolkits to begin the day's work....

 2020-04-05 13:14 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: Lira Diocese Cancels Baptism on Easter...

Baptism on Easter Sunday is particularly significant because according to the Christian faith, that's the day Jesus Christ returned to life and to many it is "to walk with Christ and be closer to Christ."However, in Lira Catholic Diocese, this...

 2020-04-05 12:48 

Uganda Radio Network

Desert Locusts Invade Karamoja Again...

According to the Amudat District Senior Agricultural Officer Joseph Marimoi, the locusts entered through Karita Border area and spread throughout Karita Sub County in the areas of Akou lee, Nacemato, and around the mountains but spread to the Town Council...

 2020-04-05 12:41 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: Thirty Suspects Test Negative at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital...

The thirty suspects' samples were picked from people in different districts that make up Western region that include Ntungamo Isingiro, Ibanda, Bushenyi, Rubirizi, Mbarara and Rukungiri....

 2020-04-05 12:19 

Uganda Radio Network

Don't Profit In Coronavirus pandemic - Bishop Ssemogerere...

Bishop Ssemogerere says that benefitting in such a crisis is an evil before God and people should refrain from the act....

 2020-04-05 11:25 

Uganda Radio Network

Christians Pray Against COVID-19 on Palm Sunday...

Several Christians around the country celebrated Palm Sunday, from their homes for the first time without shaking palm leaves in celebration for Jesus Chrit's triumphant entry into Jerusalem....

 2020-04-05 11:12 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: Police Move to Stop Group Jogging...

The Uganda Police Force has said they will start enforcement to make sure joggers stick to social distancing regulations....

 2020-04-05 10:08 

Uganda Radio Network

Workers Desert Budwale Health Centre III after Suspension of Public Transport...

At time URN visited the Health Centre, only 1 health worker who is a mid-wife out of the 14 health workers recruited, he told our reporter that he has been overwhelmed with too many patients who are visiting the health center and that the rest of the heal...

 2020-04-05 09:16 

Uganda Radio Network

Health Workers in Mbarara Attending to COVID-19 Suspects To Be Isolated...

Mbarara regional referral hospital Director, Dr. Celestine Barigye, says medics that attend to suspected Corona virus cases will be stopped from going back to their homes because they are at high risk of transmission....

 2020-04-05 08:29 

Uganda Radio Network

Kaleerwe Markets Adopt Strict Measures to have Suspension Lifted...

On Saturday, Vendors and market leaders also spend the the day decongesting the market as they removed boxes they said they could do without. They also cleaned the markets of garbage....

 2020-04-05 07:28 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19 Causes Big Drop in Business Confidence in Uganda - Survey...

The Purchase Managers Index (PMI) for March 2020, a survey published by Stanbic bank and mainly talks to owners of businesses show that confidence fell to 43 points, regarded as poor....

 2020-04-05 07:13 

Uganda Radio Network

Busia Residents Provoking Security Forces to cane them- RDC...

On Thursday, residents of Mawero, Arubaine, Solo villages in Busia town pelted stones to the UPDF, Police and LDU officers who were enforcing the 7pm to 6.30am curfew. The incident left two police officers injured....

 2020-04-04 22:41 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID -19: Businessman Kiggundu donates UGX100 million, Pays Journalists in Public...

Over 30 journalists today received 50,000 shillings from businessman Hamis Kiggundu after covering his press conference....

 2020-04-04 20:29 

Uganda Radio Network

First School Term to Continue After Lockdown-MOE...

The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni today announced that schools will tentatively open on April 27, 2020 and pick up from where they stopped before the school term was cut short....

 2020-04-04 18:37 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19 Positive Woman Undergoes Successful C-Section Operation At Entebbe Hospital...

An expecting woman, who tested positive with the coronavirus disease-COVID-19, has today successfully delivered her fourth child.The woman delivered a baby girl through. Caesarean section operation at 1:45pm today at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital....

 2020-04-04 18:24 

Uganda Radio Network

Relief Food Excites City Residents, Mothers Question Absence of Milk...

Tensions further escalated when UPDF trucks loaded with milk were sighted which later prompted residents to blame the distributing teams for allegedly plotting to deny them the milk....

 2020-04-04 15:02 

Uganda Radio Network

Lack of Basic Needs Pushing Kasese Residents to Town Despite COVID-19 Lockdown...

Hundreds of people still come to Kasese town on a daily basis, running their business routines, disregarding the coronavirus threat. A spot check by a URN reporter on Saturday found that hundreds of residents walk distances to work, while several others a...

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