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 2020-08-07 14:45 

Uganda Radio Network

Constitutional Court Stays Corruption Proceedings Against Kazinda...

Kazinda has faced trial for constructive possession of financial instruments, forging receipts and invoices, false accounting, making fraudulent payments, conspiracy to secure money outside authorized disbursement procedures, and living a standard of life...

 2020-08-07 14:35 

Uganda Radio Network

Farmers Count Losses as Water Submerges Roads in Serere...

Penninah Atweo, a resident of Agologolo Village in Bugondo Sub County says the condition of the road has affected their livelihoods as costs of transport have more than doubled. Atweo, who sells vegetables says that she spends 16,000 shillings on the tran...

 2020-08-07 14:31 

Uganda Radio Network

Malaria Claimed 60 Lives in Kitgum District During Lockdown...

This is a fivefold increment in death rates compared to the 13 lives that were lost to malaria during the same period in 2019. It is also the highest record of malaria deaths in the district, over the years....

 2020-08-07 14:10 

Uganda Radio Network

Teargas Rocks Mbale as Police Battles Imbalu Supporters...

Magidu Mudebo, the Coordinator of surgeons in Inzu Ya Masaba Cultural institution, says they engaged the leadership of the cultural institution and thought that they had secured permission to go on with the ceremony....

 2020-08-07 14:08 

Uganda Radio Network

Two Umeme Workers Electrocuted to Death in Mukono...

One of the eyewitnesses Faizal Kigenyi says the workers had switched off the power supply before they started working on the faulty transformer. However, it is unclear how supply was reconnected at a time when the workers were still fixing the cables. The...

 2020-08-07 13:16 

Uganda Radio Network

Police Welcomes EC Guidelines On Electoral Processes...

Enanga says the guidelines will help police and sister security agencies to enforce the implementation of all health and safety guidelines issued by the Health Ministry....

 2020-08-07 12:47 

Uganda Radio Network

Police to First Clear Campaign Venues - EC...

When asked whether the Police will not use this to deny candidate permission to hold campaign meetings, Byabakama said, this will not happen because during the time of elections, the Public Order Management Act which the police uses to regulate meetings, ...

 2020-08-07 12:45 

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70- year-old Succumbs to COVID-19...

A statement from Ministry of Health shows that the deceased was taken to Lubaga Hospital on July 24th while presenting with Covid19 like symptoms including fever and cough. Further investigations also revealed that the deceased was diabetic, a risk factor...

 2020-08-07 12:24 

Uganda Radio Network

Pictorial: Gulu NRM Delegates Undergo Mandatory Covid-19 Testing...

Samuel Agwani Oyet, the Gulu District NRM Media Coordinator, says the exercise is line with the top party organ, the Central Executive Committee-CEC....

 2020-08-07 12:01 

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Mother, Two Children Drown in Fish Pond after Domestic Brawl...

Grace Mbali, the Dongi Village LC I chairperson says the deceased has been a casual worker at the pond where she drowned with her children. Mbali says eyewitnesses confided in him that the deceased lied to the caretaker of the pond caretaker that she had ...

 2020-08-07 11:31 

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Constitutional Court Extends Order Halting Kabaziguruka's Trial...

Kabaziguruka contends that military courts have no powers to try soldiers or civilians because their jurisdiction is limited to instilling discipline in errant soldiers and should operate like a tribunal....

 2020-08-07 11:23 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19 Eighteen Returnees Quarantine Get Mental Treatment...

Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Dr. Kenneth Kalani the deputy of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Division in the Ministry of Health who also doubles as a Psychiatrist says that all the eighteen returnees are females who have been involved in domestic...

 2020-08-07 10:58 

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Breast Milk Donation: Experts Call for Effective Screening Facilities...

Kitaka said increasingly more people will be turning to wet nurses for especially babies whose parents die at birth or they have underlying conditions that can't allow them to breast feed but warns that HIV positive women shouldn't donate milk....

 2020-08-07 10:28 

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Court Reduces Kitatta Sentence to 3 Years...

They were sentenced to a maximum sentence of ten years for each of the offenses but they were to run co currently....

 2020-08-07 10:00 

Uganda Radio Network

UPDF Officers Sentenced for Torturing Civilians...

The Division Spokesperson, Maj. Charles Kabona says Lt. Denis Gumisiriza and his co-accused were deployed in Kyarenga, Ruborogota sub-county in Isingiro district to enforce the Health Ministry Covid19 preventive guidelines and presidential directives....

 2020-08-07 09:42 

Uganda Radio Network

Fishermen Demand Immediate Release of Their Impounded Fishing Gear...

Henry Irumba, the LC 1 Chairperson Kaiso Landing site, says the families of the affected fishermen are experiencing untold suffering since they can no longer afford proving for their families.The boats and Engines were confiscated in April this year after...

 2020-08-07 09:18 

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Kwania Receives Shs. 1.7B for Upgrading Two Health Centers...

Bazil Okello Onac, the Kwania District Chairperson has asked residents to be patient with government regarding service delivery in their area. He assured them that government is committed to fulfilling its pledge as far as infrastructural development is c...

 2020-08-07 08:57 

Uganda Radio Network

MPs Defer UGX 990B Loan for Irrigation, Enterprise Development...

The project is expected to benefit 63,200 smallholder farmers in Isingiro, Kanungu, Lamwo, Lira, Tororo, Mukono, Wakiso, Mpigi, and Rukungiri districts. Under the project, the government plans to build two new large-scale public irrigation schemes in Kabu...

 2020-08-07 08:45 

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Naguru Police Kids Soccer Academy Struggles to Secure Home Ground...

Isaac Sikubwabo, the assistant team captain of Police FC's Under-17 team says the academy requires both moral and financial support to improve its ability to identify and promote talent in the country....

 2020-08-07 07:21 

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Panic As Stray Hippopotamus Roams Kasese Village...

Umar Tusiime a local in the area says the hippo has been roaming the area since June this year....

 2020-08-07 06:51 

Uganda Radio Network

Busia COVID-19 Task Force Halts Activities over Lack of Funds...

Busia Deputy Resident District Commissioner Paul Kalikwan says they are currently constrained because of lack of funds and can hardly respond to any community alert. According to Kalikwan, it was inappropriate for the government to allocate the same amoun...

 2020-08-07 04:58 

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Man Wanted for Beheading Grandmother Over Land...

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, says neighbors found Kadiidi's torso lying in a pool of blood. According to Kasasira, preliminary police investigations show that Kadiidi met his brutal death on Wednesday night, a day after Asiim...

 2020-08-07 04:29 

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NRM Delegates in Gulu Undergo Mandatory COVID-19 Testing...

Ebola asserted that no candidate will be allowed to pick a nomination form before presenting their Covid-19 test results...

 2020-08-07 03:34 

Uganda Radio Network

NUP Sets Foot in East Acholi Region With New Regional Office...

Tony Olenge Olanya, the Regional Coordinator for People Power Movement in Acholi Sub-region says the office, in Pandwong Division, roughly a kilometre away from the heart of Kitgum municipality will give a permanent address for NUP and coordinate all its ...

 2020-08-07 03:20 

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Over 800 DRC Refugees Transferred to Imvepi Settlement from Zombo...

The clashes in eastern DRC have reportedly displaced over 1500 people mainly the ethnic Alur who have since settled in Zeu farm institute....

 2020-08-07 03:06 

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Mukono District Elderly Executive Endorses Kefa Ssempangi for Parliament...

The move comes days after parliament approved a proposal for affirmative action to the elderly which will see them represented in Parliament by five legislators, voted on a regional basis. One of the seats in ringfenced of women....

 2020-08-07 02:50 

Uganda Radio Network

Gov't Urged to Consider Palliative Care Services in Lower Facilities...

Anne Merriman who introduced palliative care in Uganda in 1993 says to have effective care for the elderly in Uganda, they ought to first study and learn the culture of Uganda's elderly in terms of what they believe in and their needs....

 2020-08-07 02:39 

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Mukono LC Officials on Theft Charges Granted Bail...

The accused officials include the Nakisunga Sub County LCIII Chairperson Mubarak Ssekikubo, Namuyenje LCI chairman Robinson Wampona, Defense Secretary William Bisaso, the Secretary for Information Bbosa Keeya and Gerald Ssemaganda, an area resident....

 2020-08-07 02:22 

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Police Blocks 78-Year-Old from Committing Suicide at the New Jinja Bridge...

Kakiriho, clad in a brown striped shirt and a black trouser, stood at the pedestrian walkway of the bridge for close to 30 minutes. He had written a leaflet with his personal details and dropped some documents in the flowing river waters before attempting...

 2020-08-06 18:50 

Uganda Radio Network

Minister Urges New PPDA Appeals Tribunal Members on Transparency...

The PPDA appeals tribunal acts as a court of the first instance in case a company or individual is not satisfied with the procurement process of a particular project. Ajedra, who has inaugurated the new tribunal members, said Ugandans need fairness and to...

 2020-08-06 18:11 

Uganda Radio Network

MP Ariko Quits FDC...

"As you recall, I stood in the previous election on the platform of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party. However, on account of the irreconcilable differences in the party and the failure by my current party leadership to appreciate my contributio...

 2020-08-06 17:57 

Uganda Radio Network

Man Succumbs to Injuries After Torching Self to Protest Rejection...

The Kampala Metropolitan Area Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire announced Kyamunywa's death to URN....

 2020-08-06 17:44 

Uganda Radio Network

70 Taxis impounded For Operating Illegal Stages...

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the taxis were previously operating from Old Taxi Park and were relocated to Usafi, Kisenyi, New Park to pave way for redevelopment....

 2020-08-06 17:22 

Uganda Radio Network

Man Arrested for Defiling Two Siblings in Gulu...

The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema, says the suspect has since been transferred to Gulu Central Police Station CPS pending examination to establish his mental state vide CRB 868/2020....

 2020-08-06 17:05 

Uganda Radio Network

Two Police Officers Arrested for Selling Gun to Thugs...

According to the source, the suspects received Shillings 1million and were demanding a balance of one million....

 2020-08-06 16:50 

Uganda Radio Network

Defective Condoms: Man Sues Gov't After Contracting HIV...

In November last year, NDA recalled the said batches after failing the test of freedom from holes, which caused widespread outcry prompting the Health Ministry to issue a report on what had transpired....

 2020-08-06 16:33 

Uganda Radio Network

Parliament Rejects Gov't Motion Seeking Reallocation of Funds to New Cities...

Parliament on Thursday resolved to reject a motion tabled by the Minister of State for Planning David Bahati which sought to re-allocate funds in the financial year 2020/2021 budget to operationalize the newly created cities....

 2020-08-06 15:30 

Uganda Radio Network

Czech Republic Appoints First Consul in Uganda...

Uganda Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa said in a letter said the Uganda government had approved the appointment of Kaboyo. Kutesa wrote, "we do hereby recognize him as such and declare him free to exercise such functions, power, and privileges as ...

 2020-08-06 15:16 

Uganda Radio Network

KCCA Set to Distribute Over 2 Million Masks...

KCCA is using the 2018 mosque nets distribution numbers that put the population of Kampala at 2.6 million people. Of these, NuweAbine, says they are targeting at least 2.040,000 people that they estimate could be 6 years of age and above....

 2020-08-06 15:12 

Uganda Radio Network

Kadaga Directs Energy Minister on Suspension of Free Electricity Connections...

Last Month, UMEME suspended the free power connections under the government aided Electricity Connection Policy (ECP) which was launched in 2018 with the objective of subsidizing last mile electricity connection to customers. The 10 year policy had a targ...

 2020-08-06 15:04 

Uganda Radio Network

Parliament Directs Gov't on Teachers' Relief Funds...

Francis Mwijukye, the Buhweju County MP also asked government to find another way of disbursing the money since many private teachers don't belong to Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies- SACCOs....

 2020-08-06 14:59 

Uganda Radio Network

Women Entrepreneurs Tippped On Government Procurement...

The training comes amidst concern by women hat the government procurement for goods and services has tended to favor big suppliers and contractors....

 2020-08-06 14:39 

Uganda Radio Network

Muslim Lawyers Asks Police to Lift Suspension of Naguru Mosque Construction Works...

The MCJL President, Umar Nyanzi, says the construction works of the mosque stalled in 1979 following the overthrow of Amin's government....

 2020-08-06 14:02 

Uganda Radio Network

Museveni to Meet NRM Central Executive Committee Members Tomorrow...

Although the letter doesn't explicitly state it, it's believed that the meeting will be used to vet candidates who have expressed interest in contesting for various positions on CEC....

 2020-08-06 13:52 

Uganda Radio Network

Kampala Division Councilors, Artists Join Bobi's NUP Party...

The councilors who include Kampala Capital City Authority Speaker, Abubaker Kawalya , Muhammed Segirinya , the Kawempe Councilor and Lubaga South Woman Councilor were officially received at the Party's offices in Kamwokya on Thursday....

 2020-08-06 13:50 

Uganda Radio Network

Fishermen Reap Big at Kagwara After Fishing Ban...

Bernard Ariangu, the Chairperson of Fisheries Protection Unit- FPU at Kagwara landing site, says the least each boat gets per day is 30 kilograms of Nile Perch....

 2020-08-06 13:44 

Uganda Radio Network

Mountains of the Moon University Transition on Course-Task force...

Prof. Kasenene told URN that they are optimistic that they will complete the assignment by January next year to enable both government and parliament to complete the final takeover process....

 2020-08-06 13:09 

Uganda Radio Network

International Schools Demand Seat on UNEB Board...

Dr. Magara notes that despite liberalization of the sector students studying and qualifying using international curricula have unique challenges when it comes to progression into tertiary institutions where their qualifications have to be scrutinized and ...

 2020-08-06 13:02 

Uganda Radio Network

Mucunguzi Implicates Etuusa for Involving in Collecting of Money from Parents, Students...

In his testimony, Mucunguzi who is currently the acting commissioner curriculum development at the police headquarters noted that although mobile phones and cameras had been banned from the ceremony with the invited guest notified, when many showed up he ...

 2020-08-06 12:38 

Uganda Radio Network

Radio Wa Former Staff Sues Station For Illegal Termination...

"Sadly, the investigation Committee of the Board of Directors of Radio Wa found out that you were involved in the disgraceful act. Therefore, the Board of Directors has decided to relieve you from serving Radio Wa as a Luo news anchor," reads the ...

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