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 2020-05-29 14:58 

Uganda Radio Network

KCCA Executive Committee Recommends Suspension of Trade License, Market Dues...

The total KCCA Budget is about 521 billion Shillings, out of which approximately 100 billion is expected to be generated from local revenue, arising out of licenses property tax and market dues. KCCA collects about 300 million Shillings in market dues....

 2020-05-29 14:45 

Uganda Radio Network

Suspected Bomb Explodes in Nakaseke, Injures Four...

The injured have been identified Ernest Ssendawula, the village chairman, his Vice Tom Ssendege and a resident John Lubagira. The fourth person is Francis Kizza the Vice Chairman of National Resistance Movement for Wakyato sub county...

 2020-05-29 14:21 

Uganda Radio Network

Acholi MPs Want Elegu Town Put Under Quarantine for 21 Days...

MPs from Acholi want Government to put Elegu Town Council in Amuru district under quarantine for a period of 21 days saying the area is at risk of new waves of COVID-19....

 2020-05-29 14:02 

Uganda Radio Network

Ministry of Health Puzzled by Complacency With Partial Ease of Lockdown...

Atwine says their surveillance teams are reporting overcrowding in many places especially in downtown Kampala and the markets which make it hard for physical distancing to be respected. Atwine added that many people are still failing to wear facial masks....

 2020-05-29 13:40 

Uganda Radio Network

KCCA Councilors Seek Space as Mayor Restricts Access to Parlor...

Zamini Masunge, the Kawempe Woman Councilor, says they don't have enough space to transact council business. She says they should be allowed to use part of the Lower gardens as the Authority identifies space for them....

 2020-05-29 13:32 

Uganda Radio Network

PAC Queries UGX 573m Payment of Vehicle for Internal Affairs Minister...

Members of Parliament sitting on the Public Accounts Committee- PAC Central Government are investigating an advance payment to Toyota Uganda for an official vehicle for the Minister of Internal Affairs that cost the tax payer Shillings 573 million....

 2020-05-29 13:26 

Uganda Radio Network

Security Registers 70 Attacks by Civilians Against Law Enforcement Officers...

Maj. Nkwasibwe was assaulted by a group of residents he found flouting the curfew at Gala trading center in Kyankwanzi district on Wednesday night....

 2020-05-29 13:05 

Uganda Radio Network

MOH Launches App for Communities to Send Alerts about COVID-19 Suspects...

Apart from being able to be traced easily, users of the app which is downloadable from play store will also be getting updates on daily test results released by the ministry or any other information on the disease published whereby even other people in th...

 2020-05-29 12:46 

Uganda Radio Network

Bus Owners, Drivers Want Curfew Times Lifted...

The chairperson of the Bus drivers and owners, Nathan Byanyima, says that operating without reaching the border districts will also affect their in-country operations since most of the buses ply from the borders or get the travellers from the border areas...

 2020-05-29 11:30 

Uganda Radio Network

Two Guns Recovered From Suspected Karimojong Warriors...

Maj. Mugisa says they are investigating the circumstances under which the UPDF guns got into the hands of the rustlers....

 2020-05-29 11:24 

Uganda Radio Network

Portuguese National Presents 'Buy' Agreement After Marrying Off 16-Year-Old Girl...

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says Almeida presented a signed agreement bearing signatures of the teenager's parents, Yoram Betamu and his wife, Josephine Twongirwe, both residents of Najjera....

 2020-05-29 11:16 

Uganda Radio Network

MPs Raise Concern over Understaffing at Internal Affairs Ministry...

The Auditor-General John Muwanga in his report stated that critical positions such as Assistant Commissioner Community Service, Procurement Officer, Principal Internal Auditor and others remained vacant which has resulted in extra workload for existing st...

 2020-05-29 10:56 

Uganda Radio Network

Customer Sues Shoprite Over Expired Chocolate...

According to Jjumba, he developed health complications after eating the chocolate and sought treatment at St. Felistus Clinic in Bulenga where he was diagnosed with gastrointestinal disorder, which is associated with eating contaminated food or expired pr...

 2020-05-29 10:11 

Uganda Radio Network

13,000 Households in Serere Displaced by Rising Lake Kyoga Water Levels...

In Bugondo Sub County, more than half of the 39 villages have been submerged, displacing 6,000 households....

 2020-05-29 10:05 

Uganda Radio Network

Kiruddu Hospital Registers Surge in Alcohol Related Illnesses...

Dr. Charles Kabugo, the Executive Director Kiruddu General Hospital, says attributes the surge in the number of patients to alcohol abuse....

 2020-05-29 09:45 

Uganda Radio Network

Students in Bunyangabu Decry Low Accessibility to Learning Materials...

Moses Sunday Rubalema, the Bunyangabu District Education Officer, says they received 4,107 copies of the materials for primary school pupils and 763 for secondary....

 2020-05-29 09:32 

Uganda Radio Network

Live Electric Wires Threaten City Traders...

Afanstone Baru, a trader in Kukuubo Business Center, says the live wires have electrocuted several people and spark whenever it rains....

 2020-05-29 09:10 

Uganda Radio Network

Angry Mob Torches Homes in Revenge Attack...

Charles Ogwang, an eye witness explains that Abila was on his way home from a nearby trading center when he met Ewan heading to the trading center for treatment....

 2020-05-29 09:09 

Uganda Radio Network

Gulu Hospital Expands COVID-19 Treatment Centre...

Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the public relations officer Ministry of health says they expanded the space at the hospital because Elegu border post had registered an increase in the number of truck drivers being diagnosed with COVID-19....

 2020-05-29 09:01 

Uganda Radio Network

Body of UPDF Officer Killed in Kasese Floods Recovered...

Captain Fredrick Sonko the 222 mountain brigade spokesperson told URN reporter on Thursday that the body was recovered at Kamukumbi, adding that it has since been transported to Bwera General hospital for a postmortem....

 2020-05-29 08:44 

Uganda Radio Network

Amuria Man Faults Hospital Over Wife's Death...

Robert Okitoi, the Amuria District LC V Chairperson, says the hospital is understaffed with several gaps that need urgent attention. He observes that since the facility elevated to a General Hospital, nothing much has changed....

 2020-05-29 08:33 

Uganda Radio Network

Lawyers Demand Production of Arrested Rwandan National...

The family suspects that Tumwine was arrested for espionage since his brother Assistant Superintendent of Police Frank Sabiiti was arrested prior on similar charges....

 2020-05-29 07:34 

Uganda Radio Network

11 Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Truck Driver in Kyenjojo Discharged...

On Thursday evening the Kyenjojo District Health Officer, Dr Charles Tusiime, together with surveillance team discharged the contacts who had spent 17 days in quarantine and had tested negative for COVID-19 more than twice....

 2020-05-29 06:42 

Uganda Radio Network

Trucking in the COVID-19 Era: A Driver's Nightmare...

Lubowa last made a trip from Kenya through Uganda to Democratic Republic of Congo two weeks back. At the Malaba border, he had papers that showed he had tested negative to the virus. However, clearing agents and customs officials refused to touch his pape...

 2020-05-29 06:35 

Uganda Radio Network

Six Remanded in Ngora for Murder of Herdsman...

It is alleged that the suspects allegedly murdered Fredrick Okurut, 40, a resident of Agu Village in Ngora Sub County, Ngora District on May 12th, 2020....

 2020-05-29 05:09 

Uganda Radio Network

OC Arrested for Violating Public Transport Ban...

Otema, who sounded remorseful, said Eric Odwar requested to use the taxi to tow avehicle he had used to transport construction material from Kampala toMadi Opei but broke down in Mucwini in Kitgum district....

 2020-05-29 05:07 

Uganda Radio Network

Expect No Direct Financial Stimulus - Kasaija...

Kasaija notes that the private businesses should utilise loans in the Uganda Development Bank which the government has recapitalized to support businesses in the post-COVID-19 recovery process....

 2020-05-29 04:46 

Uganda Radio Network

Masaka Municipal Cashier in Hiding Ahead of Special Accountability Audit...

He was interdicted by the Masaka Municipality Town Clerk John Bahengane, to pave way for investigations into allegations that he was involved in a racket of financial fraud in which the municipality has for years lost huge sums of money....

 2020-05-29 04:46 

Uganda Radio Network

Uganda Hands Over Bodies of Suspected Congolese Militiamen...

The two; Opio Ozelle and Singa Kowe were killed in a fire exchange with Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF soldiers on April 9, 2020, after they were found robbing Ugandan fishermen. Five others were also arrested by the UPDF while on the lake....

 2020-05-28 22:28 

Uganda Radio Network

36 New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed...
 2020-05-28 16:02 

Uganda Radio Network

Security Closes General Merchandise Shops in Masaka...

Several traders had reopened their shops in response to a move by President Yoweri Museveni to ease COVID-19 restrictions with effect from Tuesday May 26....

 2020-05-28 15:22 

Uganda Radio Network

Parliament Passes Bill to Regulate Mobile Money Transactions...

It will require mobile money service providers to get a licence from the Bank of Uganda and submit details of mobile money users to the institution. Under the approved Bill, an electronic money issuer who contravenes provisions of this Act of Parliament c...

 2020-05-28 15:16 

Uganda Radio Network

Gulu University Final Year Students to Undergo COVID-19 Tests...

At least 1,500 finalists from Uganda and beyond are expected to report for their final year semester after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered for partial easing of national lockdown against the deadly global contagion....

 2020-05-28 14:52 

Uganda Radio Network

Kadaga Cautions Against Rushing Motions Amidst Forgery Reports...

Kadaga made reference to a section of legislators who have petitioned her office disowning a motion authored by Samia-Bugwe North MP Gideon Onyango....

 2020-05-28 14:19 

Uganda Radio Network

Arua Covid-19 Treatment Centre Filled Up...

During a weekly task force meeting on Thursday, the members reported that the 20 bed capacity of the hospital got filled up on Wednesday after two positive cases were admitted....

 2020-05-28 14:16 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19 Control Guidelines Tightened at Jinja Pier...

Isaiah Tumuhimbise, the port officer of Jinja pier, says that the port has been receiving daily tourists and food suppliers which cannot be maintained in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, where social distancing is paramount....

 2020-05-28 14:08 

Uganda Radio Network

Over 100,000 Qualified Health Workers Can't Find Jobs - MOH...

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said they can't hire because of wage constraints. To be able to hire she said, the ministry is planning to undertake an assessment to first establish whether their move to increase salaries last year had an impact o...

 2020-05-28 14:08 

Uganda Radio Network

Pregnant Woman's Body Picked from Trench...

Yusuf Ndema, the Kighuthu Village LC I Chairperson, says that he received information about the deceased's death around 11am on Thursday morning and immediately notified police....

 2020-05-28 13:25 

Uganda Radio Network

Expect No Growth in 2020 Muhakanizi...

"The treasury itself is in emergency," Muhakanizi said, signaling the dire need for money that the country is in. Government has been asked to amend the budget for next financial year and reflect the situation....

 2020-05-28 13:06 

Uganda Radio Network

Anglican Church to hold Televised Service on Martyrs Day...

The day, held annually on June 3, is in honour of the martyrdom of 45 young men who converted to Christianity between 1885 and 1887 to the annoyance of Kabaka Mwanga II, the then cultural leader of Buganda Kingdom, who ordered that they are burnt to death...

 2020-05-28 12:51 

Uganda Radio Network

Breastmilk Substitute Companies Benefiting from Ignorance of Lactating Mothers...

A report published by the World Health Organisation-WHO and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund-UNICEF has highlighted that the aggressive marketing of breast-milk substitutes, especially through health professionals that parent...

 2020-05-28 12:29 

Uganda Radio Network

Fish Exports Decline by 70% Due to COVID-19 Restrictions...

The Association's acting CEO William Tibyasa Mwesigye says that Uganda exported 2,000 tons of fish in January, a figure which dropped to 611 tons by April, denting a sector which contributes up to three per cent to Uganda's GDP and 12 per cent to ...

 2020-05-28 12:28 

Uganda Radio Network

Kitgum Councilors Demand Increase in Sitting Allowances...

They currently earn 230,000 Shillings, which however they say is inadequate and unsustainable compared to the high cost of living in the country and expectations of the electorate....

 2020-05-28 11:52 

Uganda Radio Network

Amuria District Councilors Demand Accountability for COVID-19 Funds...

During a council meeting on Wednesday, David Ewayu, the district councillor for Kuju Sub County questioned why only the contributions from Ministers Musa Ecweru, the State Minister for Disaster Preparedness, and Gen. Jeje Odongo, the Minister for Internal...

 2020-05-28 11:38 

Uganda Radio Network

Suspected Thief Shot Dead in Lira...

The deceased, identified as David Ogwang Ococ was shot by a police officer David Erima who had gone to execute his arrest at Tekulu village, Ojwina Division in Lira Municipality....

 2020-05-28 11:31 

Uganda Radio Network

Justice Byaruhanga's Bodyguard Arrested Over Traffic Officer's Death...

Constable Oduku was captured by Closed Circuit Television CCTV security cameras entering a Rav4 registration number UAS 597U. The same vehicle left the scene at the time Ayesigye was fighting for his life, moments after the accident....

 2020-05-28 11:22 

Uganda Radio Network

Kayunga Officials Relocate Quarantine Centre from Namagabi P/S to Main Hospital...

The 67 suspects at the centre came into contact with the eight people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the district. On Wednesday, the suspects protested against the conditions at the centre, citing poor hygiene, congestion, inadequate water and b...

 2020-05-28 09:55 

Uganda Radio Network

12 Arrested for Assaulting UPDF Officer in Kyankwanzi District...

Uganda People's Defence Forces and Uganda Police Force have arrested 12 people over assaulting a Major implementing curfew rules....

 2020-05-28 09:49 

Uganda Radio Network

First Batch of Hydoxychloroquine by CiplaQC Expected this Week...

Production of the drug, however, starts at the time of controversy about the effectiveness of the drug with the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing that the drug had been removed from the list of drugs that they were giving to patients participatin...

 2020-05-28 09:23 

Uganda Radio Network

Village Banks in Mbale Struggling to Recover Loans...

Bashir Manana, the Chairperson of Namanyonyi Savings and Credit Association in Namayonyi Sub County, says that they gave out 12 million shillings to the members, but they are yet to recover the money....

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