Despite Covid-19, Uganda’s economy grew by 3.3% – President Museveni

Despite Covid-19, Uganda’s economy grew by 3.3% - President Museveni

President Museveni said that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Uganda’s economy grew by 3.3% in 2020. The head of state said this while addressing the 11th Parliament at the Kololo independence grounds on Friday as he noted that there was an economic growth registered from FY 2019/20 where the economy stood at 3 %. He went on to highlight some of…

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Covid-19 Vaccination at Kololo Independence grounds to be suspended this week

Ministry of Health - Covid-19 Vaccination at Kololo Independence grounds to be suspended this week

Covid-19 vaccination at the Kololo independence grounds is set to be suspended this week so as to pave way for the State of Nation Address. According to Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze an epidemiologist at Ministry of Health, although the vaccination shall be suspended at the Kololo independence grounds, it will proceed at other facilities where the process has already been taking…

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Poverty levels deepen with the presence of Covid-19 in Uganda

Poverty levels deepen with the presence of Covid-19 in Uganda

Due to the lengthy covid-19 lockdown, poverty levels or the number of poor Ugandans rose from 8 million Ugandans to 8.3 Ugandans. Basing on the survey conducted by Uganda National Household Survey 2019/20, the 300,000 increase in poor Ugandans was most noted in the three regions of Busoga, Bukedi and Acholi sub-region. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics conducted survey shows…

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Nakasongola prison female inmates test positive for COVID-19

Nakasongola prison female inmates

Twenty female inmates from Nakasongola prison have been confirmed to have tested positive for covid-19. Initially, the inmates had complained of Covid-19 like symptoms which includes difficulty in breathing among others hence prompting a medical investigation to be carried out so as to establish the challenge. After extracting their samples from Nakasongola health center IV, they were forwarded to Uganda…

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Covid-19; Mubs Cancels Exams over Surge in Cases

Makerere University Business School has concealed it’s end-of-semester examination till further notice following the increase in Covid-19 cases around the campus. This was through a communication from the University principal, Prof. Waswa Balunywa. “We have continued to receive information regarding numerous cases of coronavirus infections amongst students and staff. This is therefore to inform you that the forthcoming examinations are…

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Japanese government grants Uganda UGX 5.8 billion for Covid-19 response

Japanese government grants Uganda UGX 5.8 billion for Covid-19 response

The Japanese government has granted Uganda $ 1,640,442 an equivalent of UGX 5.8 billion to support the Covid-19 response team. These funds are supposed to be directed to the country through the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and hence fund the cold chain equipment for storage and transportation of the covax in the country. Also, UNICEF has informed that…

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Covid-19 drives Greenhill Academy into a two weeks lockdown

greenhill academy secondary school

City-based Greenhill Academy has been driven into a two weeks lockdown due to the increasing number of students affected by the deadly coronavirus. The school admissions made the information known through a 31st May dated letter which was posted on their social media platform. The letter was signed by the school’s head teacher Mr. Wilberforce Kamengo. In this letter, he…

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COVID-19 LATEST – Kyambogo University records 50 Coronavirus cases

COVID-19 LATEST - Kyambogo University records 50 Coronavirus cases

BREAKING – News reaching our newsroom confirms that Kyambogo University has today recorded 50 COVID-19 cases. According to the University’s vice-chancellor Prof. Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya, there are increasing cases of COVID-19 infections in the University. The University has so far recorded 50 COVID-19 cases (students and Staff). He revealed that very many students at the University have cough and flue…

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Can Schools and Students recover from COVID-19? Find Out Here

Can Schools and Students recover from COVID-19 Find Out Here

Having been given a green light to open in phases by the President under the advice of the Ministry of Health, schools and other institutions of higher learning started reopening in October 2020 starting with candidate classes and finalists, later after the 2021 general elections in February other classes reported back. However, it’s a hard experience for the school proprietors,…

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New Covid-19 measures create a depression in pockets of airport taxi operators

airport taxi operators

Taxi operators at the airport have cried out about the effect of the new Covid-19 measures on their pockets. According to them, the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health have limited on the number of clients they get per day which is relative to their earnings from their customers in the recent past. Unlike in the past when airport…

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