Museveni Outs List of ARCADES that RISK CLOSURE in his NEXT NATIONAL ADDRESS

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, The overcrowding in downtown Kampala amid coronavirus outbreak pandemic is worrying ministry of Health officials.   Fifty nine (59) commercial buildings have been identified for not observing standard operating procedures for the management and control of COVID-19. The Minister in charge of Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Betty Amongi told journalists earlier today that the city task force had inspected several commercial buildings especially arcades which were opened in July and found that several of them were not observing standard operating procedures. Many of the arcades were opened last…

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NUTRITION: Six (6) Health Benefits of Okra

By DailyNewsUG Health Correspondent, Okra is a flowering plant known for its edible seed pods. Okra comes in two colors — red and green. Both varieties taste the same, and the red one turns green when cooked. Biologically classified as a fruit, okra is generally utilized like a vegetable in cooking. It can have a slimy texture, which some people find unappealing. Though it’s not one of the most common foods, okra is packed with nutrition. Here are 6 nutrition and health benefits of okra. 1. Rich in nutrients Okra…

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“University Admission Process Open” – Higher Education Minister

By DailyNewsUG Education Correspondent The Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon. John Chrysostom Muyingo has assured Parliament that the students intending to join university on private sponsorship will have to access the application forms. Muyingo was responding to a matter of national importance that was raised by Kilak North MP, Hon. Anthony Akol who said that some students were still under lockdown and had not accessed the application forms. Akol said that some students in his district of Amuru were not aware of the procedures of applying to universities…

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Covid19 PARTY: Tycoon SK Mbuga Out on Police Bond

By DailyNewsUG Gossip Correspondent BIRTHDAY DURING A PANDEMIC: Socialite Sulaiman Kabangala alias SK Mbuga has been released on police bond following his arrest days ago on charges with negligence over a party that he threw for his baby mama Viviane Mbuga Chebet on her birthday. Police said on Monday that the city tycoon had been detained at Kabalagala Police Station after being charged with “neglect act likely to spread an infection of a disease” over a party that he threw at his Buziga residence that was violating the Covid-19 Pandemic…

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Local Private Enterprise Charts Course to Increase Food Production in Buikwe District

By DailyNewsUG Regional News Correspondent, Pandemic-related restrictions mean there’s interest in boosting local food initiatives in the country and the COVID-19 pandemic is cause for new initiatives to increase its local food supply. Food insecurity is a critical problem affecting about 6.3% of the households in Uganda, with about 21% of the remaining households on the brink of becoming food insecure due to poverty, inequality and drought-related extreme weather events. Until recently, studies have shown that the semi-arid areas of Uganda experience food insecurity more than other parts of the…

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Coronavirus Hits Parliament: All MPs & Staff for Mandatory Testing

By DailyNewsUG Political Correspondent, The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has revealed that Parliament will begin mass screening for coronavirus for Members of Parliament and staff on Thursday, 16 July 2020. “Some time back Members of Parliament requested that the Ministry of Health organises mass screening for COVID-19.  I am glad to inform you that they have now completed screening the Cabinet and starting tomorrow, we shall be able to do screening here,” Kadaga said. Ministry of Health experts will today commence the screening for Covid-19 from all Members of…

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Iran President To Ukraine: ‘Human error’ to blame for downing of Ukrainian jet” – an “unforgivable mistake”

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Iran has said the misalignment of air defence equipment was responsible for the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January. In a report released on Saturday, the Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran (CAOI) blamed “human error” and poor military communication. All 176 people on board were killed when the plane was hit by two missiles shortly after take-off in Tehran. Iran initially denied responsibility for the incident. But after Western intelligence officials said evidence pointed to Iranian involvement, the country admitted fault, saying it had…

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All KENYA Students to REPEAT CLASSES as Govt CANCELS 2020 National School Exams

By OUMA WANZALA Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha announced Tuesday that national examinations will not take place this year as the Covid-19 pandemic has rendered the school calendar lost. As such, CS Magoha said, Standard Eight and Form Four students who were to sit the exams this year will do so in 2021. “Stakeholders have shelved the initial proposal to reopen schools in September for Standard Eight and Form Four candidates,” he said. The minister also announced that all basic learning institutions will reopen in January next year,…

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COVID-19 Thrusts Universities Into ONLINE Learning As VICTORIA UNIVERSITY Leads with Online Studies & Issues FREE Laptops to All NEW Students

By DailyNewsUG Education Correspondent, The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever. In a volatile world, “rigid” equals “brittle,” and institutions that cannot figure out how to work differently may not work at all. The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion Students are out of the classroom. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. Higher education community in Uganda is suddenly thrust into an unforeseen experiment in online…

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Rwanda Air Set To Resume Commercial Flights In August 2020

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Rwanda will resume commercial flights on August 1, four months since they flights were suspended on March 20 in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Airport operations will adhere to the guidelines issued by the health ministry and recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization to ensure safety and health of passengers amid the pandemic, Ministry of Infrastructure said in an announcement on Saturday. All passengers including those in transit will be required to show proof of the negative result from a…

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