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Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

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KAMPALA, Uganda, August 2, 2020/ -- Results from COVID-19 tests done on 01 August 2020- 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,182.- 2 truck drivers arrived via Malaba- 3 returnees: 2 arrived from Somalia and 1 arrived from Saudi Arabia- 1 alert from Nakaseke- 5 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the borders and their entry into the country was not permitted.- Ugandan recoveries: 1,045- Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 1,603- Samples from alerts and contacts: 1,304- Total samples tested today: 2,907 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda.
A pictorial of  New KCCA ED Kisaka Dorothy and her team  as they take Oath and receive instruments Of Power

A pictorial of New KCCA ED Kisaka Dorothy and her team as they take Oath and receive instruments Of Power

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The incoming Executive Director Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy receives instruments of Power from the Outgoing ED Engineer Andrew Kitaka. The incoming Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy delivers her remarks . The outgoing Executive Director Engineer Andrew Kitaka. The incoming Deputy Executive Director- KCCA Eng. David Luyimbazi. The incoming Director Of Human Resources and Administration Ms. Grace Akullo.
Dorothy Kisaka takes oath as the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director.

Dorothy Kisaka takes oath as the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director.

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Kampala, Uganda | KMA Updates |Ronald Kabuubi Incoming Executive Director of KCCA Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy (R) flanked by her deputy Lule David Luyimbazi after taking the oath 30th July 2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kisaka replaces Eng. Andrew Kitaka who has been acting Executive Director since Jennifer Musisi resigned in 2018. The Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago (L) is seen with his Deputy Doreen Nyanjura after the Swearing Ceremony of the the new ED Of KCCA Mrs Kisaka Dorothy and her team 30th July 2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kisaka was nominated last month by President Museveni. He directed the Public Service Commission to  interview Kisaka and four other officials to find out whether they are suitable for their new positions. The Mayor of...
France donates hand sanitizers to help UPDF fight Covid-19

France donates hand sanitizers to help UPDF fight Covid-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, WORLD
The Ambassador of France to Uganda, H.E Jules-Armand Aniambossou,  on Tuesday handed over a consignment of 2,510 twenty-liter jerrycans of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to the Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister. (R-L)The Secretary and Administrator of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and nominated Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, Chairperson of the Fund, Mr Emmanuel Katongole, the deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, the Political head and Minister in charge of Gen Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, and the UPDF Chief of Medical Services, Maj. Gen. Dr. Ambrose Musinguzi at the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ambassador of France to Uganda, H.E Jules...
Forum For Democratic Change’s Doreen Nyanjura to deputize  Lord Mayor  Erias Lukwago

Forum For Democratic Change’s Doreen Nyanjura to deputize Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago

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Kampala,Uganda Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has appointed Makerere University Kampala Woman councilor Doreen Nyanjura to the position of deputy lord mayor after Makindye East Councillor and hitherto second in City Hall political command Sarah Kanyike resigned her position for a nomination by President Yoweri Museveni. The new deputy lord Mayor Kampala Capital City Authority Hon Doreen Nyanjura. Immediately Lukwago swung into action, turning guns in Kanyike’s direction. Kanyike refused to pick Lukwago’s calls, in his explanation, and he demanded she comes out clean in three days. KCCA Mayor Mayor Erias Lukwago (R) with his deputy Doreen Nyanjura. After this failed, Lukwago lost no time but went ahead to pick on his friend Nyanjura at City Hall. Lukwago made the ...
Great Lakes Energy Company Hands Over 5 Brand New Cars to COVID-19 Taskforce

Great Lakes Energy Company Hands Over 5 Brand New Cars to COVID-19 Taskforce

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Donation handed over on behalf of Kabulasoke Power Project. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Chairman of the Fund Emmanuel Katongole and Robert Kabushenga, the Vision Group Managing Director and Member of the Fund during the donation at Serena recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  Kampala. Great Lakes Energy Company (GLE) - the investors of Kabulasoke Solar Power Plant, in Kabulasoke, Uganda - has today handed over five brand new Nissan Double Cabin Pick-ups worth 134,300 US Dollars (approximately UG Shillings 507.6m) to Hon. Mary Okurut, the Minister In Charge of General Duties and the head of the Government Covid-19 taskforce. The Chairman of the National Respo...
Uganda Revenue Authority  staff donate 85,650,000 Million in the  fight against COVID-19

Uganda Revenue Authority staff donate 85,650,000 Million in the fight against COVID-19

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The URA Commissioner General, John Musinguzi Rujoki this week led a delegation of senior URA staff to deliver the URA staff contribution to the fight against COVID-1919. Courtesy Photo. A few weeks ago, a call was made by the CG to URA staff encouraging them to emulate the example set by The President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of donating half of his salary to the fight against COVID-19. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon.Karooro Okurut (second left) receives a dummy cheque from the Uganda Revenue Authority team led by the Commissioner-General Mr. Musinguzi John Rujoki .Right is the Fund Secretary and administrator Mrs. Kisaka Dorothythe Assistant C...
President Museveni nominates Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy for KCCA top job.

President Museveni nominates Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy for KCCA top job.

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has nominated Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, a leadership coach, lawyer, and the Administrator of government’s COVID-19 Response Fund, to the position of Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), replacing Andrew Kitaka, who has been removed from the acting ED job. Mrs Kisaka Dorothy nominated for the new join of Executive Director KCCA.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. President Museveni has written to the Public Service Commission (PSU) nominating Dorothy Kisaka as the new Kampala Capital City Authority executive director. Dorothy Kisaka, is set to replace Jennifer Musisi as the Substantive ED of KCCA administration. He said: “I am writing to request you to interview for me the following persons and find out if they are ...
Kansai Plascon Uganda Donates Anti Mosquito Paint and Masks to Uganda Schools Ahead of Reopening Post COVID-19 Lockdown

Kansai Plascon Uganda Donates Anti Mosquito Paint and Masks to Uganda Schools Ahead of Reopening Post COVID-19 Lockdown

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KAMPALA, June 12, 2020―Kansai Plascon Uganda (“Kansai Plascon”), subsidiary of Japanese paint company Honorable Dr. John Muyingo, Uganda's State Minister for Higher Education (L) chats with School heads of Nabisunsa Girls Ms. Zulaika Nabukeera and Sr. Regina Nabawanuka of Mt St Mary's College respectively. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., announced a donation of 4,000 litres of the company’s Anti Mosquito Paint to the Ministry of Education and Sports for use in schools. Additionally, in support of the government’s fight against COVID-19, Kansai Plascon has also made available 20,000 face masks to support school staff as they prepare for the reopening of schools. The donation was facilitated by the Japanese government and formalised at a ceremony att...
President Yoweri Museveni says the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption, Uganda Passes Budget  of 45.5 trillion 2020/2021 financial year budget Presentation 20/21

President Yoweri Museveni says the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption, Uganda Passes Budget of 45.5 trillion 2020/2021 financial year budget Presentation 20/21

2021 ELECTIONS, AFRICA, AGRICULTURE, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force, WORLD, World Health Organization
Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga@RebeccaKadagaUG#BudgetUg2020#PlenaryUg Before we commence the Budget Presentation, I would like on a sad note to inform the House about three events in the last four days, namely: the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza, the death of Amb. Onyanga Aparr & the death of Gen. Kasirye Gwanga. Uganda's Speaker Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga. Uganda's Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja arrives to Present the Budget. Ugandan Members of Parliament Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (R) with Hon. Naigaga Mariam. Hon. Mawanda and Hon Jimmy Akena,former Ugandan President Obote's Son Jimmy Akena. President Yoweri Museveni has said the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption. Museveni, who was speaking a...
Urban Snail Farm donates 3000 bottles of hand Sanitizers gel worth 30 Million shillings to the government of Uganda (National Task Force) to fight Covid19

Urban Snail Farm donates 3000 bottles of hand Sanitizers gel worth 30 Million shillings to the government of Uganda (National Task Force) to fight Covid19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD, World Health Organization
Urban Snail Farm is an innovative limited company working on a research based project with value addition on Snail products. (R-L) The Presidential Adviser,Administrator and Secretary to the National National Response Fund to Covid19 Mrs Kisaka Dorothy,the Political head to the Fund also Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut, Ms Hanifa Karadi,the Executive Director of Urban Snail Farm Mugisha Shilling Lucy during the donation on wednesday.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Founded by Ms Lucy Mugisha Shillingi in 2018 she started off with feasibility studies on snails in West Africa, Europe and Asia. (R-L) The National National Response Fund to Covid19 Political head also Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut, Ms Hanifa Karad...
Fountain Publishers Ltd donates learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to ease education of Students in their homes.

Fountain Publishers Ltd donates learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to ease education of Students in their homes.

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By Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kampala,Uganda Leading publishing house Fountain Publishers Ltd has donated learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to support the continuity of learning with millions of learners currently stuck in their homes following the closure of schools in the wake of the deadly coronavirus. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okutut and the Chairman Mr Emmanuel Katongole receive the donations from the Managing Director of Fountain Publishers ltd Mr James Tumusiime Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The donations were received by the Political head of the National response Fund to Covid19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,the Chairman of the Fund Mr Emmanuel Katongole and the Secretary and Administrator of the ...
Toyota Uganda donates to Government of Uganda in support of Covid-19 interventions

Toyota Uganda donates to Government of Uganda in support of Covid-19 interventions

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Kampala,Uganda The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okutut and the Chairman Mr Emmanuel Katongole receive the donations from the Toyota Uganda Family led by their Managing Director Mahmood Omar.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA updates. Toyota Uganda Ltd has today handed over a brand-new Hino 500 series truck valued at UGX 225 million to the National Covid taskforce to support in the transportation of medical and food supplies as part of efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Toyota Uganda Managing Director Mahmood Omar (L),the National Sales & Marketing Manager Edwin Muhumuza and the National Customer Relations Manager Joweria M.Butele .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA updates. The broad donation, which also included 6.5 to...
Standard Chartered appoints new Head of Corporate Finance for Africa and the Middle East.

Standard Chartered appoints new Head of Corporate Finance for Africa and the Middle East.

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Abbas Husain has been appointed Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Africa, and the Middle East (AME).Courtesy Photo) Along with his new responsibilities as Head of Corporate Finance, AME, Abbas’ will also expand his role as Head of Project & Export FinanceDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2020,/ Standard Chartered has announced that Abbas Husain has been appointed Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Africa, and the Middle East (AME).Bringing over nearly 24 years of banking experience, 17 years of which have been with Standard Chartered, Abbas has been leading one of the largest and most successful Project & Export Finance teams in the region, with a proven track record in structuring and executing project finance transactions in the power, water, oil and gas, metals and inf...
UAP OLD MUTUAL GROUP UGANDA DONATES 100 HOSPITAL BEDS FOR THE NATIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITALS AS CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS SUPPORT EFFORTS BY NATIONAL COVID-19 TASKFORCE

UAP OLD MUTUAL GROUP UGANDA DONATES 100 HOSPITAL BEDS FOR THE NATIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITALS AS CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS SUPPORT EFFORTS BY NATIONAL COVID-19 TASKFORCE

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In addition to the earlier presented Ush10 Million towards COVID-19 relief efforts in the country, UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda has today handed over to the National COVID-19 Taskforce another contribution of 100 hospital beds worth Ush 100 Million. The beds will be distributed to the various regional referral hospitals to help in the improvement of healthcare during and after the COVID-19 crisis.   UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda Board Chairman Dr William Kalema taking to journalists.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The contribution was presented by representatives of the Board and management of UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda to the Prime Minister of Uganda, the Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda. UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda Board Chairman Dr William Kalema talks to journalists.Photo by...
MTN CLARIFIES ON TAT RULING TO PAY UGX 24,273,771,472 MTN v URA TAT Application No. 8 of 2019.

MTN CLARIFIES ON TAT RULING TO PAY UGX 24,273,771,472 MTN v URA TAT Application No. 8 of 2019.

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Kampala, Uganda:  In August 2016, URA issued MTN with an assessment of UGX 326,996,917,906 for unpaid taxes arising between the period 2011-2014. By Civil Suit 986 of 2016, MTN challenged the assessment in the High Court and a prolonged reexamination of the available evidence ensued, resulting in a partial consent judgement in June 2018 in favor of MTN, wherein it was agreed that the amount of the assessment was reduced to UGX 24,273,771,472.  This residual amount was subject to the interpretation of a technical issue i.e. whether the taxable value of excise duty on airtime was to be charged on usage or at the point of sale, which was referred to the Tax Appeals Tribunal vide TAT Application 8 of 2019. During the proceedings, both parties conducted further reconciliation a...
Islamic University in Uganda donates items  of  new technology worth  Uganda Shillings 31,700,000  to the National Response Fund to  fight the Spread of Covid-19

Islamic University in Uganda donates items of new technology worth Uganda Shillings 31,700,000 to the National Response Fund to fight the Spread of Covid-19

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Kampala, Uganda Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the spread of  Covid19, the  Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has donated items worth  Uganda Shillings 31,700,000  to the National Response Fund to Covid-19 through the Office of the Prime Minister. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister in charge of General Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut second left) tries out washing her hands with the Hands-Free handwashing Machine without touching it while being helped by a student (R) and the Rector IUIU Dr. Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo. Right is the Kampala Campus Director Musa Mato...
Madhvani  donates a powerful brand new double cabin pick in the efforts to fight Covid19 in Uganda

Madhvani donates a powerful brand new double cabin pick in the efforts to fight Covid19 in Uganda

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The brand new double cabin pick up that the Madhvani group donated. It was packed with an assortment of essential human items. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy, Mary Karooro Okurut, Uganda's Prime Minister Rt Hon,Dr Ruhakana Rugunda,the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut have received a donation of a brand new vehicle with an assortment of goods to the national response fund to Covid19 and the donation was warmly received by the prime minister Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda  worth over 250M/=. Mary Karo...
Ugandan government receives Dignity kits from UNFPA as away to fight Covid19

Ugandan government receives Dignity kits from UNFPA as away to fight Covid19

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Kampala,Uganda Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy, UNFPA Country Representative in Uganda Mr. Alain Sibenaler, the Minister for Presidency Hon Esther Mbayo,, Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut and the Secretary the Fund receiving Dignity Kits.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut has, received Dignity kits from UNFPA. UNFPA Country Representative in Uganda Mr. Alain S...