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Lockdown: External labour companies lose UGX 147Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Association of External Labour Recruitment Agencies has lost 147 billion shillings during the covid-19 pandemic. While appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on National Economy on Monday, Baker Akatambira, the chairperson says that they have lost direct income due to the closure of the …

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Police still holding 690 impounded motorcycles as investigations continue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police is still holding 690 motorcycles impounded during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. Although President pardoned riders whose motorcycles were impounded for defying his directives in the fight against COVID-19, Kampala metropolitan police says more than 690 motorcycles are still held and under investigation. …

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UNBS certifies six companies to manufacture face masks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has given a green light to six companies to start manufacturing face masks that meet the required standards. The standards body said “this is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection aimed at protecting Ugandans from …

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Fans could return for 20-21 season: Premier League chief

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Friday that fans could be allowed to attend top-flight matches in the 2020-21 season on a “phased basis”. The Premier League plans to resume the 2019-20 campaign on June 17 following the coronavirus lockdown. But the remaining …

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UEFA considers ‘all options’ for Champions League format

Paris, France | AFP | UEFA is studying “all the options” for the format of this season’s interrupted Champions League, amid reports on Friday that European football’s governing body is considering moving the final from its scheduled venue in Istanbul. The Turkish city was due to host the final this Saturday at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, …

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Bus owners, drivers want curfew time lifted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus owners and drivers have asked government to lift curfew times for buses and also allow buses ply border districts through a standard operating procedure. The bus drivers and owners were today appearing before the National Economy of Parliament which is scrutinizing the effect …

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