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Makerere staff fights for house allocated to Peace centre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Controversy has arisen among staff at Makerere University over a house that was assigned to the Peace Centre, under the Department of Religion and Peace Studies. The house in question is currently occupied by Elias Nuwagaba, the former Personal Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor Professor …

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717 LDUs Recruited from Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 717 personnel have been recruited to join the Local Defence Unit from Northern Uganda. The recruits were drawn from Gulu, Omoro, Amuru and Nwoya districts in a drive held between July 15 and July 17, 2019. They are part of the 2,000 …

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Bus operators shun new Moroto bus terminal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus operators in Moroto have shunned the new bus terminal, which was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni more than a month ago. Moroto Bus Terminal, constructed by Uganda Support to Infrastructural Development- USMID was completed in April and handed over to the Moroto Municipality …

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Police cautions against installing sirens in private cars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police Chief Political Commissioner Asan Kasingye has urged road users to capture details of all private vehicles with sirens and flashlights and share them with the authorities for action. The appeal follows public concern about personalized vehicles that forcibly seek the right of way …

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Wakiso farmers transform SACCO’s into investment clubs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Peasant farmers in Wakiso district have transformed their village savings and loans associations into investment clubs. They are using the clubs to deepen financial inclusions among members and improve their livelihoods as well as undertake investments in real estates. Noah Bulamba, the Chairperson of …

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MPs frustrate Masaka’s quest for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka municipality’s quest for a city status faces yet another hurdle as Members of Parliament oppose the idea of annexing part of their constituencies to the proposed city. In June this year, Local Government Minister Tom Butime rescinded an earlier decision to delay the …

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Lawyer asks court to send Mak top officials to prison for contempt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Anthony Wameli has filed an application seeking to hold Makerere University top officials in contempt of court for refusing to conduct a fresh search process for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor- Finance and Administration. The application is based on a decision by High Court …

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Gov’t seeks to regulate cryptocurrencies – Ajedra

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is conducting research on virtual currencies with a view of regulating digital transactions. The currencies are online tenders through which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a …

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Leader of opposition demands security boost in refugee camps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leader of Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol Ochan has called for the deployment of more policemen in refugee settlements across the country. She says the lax security in settlements presents a huge security gap for Uganda. The comments follow a recent oversight visit …

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Fallen former IGP Kisembo to be Buried on Sunday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The fallen former Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Kisembo, will be laid to rest on Sunday at his ancestral home in Kitema village, about two kilometres along Mugalike-Isunga Road in Kagadi District.   Kisembo, 64, Uganda’s IGP from 1998 to 2001 succumbed to lung cancer, …

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