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Clerk to parliament faults director for communication breach

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Clerk to Parliament, Adolf Mwesige has criticized a move by the Director Department of Clerks, Emmanuel Bakwega for directly communicating to the Speaker in contravention of the Public Service Communication Policy and the Code of Conduct and Ethics for Public Officers. This standoff …

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Masaka asks for more electricity connections

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political leaders from greater Masaka have implored the government and electricity utility company Umeme to increase connections to the grid to transform lives. Led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, the leaders said many people remain off the grid yet electricity is …

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KCB Uganda donates items to Yumbe district

Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | KCB Bank Uganda on Oct.20 donated assorted items worth Shs31.75million to Yumbe District Local Government. The move is in line with the banks’ Corporate Social Responsibility of giving back to the communities where they operate, aimed at improving the livelihoods of the individuals within the …

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Fish exporters seek ban on local consumption of Nile Perch

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association has asked parliament to ban the local consumption of the Nile Perch. Sujal Goswami, the chairperson of the association tabled the request to the Agriculture Committee of Parliament which is currently considering the Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, 2021. …

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Silverbacks star forward Wainright joins NBA side Phoenix Suns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s star Ishmail Wainwright has joined National Basketball Association (NBA) outfits Phoenix Suns on a two-year contract. The deal comes less than a week after the 27-year power forward parted ways with Eastern Conference outfits Toronto Raptors that had signed him in August this year. …

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Adjumani district LCs, VHTs arrested for lack of latrines

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district leaders have arrested more than seven errant Village Health Team-VHTs members and Local Council I chairpersons for not having latrines, hand washing and other sanitary facilities in their homes. The two-day exercise which kicked off on Wednesday by the district Social Services Committee …

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Student loan application centre unveiled in West Nile

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new centre to facilitate online applications for students seeking government loans, to study in higher institutions of learning has been unveiled in the West Nile region. The Higher Education Financing Scheme was started in 2014, with funding from the government of Uganda to support …

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