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Visually impaired persons demand braille land laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with visual impairments have asked the Land Reform Commission to braille all laws related to land ownership just as they have done for the Constitution. Braille is a code made up of six raised dot patterns that are read through the movement of fingertips from …

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MPs approve Budget Framework Paper in readiness for FY 2022/23 budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MPs have unanimously approved the Budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2022/23 to FY 2026/27, after harmonising positions in the minority and majority reports of the Committee on Budget. Section 9(8) of the Public Finance Management Act requires Parliament to receive and process the Budget …

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Stanbic Bank commemorates Prof. Mutebile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stanbic Bank Uganda is planting 72 fruit trees at its tier one branches across the country in honour of the fallen Bank of Uganda Governor, Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile who died at 72 years of age. Anne Juuko, the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Uganda planted …

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Court rules murder suspect Mathew Kirabo has a case to answer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Mukono has ruled that Mathew Kirabo has a case to answer in the murder of Desire Mirembe, a former Makerere University medical student. Court presided over by Justice Henry Kaweesa Isabirye on Friday, made the decision after the defense team led …

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Hundreds turn up for UPDF veterans verification in Wakiso

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people comprising of retired soldiers and relatives of deceased soldiers have turned up at Wakiso district headquarters for the verification of the authenticity of the documents to ease the payment of pension and gratuity for ex-servicemen. The UPDF First Division Spokesperson, Maj Charles Kabona …

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Miria Matembe resigns as CCEDU chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda-CCEDU, Miria Matembe has resigned, accusing the government of frustrating operations of the organisation because of her political standing. In August 2021, the NGO Bureau, a body that oversees operations of Non-Government Organisations-NGOs in Uganda suspended …

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Bugisu Cooperative Union to turn Musundi House into 5 star hotel

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bugisu Cooperative Union has earmarked 5.1 billion Shillings to turn Musundi House building in Mbale into a 5-star hotel. The building, one of the oldest and tallest in the Central Business District will be renovated and changed from a commercial building to a state of the …

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MPs task gov’t to explain shooting of police officer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, has directed government to present to Parliament a report about an incident in which a Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier shot a police officer and injured him. Police Constable Robert Mukebezi, was shot and injured on Sunday, 16 January 2022 …

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