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Microenterprise graduation leads to higher consumption, asset ownership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A one-year microenterprise graduation program targeting the ultra-poor in rural Africa offers a cost-effective way to tackle extreme poverty, according to preliminary results of a new study released in Kampala on Thursday. These preliminary results suggest that Village Enterprise’s integrated “graduation” model—comprised of targeting, training, …

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Kirumira legally before Police Disciplinary Tribunal, Court rules

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court Thursday dismissed embattled former Buyende District Police commander and Assistant Superintendent of Police Mohammad Kirumira’s application that sought unconditional release from police custody, having spent more than 48 hrs without being charged. Grade One Magistrate Robert Mukanza dismissed the application on …

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MOTOR VEHICLES: Attorney General to study SGS contract

  Kampala, Uganda | UGANDA PARLIAMENT | The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga, has requested Parliament for time to study the contract between the government of Uganda and SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance), the motor vehicle inspection firm. This followed debate Wednesday on the report of the Committee on Physical Infrastructure where …

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PICTORIAL: President Museveni harvests from demo farm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen months after demonstrating bottle irrigation, President Yoweri Museveni returned to his Kawumu farm in Luwero District this week to harvest tomatoes, passion fruits, mushrooms, pineapples and matooke alongside fish, chicken and dairy products. ” I am proud to be back in this place as we …

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GOVT: We don’t know who arrested New Vision journalist Etukuri

Kampala, Uganda | UGANDA PARLIAMENT | The Minister of State for Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kania has denied knowledge about the arrest of Charles Etukuri, a journalist working with the New Vision, and that his whereabouts are yet to be established. Etukuri, a security correspondent with the newspaper, was arrested …

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Kenya’s Jambojet makes maiden flight to Uganda today

  Kenya’s Jambojet makes maiden flight to Uganda today Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Nairobi based budget airline Jambojet today expands its wings in East Africa with the launch of a double daily flight between Nairobi and Entebbe. Among the passengers on the inaugural flight that took off shortly before …

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ZARI: Bye Diamond!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  South African based Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan “The Boss Lady”, posted a black rose on social media on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, with the message “sadly I have decided to end my relationship” with hubby Naseeb Abdul Juma “Diamond Platnumz”. Here’s the post: Understand that this …

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Uganda Land Commission boss Baguma Isoke admits fault

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Chairman Uganda Land Commission Baguma Isoke has admitted that his body gave away Government land that it holds in public trust irresponsibly. Baguma told the Land Probe Commission chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire that most of the land belonging to schools, ministries and institutions …

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Bakabulindi grilled by the Land Probe Commission

Kampala,Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | State Minister for Sports Charles Bakabulindi has appeared before the Land Probe Commission to explain his involvement in the sale of Kololo SSS play field along Lugogo by pass in Kampala, to City Tycoon Sudhir Ruparellia. Recently Board Members of Kololo SSS appeared before the land …

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