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WHO launches new roadmap to tackle breast cancer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new Global Breast Cancer Initiative Framework on Friday providing a roadmap to attain the target to save 2.5 million lives from breast cancer by 2040. The new Framework launched ahead of the World Cancer Day campaign recommends that …

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UGX 700M water project lies idle after breaking down

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 700 million Shillings water project in Buseruka sub-county, Hoima District has been left to waste one year after its commissioning. The mini piped water project that is situated in Chongambe village, Nyakabing parish in Buseruka sub county was commissioned in December 2021. It has …

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Gov’t sued for illegal extension of Aswa ranch boundaries

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Cultural Institution and Members of Parliament under their umbrella body, the Acholi Parliamentary Group (APG) have sued the government over allegations of illegal extension of Aswa Ranch boundaries. The plaintiffs led by the APG secretary for lands, investment, and infrastructure also Nwoya County …

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Investigations can happen while i am in office – Byarugaba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Former Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Richard Byarugaba has appealed to parliament’s select committee investigating operations of the entity to have him re-appointed as the inquiry goes on. Byarugaba was on Friday appearing before the select committee to respond to …

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Auditor General pins NSSF on billions in suspense account

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Auditor General John Muwanga has told the select committee investigating operations of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) that the entity’s management has over the years failed to address the recurrent query about savers’ money on a suspense account. Muwanga together with several directors of …

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Catholic parish in Kanungu blocking road, infuriates residents

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Nyabirehe parish in Kihembe sub-county, Kanungu district are up in arms against the management of Nyamwegabira catholic parish in Kabale diocese for blocking a road used by the community. The one kilometer road in Nyabirehe village connects Nyinabirehe to the nearby villages of …

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Private health facilities asked to conduct self-assessment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked providers in the private sector to periodically do a self-audit to see whether their performance is up to the standards. In a circular sent out to hospital directors and in-charges across the country on Thursday, Dr Henry Mwebesa …

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