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Rwenzururu unhappy with leaders frustrating rebuilding of institution

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu-OBR cultural institution in Kasese district has raised concerns about leaders who are frustrating the efforts to rebuild the institution. According to OBR leaders led by Prime Minister Joseph Kule Muranga, many of the leaders have not been supportive of the agenda to …

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PWDs call for reopening of schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Member of Parliament representing People with Disabilities, Alex Ndezi has appealed to the government to reopen schools immediately. Speaking on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Centre about the International Week of Deaf People that takes between 20-24 September, Ndezi said although many Ugandans have …

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One arrested for dropping threatening leaflets in Katabi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Crime Intelligence has arrested more suspects for dropping threatening leaflets in Katabi-Entebbe municipality, Wakiso district. Fred Enanga identified one of the suspects as Alexis Ruganda alias king-star, a 26-year-old who was arrested in Abayita ababiri over the weekend. Enanga says that Ruganda …

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MPs pledge to increase NMS annual budget by UGX 100Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the committees of finance, budget and health say there is a need to increase the annual budget of National Medical Stores-NMS by an additional 100 billion shillings. They note that the agency’s budget for essential medicines has stagnated around shillings 200billion …

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Police to deploy 2,500 personnel in Karamoja sub region

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karamoja sub-region is set to receive 2,500 police personnel this month to beef up security and enhance operations, especially on disarmament. The additional personnel will also enhance a crackdown on cattle thefts and counter cattle rustling that has persisted in the region. The deployment follows …

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Two killed as Acholi fight Madi over land in Apaa

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been killed in renewed tribal clashes between the Acholi community in Apaa township and Madi people from neighboring Adjumani district. Local authorities say an unspecified number of Madi assailants armed with machetes crossed Juka river into Goro B on Sunday with an …

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Security warns leaders, locals in Kitgum against attacking pastoralists

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials in Kitgum district have issued a warning to residents and political leaders against attacking nomadic pastoralists. The warning follows a statement made by the Chua West Member of Parliament Philip Polly Okin Ojara, over the weekend inciting locals to “treat Balalo cattle as …

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