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Polling materials distributed at night in Omoro district

Omoro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Polling materials were distributed at night in Omoro County, a bid to catch up with polling time for the District Local Government Councils elections scheduled for today Wednesday. Omoro District Registrar Denise Obong told URN in an interview that they started the distribution of the …

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Kabale youth leaders demand facilitation for campaigns

Kabale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty National Resistance Movement (NRM) youth leaders from Kabale Municipality on Tuesday stormed the party offices over unpaid campaign facilitation.   In December, the party released 60 Billion Shillings, to enable flag bearers canvass support for President Museveni. The money was meant to boost the party’s …

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Missing NUP supporter found dead

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Rogers Ssemakula, one of the National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters and resident of Kabembe in Kyampisi Sub County in Mukono district who went missing on the eve of the presidential and parliamentary elections, has been found dead.  His body was recovered from Kiyunga forest by …

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Odonga Otto collapses while recording statement at police, hospitalized

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Aruu County Member of Parliament, Samuel Odonga Otto is hospitalised at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital after collapsing while recording a statement at Pader Central Police Station.  Otto reportedly collapsed at around 6 pm on Tuesday evening while being interrogation in the office of the …

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Masaka court grants 11 NUP supporters bail

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven National Unity Platform-NUP party supporters in Masaka accused of inciting violence and acting in a manner likely to cause the spread of a dangerous disease are out on bail. Masaka Chief Magistrate, Charles Yeteise released the accused persons on Tuesday after spending more than …

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Segirinya vouches for MPs salary cut

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The newly elected Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Mohammad Segirinya says he is against most of the perks that make the job of a legislator posh and attractive to many, pointing out, among others the hefty salaries and allowances.    With a total of over …

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Nakaseke voters explain why they ejected ex-minister Syda Bbumba

Nakasekea, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Some of the voters in Nakaseke Central Constituency have revealed why they voted against the former finance minister and the area member of parliament, Hajat Syda Namirembe Bbumba. The legislator lost last week’s parliamentary elections to the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate, Allan Mayanja Ssebunnya. He …

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Ugandan authors get fame, not fortune for their books

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Harriet Anena, a journalist and writer who authored an anthology, “A Nation in Labor” in 2015, does not know how many books she has sold since its publication because, she did self-publication, secondly, Ugandan bookstores and sellers are “dishonest”. Anena’s book depicts a giant politician, …

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Airtel, Mastercard introduce Virtual Debit Card

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Technological advancements, innovations continue to emerge in the world economy to facilitate transactions and related services across sectors of life. On Jan.11, Airtel Uganda, in partnership with Mastercard introduced a virtual debit card offering to enable customers transact online globally. The virtual (non-plastic) card allows …

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Vivo Energy rewards over 7,000 customers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 7,000 customers of Vivo Energy – the vender of Shell branded fuels – have been rewarded with fuel and airtime worth Shs 30 million in the ongoing nationwide 10 weeks of ‘cheer reloaded’ promotion. The promotion is aimed at rewarding loyal motorists and infusing …

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