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Multi-billion cereal processing plant opens in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Soroti City will be home to a multi-billion agro-processing business for cereals, thanks to Pela Commodities Limited, a new industry being established in Arapai industrial area.   Pela commodities has already started laying its machinery in the area near Soroti Fruit Factory. It is expected …

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Committee irked by encroachment on railway land

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The land investigations committee appointed to establish the state of ownership of Uganda Railways Corporation- URC land have expressed concern about the extent of encroachment on both the rail line and its reserves.  In December last year, the Works Minister, Gen Katumba Wamala, appointed …

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Archbishop Lwanga buried, as Ssemogerere takes care of Kampala

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Late Archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been laid to rest, in Lubaga Cathedral, Kampala. Lwanga died in his room at Rubaga, in the precincts of the Cathedral on Saturday.  The medical team that carried out the postmortem stated that he …

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Thugs shoot police corporal in night operation

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  A Police Corporal is nursing wounds at Kiruddu Hospital in Kampala after he was shot by thugs during an operation on Wednesday.  Robert Ekakor and three other police officers were pursuing armed thugs in Makindye Luwafu when the thugs who were on a motorcycle …

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Parishes in Kampala hold requiem masses for Archbishop Lwanga

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Several parishes in Kampala Archdiocese on Thursday held requiem masses for the late Kampala Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. On Wednesday, the interim Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese, Monsignor Charles Kasibante directed all parishes in the archdiocese to hold simultaneous requiem masses when the burial …

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Kawempe North MP-elect Mohammad Ssegirinya remanded further

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kawempe North MP Elect Muhammad Ssegirinya has been remanded further to Kitalya Prison after his legal team indicated that it was not ready to start his trial today. Ssegirinya faces charges of inciting violence.  Segirinya was arrested on Monday, March 22, 2021, from Mini …

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