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‘COVID-19 vaccination cards on sale in Lira’

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | COVID-19 vaccination cards are being sold to unvaccinated people at a cost of Sh100,000 in Lira, according to Ivan Kareiga, the Officer in Charge of operations at Lira Central Police Station. While addressing the COVID-19 task force meeting on Thursday, Kareiga informed the team …

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Ssegirinya shows wounded foot in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya has shown Buganda Road Magistrates Court wounds on his body shortly after denying new charges of inciting violence this morning. Ssegirinya has been arraigned before the court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Doreen Olga Karungi and charged …

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Coffee dealer hacked as panga-wielding assailants strike Masaka again

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and sister security agencies in Masaka region are hunting for unknown assailants who have started terrorising communities once again. On Wednesday night assailants hacked a coffee dealer in Kirimya town leaving him in critical condition. Shafik SSendyowa, a resident of Gayaza Lubowa LCI …

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Court orders Ben Kavuya to return Wakanyira’s properties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has ordered Businessman Ben Kavuya to return two properties that he fraudulently acquired. The properties include plots of land in Bweyogerere and Kataza Kiswa belonging to the former Kampala Capital City accountant George David Wakanyira. In 2007, Wakanyira sued Kavuya, …

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NSSF: Mid-term payments will be staggered

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has said that it has no money available for lump sum payments if parliament passes the NSSF Amendment Bill. NSS say payments can only be staggered. This was disclosed by the fund’s Managing Director Richard Byarugaba on Thursday …

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Gov’t loses Shs1.6tn in untaxed Illicit alcohol – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Alcohol Industry Association has launched an industry report that sheds light on the trade and consumption of Illicit alcohol in Uganda. Among other revelations, the report found that the government of Uganda loses approx.1.6 trillion in unrealized taxes due to evasion of tax …

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Police arrest suspect over rape and murder of 10 year old

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Detectives from Jinja road police station have finally arrested a casual labourer who has been on the run after raping and strangling a 10-year-girl to death in Kinawataka suburbs in Nakawa division, Kampala district. The suspect is Gerald Sematiko, a resident of Katogo zone in …

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