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Uganda’s history should not be told by foreigners -Chibita

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Director of Public Prosecution- DPP, Justice Mike Chibita, has urged Ugandans not to let the country’s history be told by foreigners. While presiding over the annual Uganda Book Awards organised by Uganda Book Forum – UBF on Friday, Chibita said Uganda’s history can …

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Ggita led committee has no claim over Wandegeya market – KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kampala Capital City Authority -KCCA says that the current leadership of Wandegeya market has no claim over the market and therefore should respect KCCA’s directive and leave the market. On Monday, the committee led by Jonathan Ggita was supposed to hand over management of …

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Ugandans tasked to embrace good fishing practices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The project leader of the GIZ fisheries program, Adolf Gerstl has tasked Ugandans along the shores of Lake Victoria to embrace good fishing practices which will promote fish sustainability. Speaking at the launch of the 2019 fish festival in Jinja district on Friday, Gerstl …

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Adopt new HIV testing strategy- WHO

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to adopt a standard HIV testing strategy which uses three consecutive reactive tests. Previously, most high burden countries were using two consecutive tests. The new approach can help countries achieve maximum accuracy in HIV testing. …

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Land allocation to wealthy individuals increasing inequality-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government obsession with allocating chunks of land to wealthy investors is not improving the lives of ordinary Ugandans but increasing inequality, a new report by Oxfam Uganda states. According to the report, at times, land given to investors doesn’t result in employment or even …

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Gov’t moves to regulate financial technologies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government is mooting to regulate electronic payment services and products offered mainly under new Financial Technologies also referred to as Fintech. Fintech refers to the integration of technology to allow companies provide digital financial solutions that ease transactions with just a tap of …

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People’s government petitions court to kick EC chairperson out of office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The People’s Government has filed an application in the High Court seeking for orders to remove Electoral Commission chairperson Simon Byabakama from office. President Museveni appointed Byabakama in 2016 replacing Dr Badru Kiggundu. Addressing a press conference at their office at Katonga on Friday, …

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CSOs write to president Museveni against building dam on murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A section of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have jointly written to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni demanding him to declare that no dam is constructed at Murchison Falls. The letter dated 28th November is signed by Dickens Kamugisha, the Executive Director of Africa Institute for Energy Governance …

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