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FDC calls for transitional government instead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has opposed an election in 2021 and instead asked Parliament to consider a transitional government for Uganda. FDC, the main opposition political group in Uganda now wants the government to process a constitutional amendment introducing a ‘transitional …

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Works Ministry hands over Katuna one-stop border post to URA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works has handed over the newly constructed one-stop border post administration block at Katuna to Uganda Revenue Authority. The 10 billion Shillings block which was constructed by Amugoli General Enterprises Limited will host the URA offices, border security teams, a health …

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Older persons in Bukomansimbi receive first SAGE payment

Masaka,  Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There was jubilation and ululations at the Bukomansimbi district headquarters Thursday as old persons in the district received their first payments of the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE). The payments, issued by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development as a component …

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Fishing on L. Kyoga to resume with ban set to be lifted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has announced that a fishing ban imposed on Lake Kyoga will be lifted within the next three weeks. The Uganda People’s Défense Forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture imposed a ban on all fishing activities at Lake Kyoga in 2019, …

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Ugandans, South Sudanese win Russian state scholarships

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Russian Embassy in Kampala has approved a list of candidates from Uganda and South Sudan proposed for the Russian State Scholarship. The 16 Ugandans and five South Sudanese win scholarships to study at the Russian universities within the quota for international students provided …

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Police halt 9pm eviction in Makindye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katwe police have used live bullets to disperse an unidentified group of people who were conducting an eviction in Kyampa Zone, Makindye under the cover of darkness. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owesigyire says that security personnel responded to an alert and found …

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