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Tsetse flies invade Kiruhura district

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiruhura district has been invaded by tsetse flies with the residents calling for government support to eradicate the pests that have seen several cattle in the area die. Nyabushozi County Member of Parliament, Wilson Kajwengye raised the matter of national importance during a plenary sitting …

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Kamwokya Christian Caring Community unveils multipurpose sports facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kamwokya Christian Caring Community has unveiled a multipurpose sports facility dubbed Treasure Life-TLC following the completion of the project. The facility will host different sports disciplines such as boxing, football, netball, and volleyball among others. The facility will give priority to children in Kamwokya. Construction …

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Journalists asked to unite to have a louder voice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Journalists have been urged to unite under one umbrella organization if they are to have a voice. The call was made by Kyetume Kasanga, the Principal Information Officer in the office of the Prime Minister who also doubles as the secretary of the Media Council, …

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Gov’t on the spot over parish model implementation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Budget Committee have queried the government’s preparedness to implement the Parish Development Model (PDM). The MPs think that the apparent strategy to promote increased incomes intended to alleviate communities from poverty, is ‘ill-prepared’ and could go to waste if the …

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MPs reject proposal to give ministries power over non-tax revenue fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development has thrown out a proposal by the finance ministry that grants government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) the discretion of setting user fees for services that are considered non-tax revenues. Non-Tax Revenue (NRT) is charged against services …

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Three arrested over car theft in Hoima

Lukaya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Hoima city is holding three suspects for allegedly stealing a car. The suspects whose particulars have been concealed for fear of jeopardizing police investigations are believed to have connived and stolen a vehicle registration number UAK 003H Premio, from Hoima city. The vehicle …

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Luwero farmers battle resurgence of fall armyworms

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maize farmers in Luwero district are struggling to fight the resurgence of fall armyworms weeks after another pest left a trail of destruction in the gardens. On March 26, the African armyworm was detected in Luwero at the farm belonging to Bugema University located in …

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Pader district leaders launch crackdown on charcoal dealers

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pader district leaders have arrested and evicted nine people accused of cutting trees on a large scale. The nine were arrested in a crackdown on commercial charcoal dealers in Angagura sub-county. Dickson Ojok, the LCV Angagura sub county, says the operation which started last month …

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