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Luweero embraces model to reach out to people living with HIV

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Luweero district has embraced the “Differentiated Service Delivery model-DSMD” with the aim of identifying and reaching out to People Living with HIV/AIDS in villages. Under the “Differentiated Service Delivery model” health workers move from health centers to communities where they identify individuals in need for HIV/AIDs …

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You are not paid to walk- FDC tells Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has lashed at President, Yoweri Museveni for the forthcoming Anti-Corruption walk, saying he is not paid to walk.    Museveni will lead the country in a walk aimed at raising awareness against corruption on December 4, 2019 from the …

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Events promoter Bajjo asks court to dismiss charges against him

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Events Promoter Andrew Mukasa also known as Bajjo has asked Buganda Road Magistrates Court to dismiss charges against him of inciting violence and offensive communication. While appearing before Grade One Magistrate Marion Mangeni on Monday, Bajjo says  he is tired of attending court regularly with …

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Cipla quality chemicals announces Ugx 14.5 billion loss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Drug manufacturer Cipla Quality Chemicals has announced a loss of 14.5 billion Shillings for the period from April to September 2019, underscoring the struggles the drugmaker is going through. This is a significant drop from the 3.3 billion Shillings profit announced for the period between …

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MP Zaake pre-planned attack against Makerere’s Barnabas Nawangwe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake planned to harass Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe prior to his engagement with the Education Committee of parliament a few weeks ago. This is according to Jacob Opolot, the chairperson of the Education Committee who was appearing before the …

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Environment Ministry develops tools to guide climate change mainstreaming

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment is currently developing disaster risk reduction tools to aid the integration of climate change programs into planning and budgeting processes. Senior Climate Change Specialist Muhammad Ssemambo says that the cross-sectoral nature of climate change interventions requires an all-round …

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URA boss quizzed on taxes collected from substandard goods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commissioner-General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Doris Akol has downplayed accusations that the tax body caused losses to businesses by retaining taxes paid for goods that are destroyed after failing to meet standards. Akol was summoned by Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities …

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More than 50,000 Ugandan guns fingerprinted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 57, 171 guns belonging to both government and private security agencies have been fingerprinted. Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says the guns were fingerprinted in 24 regions including Kampala Metropolitan policing area that covers Kampala city, Wakiso and Mukono districts. Other regions covered …

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