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800 residents displaced by flash floods in Kween district

Kween, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kween district leaders have called for emergency relief after heavy floods displaced thousands of residents. The persistent rains that started on Friday until Sunday, displaced 800 families in the two sub-counties of Ngenge and Sundet. The floods also destroyed 1,000 acres of planted maize, sorghum, …

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Attorney General defends UPDF in Wakiso land dispute

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General has asked the Land Division of the High Court to dismiss a petition filed by businessman Frank Matovu Ssenkwajju, who is claiming ownership of land occupied by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces in Kitala, Wakiso district. Last month, the Land Division Deputy …

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MPs task gov’t to procure road equipment for new districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Physical Infrastructure Committee have tasked the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to provide funds to procure road maintenance equipment for the new districts. The committee recommends that the 60 billion Shillings that was allocated for the construction of …

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Kyambogo plants trees to demarcate university boundaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kyambogo University has embarked on planting trees along the demarcations of the University land as one way of safeguarding the land that has been encroached on several times by the people who claim it belongs to them. According to Patrick Kalule, the University engineer, this …

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Luwero district Kadhi cautions Museveni on Succession Bill

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Luwero district Kadhi under the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa Nsanja has cautioned President Yoweri Museveni to ‘go slow’ on assenting to the Succession Bill. Early this year, Parliament passed the Succession Amendment Bill which seeks to give women equal rights with men …

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Tabliq Muslim sect ready for unity: Sheikh Kamoga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leader of the Tabliq sect Amir Umar Sheikh Mohammed Yunus Kamoga, says they are looking forward to unity as Muslims. During the Eid prayers held on Monday at Nakivubo Blue Playground, Kamoga emphasized the need to stop divisions among the Muslim community. He said …

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