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Sugarcane transporters, out growers protest unfair trade practices

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 200 sugarcane out-growers and transporters are accusing the Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited Lugazi-SCOUL, in Buikwe district of unfair trade practices. The transporters buy sugarcane from farmers and Mehta for sale to the factory. However, they claim that Indians who are supposed to buy …

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Omoro farmers reap big from bumper sunflower harvest

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sunflower farmers in Omoro district are smiling all the way to the bank following a bumper harvest and sales. Hundreds of farmers in the district produced several tons of sunflower in the last season, which has now attracted buyers from Lira city and parts of …

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New design of Mbale city clock tower raises uproar

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an uproar among the public in Mbale city over the new design of the Clock tower. The city authorities are rehabilitating the clock tower to give it a new look. The works include the replacement of the gong, erecting of a statue of …

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Free Zones Authority asks for additional funds for Entebbe establishment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Free Zones Authority has asked Parliament’s Finance Committee to consider adding Shs29.5 billion to its budgetary allocation for the financial year 2022/2023. According to the Authority’s Executive Director, Hez Kimoomi Alinda, Shs28.24 billion of the additional funding will cater for the completion of …

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50 schools fail to reopen in Busia over debts

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 50 private schools in Busia district have failed to re-open over accumulated rental arrears. Some of the affected are Bridge nursery and primary school, Meehan primary school, Joy Nursery and primary school, Talents nursery and primary school, and Hashim Education Centre among others. …

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Two arrested over deadly clashes in disputed Apaa area

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security authorities in Adjumani district are holding two people in connection to deadly clashes that claimed the life of one person and left two others severely injured last week in the disputed Apaa area in Ngoro village, Itirikwa sub county. The suspects, a 50-year-old woman …

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20 students from Hoima school of nursing injured in motor accident

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 20 students of Hoima school of Nursing and Midwifery have been rushed to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition after a motor accident in Kikuube district. The accident occurred at Nyarongo village, Kabwoya sub-county as more than 60 students on board were …

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President Museveni scraps use of TIN in war debt claimants compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed the office of the Attorney General to use National Identification Numbers(NIN) instead of Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) for processing compensation of war debt claimants in Northern Uganda. The finance ministry had tasked all claimants in Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region …

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