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No one can teach me about human rights: Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said he will not take lessons from anybody about human rights in Uganda. Addressing a delegation from Human Rights Watch led by the Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Roth, which had gone to present to him a report on human rights …

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Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana lose bid challenging their re-arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of the High Court has dismissed an application filed by jailed MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Sewanyana in which they were seeking a compensation of 300 million shillings and a declaration that their rearrest shortly after being granted bail was a …

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Seven million Ugandans evading taxes: URA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority-URA is concerned about the increasing non-compliance of taxpayers in the country. Speaking during the post-budget conference in Fort Portal, Julius Nkwasire, the Assistant Commissioner of Customs said about 7 million people are in business but not meeting their tax obligations. According …

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MPs raise concern over underutilization of new markets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Parliament on the Committee of Public Service and Local Government have expressed concern about the non-utilization of markets constructed in the different parts of the country. The committee chaired by the Aringa North County MP Godfrey Onzima is conducting inspection tours on …

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Kasese district leaders question gov’t commitment to resettle IDPs

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese district leaders have questioned the government’s commitment to permanently resettle the internally displaced persons-IDPs that are camped in Muhokya. Last year, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja directed the Ministers of Luwero-Rwenzori Affairs, ICT and National Guidance, and Members of Parliament from Kasese to identify land …

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Two pastors remanded over noise pollution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two pastors are on remand for noise pollution. The suspects are Pastor Edward Mukisa and Herman Ssebunje from Nkumba Miracle Centre in Bendegere village, Katabi town council, Wakiso district. They appeared on Tuesday before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate on charges of noise pollution and …

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Gulu city authorities ban street vending

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city authorities have issued a directive against street vending in the city. According to a directive issued on Monday by the Gulu City Town Clerk Isiah Tumwesigye, the ban takes effect next month. Isiah says that no businesses shall be allowed to operate on …

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Boda boda rider commits suicide over UGX 250,000 loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A boda-boda rider in Namugongo has committed suicide over his inability to pay 255,000 Shillings as part of his motorcycle loan. Neighbors on Tuesday morning found the lifeless body of Alex Nuwagaba, 33, outside his rental house in Namugongo within Kira municipality. One of the …

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Mpigi district halts operations of illegal sand mining companies

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mpigi District Executive Committee has halted the operations of three sand mining companies in Nkozi sub county over environmental degradation. The companies include DOC-T Company Limited, JBC and JAMASCO Company Limited, and Tripple 3. The decision to suspend the operations was taken after the committee …

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