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Police, DP bloc leaders fail to agree on Luweero rally

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and Democratic Party-DP bloc leaders have failed to agree on venue to host a reunion rally in Luweero town. Recently DP bloc leaders led by Abed Bwanika the president of Peoples Development Party, Former Presidential candidate Sam Lubega and DP Leaders …

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Health Ministry extends Ebola response plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has extended Uganda’s Ebola response plan due to lack of funding. The Ebola response plan was supposed to end in September 2019, but has now been extended to the end of December 2019 due to lack of funds as the Ministry waits …

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Parliament to procure 84 cars for Commonwealth Conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has started the procurement of 84 vehicles to be used during the forthcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC). The conference, one of the largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians, will take place from 22 to 29 September 2019 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo. It will …

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Why UCC blocked Rwanda’s New Times

UCC Blocks Rwanda’s New Times for Publishing ‘Propaganda’ Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has blocked access to Rwanda’s New Times website in Uganda, saying the paper has continued to publish harmful propaganda against Uganda. The UCC Spokesperson, Ibrahim Bbosa, said UCC had directed “internet service providers …

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Fear of change hurting Ugandans-Gen.Muntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation-ANT Party President, General Mugisha Muntu says that the fear of change and desperation continues to hurt Ugandans which has compromised the decisions they make. Muntu was on Thursday speaking at the opening of the ANT offices for Ankole sub-region …

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Yellow fever screening at Busia border irks traders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan traders are crying foul over the ongoing screening for yellow fever at the Busia Kenya-Uganda border. The Ugandan traders say it is becoming very expensive for them to do business in neighboring Kenya due to lack of yellow fever vaccination cards. Those without …

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Industrial court to stop fixing new cases over backlog

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Industrial Court is considering stopping fixing new cases for hearing because of the huge backlog. The Chief Judge of the Industrial Court, Justice Asaph Ruhindi Ntenge disclosed this while inaugurating the Industrial Court users committee meeting in Kampala to discuss challenges facing the …

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KCCA to introduce access cards for staff to boost security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA is in the process of introducing access cards to boost security at city hall. The acting KCCA Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka disclosed this while presenting a progress report of the investigations into the break-ins at KCCA. There have been three …

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