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Muslim women happy to get representation to UMSC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After receiving their first ever representation in the General Assembly, the main decision making body of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, on Saturday, the female Muslims were filled with delight. According Sheikhat Radhiyyah Namakula, who has been leading the charge in Uganda to raise the …

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Police probe car accident at Lukwago’s residence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have launched investigations to establish the circumstances under which a Subaru driver rammed through the gate of the City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s home. According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Oweyesigyire, the accident happened on Saturday at around 7pm when a vehicle, …

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Kamwenge district to benefit from UGX 16B USMID project

Kamwenge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kamwenge District is to benefit from 16 Billion Shillings in infrastructure development under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID program. The money will be used to construct three roads which include Bwitankanja-Nsonosa 5.6 kilometers, Burambira-Mikamba-Bwitankanja 6.7 Kilometers and Mutwe-Kyamwera 7.4 Kilometers, construction of a …

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CCTVs help police arrest four notorious robbers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police with the help of Closed Circuit Television –CCTV cameras have arrested four suspects who have been on wanted lists for terrorizing city dwellers mostly during rush hours by using motorcycles to snatch their valuables. In the last two months, Katwe and Old Kampala Police …

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Parliament tasked on sexual violence reports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Assistant Commissioner for Equity and Rights in the Ministry of Gender, Dr. Jane Nakyanzi Ekapu has urged Parliament to review the continuous sexual violence reports and take action. Dr. Nakyanzi was on Friday speaking during a seminar for Parliament staff on the 16 days …

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Government launches a revised National Policy on PWDs

Kole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has launched the Revised National Policy on Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), 2022. With the policy, any Ugandan born in 2022 can ask for a sign language interpreter during job interviews. The launch took place on Saturday at Kole district Headquarters as part of this …

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Boda boda riders question KCCA’s statistics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda Boda riders have explained the recently released data which showed that only a small number of them had driving permits and logbooks to prove eligibility to ride on the roads and the ownership of the motorcycles. The report released by the State Minister for …

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Contacts of Masaka first Ebola patient discharged

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All the 42 people who had been identified as contacts to the first confirmed Ebola case from Masaka district have been discharged from institutional quarantine after showing no symptoms of the deadly virus. These had been identified as Ebola suspects during the contact tracing process …

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