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Interdictions affected budget performance for immigration directorate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The repeated change pf accounting officers in the directorate of citizenship and Immigration control affected its budget performance for the financial year 2018/2019. During the year, the directorate had four accounting officers after two accounting officers were interdicted and one retired. The wave started …

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Lack of market research dragging local investments in Acholi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local investors in Gulu have cited lack of adequate market research and advisory services for dragging investments and business innovations in post-conflict Acholi sub-region. Jackson Odong, the proprietor of Jarib Industries LTD, a local firm dealing in honey; peanut and rice processing in Gulu …

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Government to invest UGX 23 billion in Mabale tea factory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has finalized with plans to buy shares worth 23 billion Shillings in Mabale tea factory in Kyenjojo district, according to Finance Minister Matia Kasaija. Mabale growers tea factory started in 1969, as a government-owned business, but collapsed during the Idi Amin regime. …

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Judiciary transfers 11 judicial officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The judiciary has transferred eleven judicial officers. The transfer instrument signed by the chief registrar of the judiciary Esther Nambayo points out that the changes that have affected deputy registrars, an assistant registrar and Grade One Magistrates’ take immediate effect. Among those transferred is Fred …

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Beach managers demand removal of MV templar wreckage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Beaches in Mpatta sub county are finding difficulty to operate in the existence of the MV Templar wreckage which is parked at their shoreline. The wreckage was left at the shoreline after an accident which claimed 32 lives in November, last year. The accident occurred …

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Sub county chief arrested for sabotaging gov’t OWC programmes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cyrus Mabonga, the sub county chief of Bukusu in Manafwa district has been arrested for failing to account for 20 million Shillings meant for the purchase of heifers to be distributed to farmers under the Operation Wealth Creation program. Mabonga was arrested last evening, on …

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68 percent Ugandans live outside money economy- Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 percent of the Ugandan population is poor because they are living outside the money economy, according to President Yoweri Museveni. The president believes that many Ugandans do not use their abundant land and labour to create wealth. He was closing a two-day …

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Renewable energy alternatives can tame deforestation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandan farmers are demanding that the government addresses deforestation through a deliberate investment in alternative sources of energy.    They say that the approach should be integrated with the operationalization of the tree fund stipulated under the Environment and the National Tree Planting Act and implemented …

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Kadaga says MPs will still visit Lubowa hospital site

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said that Parliament will still push to know details about ongoing works at the International Specialized Hospital site at Lubowa in Wakiso district. On Tuesday, a group of legislators from the National Economy Committee accompanied by the Health …

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Absence of substantive DHO sparks outrage in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The absence of a substantive District Education Officer in Kabale has sparked outrage, among residents, activists and local government leaders.   The district has spent three years without a District Health Officer (DHO), since the transfer of Dr Patrick Tusiime who was promoted to the level …

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