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Nantaba set to battle retrial of election petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has ordered for a retrial of a petition filed by Nazigo sub county councilor, Ritah Nabadda challenging the victory of Idah Nantaba as the Kayunga District Woman Member of Parliament. The order for a retrial has been made by a panel …

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Oyam residents accuse police of extortion

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Oyam district have accused police of extorting money from them in order to handle their cases. The allegations were raised during a community meeting organized by the office of the Prime Minister in conjunction with Oyam district local government in Iceme and Minakulu …

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OCAILAP: Strikes over commodity prices a waste of time

Experts hail budget decision not to levy any new taxes, urge focus on finding new markets Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Patrick Ocailap has stated that the biggest cause of the rising commodity prices is external shocks, and attempts by Ugandan politicians to protest …

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NRM seeks to replace Soroti East MP candidate

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM party has decided to drop Jimmy Ekemu and identify another candidate for the Soroti East Constituency by-elections. Ekemu hoisted the NRM flag in the 2021 polls and came fourth in the race that attracted six candidates. When the Court of Appeal …

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Speaker Among rallies lawmakers on research based performance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has rallied legislators to undertake in-depth research to enrich their input and add value to the country’s legislative processes. She made the call while addressing lawmakers at the opening of the three-day training seminar for members of the 11th …

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USMID-AF’s Gulu City infrastructure project under review

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With a population of 330,000 residents, Gulu City is the largest metropolis in Northern Uganda, which further points to one among the new cities that is inclined to endure a very high rate of urbanization. This is the position of the Uganda Support to Municipal …

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Mbarara City Council creates local revenue collection department

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara City Council has created an independent department that will boost the collection of local revenue. Local revenue collection was under the office of Finance and Planning and was controlled by the Principal Finance Officer. The new revenue department will now be managed by the …

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Uganda to increase forest cover to 15 percent next financial year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is aiming to increase its forest cover to 15 percent from the current 12.4 percent over the next financial year starting from July 1, so as to mitigate environmental degradation. “Central Forest Reserves will be protected from encroachment by re-surveying and marking of 6,200 …

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NUP petitions EC over intimidation, manipulation of voters register

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders in Masaka city have petitioned the Electoral Commission over intimidation and interference of security personnel in the ongoing exercise to compile the voters register ahead of women’s elections. The NUP leadership has asked the Electoral Commission to reign over what …

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