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Ntungamo cattle farmers want government to ease livestock quarantine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cattle farmers in Ntungamo district want the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to ease the foot and mouth disease quarantine regulations imposed on two sub-counties. The government imposed total livestock quarantine on the sub counties of Rubaare and Ngoma in February, 2022 following …

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MTN, Mayuge Sugar inject UGX 400M into Busoga Masaza Cup

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda and Mayuge Sugar have boosted this year’s Busoga Masaza Cup tournament with 400 million Shillings. The sponsorship that will help promote sports and talent scouting in the sub region saw MTN give 350million and Mayuge Sugar 50 million, to ensure smooth operations throughout …

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UGAISOA to raise UGX 150M for learners with visual impairment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Aeronautical Information Services Officer’s Association-UGAISOA-have launched a marathon to collect over Shillings 150 million to support learners with visual impairment. Dubbed the “2022 Aviation Run”, the marathon will take place on May 29 at Entebbe Mayor’s Garden. The marathon first took place in …

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Buvuma oil palm out growers query farm input distribution

Buvuma, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oil palm growers in Buvuma district have raised concerns about the criterion used by the National Oil Palm Project-NOPP to distribute farm inputs, saying it is meant to keep them in debts. Oil palm farmers are entitled to farm inputs such as seedling, fertilizers, pesticides, …

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Residents accuse UPDF of assault, sexual harassment

Kole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Ilera Central forest reserve have accused UPDF soldiers deployed in the area of assault, intimidation and sexual harassment. Ilera Central forest reserve covers Bung, Okabo and Lela villages in Ilera parish, Ayer sub county, Kole district. In 2019, the National Forestry Authority-NFA demarcated …

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Mass sensitisation critical in fight against gender-based violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked government to carryout mass sensitisation on the dangers of gender-based violence to fight the vice. The MPs were responding to the report of the Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development on gender-based violence in the districts of Moroto, Amudat, …

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‘120 months NSSF contribution thresh-hold to be scrapped’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government and workers’ representatives have agreed to scrap the 120 months-contribution thresh-hold requirements for National Social Security Fund-NSSF midterm access. Usher Wilson Owere, the chairperson of the Nation Organization of Trade Unions-NOTU disclosed this during the Labor Day celebrations at Kololo ceremonial grounds. The Gender, Labor …

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Kotido LC chairpersons abandon work citing death threats

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Local Council One-LC 1 chairpersons in Kotido district have abandoned their work citing threats to their lives. Kotido Resident District Commissioner, Ambrose Onoria disclosed this on Saturday during the destruction of 378 illegal firearms recovered from warriors. According to Onoria, the LC I …

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NSSF mid-term requests decline after first month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to sh400 billion has been paid out to over 18,000 claimants under the National Social Security Funds-NSSF midterm access. According to information obtained by URN, the fund made the first disbursement on March 17, 2022, after receiving 41,174 applications. Of these, only 14,690 applicants were …

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