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Kyampisi sub county residents bitter over quarrying activities

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Over 50 residents of Bamutakudde in Kyampisi Sub County, Mukono district have accused a Chinese firm of blasting rocks in the area in disregard of their safety.    The stone quarry in the area belongs to China Communications Company.   The company sells the blasted stones …

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DP advise government to declare a state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | Nansubuga Prossy | The Democratic Party (DP) has asked government to declare a state of emergency and postpone the 2021 elections as a preventive measure for Covid-19 in Uganda. While addressing the press at the party headquarters, the DP Press secretary, Mr.Fred Mwesigwa said the election process is …

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Twelve year old girl commits suicide in Nansana

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district are investigating circumstances that led a 12- year-old girl to allegedly commit suicide. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson identifies the deceased as Alisat Nantume, a resident of Gganda-Nansana Municipality Wakiso District. The minor’s body was …

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Arua hospital to send samples to Adjumani hospital labaratory

Arua, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Arua Hospital has started sending samples to Adjumani hospital laboratory for testing.  Since the outbreak of covid-19 in March samples collected from suspects and contacts in the West Nile region were sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. Two weeks ago, a mobile …

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Muntu speaks out on presidential bid ahead of ANT nominations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National transformation-ANT, Uganda’s youngest political party is scheduled to conduct nominations for its presidential candidates on Wednesday and Thursday this week.     Uganda Radio Network spoke to the party founder Rtd. Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu on Monday in an exclusive …

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FDC engaging EC on virtual campaigns

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party says it will continue engaging with Electoral Commission to reverse its proposal requiring candidates to hold virtual campaigns. This stems from a revised roadmap for the 2021 elections issued by Electoral Commission indicating that candidates will campaign virtually …

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Rising L. Kyoga water submerges 549 latrines in Nakasongola

Nakasongola, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Rising water levels at Lake Kyoga have submerged close to 550 pit latrines in the areas of Nakasongola, resulting in a sanitation crisis in the areas.   Lake Kyoga is projected to exceed the highest historical water level of 13.2 meters as Water levels for major …

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National drug authority impounds smuggled drugs in Teso

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Drug Authority has impounded hundreds of unregistered and smuggled drugs sold in Pharmacies in Soroti and Serere districts. The impounded drugs include herbal concoctions like Super Mulabe, which is marketed as a wonder drug for all ailments including HIV/AIDS, as well as Kisakyamuzadde, …

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