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Kadaga demands Kenya’s assurance on Uganda’s assets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Minister of Finance to obtain an assurance from the Kenyan government on the status of Uganda’s assets. Kadaga issued the directive on Wednesday during the afternoon parliament session where MPs debated a statement presented by the …

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Kadaga, Ethiopian counterpart call for improved transport infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and her Ethiopian counterpart Tagesse Chafo have called for improved transport infrastructure across the African continent in order to ease movement of persons and improve trade.    The two Speakers observed a need to improve the existing road, rail and …

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Uganda Embassy land in Addis Ababa grabbed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Embassy land in Addis Ababa Ethiopia has been encroached on. This is according to an internal audit by the Ministry of Finance. Uganda was supposed to build its Embassy house and a chancery on the land to reduce expense on the rent. Hussein …

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UGX 65 billion Gulu municipality roads commisioned

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  19 rehabilitated roads in Gulu Municipality have been commissioned. The 6.04km of roads were upgraded with 65 billion Uganda Shillings grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA. The rehabilitated roads are of Lagara Road, Prince Road, Coronation Road, Andrea Olal Road, Bank Lane, …

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Busoga kingdom halts enthronement of new Budhagali oracle

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The proposed installation of the new Oracle of Bujjagali falls Hassan Kirunda has been halted, on a directive by Busoga Kingdom officials led by Cultural Affairs Minister Richard Mafumo. Kirunda was on Sunday morning confirmed as the new oracle of Bujjagali falls, replacing the deceased …

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NRM misses IPOD handover to FDC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party skipped the handover of the Interparty Organization for Democracy- IPOD leadership from the Democratic Party-DP to the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party. DP, which assumed the IPOD leadership on March 25th, 2019, handed over to FDC yesterday at …

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2000 Masindi residents face forceful eviction from UIA land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 2000 people from Kimengo sub county in Masindi district are facing eviction from land belonging to Uganda Investment Authority-UIA. The affected are residents of Bungucoda, Nyakarongo, Kiryana, Ijwamba and Kokoitwa villages. A team of police officers backed by Uganda Peoples Defense Force-UPDF soldiers …

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Now, NAADS suspends distribution of tractors to farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has suspended the distribution of more than 240 tractors to farmer groups around the country. The tractors were procured under the second priority area of the 2016 – 2020 Agriculture Sector Strategic Development Plan for mechanization of Agriculture. …

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UNBS starts to bite, wants all imports Certified before taxation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS has proposed that Uganda Revenue Authority-URA should tax only imports that have been certified by the standards body. UNBS is mandated to develop, promote and enforce standards to ensure competitiveness of locally manufactured products and to protect the health and safety of consumers …

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