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Finance Minister, AG defend contentious coffee deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General Kiwanuka Kiroywa and Finance Minister Matia Kasaija have defended the controversial coffee contract between the Government and the Italian investor that has ruffled feathers since last month. While appearing before the parliamentary committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry chaired by Mbarara city south …

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Rubirizi farmers warned against harvesting premature vanilla

Rubirizi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vanilla farmers and middlemen in Rubirizi district have been warned against picking or buying premature beans. Herbert Musiimenta, the Principal Agricultural Inspector with the Ministry of Agriculture says premature harvesting poses a threat to the gains Uganda has made in improving the quality of vanilla …

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Kagadi nurse found dead in drug shop

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A nurse from Kagadi General hospital in Kagadi district has been found dead in her private drug shop in Nyankoma village, Galiboleka sub county. The deceased is 60-year-old Peruse Banura, who has been working in the male ward at Kagadi General hospital. Her lifeless body …

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Two dead, several injured in Mpigi accident

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have died and several others injured in an accident involving 3 vehicles in Kavule village, Kiringente sub county, Mpigi district. The accident involving a bus belonging to Baby Coaches, Fuso truck and trailer occurred on Wednesday morning along the busy Kampala-Masaka highway. One …

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22 year old found dead in Busia gold mine

Bugiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busoga East are investigating circumstances under which 22-year-old Swaibu Wafula, died in a gold mine in Bugiri district. Wafula, a resident of Budde village in Mayuge town council had gone missing for two days. He was found dead in a gold mine after …

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Panic in Moroto as rustlers turn to burglary

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high among residents of Moroto municipality following attacks by suspected cattle rustlers who have resorted to breaking into people’s homes asking for money and food. Joseph Puwan, a resident of Katanga ward says that the warriors attacked him on Friday last week around …

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UBTEB to start modular assessment in July

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) is to start conducting modularized assessments in July 2022. The first cohort of students that will go through this assessment begun studies in January this year. According to UBTEB, candidates who will sit for the modular assessment will …

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Kamuli residents demand renovation of health centre IIs

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Butende and Nawango, Kitayundwa sub-county, Kamuli district have asked the government to rehabilitate health centre IIs. Butende and Nawango health center IIs were constructed three years ago at 60 Million Shillings. The residents say that the health facilities that are in a dilapidated …

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Nwoya to conduct fresh verification of pastoralists

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nwoya district security officials and leaders will commence fresh verification of pastoralists. The decision follows concerns that the majority of the pastoralists have evaded eviction, and are still illegally grazing their cattle in the district, nearly two months after an eviction order was issued. The …

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Students below 18 excluded from enrolling for health courses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the increasing number of young learners leaving O level, the Ministry of Education and Sports has cautioned against enrolling those below 18-years of age into health training institutions. Available information indicates that many students are completing the Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE between 14 and …

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