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Police investigate Kasirye Ggwanga over shooting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are investigating circumstances under which, Rtd Major Gen. Kasirye Ggwanga opened fire at a vehicle of the aides of local music artist, Catherine Kusasira. The incident occurred around 10:45pm on Tuesday night near Makindye Division offices where his children were buying snacks. Preliminary …

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‘NRM plotting to change presidential election process’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Opposition has accused the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party of plotting to amend the constitution to provide for the election of the president through a parliamentary and not presidential system. Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze claimed on Wednesday that they have received …

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Makerere probe committee given two months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The committee set up to investigate the conduct of the suspended Makerere University Academic Staff Association – MUASA leader, Dr Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi has been given up to two months to deliver its report. The committee will be headed by Prof. Sarah Kiguli, a Senior …

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KCCA to apply for extension of KIIDP deadline

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) will apply for extension of the second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP 2) deadline. The five year World Bank funded project started in May 2015 and was expected to be accomplished in May 2020. However, KCCA is the …

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MPs moot Bill to amend NSSF Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament plan to table a Bill to amend the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Act of 1985 to allow workers’ access their savings before the age of 50. The Act currently provides that a member of the Fund shall be entitled to benefits …

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Oulanyah hails UPDF on peace, security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, has praised the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force (UPDF) for its role in national and regional stability. At an event to launch this year’s Tarehe sita celebration activities at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya, Oulanyah said …

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks more funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is seeking funds in the next financial year to cater for government’s contributions to international bodies. The request was made by the Minister, Sam Kutesa, who was appearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs to defend the ministry’s budget proposals …

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Judicial service commission to set up forensic investigation unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judicial Service Commission-JSC has unveiled its plans to set up a forensic unit with capacity to investigate complex corruption cases in the judiciary and deal with errant officers. The Commission Chairperson, Justice Benjamin Insigoma Kabiito disclosed this at the 21st Annual Judge’s Conference while …

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Cabinet approves Older Persons Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved principles for drafting of the Older Persons Bill, 2019. The bill is meant to enhance protection and realization of older person’s rights. Uganda Media Centre Director, Ofwono Opondo, addressing media on Tuesday said the bill will provide for promotion and protection the …

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UCE results to be released this week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE examination results are scheduled to be released on Thursday this week. A statement from the Education and Sports Ministry indicates that the results will be released at the offices of Uganda Bureau of Statistics at 2:30 pm. Education and Sports …

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