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KCB sends customers to Japan-Tokyo for a business trip

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | In a bid to support growth of business for its customers, KCB Bank Uganda has organised a business trip for its business club customers who will travel to Tokyo, Japan from the March 2-12, 2019. The 10 day tour of the city of Tokyo will expose …

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80 percent of childhood cancers misdiagnosed-medics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 80 percent of all childhood cancers are misdiagnosed according to medics at the Uganda Cancer Institute. They say that most childhood cancers cannot be diagnosed by health workers in lower health facilities and as a result, children are subjected to treatment regimens …

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Museveni set for sixth-term run

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in office, a party resolution said Wednesday. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) called for Museveni to “continue leading the movement and the …

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Experts call for balanced investment in infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economics’ Analysts have said it’s time for the government to start increasing budget allocated to the social sectors which have for years been dwarfed by works, transport and energy sector investments. Both experts from government, research institutions and international agencies spoke in unison during a …

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Police block Jinja DP reunion meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have blocked the highly anticipated Democratic Party-DP reunion meeting at Jinja rugby grounds. Heavily armed police officers backed with armored vehicles deployed at the rugby grounds by 7:00 am this morning to stop DP officials for erecting tents and a public address system …

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Uganda sends delegation to Tanzania over sugar import ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Trade, Industries and Cooperatives has sent a delegation to Tanzania for discussion on the latest sugar import ban. The delegation is led by State Minister for Cooperatives, Fredrick Ngobi Gume. Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde says that they have not got clear reasons …

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State House anti-corruption unit arrests two URA officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State House Anti-Corruption Unit has picked up two Jinja based Uganda Revenue Authority-URA officers. Hassan Milo and Ferdinand Wamala were caught red handed receiving a bribe of Shillings 45 million from local businessman, Jomo Nkata. The bribe was part of Shillings 50 million meant …

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Former estate manager grilled for evicting 70 families

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nicholas Kabagambe, a resident of Mengo in Kampala has come under fire from the Land Commission for evicting 70 households in Kassanda District. Kabagambe told the Commission Chaired by Justice, Catherine Bamugemereire that in 2010 Moses Kiwa Ssebunya introduced him to Kisibika Estate in Kalwana …

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Cooperators waiting for COSASE report to forge future

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cooperators under their apex body, Uganda Cooperative Alliance are looking forward to the report by the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to guide their next course of action on the defunct 1964 Cooperative Bank. Led by Ivan Asiimwe, the General Secretary …

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KIIRA EVS excites Masaka, Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | KIIRA EVS alias The Beast has excited Mbarara municipal residents. The Ugandan manufactured vehicle, which is being show cased in Western Uganda, caused commotion along Mbarara high street and at Mbarara University. Dozens of residents and university students couldn’t resist taking a glimpse of the …

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