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Makerere University Council quashes probe on suspended staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An emergency meeting of the Makerere University Council, a supreme governing organ of the University has rejected the committee established to investigate matters arising out of staff suspensions over conflict of interest. The meeting directed that the probe committee halt their operations and hand …

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Parliament pauses debate on Lyomoki’s NSSF motion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Workers Member of Parliament, Dr. Sam Lyomoki has sought leave of parliament to table the National Social Security Fund Amendment Bill, 2019 by way of private member’s Bill. The bill seeks to amend the NSSF Act, 1985. In his motion of parliament, Lyomoki argues …

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MPs query $379M Gov’t support to Lubowa hospital investor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have questioned the move by Government to guarantee a loan of $379 million to an investor for the construction of an International Specialized Hospital in Lubowa, Wakiso district. The government approved the construction of the hospital, to be operated as a world-class …

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Delay in SGR Project good for Uganda, says economist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stanbic’s East African economist Jibran Qureishi has said the delays as Uganda bids to borrow from China to finance the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) could be a blessing in disguise. Uganda needs about sh8 trillion to construct the SGR from Malaba to Kampala. The …

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Nawangwe recommends closure of Law School

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has recommended the indefinite closure of the School of Law for failure to resume teaching. The recommendation is contained in a 7-page report dated Monday 11th February 2019 addressed to Lorna Magara, the Chairperson of Makerere University Council. …

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Woman arrested for plotting husband’s murder

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bulaga Police Post is holding a woman alleged to have been caught in the process of hiring assassins to kill her husband. The woman identified as Jane Najjuuko, 29, was arrested yesterday after the people she contacted to murder her husband turned out to be …

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FDC dismisses DP’s one candidate strategy

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has dismissed, as wishful thinking, a one-to-one strategy broached by Democratic Party (DP) ahead of the 2021 presidential elections. The strategy that would see all opposition parties’ field a single candidate against National Resistance Movement (NRM) …

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Bishop Bamwoze’s legacy lives on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Dozens dashed to Uganda Cancer Institute-UCI following news of the passing of Rt. Rev. Cyprian Bamwoze, the former Bishop of Busoga Diocese. The 86-year-old retired Bishop succumbed to Leukemia after being hospitalized for almost six months. Our reporter found inconsolable mourners including both serving …

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ARUA: Police disciplinary court recommends demotion of five officers

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Disciplinary Court has recommended the demotion of five Police Officers in connection to last year’s chaotic Arua Municipality parliamentary by-elections. The Police Disciplinary Court Chairperson, Dennis Odongopiny announced the ruling at Arua Municipal Council hall this morning. Odongopiny said the Police Disciplinary …

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