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Gov’t to withhold school capitation grants over delayed registration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has threatened to withhold capitation grants for public schools and education institutions, which fail to finalize the online registration of learners. In April this year, the Ministry of Education and Sports rolled out the re-developed Education Management Information System …

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Kabale RDC asks CAO to suspend funding to Ryakarimira town council

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Nyakahuma, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner has asked the Chief Administrative Officer, to suspend funding to Ryakarimira town council citing allegations of embezzlement against the town clerk, Alex Ampeire. According to Nyakahuma, Ampeire who is currently on the run, is accused of embezzling Shillings …

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Security arrest 137 in crackdown on criminal gangs in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 137 suspected criminals spent Sunday night in different police cells in Jinja following a joint security operation led by the Kiira regional police commander, Richard Okullu in Bugembe ward, Jinja City Northern division. The operation also led to the arrest of Alex Mugabi, …

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IGG cautions Magyezi against interference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government-IG has cautioned the Local Government Minister, Rafael Magyezi against interfering with its mandate. This stems from Magyezi’s attempts to stop the interdiction of the Fort Portal city town clerk, Moses Otimong as part of the ongoing investigations into his alleged abuse …

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UWA moves to restrict pastoralists in wildlife reserves

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA in Karamoja is considering banning pastoralists from grazing in wildlife reserves. According to UWA, the presence of pastoralists has affected the breeding of animals forcing some species like ostriches to migrate to distant areas where they can not easily be traced. Edyau …

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Hoima hospital gets UGX 5.6Bn for capital development

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima Regional Referral Hospital has recieved Shillings 5.6 billion from the government this financial year for capital development. The hospital director, Dr. Sophie Namasopo, says that Shillings 4.5 billion will finance the construction of the regional blood bank, and Shillings 1.15 billion will finance the …

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Public servants arrested for alleged forgery

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six civil servants under Kanungu district local government are in trouble over alleged forgery and utterance of false academic documents. The suspects who are currently being held at Kanungu police station include; Alfred Mwesigye, 53, a teacher at  Kambuga senior secondary school and a resident …

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Bill to protect consumers from predatory pricing in offing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry has said that it will move the protection law aimed at protecting consumers from false advertisement, predatory pricing and substandard products. According to the Chairperson of the Committee,  Mwine Mpaka, although there are several laws in the …

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