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Supreme Court consolidates appeals challenging dismissal of six MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has consolidated three appeals challenging the constitutional court decision that ordered for the dismissal of six Members of Parliament of the newly created municipalities. Among the consolidated appeals, one was filed by the Electoral Commission, another by the Attorney General and …

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KIIDP 2 road works at 25% completion- KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing road works being undertaken by Kampala Capital City Authority under the Kampala Institutional Infrastructure Development Project 2 (KIIDP 2) stand at 25 percent completion. Eng. Stephen Kibuuka, the KCCA project coordinator says the percentage covers majorly low value works like transfer of …

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MPs summon Attorney General over vehicle inspection contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Physical infrastructure committee of Parliament has summoned the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga to appear before the committee and present government’s position on the inspection of motor vehicles. This is after the committee chaired by Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko adjourned the meeting with the Public …

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Uganda registers 1st COVID-19 death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has today confirmed Uganda’s first COVID-19 death. The deceased is a 34 year old Ugandan female, resident of Namisindwa district who presented with COVID like signs and symptoms: fever,dry cough,headache and difficulty in breathing. The postmortem samples from the deceased were confirmed …

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Engineers call for advanced lake monitoring to control floods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmental engineers from Makerere University have called for investment in advanced lake monitoring systems to control floods. A section of lecturers from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Makerere University led by senior lecturer Dr Robinah Kulabako made the recommendation before the Natural …

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Busia to get UGX 50bn water project

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is to construct a 50 billion shillings water project in Busia district. The project funded by the World Bank will extend safe water to 600,000 people in Busia municipality. The 105,000 litres water reservoir will be installed covering 7 hectares of land. The …

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City traders protest as landlords demand rent for closed shops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of city traders staged a demonstration protesting a decision by their landlords to block them from accessing their shops until they clear their rental arrears. The traders claim that the landlords want them to pay rent for the months the shops were closed during …

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Health Ministry seeks UGX 465bn for Covid-19 fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is seeking 465 Billion shillings for COVID-19 intervention. According to the Ministry Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine, 240 Billion shillings is required for test kits and laboratory consumables, 100 billion for personal protective equipment, 72 billion for oxygen equipment and consumables and …

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Two charged for assaulting traffic police officers on duty

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police at Lira central police station have charged two men on allegations of assaulting two traffic police officers. The two reportedly beat up the traffic officers Emmanuel Tumuhibise and Thomas Kamusiime who were carrying out their duties on Saturday in Ngetta along Kigtum-Lira road. …

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Orient Bank sale will ensure growth – Management

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Orient Bank management has said they agreed to sell majority shares of the bank to a Kenyan company which will facilitate its growth into a leading player in Uganda’s banking sector. On Monday, it emerged that I&M Holdings Limited, the owners of I&M Bank Kenya, …

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