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Residents of Elegu township petition Ecweru over flooding

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Elegu township in Amuru district have petitioned the State Minister for Works, Musa Ecweru over the delayed expansion of the bank of River Unyama to avert flooding. In 2019, the government through the Ministry of Works signed a tripartite deal worth Shillings 1.9 …

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Nawangwe promises stable network as online exams commence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has assured students of a stable network throughout the online examination period via the eLearning platform MUELE-Makerere University eLearning Environment. Students will access their examinations and upload their work to the same platform upon completion. Ever since the …

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Toddler electrocuted in retail shop

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja police are investigating the electrocution of a toddler in a retail shop. Two-year-old Anita Mwanje met her death on Sunday afternoon in one of the retail shops in Mpumudde West C cell in Southern division in Jinja city. The shop is just about 10 …

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Nabbanja tasks team to review Covid-19 testing procedures at Entebbe airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has tasked a ten-member select committee comprising ten officials from the National Planning Authority-NPA, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA, security agencies and the ministries of health and tourism to address loopholes in the Covid-19 testing procedures at Entebbe International Airport. Nabbanja who …

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Farmers in Isingiro decry crested cranes destroying their gardens

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Masha sub county in Isingiro district are decrying crested cranes destroying their gardens. The farmers say the birds eat the groundnuts, maize, beans and millet seeds they sow in the gardens and destroy the crops as they germinate. The most affected are farmers …

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Bishop Kisembo asks people of Tooro to forgive Katuramu

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Ruwenzori Diocese Reuben Kisembo has asked the people of Tooro to forgive the former premier John Sanyu Katuramu. Speaking at the 26th Coronation anniversary of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV on Sunday, Bishop Kisembo said that Katuramu should be …

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Recruiting more LDUs will throw Uganda into anarchy – Security analysts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security analysts have warned that Uganda risks being plunged into anarchy by recruiting and keeping armed Local Defence Units-LDUs in the civilian populace. Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF is finalizing with the recruitment of 10,000 more Local Defence Unit personnel. But security analysts Fred Egesa and …

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Mixed reaction to release of Tooro’s Katuramu

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The release of former Tooro Kingdom Premier John Sanyu Katuramu after serving his term at Luzira Prison has generated mixed reaction in Fort Portal. Katuramu was convicted and sentenced to death in 1999, for masterminding the murder of the then Tooro Prince Patrick …

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