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Four districts in Teso added on list of SAGE beneficiaries

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four other districts in Teso sub region have been added to the Social Assistance Grants and Empowerment- SAGE program. The districts include Bukedea, Ngora, Serere and Soroti. They are among the 14 more districts that were added on the list of SAGE program countrywide. …

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UNEB website inaccessible as aspirants rush to verify documents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB website is inaccessible at a time when prospective aspirants for different political positions in the coming general election are rushing to verify their academic documents. On June 18, UNEB declared that set deadlines for the process …

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Makerere University withdraws summons to staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has withdrawn disciplinary summons it had issued to two staff members to appear before the University Appointments committee. The two Fatuma Nakatudde and Paul Apunyo who served as Deputy Registrar and Senior Administrative Assistant at the College of Health Sciences respectively were …

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7,000 farmers in Lango enroll for crop insurance scheme

Under this scheme, a farmer is required to pay about 30,000 shillings per acre to insure their crops each season. Once their crops are affected by either drought or rain, they are entitled to a minimum compensation of Shillings 150,000 per acre of the crop depending on the market price. …

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Health Ministry declines to lift lockdown in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has declined to honor request by the district taskforce to lift the lockdown in Gulu in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On Wednesday, police backed by the military started enforcing travel restrictions blocking private …

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Scabies cases in Hoima rise to 1500

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people infested by scabies in Hoima district has reached 1500. Fredrick Byenume, the Hoima district health inspector says they realised a huge number of people are infected during a community surveillance exercise they conducted last week. The most affected people are in …

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Kyotera residents aid illegal entry of Tanzanians nationals

Kyotera, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Kyotera District COVID19 Task Force is accusing residents of frustrating their efforts to control the illegal entry of Tanzanian nationals into the country. Maj. David Matovu, the Kyotera Resident District Commissioner, says some community members aid the illegal influx of Tanzanian nationals into the …

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