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Govt spacing repatriation flights to decongest Entebbe airport

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Civil Aviation Authority – CAA says repatriation flights scheduled on the same day will be spaced by a minimum of four hours inorder to decongest Entebbe International Airport amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic concerns.  This is after some stranded Ugandans and legal residents who   …

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Minister Katumba Wamala commissions new Buvuma ferry

Buvuma, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Buvuma district could not hide their joy as the government commissioned a new ferry on Friday. The ferry is expected to make transport easier to residents and the business community who are mainly farmers and produce traders.  Gen. Katumba Wamala, the Minister for Works …

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Soroti christians shun scientific weddings

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Christians in Soroti and other parts of Teso sub-region have shunned Scientific Weddings, a concept adopted with the outbreak of Coronavirus disease.  The concept started with a ban on public gatherings in March 2020 and a suggestion by president Yoweri Museveni that people can abandon …

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NRM special interest groups elections unnoticed in Luweero villages

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Several National Resistance Movement supporters in Luweero district have missed Special Interest Groups elections held within their villages, due to lack of awareness. The elections held on Friday were choosing representatives for the youths, Persons with disabilities and the Elderly. The group was supposed to …

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European union tourism retreat enters day two

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  European Union Ambassadors are meeting in Western Uganda to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Uganda’s tourism sector.   Tourism is one of Uganda’s top foreign exchange-earners with annual receipts of USD 1.6 billion brought in by 1.8 million tourists according to the Uganda Tourism …

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Three arrested as fire razes buildings in Koome, kills one

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Three people have been arrested in connection to the death of a man in a domestic brawl at Koome Islands, Mukono District. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire identified the deceased only as Omondi, a neighbour to a couple that was having a domestic …

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EU commissions ranger outpost at Queen Elizabeth national park

Kanungu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Union (EU) has commissioned a 12-unit staff accommodation block at Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The 325 million Shillings facility will aid rangers to fight poaching in the national park. The project is part of a bigger USD 1.3 million (4.8 billion Shillings) …

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13 media practitioners in Tooro seek elective positions

Kabarole, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 13 media personalities in Tooro have expressed interest to contest for various elective positions in the 2021 general elections.   They include Ronald Asaba a presenter at Jubilee Radio who seeks to contest as LCV councillor for Busoro Sub County, Davis Besiga, the Voice …

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Court declares tax appeal deposits unconstitutional

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Taxpayers disputing assessments by Uganda Revenue Authority will no longer be required to deposit 30 per cent of the amount in dispute before launching a challenge at the Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT). Section 15 of the Tax Appeals Tribunal Act requires a company or any …

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