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NRM parades political aspirants to abandoned community

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party has presented over 40 political aspirants to the Kamuda sub county community, which they described as desolate and underdeveloped. The party members, vying for different political offices ahead of the 2021 general elections turned the belated NRA day celebrations …

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Kakira sugar works underfire from farmers over supply permits

Jinja, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kakira Sugar Works is underfire from sugarcane farmers from Busoga Sub region for allegedly issuing supplier permits to politicians at their expense. According to the farmers, the factory reduced their supplier permits from 1000 in January 2019 to 400 by December last year. The farmers …

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Seven arrested over counterfeit veterinary drugs

Mbarara, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  At least seven people are in custody following a joint operation by the National Drug Authority-NDA and Uganda Police Force to crackdown on counterfeit veterinary drug dealers. The suspects are Gideon Ntwirenabo, the Commercial Officer, Kyamuhunga town council, Richard Ahabwe, Bernadette Bonabana, Kussein Rwabwoma, Joseph …

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Janet Museveni responds to MPs on new curriculum

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni has apologized for any misunderstanding with parliament, as government rolls out of the lower secondary school curriculum. She explained in a statement why her ministry continued roll out of the lower secondary school curriculum contrary to the …

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Students mount pressure on Mak council over stalled guild elections

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University students are piling pressure on the university council to resolve the impasse relating to guild elections. Early this month, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Umar Kakumba issued a directive staying all electoral activities pending a review of the contested electoral reforms. The directive …

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Professor Mbowa hailed for commercialising Ugandan theater

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The late Professor Rose Mbowa, the former head of Music, Dance and Drama department at Makerere University has been hailed by scholars and artist for commercializing theater in Uganda. This came up during the Professor Mbowa memorial lecture organized by Uganda National Cultural Center in …

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Security stepped up at Parliament after attack

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened security at parliament, a day after two members of the Red Top Brigade jumped from the stranger’s gallery to the floor of the house protesting corruption. Military men have been deployed at the two gates of parliament to beef security. Visitors …

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