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Private school teachers in Masaka demand salary increment

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Proprietors and administrators of private schools in Masaka are faced with the task of meeting the expectations and high demands of teachers as they return to classes. In the wake of schools reopening from a prolonged lockdown induced by the outbreak of Covid-19, many private …

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Lukwago, councilors reignite demand for increased funding to Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has reignited demands for an increase in the annual budget allocated to Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA to at least one per cent of the national budget. Uganda’s national budget for the current financial year is 44.7 trillion Shillings. Last year, …

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Foreign Affairs ministry wants CHOGM vehicle fleet replaced

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have told Members of Parliament that the fleet of vehicles used for transporting CHOGM dignitaries is no longer fit for purpose. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Vincent Bagiire, told the Foreign Affairs Commitee of Parliament on Thursday that the …

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Enthronement of new Orthodox metropolitan set for February

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly-elected Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Kampala and Uganda, his Eminence Jeronymos Muzeeyi will be enthroned at the end of February. Metropolitan Muzeeyi was elected at the end of the three days of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria between January …

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Wakiso targets 640,000 children in mass polio vaccination campaign

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district is targeting to immunize 640,000 children during the mass polio vaccination campaign. The three-day vaccination campaign against polio among children aged five years and below was launched in Wakiso on Thursday. The campaign that targets 8.7 million children aims to also reach children …

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Court quashes UGX9Bn award to Karuma power project land claimants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the High Court to award 9.3 Billion Shillings as compensation to claimants of land where the government is currently constructing the Karuma Hydro Power Project. A panel of three justices Christopher Izama Madrama, Irene Mulyagonja, and …

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Lawyers ask court to allow ACTV examine torture of terror suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers representing 15 terror suspects have asked Buganda Road Magistrates Court to allow the doctors from the African Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims to access the prisons and examine the health status of the suspects. The suspects include money operators Yusuf Muwonge alias Hamza …

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Gov’t takes over Mountains of the Moon University

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has officially taken over Mountains of the Moon University in Fort Portal. In September, Parliament approved the takeover of the institution by the government. The State Minister for Higher Education told MPs that taking over the institution as a Public University would …

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