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Industrial court to stop fixing new cases over backlog

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Industrial Court is considering stopping fixing new cases for hearing because of the huge backlog. The Chief Judge of the Industrial Court, Justice Asaph Ruhindi Ntenge disclosed this while inaugurating the Industrial Court users committee meeting in Kampala to discuss challenges facing the …

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KCCA to introduce access cards for staff to boost security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA is in the process of introducing access cards to boost security at city hall. The acting KCCA Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka disclosed this while presenting a progress report of the investigations into the break-ins at KCCA. There have been three …

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Gen. Tumwine to seek legal redress over parliament report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has threatened to seek legal redress over a parliament report that found him guilty of assaulting Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal. Tumwine’s statement followed the adoption of the Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee report that recommended his reprimand for breach …

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Proposed property rates to cost KCCA UGX 30 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new property rates proposed by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago shall cost Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA 30 billion shillings. This is according to the Ag Executive Director Andrew Kitaka. According to Lukwago’s proposal, property owners with a taxable value below five million should …

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Witnesses in safe house torture chambers probe threatened -Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has cautioned the government to respect the rule of law and human rights and aid parliament’s investigation into the alleged torture in safe houses. Kadaga told parliament yesterday afternoon that a number of people who are lined up to …

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Uganda airlines maiden flight to cost UGX 166,000

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Airlines has slashed prices for the maiden flight slated for 28 August with a one-way ticket put at 166,000 shillings from Entebbe to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). This means a return ticket goes for an enticing 330,000 shillings, a huge deal from the …

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Gov’t rejects planned power dam in Murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry for Water and Environment says that government will not approve the plan to construct a hydropower dam in Murchison Falls. This stems from a letter dated June 20th to the Ministry through National Environment Management Authority- NEMA from Electricity Regulatory Authority-ERA on …

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