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MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya remanded to Kigo prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya have asked court to reign over security agencies and stop the violation of their rights. The MPs were separately presented before the Masaka Grade One Magistrate Grace Wakooli and Chief Magistrate Charles Yeitese, for further mention of …

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Centenary bank manager injured in acid attack

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Katwe are hunting for unidentified persons behind an acid attack against Patrick Katatanzi, the Chief Manager of the Corporate section in Centenary bank at Mapeera House in Kampala. The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire says that Katatanzi suffered an acid attack …

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UPC demands for lifting of curfew hours to favor evening classes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Congress-UPC has called upon the government to consider extending the start of curfew hours from 7pm to 10pm purposely to allow evening classes resume with no interruptions. Muzeyi Faizo, Head of Media and Communications at UPC, reasons that most of higher learning institutions’ …

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Kitgum targets 80% safe water access with new boreholes

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in three selected sub-counties in Kitgum district will soon have access to clean drinking water, thanks to a multi-billion borehole drilling and rehabilitation project launched in the district. At least 42 boreholes worth over 200 million Shillings are expected to be drilled in the …

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Minister Kasaija to fast track NSSF mid-term access bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund is anxiously awaiting the enactment of the NSSF Amendment Bill which was recently returned to Parliament by President Yoweri Museveni. The president advised parliament to among others, amend the clause on the mid-term access to 20 per cent of the …

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Sironko receives UGX 800M to support scale irrigation

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sironko district has received Shillings 800million from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries-MAAIF for the purchase of irrigation equipment to support high-value crop production under the scale irrigation program. The District Production Officer, Patrick Charlie Okori, says that the project targets 250 farmers …

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Man stabs brother to death over land dispute

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Nakaseke district has arrested a resident of Mizimbo village for stabbing his brother to death over a land wrangle. The deceased has been identified as Sait Kijjambu, a resident of Mizimbo village in Kapeeka sub-county who was allegedly stabbed to death by his …

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Mbale USMID roads waste away three years after commissioning

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some sections of Nabuyonga rise and Mugisu Hill lane in Mbale city have wasted away three years after being commissioned by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The two are part of four roads built under the Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructure Development (USMID) programme with funding …

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Bushenyi registers 2,000 cases of teenage pregnancies in eighteen months

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bushenyi district has registered up to 2,103 cases of teenage pregnancies within eighteen months. According to statistics from the District Probation office, the cases were registered between January 2020 and June 2021 after the first lockdown was announced by President Museveni following the outbreak of …

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