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Retired priest hacked by own son over land

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Rev. Stephen Munvaneza, a retired priest is nursing wounds at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital after being hacked by his biological son over land. Rev. Munvaneza was hacked by his 23-year-old son, Bosco Arinda on Wednesday afternoon. According to Rev. Munvaneza, he was sitting together with …

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Trade Ministry needs UGX 5bn for Dubai Expo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde has said that the ministry requires 5 billion Shillings to participate in the six months world expo scheduled to take place in 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates-UAE. In her statement to parliament on Wednesday, …

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Number of people testing for HIV drops- Aids commission

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people testing for HIV across the country has been declining steadily over the past three years, according to Uganda AIDS Commission-UAC. Records from UAC show that 10.7 million people tested in the 2016/2017 financial year, 8.8 million in the 2017/2018 …

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Uganda Airlines prospective travellers can now book flights online

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Travellers can now book online to travel Uganda Airlines after the national flag carrier opened a web portal for online bookings yesterday morning. The airline will have its maiden flight on Wednesday, August 28. Jennifer Bamutulaki Musiime, the commercial and marketing director of Uganda …

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Gen Tumwine found guilty of assaulting MP Cecilia Ogwal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee has recommended that Gen. Elly Tumwine is reprimanded for breach of privilege of Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal and for being disrespectful to Parliament. The committee’s recommendation stems from its investigation into allegations of contempt of parliament levelled …

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COSASE summons Mutebile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-COSASE, has summoned the Central Bank Governor, Prof. Emmanuel  Tumusiime Mutebile. Mutebile is supposed to respond to petitions related to closure of commercial banks next week on Thursday. The Constitution gives Parliamentary committees’ quasi powers of …

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Worsening water quality reducing economic growth –World Bank

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality. Its impacts are wider, deeper, and more uncertain than previously thought, according to a new report by the World Bank. The bank cautions that deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of …

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Busia truck drivers protest high fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers in Busia municipality staged a protest on Tuesday afternoon protesting high parking, loading and offloading fees. Each truck driver is required to pay Shillings 30,000 for a sticker monthly and daily parking fees of Shillings 5000. The truck drivers claim the levy is …

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SFC commander seeks increase in soldiers hazardous allowance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to increase the hazardous allowance for all soldiers involved in marine-based activities. The request was made by Maj Gen James Birungi, the Commander of the Special Forces Command, the elite force that protects the president. Maj Gen Birungi was …

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Commissioner seeks time to undo mess in Jinja land transaction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The acting commissioner for land registration Robert Opiyo has sought more time to undo the mess associated with a fraudulent land transaction on Plot 24 Kyabazinga way in Nalufenya in Jinja district. Opiyo said he needs up to Thursday to initiate measures for the …

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