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Lukwago wants market ordinance expedited

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has asked Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA Council to expedite the process of putting in place the KCCA market ordinance. Speaking during the council sitting on Thursday at City Hall, Lukwago said that the conflicts in markets cannot be resolved …

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Gov’t urged to meet 50 per cent of HIV/AIDS funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) has appealed to government to increase its funding towards the fight against HIV/AIDs. The UAC wants government to shoulder at least half of the financial burden in a bid to reduce donor dependence. The Director General for UAC, Dr. Nelson …

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Tourism sector recovery disrupted by budget cuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism has asked Parliament to exempt the tourism sector from budget cuts to enable the sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. During a meeting on Thursday between Parliament’s committee on Tourism, Trade, and Industry and officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife …

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Two Lwengo district officials arrested over alleged fraud

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Lwengo district officials are in police custody for alleged fraud and obtaining money by false pretense from women groups in the area. They are Joseph Mazinga, the Lwengo District Commercial Development Officer, and an attendant in his office, Wilson Ssemanda. Another official Charles Mbazira, …

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Kitgum targets 48,000 children in mass polio vaccination campaign

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district health department is targeting to vaccinate more than 40,000 children aged below five years during the first phase of the polio vaccination exercise on Friday. The Acting District Health Officer, Dr. Henry Okello Otto says the vaccination is part of a nationwide campaign …

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Nabilatuk RDC orders arrest of sub county chief over alleged embezzlement

Nabilatuk, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Resident District Commissioner of Nabilatuk district Milton Odongo, has directed police to investigate the sub county chief of Lorengedwat, Paul Sagal for alleged embezzlement and abuse of office. The directive follows allegations of corruption and mismanagement of the Uganda Road Fund, part of the …

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Bank fraud: Shs2.7bn loan fraudsters named, expert warns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Jan.10, a local daily newspaper reported an incident in which a top bank in Uganda was conned Shs2.7bn in bogus loan scheme leading to some suspects getting arrested by the police. Gurijindeer Singh, who hails from Kolkata, the capital of India’s West Bengal state …

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