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FDC to meet its elected MPs over speakership race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC is set to meet Members of Parliament who were elected on the party ticket to discuss, among other things, the candidates it will support in the parliamentary speakership race.  John Kikonyogo, the deputy party spokesperson said that although there are …

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Nakasongola revises local revenue estimates

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Nakasongola District council has lowered its local revenue expectations for the financial year 2021/22 after failing to meet targets in the past two financial years. According to the 2021/22 draft budget for Nakasongola, the district expects to collect 900 Million Shillings from local revenue below …

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1,400 trucks cleared for travel to South Sudan

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 1,400 trucks have left Elegu town council in Amuru district for South Sudan in the past two days.    Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police spokesperson told journalists at the Northern Uganda Media Club on Monday that 600 trucks left on …

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Don Wanyama to head New Vision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Senior Press Secretary to the President Don Wanyama has been appointed Managing Director/CEO of Vision Group. The Board Chairman of Vision Group Patrick Ayota announced the decision Tuesday. Wanyama, who has been President Yoweri Museveni’s press secretary since 2016, will replace Robert Kabushenga. The New …

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Join political party to fight corruption- Mugisha Muntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Party President, Gen. Mugisha Muntu has advised Ugandans to join political parties to fight corruption in the country. He was meeting his party coordinators in Lira City on Monday to assess their performance in the just concluded general elections …

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JOBS: URA has 376 places to fill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) are set to fill 376 new vacancies in the first half of this year. “We urge all Ugandans with the requisite competencies, proven integrity, problem- solving, analytical and interpersonal skills plus the ability to handle multiple tasks to apply,” the …

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UNEB scout collapses, dies in Wakiso

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB scout has collapsed and died while heading to scout the ongoing Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations in Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality in Wakiso District Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the deceased as Ahmed …

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Security to use CCTV cameras to hunt for thugs throwing petrol bombs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Security commanders in Kampala Metropolitan have tasked the Nateete Closed Circuit Television –CCTV camera operators to retrieve and avail all footage of thugs throwing petrol bombs at vehicles during  jam. Attacks on motorists in jam have been reported in Wakaliga where riders wearing masks have …

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