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Bunyangabu LCV chairperson granted bail

Fort Portal, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Fort Portal Magistrate court has granted bail to the Bunyangabu LCV Chairperson, James Ategeka Mugarama. Mugarama was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting the Resident District Commissioner Jane Asiimwe Muhindo.  On Wednesday, the court presided over by the Grade Two Magistrate Nathan Mulindwa heard …

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Kitgum seeks UGX 1.4b to tackle Covid-19 pandemic

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kitgum District Coronavirus Task force Committee has budgeted for 1.48 billion shillings to tackle the spread of coronavirus disease. This comes as the district is battling to streamline its operation amidst limited funds through the taskforce committee formed to fight covid19 Pandemic. Martin Jacan Gwokto, …

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COVID-19 pandemic exposes church fraudsters- Pastor Male

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Pastor Moses Solomon Male, the head of Arising for Christ Ministries and outspoken critic of the prosperity gospel in Pentecostal churches is chest thumping; saying the Covid19 pandemic has exposed all fraudsters who have been preaching “the gospel of extortion”. Male, who is living a …

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Lyantonde bans hawkers, food vendors to reduce human contact

Lyantonde, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Lyantondo District Security Committee has banned hawkers and roadside vendors in an attempt to avoid the possible spread of Corona virus in the area. Catherine Kamwine, the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner and District Security Committee Chairperson announced the ban on hawking and roadside vending on …

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Patients share experiences of seeking health care amidst lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Access to health care services has become a nightmare to several city residents because of the ongoing lock down. On Wednesday last week, president, Yoweri Museveni banned public transport as a control measure against the spread of the coronavirus following the confirmation several cases …

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Besigye blames Museveni for stopping food donation to vulnerable

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] president Dr Kizza Besigye has said President Museveni erred by stopping politicians and other well-wishers from donating relief items to those most affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. In a statement, Besigye, Museveni’s four-time challenger said, instead of banning …

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1.5 Million Ugandans to receive relief support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1.5 million vulnerable Ugandans will receive food items. This was revealed by the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on Wednesday while presenting a statement to Parliament on the COVID-19 pandemic and government’s preparations and intervention. According to Rugunda, each vulnerable person will receive at least …

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