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Adjumani district seeks additional 1.7Bn to fight against COVID-19

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district COVID-19 taskforce is seeking an additional 1.7 billion shillings in the fight and management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the district. Currently the district has confirmed 45 positive cases of COVID-19 with 40 being refugees from South Sudan and hosting over …

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Kabaka Mutebi praises Kasirye Ggwanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda Muwenda Mutebi II has mourned the passing of Maj. Gen. Kasirye Ggwanga. Kabaka Mutebi described Ggwanga as a human rights activist and a great environmentalist. Maj Gen Kasirye Ggwanga, 68, died on Tuesday at Nakasero Hospital where he had been …

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Kasese district leaders raise flag over illegal sand mining

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese district leaders have raised a red flag over sand mining across major rivers in the district. Last month, floods ravaged Kasese after rivers Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani and Mubuku burst their banks. The locals have now returned to the same rivers to extract sand deposits. …

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Private sector, CSOs hail gov’t for tax relief, recapitalizing of UDB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Private Sector Foundation and Civil Society Organisations have welcomed the budget saying it reflects Uganda’s current situation and looks at reviving vital sectors. On Thursday, the Minister for Finance Matia Kasaija passed 45 trillion shillings budget for the 2020/2012 financial year. Dr Elly …

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Masaka Cooperative Union struggles to repossess assets

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of Masaka Cooperative Union is struggling to repossess its assets. The union which was established in 1951 by coffee farmers in the greater Masaka sub-region collapsed due to political insurgency in the 1980’s. Although the government offered to compensate the Union for …

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