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Air cargo wants UGX 37 Bn to repair aircraft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda Air Cargo Corporation-UACC has reminded Parliament that it requires US$ 10 million (approximately Shillings 36.9 billion) to repair one of the two C130 air crafts, which has been grounded since 2014. The UACC Board Chairperson, Capt. John Emily Otekat made the request during an …

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Civil Society group wants clear spending of Petroleum Fund cash

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | As government and oil companies continue to negotiate on oil deals ahead of production, civil society organisations under their umbrella group, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) have come out to advise on how oil revenues should be used. At a meeting in Kampala held last …

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CSOs condemn unregulated disposal of used condoms

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Civil Society Organizations-CSOs in Hoima are up in arms against lodges and bars for allegedly disposing off used condoms in the open. Robina Tibakanya, the coordinator of National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS-NACWOLA notes that lodges and bars dump used condoms in …

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800 sign petition to drag president Museveni to ICC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Over 800 people have so far signed a petition to drag President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to the International Criminal Court- ICC.  The petition spearheaded by the People’s Government led by Former President of the Forum for Democratic Party- FDC party Dr Kiiza Besigye requires at least …

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School bursar in Pader arrested for eloping with pupil

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police are holding the bursar of Lacekocot Primary School in Atanga town council in Pader district on allegations of eloping with a primary six pupil. Joel Nyeko was picked up from his rented premises by the school management backed by some parents around 9:00 …

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Security personnel monitoring South Sudan refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | South Sudan refugees being hosted in refugee settlement centres in Northern Uganda district of Lamwo are being closely monitored by security personnel. The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner Nabinson Kidega says that security personnel are in constant watch over some refugees to ensure they don’t …

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Otuke district yet to get stock farm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | President Yoweri Museveni is yet to deliver his pledge of establishing a district stock farm in Otuke district. In 2009, President Museveni while in Otuke district pledged to establish the stock farm in the area to be used as the livestock multiplication centre to …

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