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Doctors push for new policy to govern internship

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the Uganda Medical Association, Dr. Ekwaro Obuku has revealed that they are pushing for a new policy to govern internship. While they managed to garner a lot of achievement from the 2017 doctors’ strike, Obuku says they have failed to …

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MPs denied access to suspected Uganda security safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Human Rights Committee have been blocked from accessing suspected Safe Houses in Nkokonjeru, Kyengera and Nalukolongo. Led by the committee Chairperson Janefher Egunyu Nantume, the MPs on Tuesday drove to the facilities in the company of journalists only to …

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Customers Bank deposits now protected up to UGX 10m

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has increased the deposit insurance limit from the current 3 million to 10 million shillings. This is the amount of money that is put aside to cater for misfortunes like the closure of a bank, as a guarantee that depositors can be …

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Umeme records Shs61.2bn net profit

Overall performance was hindered by a jump in tax expenses Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | A nearly double growth in income tax expense bullied Uganda’s electricity distributor, Umeme, to record a merely 0.3% growth in net profit to Shs 61.2bn for the past six months ending June.30. The company’s …

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5,000 police recruits to start training on Saturday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force – UPF have finalised scrutinizing recently recruited 4,500 probation police constables – PPCs and 500 learner assistant inspectors of police – AIPs. Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson says that Police’s Police Advisory Committee chaired by Inspector General of Police – IGP …

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KCCA seeks to recruit over 200 health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA wants government to recruit over 200 health workers to address staff shortages in its health facilities. Richard Lule, the Director Administration and Human Resource in KCCA told council on Monday that the Authority has written to the Public Service Ministry  …

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Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, according to findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates. The report coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, recognized on 10 September, to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented. The figures imply that suicide …

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Makerere seeks proposals for health research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists seeking to conduct research into healthcare can apply to get funding for their studies. The Makerere University Deputy Vice-Chancellor in- charge of Finance and Administration Dr. William Bazeyo says that a call for researchers to submit proposals was placed last week after part of …

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Police use teargas to disperse rowdy street kids

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There were running battles between police and street kids in Jinja municipality on Monday afternoon during an operation to demolish makeshift stalls adjacent to Napier market. Police stormed the area to destroy the stalls following an eviction notice issued by the Jinja Central Division Senior …

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