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Mbarara to rename 400 city roads and buildings

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara City Council has started the process renaming and naming of 400 old and new roads and buildings within the city. Mbarara City has 330.19 kilometres of roads. Current roads have a diversity of names include Marknsighn, High-street, Mbaguta road, Independence road, Victor Bwana, …

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Ugandan troops feted for contribution to stability in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has awarded medals and certificates to Ugandan soldiers for their contribution to the ongoing peace and stabilisation effort in Somalia. The soldiers, from Battle Group 30, were awarded medals at a ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, presided over by …

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Govt impounds tons of immature fish

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The fisheries directorate, Uganda People’s Defence Forces Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU and Uganda Revenue Authority-URA on Wednesday impounded  close to 20 tons of immature fish in  four trucks at Mpondwe border. The value of the impounded fish is yet to be determined. The trucks, destined for the …

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SALARIES: Science teachers unhappy with UNATU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Science teachers say they are finding it hard not to blame UNATU for the interference with the salary increment process for the scientists in the teaching profession. Under their umbrella body, Uganda professional science teachers Union -UPSTU, they are convinced that the Uganda National …

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Sheema district registers 1,014 teen pregnancies in 18 months

Sheema, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheema district authorities have registered a record 1,014 teen pregnancies in 18 months. Annet Kyomuhendo, the District Probation Officer says for the year 2020, they registered 408 girls and for 2021, they have registered 606 girls and these are between the ages of 13 and 19 …

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Masaka farmers get cassava drying machine to add value, improve incomes

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 300 farmers under Masaka District Farmers Association -MADIFA have received a cassava drying and processing machine to improve on value addition, quick processing of making cassava flour, and increase their incomes. The 35million Shilling machine is a donation from Vi-Agroforestry, a development organisation fighting …

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Teenager arrested for stealing 20 NWSC water meters in Luwero

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luwero district have arrested a 17-year-old boy and a man for allegedly vandalizing residents’ water meters, thus hampering water supply from the National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC to their taps. The teenager whose name is with-held because he’s a minor, is a resident of …

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Machete wielding thugs hack woman and daughter in Katwe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fear has engulfed residents of Nsuwa zone in Katwe after machete-wielding men cut their member, Aisha Nakitende, alongside her daughter Olivia Namatovu, in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Nakitende according to neighbors was attacked about 10 minutes to 6am during a morning down pour. At …

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Universities urged to invest in research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Mary Okwakol, the chairperson of Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has advised higher institutions of learning to invest in research to enable companies to offer virtual internship training to students. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, many Universities adopted the Open Distance and e-Learning-ODeL system to continue …

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