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Uganda Airlines first flight pushed to August

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Works and Transport, Eng. Monica Azuba says that the Uganda National Airlines will commence its first commercial flights in August. The country’s national flag carrier had earlier on been scheduled to start commercial flights this month. Now, in a statement to …

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High Court calls for Stella Nyanzi file

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Stella Nyanzi trial at Buganda Road Magistrates court maybe halted for some time as the High Court in Kampala called for her file. According to the July 18th letter from the Registrar of Criminal Division of High Court Mary Ikit, Nyanzi applied for …

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Minister Nantaba not under house arrest- Premier Rugunda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda says the Information,Communication and Technology State Minister Idah, Erios Nantaba is not under house arrest. Rugunda was responding to a question by Rukungiri Municipality MP, Rowland Mugume who raised concerned over Nantaba’s continued absence from Parliament with no known …

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Former NSSF director Jamwa asks Supreme court to acquit him

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | David Jamwa, the former Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund-NSSF has asked the Supreme Court to quash his conviction for abuse of office and causing financial loss. Jamwa is seeking to quash the 12 year jail term handed to him by the …

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Gov’t needs UGX 5bn annually to facilitate export of labour

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry for Gender Labour and Social Development wants 5 billion shillings annually to facilitate the exportation of labour abroad. According to the Gender Minister, Peace Mutuuzo Regis, the money is needed to support the department of employment to facilitate the establishment of a …

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Gov’t proposes ten years in jail for knocking dead road users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new bill proposed by government wants motorists jailed for up to ten years for knocking dead other road users. The proposals contained in the Traffic and Road Safety (Amendment) Bill, 2019 push for an increase in fines and penalties for traffic offences including …

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Gov’t to set up Sh61bn employee management system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has awarded a contract to build an integrated system for civil servants to a consortium of three companies. Sybyl Limited (Uganda), hSenid Business Solutions PVT Ltd from India and Sybyl Kenya Limited will design, supply and help government implement the Integrated Government Human …

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