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Gov’t embarks on delivery of essential medicines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, has said that distribution of essential medicines and medical supplies has commenced and will be fast-tracked to ensure national coverage. She gave the update during the plenary sitting on Thursday, 02 February 2023. “There were some logistical challenges which have …

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SOROTI: Medical intern arrested over extortion

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An intern medical student from Soroti University is in trouble for allegedly extorting money from patients at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital. The hospital authorities arrested and handed Cyraton Mutambi to the police for allegedly soliciting Shillings 148,000 from diabetes patients on Thursday morning. His luck …

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Arua City Council approves draft physical development plan

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua city councilors have unanimously approved the draft physical development plan to guide land use and development. The approval follows the expiry of the mandatory 90 days display exercise of the draft physical development plan to the members of public to allow feedback. While presenting …

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Ukraine seeks to extend duty-free trade with EU until end of 2024

Kiev, Ukraine | Xinhua | Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Thursday that his country is seeking to extend the duty-free trade with the European Union until the end of 2024, the government press service reported. While speaking at a meeting with visiting Executive Vice President of the European Commission Valdis …

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I am victim of witch hunt, says NSSFs Richard Byarugaba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund-NSSF, Richard Byarugaba says that corruption allegations leveled against him have no evidence and are just a witch hunt. Byarugaba briefly made the statement before Parliament’s select committee investigating the operations of the NSSF. The select …

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NSSF: Minister Amongi blocks UGX 400Bn fraudulent land purchase

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Gender, Betty Amongi has said that she blocked purchase of land in Nakigalala due to variance in costs. Amongi told the select committee investigating the operations of the National Social Security Fund-NSSF, that the Fund had requested for 400 billion Shillings while …

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Kanungu FM manager charged, remanded over assault

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The manager of Kanungu FM, Nelson Kagote Twinamatsiko, who was filmed assaulting a female presenter Anita Tumuramye, has been charged and remanded to Kanungu government prison. The incident occurred on the evening of January 26th, 2023, at the radio premises. The radio belongs to Dr. …

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All charges against Manchester United striker Greenwood dropped

London, UK | Xinhua | Manchester United’s 21-year-old striker Mason Greenwood has had all criminal charges of attempted rape, controlling and coercive behavior and assault against him dropped. Thursday’s decision comes just over a year after he was arrested in January 2022, and had been due to stand trial in November …

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