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Road rehabilitation works in greater Luwero stall over budget cuts

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Districts in greater Luwero are stuck with impassable roads following budget cuts in quarter one of the financial year 2022/23. Nakaseke district was expected to receive 138.6 million Shillings, Nakasongola 130 million Shillings, and Luwero 300 million Shillings in the first quarter releases. However, the Ministry …

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Police explain shooting of suspected armed robbers in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira region police have explained the events leading to the shooting of two suspected armed robbers in Madhivani cell, Jinja city Southern division on Thursday evening. The deceased are Jeremiah Mivule and Joseph Mutali. James Mubi, the Kiira region police spokesperson says that the suspects …

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UNRA announces traffic diversion along Entebbe road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Entebbe road will be closed to motorists for a month due to ongoing works on the Kampala Flyover project. According to the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, traffic flow will be diverted from Monday to September 2 at the section between Shell Shoprite …

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KAVC international volleyball back with Sh70m boost from NSSF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The KAVC International tournament is back next month, boosted by a Sh70 million sponsorship package from title sponsor, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The prestigious international tournament was last held in 2019, after a forced hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is scheduled …

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OPM food relief served as single meal in Katakwi

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Dadas village, Akoboi sub county in Katakwi district on Thursday converged to prepare a meal that was donated by the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM. The decision was arrived at after the authorities were stuck on how to identify the most vulnerable households …

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EALA aspirants sue NRM for ring fencing positions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty-three-23 aspirants have petitioned the High Court to restrain the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party from implementing its decision to ring-fence six positions of members of parliament for the East African Legislative Assembly-EALA. The applicants are part of more than 100 people who had expressed …

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Kasese municipal authorities close two hostels for operating illegaly

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education authorities in Kasese municipality have closed two school hostel facilities and banned their boarding sections for opearting illegally. The authorities also condemned the facilities arguing that they were not approved by authorities and are unsafe for learners. Both schools are found in Nyamwamba division. …

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Kitgum municipality secures scholarship for underprivileged youths

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum Municipal Council has secured 30 scholarship slots for underprivileged youths. The selected beneficiaries will undergo rigorous training on skills development at the Acholi Industrial Hub in Gulu. The Acholi Industrial Hub is one of the 22 zonal hubs established countrywide through the Presidential Initiative …

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Former Japanese PM Abe dies after being fatally shot in Nara

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died after being fatally shot on Friday by a gunman during a speech in the western city of Nara when campaigning for Sunday’s upper house election, local media reported. Abe, 67, fell to the ground and was seen bleeding after …

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