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NGO builds eco-san toilets for seven schools in Mukono, Buikwe district

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven schools in Mukono and Buikwe districts have received Ecological Sanitation-Eco-san toilets, thanks to Cape of Good Hope, a non government organization operating in both local governments. Cape of Good Hope is financed by Saluganda-Elkartea from Spain, whose major role is promoting public health. The …

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Parliament asked to reverse cuts on health sector budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Health wants Parliament to reverse its decision to trim off Shs113.14 billion from the health sector budget saying it will affect key interventions. The committee led by the chairperson Dr Charles Ayume, was on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 appearing before the Budget …

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Makerere University private students fail to access online admission letters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private sponsored students at Makerere University on Tuesday flocked the Senate building after they failed to download their provisional admission letters. On Monday, the university announced the release of admission letters and issued guidelines to private sponsored students to access their copies online, while government-sponsored …

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Uganda to waive taxes on foreign venture funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 930 billion Shillings is available for possible lending as cheap long-term capital for small and medium enterprises from the Collective Investment Schemes, CIS, according to the Capital Market Authority. This is the value of the assets under management, which have grown from just …

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President Museveni commissions oil roads in Bunyoro

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday commissioned three critical oil roads in Bunyoro sub-region. The roads include the 111km Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko road and the 235km Kigumba-Masindi-Buliima-Hoima-Kabwoya road that was constructed at a cost of 356 Billion Shillings. The contract for the construction was awarded to Chongquing International …

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Dominic Ongwen’s appeal hearing scheduled for next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court-ICC Appeals Chamber has fixed February 14 to 18, for hearing the oral submissions and observations on the appeal against the conviction and sentencing of Dominic Ongwen. The ICC sentenced the former Sinia Brigade Commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA, Ongwen on …

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Egypt calls for resuming negotiations on Ethiopia’s dam project

Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua | The Egyptian government called on Tuesday for resuming negotiations on the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as soon as possible. Egypt is keen to reach a legally binding deal on the filling and operating of the GERD that secures Ethiopia’s interests in electricity generation and …

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