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Low milk prices hit farmers’ income

Kenya’s ban on milk imports from Uganda is to blame Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Norman Nduho Kapaapa, a dairy farmer from Rwamuranda village, Kanyalyeru Sub-county, Kiruhura district loves President Yoweri Museveni’s message that urges Ugandans to engage in commercial agriculture to fight poverty. “I would like to thank …

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CSOs react to proposed 2021/22 budget

Many say, the planned expenditure may not boost service delivery Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s newly proposed budget may not efficiently deliver services to the citizens, according to the Civil Society Organisations that do work on the budget. The first weakness was pointed out by Julius Mukunda, the …

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Jeje Odongo rejects calls to release political detainees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Orungo County Member of Parliament Jeje Odongo has said that Government cannot simply act on requests to release suspects being held in relation to the 2021 election. Odongo was asked by journalists in Parliament today on the calls by the former Mufti of Uganda sheikh …

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Police, UMEME launch operation on power theft in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Police and Umeme enforcement teams in Masaka City on Thursday spent the better part of the day in running battles with residents over illegal power connections. The operation dubbed “Komboa” begun from Nyendo Township, a suburb in Masaka city. It was characterized by scenes …

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Dramatic relegation battles mark La Liga last round

Madrid, Spain | THE INDEPENDENT |  The destiny of the La Liga title and the relegation battles are dramatic in the final round on Saturday afternoon. After 37 games, Atletico Madrid will be champions if they win their last game of the season away to Valladolid. However, if they draw …

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Gov’t yet to compensate 300 Karuma dam affected persons

Kairyandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government is yet to compensate 300 persons affected by the Karuma power Dam construction. More than 300 people have not been compensated for resettlement six years ago after they were evicted to pave way for the construction of the dam. The power station of …

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Parliament concludes swearing in MPs of eleventh parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has concluded the administration of oath for Members of Parliament.   The Eleventh parliament will have the highest number of legislators who have increased from 426 MPs in the Tenth Parliament to 529. During the four day exercise, each MP took the Oath of Allegiance …

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