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VHTs storm Amuru RDC’s office over training allowances

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of the Lamogi Sub-County Village Health Teams – VHT have petitioned the Amuru Resident District Commissioner Geoffrey Osborn Oceng over irregularities in payments for the ongoing COVID-19 home-based care training. The district health department rolled out training of 29 VHTs in home-based care for …

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Ten controversial bills passed by the 10th parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The 10th Parliament that complated their mandate last week passed and enacted 118 bills, approved 75 loan requests, made 47 resolutions to pay tribute and considered 349 Ministerial statements.  Parliament led by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya also considered 653 …

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Administration of oaths underway for new members of parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The administration of oath for members-elect of the eleventh parliament has kicked off this morning at the Parliamentary buildings in Kampala. The process, scheduled to end on Thursday, May 20, will see parliament welcome the highest number of legislators having moved from 426 to 529 in …

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Mixed messages stir controversy as oil pipeline compensation delays

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The lack of harmonized messages has triggered controversy among communities that are awaiting compensation from the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP project in the affected districts of the greater Masaka sub-region.  Lwengo, Sembabule, Kyotera, and Rakai districts are part of the ten districts through which …

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First Hoima city mayor Kaboyo calls for team work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The new Hoima City Mayor, Brian Kaboyo has called for team work for them to succeed in uplifting the City. Kaboyo was last Friday sworn in as the First Mayor of Hoima City in a function that was presided over by David Sayuni, the Hoima …

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First Kiira motors board of directors inaugurated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The first board of directors of Kiira Motors, KMC has been inaugurated.  KMC was the first and so far, the only electric vehicle producing company in Uganda and the continent of Africa. The automotive industry and Kiira Motors, in particular, has been set among the …

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UPL teams cleared to use junior league players

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has cleared Uganda Premier League (UPL) teams to use their Junior League players for the rest of the remaining League games. The development comes after requests from different clubs asking FUFA for permission to use some of their …

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Kasese councillors demand special grant for district

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kasese Municipality Councillors have asked the government to give a special grant to the district a year after it was ravaged by floods. The councillors say several revenue sources that included open markets near river Nyamwamba, Kilembe mines factory among other avenues were destroyed by last …

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