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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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UPDF concludes investigations into Robert Kagolo killing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People Defence Forces –UPDF has reportedly concluded investigations into the shooting and killing of Star FM journalist Robert Kagolo. Kagolo, who was also the former president of Uganda Journalists’ Association –UJA, was shot dead last month. A UPDF officer says that investigations pin …

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Court drops assault case against former MP Odonga Otto

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Gulu Grade One Magistrate, Christine Turibamwe has dropped the assault case against former Aruu County Member of Parliament Samuel Odonga Otto. On March 30th, 2021, Geoffrey Okot, a journalist with Choice FM in Gulu dragged the Odonga to court on charges of assault and causing …

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Entebbe councilor takes oath inside vehicle

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The councillor representing the Elderly in Division A Entebbe Municipality took her oath inside a car due to injuries she sustained in an accident.  74-year-old Nalongo Joyce Kanakulya, a retired nursery teacher, was knocked by a Boda Boda cyclist on Saturday along the Katabi-Kanonakali road.  She …

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