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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Battle for the ghetto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Battle for the ghetto: Behind Museveni move on Bobi Wine THE LAST WORD The politics of Uganda’s healthcare: Why our hospitals lack ambulances as public officials indulge themselvesin fancy four-wheel drive vehicles ANALYSIS Ugandan …

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HEALTH: Why NSSF wants raise from 15% to 17%

➡ #NSSF Propsals on #NationalHealthInsuranceBill2019 ✳ Employers extra 1% contribution for health ✳ Employees extra 1% for health ✳ Total contributions move from 15% to 17% ✳ Money to build, stock & equip Health Centres ✳ New 1% charge on minimum wage of shs130,000 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | …

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Population data, demographic dividend and tax collection key for Uganda’s economic growth

COMMENT | Ndereya Besi | This week, Uganda plays host to two African conferences. First, the 8th African Population Conference (APC) and the 4th International Conference on tax in Africa. APC is organized in conjunction with National Population Secretariat and supported by the Union of African Population Council in conjunction with United Nations Fund …

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Uganda Electoral Commission launches countrywide voters’ register update

✳ Election data 🇺🇬 #Uganda 2021 #UgandaDecides2021 ✅ Total number of voters today: 16,435,315 ✅ Polling Stations: 34,236 ✅ Districts: 135 ✅ Constituencies: 296 ✅ Villages: 68649 ✅ Parishes: 10,011 ✅ SubCounties: 2057 ✅ Counties: 253 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama has …

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Local Govt Minister Butime declares Palorinya in Obongi a district

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local Government’s Minister, Tom Butime has written, stating that the disputed Palorinya Sub County belongs to the newly created Obongi district. This is contained in the minister’s November 18th, 2019 letter to the Moyo and Obongi District Chairpersons. “By virtue of the fact that …

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Sondland: Trump never discussed Ukraine aid freeze

Washington, United States | AFP | US diplomat Gordon Sondland said Wednesday President Donald Trump never spoke to him about stalled military aid to Ukraine or any alleged link to Trump’s demands for political investigations. “I never heard from President Trump that aid was conditioned on an announcement of (the investigations),” …

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EAC Heads of State Summit postponed to next year

  Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Heads of State Summit initially scheduled for Saturday, 30th November, 2019 has been postponed to a later date in either January or February next year. EAC Secretary General Liberat Mfumukeko said Wednesday that the 21st Summit was postponed …

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Gen. Salim Saleh compensates Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty one students of Makerere University whose property was destroyed by security personnel  during protests against the 15 percent tuition increment have been compensated by General Salim Saleh. Last month,UPDF soldiers together with military and regular police officers broke into halls of residence and …

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‘Sophia tye kwene?’

  Where is Sophia? A mother’s cry of despair and her unwavering search for her missing daughter COMMENT |  Marije Slijkerman | October 28, 2019, marks four years without Sophia. Our lovely, smart, strong-willed, lively, cheerful, ambitious and beautiful daughter and sister. It is unreal, incomprehensible, unacceptable and unbearable. It is said …

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