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Engineers fear section of Masaka road sinking

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineers have expressed fear that the section of Kampala-Masaka highway from Lwera Swamp might be scouring from underneath. This follows the appearance of a huge hole that developed into the road on Thursday evening causing concern that the entire section might collapse. The hole developed …

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Sh280billion not yet paid for Uganda Airlines Bombardiers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Works and Transport Minister Monica Azuba Ntege has warned that Uganda risks consequences if the money required to secure two Bombardier planes from Canada is not availed. The Minister together with other ministry officials were this afternoon appearing before Parliament’s Budget Committee which is …

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Meat at sh1,000 as dry spell hits Nakasongola

    Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The price of meat has drastically fallen in Nakasongola district as scores of cattle die on a daily basis due to lack of water and pasture. A kilogram of meat now costs 1000 Shillings, down from 10,000 Shillings, while a cow goes …

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Zambia bans ‘Viagra’ energy drink

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Authorities in Zambia have banned an energy drink after laboratory results showed that it contained the active ingredient of the anti-impotence drug Viagra. SX Energy Natural Power drink, produced by Revin Zambia, is exported around the region including to Uganda, where a consumer recently complained …

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Online cargo clearance dividends

Coffee companies reap from URA’s Electronic Single Window System Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Coffee exporters are now realising the benefits of the Electronic Single Window system that was unveiled across the region four years ago. The Electronic Single Window is a computer aided system that enables companies to …

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