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Leaders raise concern about substandard goods in Elegu

Elegu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Bureau of Standards – UNBS has warned of the infiltration of unsafe and sub-standard goods being smuggled into the country through the porous borders in Elegu Town Council, Amuru District. Fredrick Joseph Otim, the Bureau’s Inspector says several substandard goods are being …

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Kitooro market vendors reject proposed rates

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Vendors in the newly built Kitooro Market have rejected the proposed rates by Entebbe municipal authorities. The new market was built under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Projects (MATIP-2 Program), which seeks to develop and enhance the capacity of market infrastructure, to induce production …

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Don Wanyama to head New Vision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Senior Press Secretary to the President Don Wanyama has been appointed Managing Director/CEO of Vision Group. The Chairman of Vision Group Patrick Ayota announced the decision Tuesday. Wanyama, who has been President Yoweri Museveni’s press secretary since 2016, will replace Robert Kabushenga. The New Vision …

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JOBS: URA has 376 places to fill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) are set to fill 376 new vacancies in the first half of this year. “We urge all Ugandans with the requisite competencies, proven integrity, problem- solving, analytical and interpersonal skills plus the ability to handle multiple tasks to apply,” the …

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Busia fish farmers face shortage of fish feeds

  Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Fish farmers in Busia district are faced shortage of food to for the fish they are raring in ponds. According to the farmers, they are worried over the fish fingerlings in the ponds whose growth is being retarded and their quality quality deteriorating due …

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Coccidiosis disease kills hundreds of poultry in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A suspected outbreak of Coccidiosis has claimed hundreds of poultry birds in Palaro Sub County in Gulu district.  The disease has been reported in Palaro trading center, Mede, Oroko and Ongedo parishes.   An infected bird manifests with drooping in chicken, flu, difficulty in breathing, discharge …

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