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‘No billion, no MP seat’

Report shows how Ugandan political candidates spent on elections SPECIAL FEATURE  | IAN KATUSIIME | In a place like Sheema, you can’t win an election if you do not have 1 billion (shillings),” Stephen Katwiromunda, the campaign manager of Dicksons Kateshumbwa, the MP-elect for Sheema Municipality told The Independent on …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Archbishop Kizito Lwanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Archbishop Kizito Lwanga:  Prelate who spoke truth to power dies THE LAST WORD Michela Wrong’s Rwanda hatchet job: How attempts to tarnish the name and record of Paul Kagame soils the reputation of …

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Standards in the maize value chain

13-point farmers plan to attain high product quality, wealth creation, trade harmony in EAC region COMMENT | DICK NUWAMANYA KAMUGANGA | The East African Community (EAC) regional maize trade is approximately 1.5 million Metric Tons per annum valued at US$ 260 million. Uganda is a leading net maize exporter in …

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Down syndrome in Uganda

Awareness of the genetic malformation still low Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Down syndrome is one of those rare medical conditions and it’s not surprising that it is given minimal awareness even though there is a projected rise in the number of children being born with the genetic malformation. …

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UEDCL tackles Bundibugyo electricity challenge

Electricity consumers in Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts want power distributor to meet their expectations Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Imlan Lutaaya, 24, the proprietor of Kuteesa Metal Works, a six months old welding startup, located in Nyahuka Town Council, Bundibugyo District has his eyes on the new power distributor …

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