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National Physical Planning Board cash strapped

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Planned activities of the National Physical Planning Board – NPPB are on standstill due to funding constraints, the Board’s leadership has disclosed. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, Dr. Amanda Ngabirano, the Board’s Chairperson revealed that in this quarter, the Ministry of Finance, …

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Construction of new market in Mukono stalls over land

Mukono, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed construction of a modern market in Mukono Municipality hangs in balance due to the lack of sufficient land. The municipality was given green light by the Ministry of Local Government to present all the necessary requirements which include the land title and benefit …

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Australia plans to increase migrant intake amid skills crisis

Canberra, Australia | Xinhua |  The Australian government has flagged an increase to the country’s migrant intake. Brendan O’Connor, minister for skills and training, said the new Labor government was considering raising the annual migration cap from its current level of 160,000 with more skilled migrants, including health care workers …

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Gulu University VC Prof Openjuru given new 5-year term

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu University Council has approved the extension of Prof. George Openjuru Ladaah’s term of office as the University Vice Chancellor. Prof. Openjuru’s five year contract extension was endorsed on Friday during the 53rd meeting of the Gulu University council. The new contract takes …

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Kabaka speaks out on coffee

Mengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda has requested government through various avenues to help improve coffee production in the country. The Kabaka urged government to find means of shielding coffee farmers from extreme price fluctuations and to access capital to finance their efforts. He said he …

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Extension workers in Namisindwa district go 6 months without salary

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of the newly recruited technical staff in Namisindwa district have raised complaints against the Chief Administrative Officer for failing to register them on the district payroll since they were recruited. Over 20 staff members mainly Assistant Agricultural Officers and Assistant Animal husbandry officers …

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