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Police officers bicker over space in Nsambya barracks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is bickering in Nsambya police barracks resulting from the allocation of space and housing to serving and retired police officers. A number of retired and serving police officers including former local council leaders are up in arms against their colleagues who have been allocated …

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‘Prioritise RDCs’ office accommodation’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have beseeched the Office of the President to prioritise the construction of office accommodation for Resident District Commissioners (RDCs). This arose from the Auditor General’s report for the Financial Year 2020/2021 which revealed that out of the 146 RDCs, only 107 have space …

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Classrooms turned into housing units for teachers in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto district is experiencing acute shortage of teacher accommodation facilities, forcing schools to convert some classrooms into housing units for staff. When our reporter visited both primary and secondary schools, the situation was so bad because most of the classrooms converted are either dilapidated or have …

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Lawyer sues government over dilapidated police housing units

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Steven Kalali has petitioned the High Court in Kampala over the sorry housing structures in police facilities. In his application filed before the High Court Civil Division on Wednesday, Kalali wants the High court to order the government to immediately provide decent housing for …

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Police to develop operational, housing units each financial year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Political Commissar, Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP Asan Kasingye says the force leadership will be prioritizing infrastructure development each financial year to address the problem of accommodation and operational units for police officers. According to Kasingye, the force will be allocating money towards construction …

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Ntoroko teachers decry poor accommodation

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Primary school teachers in Ntoroko district have decried the alarming shortages of accommodation. The teachers are living in dilapidated and condemned staff housing units. Benson Atujune, the headteacher of Umoja Primary School says that the lack of good staff houses has forced the school to …

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Kabale nursing school struggling with accommodation, transportation

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale School of Comprehensive Nursing is struggling with inadequate accommodation and transport for its students and members of staff. The institution which was established in 1972, currently has an enrollment of 500 nursing students. However, Dr Sophie Namasoppo, the Chairperson of the Institution’s Governing Council says …

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Plans of accommodating health workers in Kisoro hits a snag

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Plans by Kisoro district COVID-19 task force to provide accommodation to health officials operating in Covid-19 hot spots have hit a snag due to lack of funds. The areas include Kisoro and St Francis Mutorere hospitals, Uganda-Rwanda border of Chanika, Uganda- Democratic Republic of …

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Soroti battles teachers’ gap, and accommodation

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Soroti district has attributed the low performance in Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE to inadequate teaching staff and accommodation. 390 out of 867 teachers in the district lack accommodation. Soroti also operates on 71:1 [pupil: teacher] ratio against the 43:1 national average [2016 Statistical Abstract of UBOS]. According …

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