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Gulu city embarks on repair of non functional street lights

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city authorities are set to start repairing non-functional solar street lights this month, the City Mayor Alfred Okwonga has revealed. Close to 300 solar street lights installed within the city under the World Bank-funded Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development program-USMID have been non-functional …

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Gulu city struggling to clear UGX 3.8Bn debt

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city is choking on unpaid debt of 3.8 Billion Shillings. The money is meant for the payment of utility bills like electricity and water supplies for the various offices, allowances for elected leaders, and fuel among others. Alfred Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor says …

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Gulu city lobbying to host East Africa Community trade fair

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City Council officials have begun lobbying to host the 22nd edition of the East African Community Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) trade fair. The 21st edition of the EAC trade fair was held in September last year at the Rock City Grounds in Mwanza, …

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Gulu city to designate one-way streets to curb traffic mess

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city authorities have made proposals to designate selected streets within the busy city center to start operating as one-way streets. The plan according to city officials is aimed at addressing the traffic mess caused by double parking on more than five busy streets mostly Pece-Laroo …

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Gulu city unable to collect 90 tons of waste

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City Council is currently failing to collect and dispose off 90 tons of solid waste generated daily. According to information from Gulu City Council health inspector’s office, Gulu city collects only 40 tons out of 130 tons of solid waste daily, leaving piles of …

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Gulu city approves UGX 48,000 annual fee for boda boda riders

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City Council has approved an annual fee of Shillings 48,000 for boda boda riders operating within the city. This is an increase of Shillings 28,000 set in the financial year 2020/2021. There are over 7,000 boda boda riders in Gulu operating under various boda …

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Gulu city registers poor revenue collection

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city has registered a more than 50 percent drop in local revenue collection for the 2020/2021 financial year because of leaks in the collection processes. According to the 2020/2021 financial year budget estimates, Gulu City projected to collect Shillings 4.7 billion in local revenue. However, …

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Gulu city council signs deal with GIZ for landfill construction

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city council has signed a Shillings 3.5 Billion agreement with German Development Cooperation (GIZ) for the construction of a landfill for the proper management of garbage in the city. Measuring 7 hectares, the landfill is found in Agwee ward along the Pece stream, approximately 3 …

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Gulu city allocates UGX 13.7 billion for education sector

Gulu city allocated a lion’s share to Education Department Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City Council has allocated 13.7 Billion Shillings to the education sector for the financial year 2021/2022. The money is part of the 36.9 Billion Shillings budget proposal for the city. Alfred Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor …

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