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Anthrax, FMD breakout in Ankole region

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the Ankole region are troubled by a fresh outbreak of highly contagious anthrax and foot and mouth disease (FMD).  The two diseases have been reported and confirmed in the districts of Kiruhura, Mbarara, Kazo, Isingiro, Ibanda, and Sheema. The outbreak of the two …

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Ankole sub region registers surge in cases of child neglect

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Probation officers in Ankole sub-region are overwhelmed by the rampant cases of child neglect. Bushenyi, Ntungamo, and Ibanda districts top the list with the highest cases of child neglect. According to statistics from the probation departments of the three districts, Bushenyi registered more than 500 …

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Govt processes 3000 freehold land titles in Ankole

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has processed over 3000 freehold land titles for beneficiaries in the five districts of Ankore comprising Ibanda, Rwampara, Kiruhura, Mbarara, and Mbarara City. The issuance of the freehold land titles is being implemented under the Systematic Land Adjudication and Certification (SLAAC) program, a …

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Farmers in Ankole hit by dry spell

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the Ankole region are counting losses following the long dry spell that has taken a toll on their crop gardens. A number of farmers say that they have lost it all this season because of the inconsistent and intermittent rains that have …

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Preserving Uganda’s indigenous cattle breeds on track: Gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are increasing calls for conservation, preservation and protection of indigenous livestock breeds, especially cattle to avoid their extinction. The animals are increasingly declining in number as more and more farmers go for crossbreeds to increase the output of livestock products, mainly milk and beef. There …

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Ankole local leaders petition president over welfare

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The sub-county and town council chairpersons from districts making Ankole region have formed an association through which they have petitioned the President over their low monthly remunerations. The association they named Ankole Lower Local Councils Association met for the first time in a meeting held …

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Chairpersons of Emyooga Saccos in Ankole struggle to recover funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chairpersons of Emyooga Savings and Credit Cooperatives in the Ankole region are struggling to recover Emyooga funds. Emyooga was launched in 2019 aiming at creating jobs and improving household incomes of Ugandans in various categories including the boda boda riders, journalists, taxi drivers, restaurant owners, …

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Parents ask gov’t to use Community Stations for radio lessons

  Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents in the greater Ankole region have asked the government to consider utilizing radio stations from the respective districts to ensure continuity of learning as schools remain closed. The Ministry of Education selected only 15, out of the more than 300 radio Stations …

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