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Arua city to collect UGX2.3 billion from property rate

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua city council projects to collect over 2.3 billion shillings from property rates after the approval of the draft property valuation roll, a legal document that consists of property information of all the registered properties within the city. The approval follows the property valuation exercise …

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Arua council defers relocation of Military Police Barracks

Arua, Uganda | THEINDEPENDENT | Arua District council has deferred a motion seeking to relocate the military police barracks from Arua city to the proposed district headquarters in Odumi, Vurra Sub County. The decision to defer the motion was taken on Friday during the council meeting held at the district council …

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Arua City Council approves draft physical development plan

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua city councilors have unanimously approved the draft physical development plan to guide land use and development. The approval follows the expiry of the mandatory 90 days display exercise of the draft physical development plan to the members of public to allow feedback. While presenting …

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Women activists in Arua demand for GBV-survivor shelters

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women rights activists in Arua city are calling for the establishment of Gender Based Violence (GBV) shelters to accommodate and protect the survivors of violence. Their demand comes amidst the rising cases of violence especially sexual violence against girls and women in the city. According …

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Arua city to conduct census on urban refugees

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua City council will carry out a census on the burden of self-settled urban refugees in a bid to improve service delivery. The exercise which will start next month will cover both Arua central division and Ayivu division where most of the refugees reside. The census …

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Arua hospital gets eye health equipment to fight cataract

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The burden of cataract infections at Arua Regional Referral hospital is expected to reduce following the donation of an assortment eye of equipment to the Ophthalmology department. Cataract is a medical condition in which a cloudy area develops in the lens of the eye that …

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ARUA: Woman in custody for dumping baby in a pit latrine

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Arua district have in their custody a 22- year old woman who gave birth to a baby boy and allegedly dumped it in the neighbor’s pit latrine. The suspect identified as Janet Drateru is a resident of Yivu-East village, Tilevu Parish, Vurra Sub …

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Arua Diocese to construct retirement home for priests

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua Diocese is seeking 1 Billion Shillings for constructing a retirement home for priests. The proposed diocesan retirement home which will also serve as a nursing home for the elderly and sick priests will be located in St. Peter and Paul Minor Seminary in Ayivu …

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Arua main market vendors refuse to pay dues

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Arua central Market in Arua city have declined to pay market dues for the past five months until the authorities evict roadside vendors and those operating in undesignated markets. According to the agreement with the city authorities, the vendors in the central market …

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Arua gets new clean water source

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 20,000 residents of Vurra Sub county in Arua district can now breathe a sigh of relief after getting clean water. The more than Shillings 1.5 billion piped water project which started in the 2018/2019 financial year was funded by the National Water and …

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