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Municipalities become cities

But who will pay for the new status? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former municipalities of Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Mbale, and Masaka will become cities effective July 01. The leaders of most of these municipalities pursued city status as a means of increasing their budgets; …

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Refugees in Arua town struggling to access food in camps

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudan refugees living in Arua town are demanding for transport to access food in the camps. Following the ban on public transport, over 30,000 refugees are currently locked up in Arua town making it difficult for them to travel to the camps to …

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COVID-19: Arua district intensifies screening at entry points

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua district health department has intensified screening for coronavirus at key points in the district. At Arua airport where passengers from South Sudan, Kenya, Central African Republic, China, America and other countries disembark, a team of health personnel has been deployed to screen all …

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Speaker Kadaga commissions six ambulances in Arua district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has warned Arua district leaders against misusing and over charging for ambulance services meant to transport pregnant mothers and children in the district. Kadaga made the caution while commissioning six ambulances worth UGX 441 million that were procured …

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Probe uncovers fraud, theft of equipment at Arua Hospital

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An internal investigation at Arua regional referral Hospital as unearthed massive rot in the management of the facility. The investigation team found that the procurement processes at the Hospital are shrouded in fraud and that key equipment has gone missing from the facility under …

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Arua Municipality officials decry high PLE failure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua Municipal officials have decried the high failure and absentee rate among candidates in the 2019 Primary Leaving Examination negatively affected the overall results. Out of the 2639 candidates registered with 1222 from South Sudan and DR Congo nationals, 2613 sat for the examination, while …

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UGX 20 billion road project kicks-off in Arua

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua municipality has embarked on the Shillings 20 billion World Bank funded road project under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID. The 2.8 kilometers road stretches from Arua prisons to Arua primary school via River Oli division headquarters. The project was handed to …

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Arua CSOs predict uncertainty in 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Civil Society Organizations in Arua district have predicted 2020 to be a year of uncertainty. According to the CSOs, government needs to undertake deliberate efforts to restore hope in the citizens through guaranteeing freedoms of persons, especially as the election season gains momentum. Eric Ekimia …

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Police disperses PTA Meeting at Ediofe, Arua

    Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drama ensued as Police dispersed a meeting of the Parents and Teachers Association– PTA  of Saint Kizito Orphanage Primary School in Arua District on Saturday. The General Meeting was convened to prepare for first term opening. The meeting, called by Rev. Fr. …

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