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Government advised to regulate fuel industry

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the trade, industries and tourism committee want the government to enact laws that will foster consumer protection within the fuel industry. While inspecting the oil reserves on Friday in Jinja City, the MPs said that there was hoarding of fuel …

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PM Nabbanja suspends Malaba weigh bridge operations

  Malaba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has suspended the operations of the weighbridge at the Kenya Uganda Malaba border to help to reduce the pile-up of trucks at the border. The Prime Minister made an impromptu visit at the Malaba border on a fact-finding mission …

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Health ministry to open border health centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine, has said the ministry will soon have 53 functional health centres located at various border points in the country. She said that the facilities would be equipped with specialized laboratories to support port health services and …

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Kabale residents protest continuous illegal entry of Rwandans

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Butanda sub-county in Kabale district staged a peaceful demonstration protesting the continuous entry of Rwandan nationals into Uganda through porous borders. The residents mostly taxi drivers blocked Butanda-Rubaya-Kabale road at Habubaare trading centre in Butanda sub-county using their vehicles on Sunday afternoon. They …

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Cross border business booms at Elegu despite transport ban

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business continues to boom at Elegu Township in Amuru District, Uganda’s border point of entry into neighbouring South Sudan despite the lockdown instituted to curtail the spread of COVID-19. There is an influx of cargo truckers delivering goods to Juba while security officials; police …

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Army, police deploy heavily along Napak, Nabulatuk border

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heavy deployment of army and police anti stock theft unit along the border corridor between Nabilatuk and Napak district. The deployment follows a suspected revenge attack by Pian pastoralists against their Bokora counterparts from Napak district who are accused of killing Mariko Abura …

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Ugandan arrested in Rwanda for aiding smugglers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 22-year-old Ugandan has been arrested by Rwandan security operatives for aiding smugglers. Edward Kabagambe, a resident of Mayengo village in Kiniogo ward, Katuna town council was arrested on Friday night at around 9:00 pm in Mukatokye village, Gicumbi district in Rwanda. Elly Maate, …

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Ugandan kidnapped at Rwanda border, UPDF demands his return

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan has been kidnapped by gunmen dressed in Rwandan army uniform in Kabale border district, witnesses have said. Levy Byomuhangi, a resident of Rugarama village in Nyinamuronzi ward, Katuna was kidnapped by gunmen dressed in Rwandan army uniform at Mushenyi village, Karuhanga parish, …

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