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Masette Kuuya was Obote’s ‘Bituli Mia’, wanted Mandela Stadium in Nabumali

OBITUARY | Alfred Geresom Musamali | Hon Patrick Masette Kuuya, son of Abner Walyawula of Sibanga in the current Manafwa district, was the “Bituli Mia” of Dr Apollo Milton Obote’s Second Government (1980 to 1985). “Bituli” in some Ugandan languages means gaps, holes, shapes or openings while “mia” is Kiswahili for a …

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Compensate flood victims instead of relocating them: Bugisu MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Bugisu region have asked government to give residents affected by flooding in the Elgon region cash compensation to facilitate their relocation. This call follows the rains and floods which have seen over 20 people killed in Mbale city and Kapchorwa district. Addressing …

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SURVEY: Farmers in Bugisu are not aware of fake agro inputs

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Research by the Anti-Counterfeit Network Africa has revealed that 72 percent of the farmers within the Bugisu sub-region cannot differentiate between genuine and counterfeit agro-inputs. The study conducted in March and April 2022 was driven by common narratives about farmers’ experiences with fertilizers, seeds, and …

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Bagisu Circumcision Ceremonies to Proceed Without Cultural Leader

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The communities under the cultural boundaries of Inzu ya Masaaba; the cultural institution of the Bamasaaba, have resolved to hold this year’s circumcision ceremonies without a cultural leader. This came after attempts to have a legitimate leader to succeed the late Bob Mushikori all …

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CSOs in Bukedi, Bugisu want gov’t to unfreeze NGO accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations in Bukedi and Bugisu have asked the government to unconditionally unfreeze the accounts of two Non-Governmental Organizations-NGOs. Last week, the Financial Intelligence Authority froze bank accounts of the Uganda NGO Forum and the Uganda Women Network on grounds that they were financing …

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Kyagulanyi vows to boost coffee production in Bugisu if elected

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi of the National Unity Platform -NUP has specifically pledged to farmers in Bugisu sub region and Uganda at large that if elected, he will boost coffee production. Kyagulanyi made this pledge while speaking to thousands of his supporters today during his …

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Museveni pledges to create over 200,000 jobs for Bugisu region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has promised to create over 200,000 jobs for the people of Bugisu sub region. Museveni on Thursday evening explained that with his wise leadership, his government has attracted investors who have created over 2 million jobs in the country citing an …

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Museveni asks Bugisu leaders to desist from sectarianism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned leaders against sectarian tendencies. Speaking at a meeting with leaders from Bugisu region comprising those in the districts of Mbale, Manafwa, Namisindwa and Bududa, at Mbale S.S grounds on his campaign trail, Museveni said leaders should look at how people …

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Landslide victims in Bugisu demand relocation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Landslide victims in Bugisu region have asked the government to relocate them to safe places. The victims are currently seeking refuge in internally displaced camps. Sarah Nambozo one of the victims at Wambewo internally displaced camp in Bubyangu sub-county in Mbale district says since …

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