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Hailstorm destroys crop gardens in Bushenyi

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of four villages in Central division, Isahaka-Bushenyi municipality are counting losses following a hailstorm that destroyed  their crop gardens. The affected villages are Nyarwanya cell, Kayozo, Kikuba, and Matsya. The hailstorm which hit the district on Wednesday destroyed gardens of maize, sweet potatoes, beans, …

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Savings groups decry multiple microfinance regulations

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Savings and Cooperative organizations have expressed concern over multiple regulations. The savings and cooperative Organizations currently are regulated by the registrar of Cooperatives, Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority, and Bank of Uganda. Speaking at the International Cooperative Day in Sheema Municipality on Saturday, John Njoki …

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Bushenyi district councilors petition Museveni over banana project

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bushenyi district council has resolved to petition President Yoweri Museveni and Parliament over what they called the unfulfilled social-economic benefits from the Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development (PIBID) project. It came after the Ibaare sub-county LCV councilor, Didas Tumwijukye moved the motion to Museveni and …

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16 ACDP facilities idle in Bushenyi

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen value addition facilities belonging to farmers cooperative societies in Bushenyi district under the Agriculture Cluster Development Project-ACDP have remained idle almost 5 years since completion. The facilities were established to help 9,750 farmers across the district with the market for their produce and subsidized …

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Kyambogo University student dies in rental

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shallon Nsiimenta, 21 a student of Kyambogo University, Bushenyi learning centre in Katungu, was on Tuesday evening found dead in her rented house. Nsiimenta was found dead by a friend whom they stayed with only identified as Kyomuhendo, when she returned from school. Martial Tumusiime, …

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Bushenyi district battling shortage of primary school teachers

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bushenyi District Education Department is facing a shortage of primary school teachers in four sub-counties. The affected schools are Kizinda, Kabande, Kanyegyero, Rushobe, Kayengo, Kakoma, and Kyentobo primary schools. In each of the schools, teachers stand at an average number of 8 to 12, which …

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Gov’t to conduct clinical trials on traditional herbs in Bushenyi

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Monica Musenero, the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation has said that the government plans to set up a clinical trial centre at Rukararwe Partnership Workshop for Rural Development in Bushenyi district. Rukararwe is a Non-Governmental Organization that was established in 1986, and among …

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Suspected African swine fever reported in Bushenyi

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bushenyi district has banned the movement and sale of pigs and their products following a suspected outbreak of African swine fever. The ban has been imposed in Kyeizoba, Ibaare, Bumbaire sub-counties and Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality. Dr Roberts Natukunda, the Senior Veterinary Officer Bushenyi district says the …

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KIU lecturer, five others arrested over fake veterinary drugs

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint operation conducted by the National Drug Authority (NDA) and Uganda Police Force in Bushenyi district has led to the arrest of six suspects accused of selling fake acaricides. The suspects are Deo Marks Mubangizi, Cleophus Kyobutungi, Steven Bamwine, Jude Agaba, Asiimwe Mwesigye and Urban …

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Bushenyi registers 2,000 cases of teenage pregnancies in eighteen months

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bushenyi district has registered up to 2,103 cases of teenage pregnancies within eighteen months. According to statistics from the District Probation office, the cases were registered between January 2020 and June 2021 after the first lockdown was announced by President Museveni following the outbreak of …

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