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Over 17,000 cows in Busia vaccinated against Foot and Mouth disease

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 17,000 heads of cattle in Busia district have been vaccinated against the Foot and Mouth disease- FMD. The vaccination exercise majorly covered Buyanga, Busitema, Buteba, Masaba, Masinya and Masafu sub-counties that were largely affected by FMD in March this year. Dr. Patrick Barasa, the …

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Busia to get UGX 50bn water project

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is to construct a 50 billion shillings water project in Busia district. The project funded by the World Bank will extend safe water to 600,000 people in Busia municipality. The 105,000 litres water reservoir will be installed covering 7 hectares of land. The …

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Teargas rocks Busia town as taxi drivers protest again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Live bullets and teargas have today morning rocked Busia town as security dispersed protesting taxi drivers. Since morning, officers from the police force, Local Defense Unit-LDU and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF have had running battles with drivers who were protesting against the …

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Busia taxi drivers protest over continued lockdown

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi drivers in Busia municipality have protested against the continued lockdown within the district. The continued lockdown is one of the measures taken by government to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Busia is among the border districts still under lockdown. The drivers …

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URA struggles to curb smuggling at porous border points in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA is struggling to stop smuggling at the porous routes of Malaba town council in Tororo and Busia districts. Residents still smuggle Kenya cement, rice, sugar, cartons of wheat flour, salt, white polythene bags, biscuits, sweat cones and PK chewing gums among …

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Busia taxi drivers shift operations to neighboring districts

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi drivers in Busia have shifted their operations to neighboring districts. The development follows a continued government ban on public transport on border districts as a way of stopping the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Last week, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni allowed public means of …

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Busia saloon operators protest over delayed relief food distribution

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Saloon operators in Mumutumba trading centre in Masafu sub-county in Busia district have protested against the delayed distribution of relief food. Last month, President Museveni announced a total lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. The first measures issued included a ban on public …

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