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Police destroys over 50 hectares of marijuana in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police has destroyed over 50 hectares of Marjuana gardens in Bwaaya and Hawadoda villages in Masinya sub-county in Busia district. The gardens were destroyed on Monday in an operation led by Tinka Zarugaba, the acting Anti-nicotine commissioner in the fight against illegal trade and …

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Busia truck drivers protest high fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers in Busia municipality staged a protest on Tuesday afternoon protesting high parking, loading and offloading fees. Each truck driver is required to pay Shillings 30,000 for a sticker monthly and daily parking fees of Shillings 5000. The truck drivers claim the levy is …

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Gold mines contaminate water sources in Busia district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Artisanal gold mining in parts of Busia district has been blamed for the contamination of water sources in all sub-counties where the activity is taking place. A number of wells have reportedly been contaminated by miners who draw water to clean extracted raw ore. The …

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THIS WEEK: Wandera sails through Busia LCV race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Nov.26, the Electoral Commission (EC) in Busia district declared Independent candidate Geoffrey Wandera newly elected LC V of Busia district after he went through unopposed. This was after nomination for Democratic Party and National Resistance Movement Party candidates was cancelled. In two statements, …

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Mbale High Court halts Busia LCV Chairperson gazette

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale High Court has halted the gazette and swearing in of the Geoffrey Wandera, an independent candidate who was declared unopposed in the Busia District leadership race. Wandera was declared a winner after his two opponents, Crispus Bwire and Tony Ojambo stepped down; days …

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Court orders a by-election for Busia LC5 Chairperson seat

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Court of Appeal has thrown Busia District LCV chairman Ouma Adea, out of office on grounds that he is unfit to hold public office having been convicted of corruption 6 years ago. Three Justices Remmy Kasule , Kenneth Kakuru and Geoffrey Kiryabwire unanimously concurred …

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KENYATTA: East Africa must integrate for economic strength

Busia, Uganda | PSCU | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said integration of the East African region will be achieved with the development of shared infrastructure and political commitment of regional leaders. He said the region must integrate to be a truly bigger market, and economically attractive to compete with …

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KENYA: Rising election tension

Kenya’s history of election violence is threatening to repeat itself By Sekou Toure Otondi In April Kenya saw an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13 and run for two weeks. The primaries are “mini-polls” held by political parties …

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