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Radio, TV lessons helped our children – Busia parents

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several parents in Busia district want the government to maintain radio and television lessons, saying they contributed great to the performance of their children in the just-released Primary Leaving Examination-PLE results. A number of parents interviewed by URN say that when the government closed schools …

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Brutalized Busia albino seeks compensation from gov’t

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mackson Wanyama, a 23-year-old resident of Nangwe village, Western division of Busia municipality is seeking for compensation from the government. Wanyama says that he was beaten by police who were enforcing presidential directives on curfew, one evening in June this year when he was going …

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PWDs in Busia storm RDC’s office demanding relief cash

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People with disabilities-PWDs in Busia on Thursday stormed the office of the Resident District Commissioner-RDC to demand relief funds. The PWDs argue that they were not included on the list of vulnerable people supposed to benefit from the relief cash. Last week, the government started …

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Three UPDF soldiers arrested over extortion in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers are in trouble in Busia district for allegedly extorting money from residents in the guise of enforcing the COVID-19 preventive measures. They are Odongo Oragi No. RA 207941, Thomas Omagye No. RA 254844 and Patrick Olinga No. RA 254872, …

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Animal thefts on the rise in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least more than 50 cows have been stolen in the just ended month of May in Dabani sub county. Most affected are the villages of Buwuma “A”, Buwuma “B”, Bugunduhira, Mayombe and Nabuwambo. According to the residents, they have resorted to sleeping outside as …

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Newcastle disease leaves 9,000 chicken dead in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Poultry farmers in Buyengo parish, Dabani sub-county of Busia district have lost more than 9,000 chicken to Newcastle disease. Newcastle disease is a highly contagious viral disease of all species of birds. It is spread by direct contact with bodily fluids from infected birds and …

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Busia man arrested for poisoning his own two month old baby

Peter Wandera is currently in police cells at Busia central police station Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district have arrested a man suspected to have poisoned his own two month-old baby while they were in Masafu hospital. The suspect has been identified as Peter Wandera, a 27 year-old …

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