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CCTV cameras installed in Luweero town council, Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities and residents in Luweero town council and Busia municipality have expressed hope in the reduction of crime following the installation of CCTV cameras. In Luweero town council, the cameras have been installed at Balikyewuunya along the Kampala-Gulu highway, at Luweero-Kiwoko road in Kasana town. …

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Several left injured after NUP rally in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several supporters of National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu are nursing injuries from running battles with the police on Tuesday. Heavily armed police personnel spent a better part of Tuesday battling the supporters who were lined up along the streets of Busia …

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FDC leaders in Busia defect to NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party in Samia Bugwe North, Busia district have crossed to National Resistance Movement- NRM party. The leaders include: Ibrahim Okello, the FDC party chairman Samia Bugwe north constituency, Emmanuel Wabwire, the FDC vice-chairperson and Jorum Bwire Wessa, FDC …

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Busia health workers, VHTs protest over delayed payment of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers and Village Health Teams-VHTs are protesting the delayed payment of their allowances for the just concluded oral cholera vaccination exercise in Busia municipality. The health workers and VHTs were entitled to Shillings 280,000 and Shillings 240,000 respectively for the five-day exercise that …

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Stray hippos kill cows, destroy crop gardens in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stray hippos from Lake Victoria have killed 7 cows, 5 goats and destroyed over 24 crop gardens in Busime sub-county in Busia district. The hippos rampaged in Busime and Lukaba villages which are on the Lake Victoria shores. According to residents, the hippos come …

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Rising water from Lumboka swamp submerges 1000 homes in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 homes and crop gardens in 68 villages in Buyanga sub-county, Busia municipality have been submerged following an increase of water in Lumboka swamp. The affected people are from Magale, Busembe East, Busembe West, Nasinjehe, Bumirambako, Buhalariire, Buhonge, Buyunda, Nanyoni in Buyanga sub-county …

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Busia residents demand more doses of oral cholera vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busia municipality leaders are demanding for the provision of more doses of cholera vaccine to ensure that the entire population is vaccinated against the disease. The government-provided 60,840 doses of the oral cholera vaccine for the first round of vaccination which ended on Wednesday …

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Busia woman hacks husband into coma over alleged infidelity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A housewife in Busia district is on the run, fleeing from the local authorities after reportedly cutting her husband’s neck and leaving him in coma. The suspect has been identified as Everlyne Namwaya, a resident of Sireka village, Sikuda parish in Busia district. She …

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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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