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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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Busia district taskforce suspends truck parking yards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busia district Covid-19 task force has suspended all parking yards for transit cargo trucks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease-Covid-19. The decision was reached in the Busia district Covid-19 taskforce meeting held on Tuesday. Julius Maganda, the East Africa Community Affairs State …

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Demand for relief food overwhelms Busia district Covid-19 task force

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Busia district task force is overwhelmed by the increasing number of people demanding for relief food. Paul Kalikwan, the Busia Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that categories of people demanding for the relief food include boda boda cyclists, motor and bicycles mechanics, hardware …

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Foot and Mouth disease breaks out in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a reported outbreak of the Foot and Mouth disease in Buteba sub county in Busia district. The disease has so far affected more than 25 animals in 6 homesteads in Alupe village in Buteba sub-county. Dr. Patrick Barasa, the Busia District Veterinary …

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Two police officers arrested for receiving bribe at Busia border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia has arrested two of its officers for allegedly soliciting money from people entering into Uganda through the porous routes at the Busia border. The police officers whose names are not disclosed were deployed at Marachi village, Eastern division to ensure people …

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Police in Busia accused of torture, extortion

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Masafu sub-county in Busia district have accused the police of using excessive force, being brutal and extorting money from suspects. According to residents, some police officers attached to Masafu police station torture suspects, extort money from them and also steal their property. Residents …

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Health workers, politicians bicker over cholera control in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political interference has been blamed for the slow response to measures put in place to contain Cholera in Busia Municipality. The area has had an active Cholera outbreak since September 2019. Dr Patrick Lulem, the Medical Superintendent of Busia Health Center IV says that …

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