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Busia woman detained over child trafficking

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district have arrested a woman over suspected child trafficking. The suspect has been identified as Annet Zahra, a resident of Seme village in Buhehe sub-county. She is accused of kidnapping a 13 year old girl, with intention to traffic the minor to …

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Kenyan fishmongers stage protest over impounded trucks

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business grounded to a halt at Busia border on Friday when fishmongers from Busia county in Kenya rose up in arms protesting the impounding of their fish at Mpondwe border in Kasese with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The fishmongers accused the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, …

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Busia road rehabilitation works stall over fuel shortage

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The planned rehabilitation of major roads in Busia district has stalled due to fuel shortage. Early this year, Busia district approved a budget of Shillings 60 million for fuel to rehabilitate among others Masafu-Bukobe, Mumutumba-Lumino road, Masafu-Busikho road, Buhehe-Masinya road and Bulumbi-Buyanga-Buteba and Busitema-Sikuda …

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Busia CAO in trouble over misappropriated funds

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | John Rex Aachila, the Busia Resident District Commissioner-RDC has summoned Joseph Balisanyuka, the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO over misappropriation of 49 million Shillings. The funds were part of Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA’s compensation paid to Masafu sub-county for encroaching part of its land (Masafu sub-county play …

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2,000 teachers in Busia district receive Covid-19 jab

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 2,146 teachers and non-teaching staff in Busia district have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The district received 5,169 doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines targeting more than 5,000 people. Dr Mathias Wabwire Panyako, the Busia District Health Officer says that out of the 2,146 teachers, 346 …

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Busia municipality embarks on cholera vaccination

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers have started a five days door to door cholera vaccination exercise in the 24 villages of Busia municipality. Busia municipality received a total of 71,150 doses of oral cholera vaccines that are administered to people aged one year and above. The vaccination exercise …

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