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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 INDEPENDENTĀ | 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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High defilement rates worry Busia leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENTĀ  | The increasing numbers of defilement cases in Busia have triggered worry among district leaders. More than 67 defilement cases have been registered since the beginning of the year, according to Patrick Lule, the operation commander at Busia Central Police Station. He says that the …

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Police destroys over 50 hectares of marijuana in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENTĀ  | 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 |Ā 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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