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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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Teargas rocks Busia town as taxi drivers protest again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Live bullets and teargas have today morning rocked Busia town as security dispersed protesting taxi drivers. Since morning, officers from the police force, Local Defense Unit-LDU and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF have had running battles with drivers who were protesting against the …

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