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Sub county chief in Busia arrested for embezzlement of UGX 70M

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Busia district has arrested the Masafu sub-county chief for embezzling funds. Patrick Odong is accused of embezzling 49 Million Shillings that was meant to purchase land and construct the sub-county headquarters. The money was given to the sub-county as compensation from the …

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Busia fish traders decry high clearance costs, taxes

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 300 fish traders have deserted Busia fish market citing double taxation and high costs for clearing fish products for export. The fish traders claim that they pay Shillings 20,000 to get a clearance form, Shillings 50,000 for an export permit and US$ 0.05 per …

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1.5 billion shillings fish collection center lying idle in Kenya

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A fish collection center built in Majanji sub-county in Busia district has remained idle for the last 7 years. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries set up the Shillings 1. 5 billion fish collection center with funding from the African Development Bank. The …

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Busia traders count loses as thugs steal goods worth over UGX 50M

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown thugs raided Arubaine market in the Eastern division of Busia municipality and made off with merchandise worth over Shillings 50million. The thugs raided the market on Saturday night and broke in several lockups. They made off with eight boxes of tomatoes, unspecified bunches of …

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Radio, TV lessons helped our children – Busia parents

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several parents in Busia district want the government to maintain radio and television lessons, saying they contributed great to the performance of their children in the just-released Primary Leaving Examination-PLE results. A number of parents interviewed by URN say that when the government closed schools …

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Brutalized Busia albino seeks compensation from gov’t

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mackson Wanyama, a 23-year-old resident of Nangwe village, Western division of Busia municipality is seeking for compensation from the government. Wanyama says that he was beaten by police who were enforcing presidential directives on curfew, one evening in June this year when he was going …

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PWDs in Busia storm RDC’s office demanding relief cash

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People with disabilities-PWDs in Busia on Thursday stormed the office of the Resident District Commissioner-RDC to demand relief funds. The PWDs argue that they were not included on the list of vulnerable people supposed to benefit from the relief cash. Last week, the government started …

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Three UPDF soldiers arrested over extortion in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers are in trouble in Busia district for allegedly extorting money from residents in the guise of enforcing the COVID-19 preventive measures. They are Odongo Oragi No. RA 207941, Thomas Omagye No. RA 254844 and Patrick Olinga No. RA 254872, …

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