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Busoga region MPs back Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the Busoga sub-region have pledged to support the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga for the position of second national vice-chairperson of the National Resistance Movement- NRM party. Kadaga will contest for the position with the State Minister for Lands and …

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People Power legal officer arrested for holding illegal assembly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Iganga district have arrested Francis Muganga, the head of people power’s legal team in Busoga region for leading a protest which attracted crowds contrary to the presidential directives aimed at controlling the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19. The president barred public meetings …

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Traditionalists defy kingdom, construct shrine on River Nile banks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Traditionalists in Busoga sub-region have started constructing a permanent shrine on the banks of River Nile in Budondo sub county in Jinja district in disregard of a directive from the Kingdom. The traditionalists say that the shrine will provide shelter to Hassan Kirunda, the new …

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Farmers anticipate higher profits from cane juice production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers in Busoga sub region are optimistic of reaping big from cane juice compared to selling their harvest as raw material. Some of the farmers interviewed during a two day’s training program on cane juice production at Kamuli district headquarters on Friday, said …

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Electronic gun registration commences in Busoga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have embarked on a week long gun fingerprinting exercise in Busoga region. The exercise, which is aimed at compiling a data base for firearms in the country, kicked off on Tuesday at Jinja rugby grounds. Several people including security personnel from Uganda prisons …

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Royal chiefs, representatives divided on choice of Lukiiko Speaker

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is confusion and misunderstanding at the Busoga kingdom headquarters as royal chiefs and chiefdom representatives have failed to agree on who should become Busoga Lukiiko’s speaker. The kingdom’s royal parliament commonly referred to as Lukiiko had convened for the swearing of new chiefdom …

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Busoga farmers to export sugarcane to Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers under Busoga Sugarcane Out Growers Association have entered a Memorandum of Understanding-MoU with the Busia based West Kenya Sugar Company limited–Olepito unit to buy their cane. Issa Budhugo, the chairperson of Busoga Sugarcane Out Growers Association and Timothy Mugote of M/s Okoth …

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Kadaga courts Buganda parliamentary caucus on sugar bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has urged the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus to support the people of Busoga in opposing clauses in the Sugar Bill that are not in the interest of sugarcane out growers. Kadaga is opposed to the proposed zoning of cane growers, …

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CANCER: UCI trains 32 nurses in Busoga

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has concluded a two-week training in cancer screening and protection at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital for 32 nurses in Busoga region. While handing over certificates to the nurses, Dr. Noleb Mugisha, the head of the Comprehensive Community Cancer program, …

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