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Insecurity in Eastern DRC could disrupt road works – Minister Baryomunsi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The insecurity in the Eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could hinder the tarmacking of 223-kilometre roads. In June, President Yoweri Museveni and Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi launched the tarmacking of 997 kilometre Mpondwe-Beni road, 181 Kilometre Goli-Beni road and 89 Kilometre Bunagana-Rutchuru-Goma …

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’Lift the ban on Facebook and widen phone coverage’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is a constitutional right for every Ugandan to have access to information but this provision of the Constitution has been breached by the prolonged ban on internet use and poor network coverage, MPs have noted. Members of Parliament are concerned that at the time when …

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MPs decry exploitation of Ugandans by telecom companies

MPs have denounced the high costs of data and voice bundles Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have tasked government to prevail over telecommunication companies that are charging exorbitantly for services which is affecting communications countrywide. The MPs voiced their concerns on Thursday following a presentation on the state of …

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Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga’s burial set for Monday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The late Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga will be laid to rest on Monday next week, the Orthodox Church has announced. Sylvestos Kisitu, the Orthodox Bishop for Gulu and Eastern Uganda announced at a press conference he jointly addressed with the Information and National Guidance Minister Dr. …

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Ntoroko leaders demand report on killings of NRM chairpersons

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Ntoroko have demanded detailed reports into the killings of district NRM chairpersons. On Thursday, the Ntoroko district acting National Resistance Movement (NRM) party chairman Japeth Kabagambe was reportedly kidnapped and killed. His body was dumped near River Mpanga at the border between Kamwenge …

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We are not after Buganda’s land – Baryomunsi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of ICT and National Guidance Chris Baryomunsi has said that government is not after weakening Buganda in the yet to be introduced amendments to the land laws. Speaking on Thursday at the Uganda Media Centre, Baryomunsi said the government is just concerned about the …

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Kadaga set to face NRM scrutiny in speakers race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kamuli Woman MP Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga says that she is ready to submit a notice to the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party to compete in the Speakers race.  Kadaga is seeking a third term of office as the speaker of Parliament having served as the …

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EC upholds Nkwasibwe’s nomination in Kinkizi East

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission-EC has upheld the nomination of independent candidate Kinkizi East parliamentary candidate, Deus Nkwasibwe alias Omusisa. In October this year, Kwasiibwe’s rival and incumbent Kinkizi East legislator Dr. Chris Baryomunsi petitioned EC to cancel his nomination on grounds that he joined elective politics without …

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