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NITA-U to prosecute media, data users for violating privacy laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Media houses, online shops, and other organizations face sanctions by the Ministry of ICT through the National Information Technology Authority, for misusing or mishandling people’s private data. This comes as the government finalizes the operationalization of the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019, with the opening …

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ICT ministry seeks UGX70Bn for Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Information, Communication, Technology and National Guidance is seeking Shs70.6 billion to implement the Parish Development Model (PDM). Cabinet approved the implementation of PDM as the delivery strategy for transitioning households out of the subsistence economy with effect from 01 July 2021. The ICT …

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ADF planning to disrupt construction of DRC roads: Baryomunsi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Information and National Guidance Chris Baryomunsi, has said that the operations of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF rebels in Eastern DRC are meant to disrupt Uganda’s infrastructural projects in DRC. The government of Uganda, through the Ministry for Works and Transport, is injecting …

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Kasese NRM leaders re-echo demand for Mumbere’s release

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM party leaders in Kasese district have re-echoed their demand for the release of Rwenzururu Cultural leader, Charles Wesley Mumbere. According to party members, regardless of the ongoing developments set out by the government in Kasese, the community continues to feel isolated in …

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Cabinet approves national transport and logistics policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cabinet has approved the National Transport and Logistics Policy 2021, by the Ministry of Works and Transport, which is an updated version of the draft National Transport Policy and Strategy of 2014. The 2014 policy and strategy had been overtaken by the new developments …

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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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