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Number of people seeking passports increases by 50% ahead of christmas

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people seeking passports to travel abroad for Christmas and New Year’s festivities has more than doubled, the Internal Affairs Ministry has revealed.  Jacob Siminyu, the Internal Affairs ministry spokesperson, says many people have been visiting the immigration department to process passports since …

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Brisk business for clothes and shoes dealers in Bududa

Bududa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Vendors selling clothes and shoes in Bududa district are doing brisk business ahead of Christmas celebrations this Friday.   On Friday this week, Christian’s are set to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in the world. Vendors in most shops and markets say today …

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Traffic police vows to arrest errant drivers ahead of christmas

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | With only 11 days left to Christmas day, traffic police have vowed to arrest all drivers violating traffic rules on both major and access routes. Commissioner of Police –CP Basil Mugisha, who is the Acting director for traffic, said they have already deployed enough personnel …

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Health officials caution against upcountry travel during festive season

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Health Specialists have cautioned Ugandans against travelling upcountry during the Christmas holiday to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  The warning breaks a long-standing tradition amongst Ugandans, many of whom travel upcountry during the Christmas and new year holiday, to celebrate with their families. The specialists …

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Uganda’s Ministry of Finance cancels Christmas

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance has suspended any expenditure on this year’s Christmas and End of year parties because of increasing pressure on the economy. The Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Patrick Ocailap has written a memo to all finance officers of all the  ministries, …

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32 arrested in police operations in Entebbe

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Thirty two suspected goons have been arrested by the Aviation Police around several beaches in Entebbe during the Christmas and Boxing Day festivities.  Deputy Resident District Commissioner in charge of Entebbe, Noor Njuki revealed the development during an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Friday.  …

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