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Teso war claimants speak out on the hurdles when seeking compensation

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pius Omukat lost 48 heads of cattle, 20 goats and several other properties in 1987. Omukat, 67, a resident of Kamuge village in Pallisa district is among the 200,500 people under Teso War Victims and Cattle Rustling Debt Claimants’ Association seeking compensation from government over the …

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Family of slain Bukomansimbi police officer bitter over unfulfilled pledges

Bukomansimbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of the slain police officer Denis Lumala Ssebugwawo of Kisojo village in Bukomansimbi district has accused the government of not fulfilling the pledge of compensation. Ssebugwawo who before his retirement in 2016, served as Rwizi Regional Police Crime Intelligence Officer was brutally killed …

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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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MP Zaake decries delayed ruling on compensation case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake has protested the delayed ruling in the case in which he sued the government and eight police officers seeking compensation for torture.  Zaake who was on Tuesday afternoon at the High Court Civil Division together with his lawyer Eron Kiiza …

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DP to defend rights of property owners along crude oil pipeline route

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party has announced plans to join the fight to defend the rights of property owners along the crude oil pipeline route. The US$3.5 billion oil pipeline project that runs through more than 10 districts stretches from Uganda’s Albertine region to Tanzania’s seaport of Tanga. …

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How COVAX plans to handle compensation for vaccines side effects in poor countries

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPEDNENT | The World Health Organization, the vaccines alliance GAVI and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations CEPI have launched one of the most ambitious inoculation delivery plan in history, dubbed COVAX. The plan is to ensure the poorer countries in the world are all able to receive …

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Compensation of oil pipeline affected persons to start next year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The compensation of people affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project, countrywide is expected to start early next year. The 1,443km crude oil export pipeline will transport Uganda’s crude oil from Hoima in Uganda to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port in …

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West Nile LRA victims give gov’t 45 day ultimatum to pay UGX 99Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 758 victims of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA insurgency West Nile region have given the government a 45-day ultimatum to respond to their compensation demands or else they seek legal redress through courts of law. The victims issued the ultimatum on Friday through Alaka …

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