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Second group of 300 Ugandans return from United Arab Emirates

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Another batch of 300 Ugandans have returned from United Arab Emirates (UAE), a month after the first group of 270 arrived in the country. The Ugandans were stranded in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umar Quwain and other states following the closure of Uganda’s borders and Entebbe …

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Banks restructure UGX 2.5 trillion in May

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Banking institutions in May restructured loans worth Shillings 2.5trillion as more businesses and individuals applied to have their loan repayments halted due to disruptions by corona virus-COVID-19. This is more than the Shillings 2 trillion that were restructured in April 2020. Wilbrod Owor, the Executive …

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Kyotera residents aid illegal entry of Tanzanians nationals

Kyotera, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Kyotera District COVID19 Task Force is accusing residents of frustrating their efforts to control the illegal entry of Tanzanian nationals into the country. Maj. David Matovu, the Kyotera Resident District Commissioner, says some community members aid the illegal influx of Tanzanian nationals into the …

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WHO study recommends use of three layered fabric masks

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Fabric masks need to have three layers to provide users sufficient protection against Corona Virus disease infection, a new study by the World Health Organisation has revealed. Findings from the study show that one or double layered masks don’t offer as high protection as …

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Namisindwa covid19 quarantine center appalling

Namisindwa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Namisindwa district quarantine center for corona virus suspects is in a very story state. Established at Magale secondary school in Magale town council, the quarantine center is home to over 90 corona virus suspects but lacks a single bed. Currently, all suspects sleep on papyrus …

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Kalerwe markets get facelift as vendors push for re-opening

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  There is an ongoing improvement in the Markets at Kalerwe pending reopening by Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA. There are over ten markets at Kalerwe including Kajubi, Bivamuntuuyo, Freedom, Farmers, Ssemuguwa and Muluya Market among others. They host over 1000 vendors. On April 03rd,  the …

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