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Rescue packages not working – SMES

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The rescue package that was announced by governments around the world to help Small Scale Enterprises-SMEs to recover from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic is yet to have a tangible impact on the sector.  The pandemic compelled governments to shut down their economies …

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Continuous use of hand sanitizer makes skin dry, itchy-Experts

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The use of hand sanitiser has become a norm because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of the alcohol-based sanitiser is one of the preventive measures that the Ministry of health recommends for safeguarding against COVID-19 infection. With the increase in COVID-19 cases in the …

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Lukwago loses bid to block ban on election campaigns

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala  has dismissed an application in which city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was challenging the ban on election campaigns  in twelve districts and cities. On Monday, Justice Musa Ssekaana the Deputy head of the Civil Division of High Court dismissed Lukwago’s …

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Uncertainty over polls takes toll on Ugandan traders

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | City traders are torn between closing their during the election period or staying on to make a little more money amid uncertainties as to how the next few weeks will be. Many are convinced that there will be violence in the city as some people might …

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Uganda to host international badminton championship in February

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |    The World Badminton Federation (WBF) has greenlit the 2021 Uganda International Badminton Championship scheduled for Feb. 25-28 in the capital Kampala, a top sports official said here on Sunday. Simon Mugabi, the executive director of the Uganda Badminton Association told Xinhua in an interview …

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Over 1,000 traders desert Busia charcoal market

Busia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1,000 traders have deserted the newly gazetted charcoal market in Sofia village, Eastern division of Busia Municipality. On August 16, 2020, Busia district authorities allocated 2.9-acres of land that was hosting Sofia Market to the Ministry of Health for the expansion of the Port …

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