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Nakasongola revises local revenue estimates

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Nakasongola District council has lowered its local revenue expectations for the financial year 2021/22 after failing to meet targets in the past two financial years. According to the 2021/22 draft budget for Nakasongola, the district expects to collect 900 Million Shillings from local revenue below …

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Financing climate change in Africa

Global leaders commit to mobilise US$2bn to accelerate climate change adaptation Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As Africa struggles to emerge from shocks caused and accelerated by climate change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders have committed to prioritise actions that will help the continent emerge stronger, healthier and …

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Elegu residents appeal for massive COVID-19 test

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The residents of Elegu town council in Amuru district are appealing for a massive COVID-19 tests to be carried out following their interaction with truck drivers whose status is unknown.  Over 2000 truck drivers from the East African countries recently staged a strike, parking their …

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Electoral commission acknolwedges voter education shortfalls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission (EC) has acknowledged that it indeed failed to conduct adequate voter education ahead of the recent general election. But, the EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi says that their program was partly affected by the restrictions in movement and on gatherings, …

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