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Gov’t rejects calls for COVID-19 mass testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A proposal by Parliament calling for COVID-19 mass testing has been rejected by the government after the Minister of State for Planning David Bahati said that this was not possible currently. Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Atim Ogwal had appealed that the government carries out mass …

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NSSF interest may dip to single digit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund forecasts it will pay members less than 10 percent interest down from the double-digit interest rate that it has paid over the last several years after their operations were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The final interest rate …

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114 Ugandans reject offer for repatriation from Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 114 Ugandans who were listed to be repatriated from Rwanda during the last batch of the exercise turned down the offer. The government a week ago started repatriating Ugandans who got stuck in Rwanda after the closure of borders which was declared in March …

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Parliament queries planned reopening of schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Minister of Education and Sports to immediately provide a clear plan of re-opening schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The directive followed a statement by the Minister of State for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo about …

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