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Fate of schools, churches to be decided

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni will on Tuesday meet the National Covid-19 taskforce to decide on the fate of schools, places of worship and other businesses that are still under lockdown. This was disclosed by President Yoweri Museveni during yesterday’s national prayers at State House Nakasero on …

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Police fire teargas in Kisoro to disperse MP Bitangaro’s supporters

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kisoro on Saturday fired live bullets and teargas to disperse angry supporters of Bufumbira South County Member of Parliament Samuel Kwizera Bitangaro. Bitangaro who is currently being detained at Kisoro police station was arrested on Friday evening for allegedly holding a political …

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Professor Balunywa calls for dialogue on reopening universities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Principal Waswa Balunywa wants the government to allow universities come up with their strategy on how to implement the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Ministry of Health so that universities can resume their operations. In March, President …

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Health workers in Arua decry shortage of PPE

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers in Arua district have expressed concern about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment- PPEs. They argue that the shortage of the PPEs is exposing them to risks of contracting COVID-19. Healthcare workers rely on protective equipment to protect themselves and their patients from …

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Kyenjojo district failed to utilize UGX 1.4Bn in 2019/2020 financial year

Kyenjojo,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Kyenjojo District local government sent back 1.4 billion shillings to the treasury that was not utilized in the last financial year of 2019/2020.  Addressing the district council that sat on Friday at the district headquarters, Kasiina the LCV Chairperson, William Kaija explained that the COVID-19 …

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Bufumbira South MP arrested for holding campaign rally

Bufumbira,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Bufumbira South Member of Parliament Samuel Kwizera Bitangaro has been arrested for allegedly holding a political rally contrary to the Covid-19 preventive directives.  Bitangaro was arrested from Nyarusiza Sub County on Friday evening by police under the command of Christopher Ruhunda, the Kisoro District …

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