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Opposition MPs scoff at Nabbanja for banning relief food distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition Members of Parliament have scoffed at Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja for banning the distribution of relief food by politicians during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Early this week, Nabbanja stated that politicians were causing people to converge as they scramble for food, which exposes them …

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Acholi khadi roots for protection of young girls against abuses

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Musa Khalil, the Khadi of the Acholi Muslim district has called for the protection of young girls against teenage pregnancies and early marriages during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Khadi decried the rampant cases of sexual abuses that were and are being meted on young …

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UIA to support Prof Ogwang in Covidex promotion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Investment Authority, UIA, has intervened to promote the herbal treatment solution Covidex, an innovation by Mbarara University of Science and Technology Professor, Patrick Engeu Ogwang. Ogwang caught the eye of the public, the government and the international community last month following testimonies about …

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DPC, MPs clash over Arua city’s trans night discos under curfew

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Arua District Police Commander and Members of Parliament on Covid-19 committee clashed over operation of night discos in Arua city in total disregard of the presidential directive and Ministry of Health guidelines. The MPs who are on a fact finding mission on management of …

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Truck driver arrested ferrying passengers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have arrested a truck driver for flouting the Covid-19 guidelines. Hassan Lubega was arrested on Monday in Nabingo along the Kampala-Masaka highway. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that Lubega who was driving a truck registration number UBJ 803P was intercepted …

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