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‘We are going to pay your dividends’

Stanbic Bank top executives tell shareholders as it rolls out offerings for women, targets oil and gas opportunities Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Whereas many businesses reported reduced earnings for the year 2020, others like Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd, have assured their shareholders that they will earn their profits …

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Public decry closure of Entebbe hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The closure of Entebbe hospital has angered residents in the area. The hospital was closed to inpatients on Monday due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 patients being admitted at the hospital. Management announced that it will only provide outpatient services like chronic …

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Gov’t adjusts school calendar, extends academic year to September

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has made tentative adjustments in the school calendar to enable learners to complete their respective syllabi before being promoted to the next classes. The adjustment comes days after the government announced a 42-day closure of schools to control COVID-19 …

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Kabale hospital runs out of space for Covid-19 patients

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale Regional Referral Hospital is struggling with space for coronavirus patients as numbers continue to surge. The facility was designated to handle patients from across the Kigezi region as the government decentralized COVID-19 case treatment services. Dr Sophie Namasopo, the hospital director says that the …

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