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Gov’t should intervene in skyrocketing fuel prices – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked government to intervene in the skyrocketing fuel prices, saying businesses are starting to crumble due to the high transport costs. The MPs who addressed journalists on Monday in the Members’ Lounge at Parliament say that whereas fuel prices have been …

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Banks yet to receive Sh200Billion Small Enterprises Rescue Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commercial banks and microfinance institutions are yet to to officially hear about the 200 billion shillings for lending out money meant to rescue Ugandan small enterprises that were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic which was commissioned early last week. A check at two government-owned financial …

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New dangerous COVID-19 variant

Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers in South Africa are racing to track the concerning rise of a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The variant harbours a large number of mutations found in other variants, including Delta, and it seems …

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Wakiso RDC demands accountability of Covid Funds

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Wakiso District Justine Mbabazi has asked the District medical team to account for funds that were allocated to handle COVID-19 emergency responses in the district. The accountability she is demanding fo is for the inland travel allowances of …

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Mother enrolls children into bricklaying to beat lockdown hardships

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 induced lockdown has become a turning point for Madrine Namulema, a former market vendor who has since rediscovered her potential for making reasonable earnings from hard labour. Namulema, a mother of four, has found a fortune in making clay bricks as an alternative …

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EU to halt air travel from southern African countries

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union (EU) wants to activate the so-called “emergency brake” to stop air travel from the southern African region to delay the spread in Europe of a new COVID-19 variant, the European Commission said on Friday. “The European Commission will propose, in close coordination with …

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