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60% of developments in Mukono during lockdown were illegal

Mukono,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 per cent of developments undertaken in Mukono during the first five months of the COVID-19 lockdown were illegal. This is according to a report from the social services committee of the municipality.   Most of the said illegal developments have taken place in …

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Kigulu South MP arrested after rival supporters clash

Iganga,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Incumbent Member of Parliament Kigulu South MP Andrew Kaluya has been arrested after clashes between his supporters and those of the former area MP Milton Muwuma. According to Kaluya’s political assistant Sarah Nalubanga, they had been doing door-to-door campaigns in Bukaye parish on Sunday …

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Ghana to resume international flights amid COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced here on Sunday that the country is going to resume international flights on Sept.1 after a nearly five-month suspension. In the meantime, the West African country’s land and sea entry points would remain closed, the president said. Akufo-Addo …

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Govt to charge UGX 240,000 for each COVID-19 test

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The government is going to start charging people and organisations to be tested for COVID-19 effective September 1, 2020. According to the health ministry, truck drivers, people in need of knowing their COVID-19 status, government and public organisations, Ugandans returning from abroad, visitors from other …

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