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Kotido elders seek ban on miniskirts

Kotido, Uganda |Ā THE INDEPENDENT |Ā Elders in Kotido district have called for a ban on short skirts, tight clothing and trousers among women employed in the public service. They say that the dress code is disrespectful and immoral. John Bosco Akore, the secretary of Kotido Elders Council told URN that skirts …

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King Oyo rallies learners to embrace culture

Fort Portal, Uganda |Ā THE INDEPENDENT |Ā The King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV has called on learners to embrace and value the Tooro culture. Meeting learners from 13 schools in Fort Portal city on Thursday at his Palace, King Oyo asked the students to preserve the cultural norms of …

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Minority tribes call for establishment of cultural museums

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Ā Indigenous minority tribes in Kasese district have asked the government through the Ministries of Gender, Labour and Social Development, and Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities for support to establish cultural museums to preserve their culture that is on the verge of extinction. They argue that cultural …

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What next for Iteso after Osuban?

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Iteso on social media are already discussing succession in the Iteso Cultural Union- ICU after the burial of the first Paramount Chief, Augustine Osuban Lemukol on Saturday. Some are proposing names of candidates for the position of Emorimor while others are offering guidance …

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Girls University, Tororo radio to get Museveni boost this year

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has pledged sh1.5billion to help theĀ Tieng Adhola Cultural Institution (TACI) purchase land to construct a first ever Ugandan girls university in Tororo. He also promised another sh200 million to enable TACI to complete installation of the Tororo Broadcasting Network Limited radio …

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Buganda , IRCU to work together to strengthen family values

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU has established a partnership with the Buganda kingdom’s cultural leaders to harness interventions that strengthen the values of humanity and sustainable development in families. IRCU entered into a formal collaboration with the council of clan leaders in the Buganda …

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EPRC: Men doing work traditionally done by women

Makerere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) has found notable shifts where men are increasingly taking on care work that was traditionally assigned to women. This is against the fact that previous data has stipulated that women and girls spend twice …

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