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Cabinet okays vaccination of learners aged 12-17

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cabinet has passed a decision that will see an estimated 6 million learners aged 12-17 years get vaccinated against COVID-19. The learners will be vaccinated using the Pfizer vaccine which has been approved by both the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention and …

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Parliament directs on formation of Communications Tribunal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, has tasked government to expedite the establishment of the Communications Tribunal. The tribunal is mandated to handle complaints relating to the decisions of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) as provided under Sections 60 and 64 of the UCC Act. “I …

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Head teachers ask gov’t not to abolish PTA fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Universal Primary and Secondary Education Schools have asked the government not to abolish the PTA fees paid by learners. On Monday, the Minister in charge of ICT and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, said that the Cabinet had resolved that all Universal Primary (UPE) and Secondary …

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Gov’t wants charges in UPE, USE schools abolished

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cabinet is proposing free and compulsory primary and secondary education when schools reopen early next year. The cabinet on Monday agreed that all forms of charges that have been collected from learners in Universal Primary Education-UPE and Universal Secondary Education-USE schools should be abolished. Dr. …

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Gov’t assures safety of tourists in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has appealed to tourists not to cancel their planned visits to Uganda following the recent wave of bombings in the different parts of Kampala. Speaking to reporters on Thursday at the Uganda Media Centre, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of ICT and National …

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Law student sues Baryomunsi for defamation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Akampulira, a student at Law Development Center-LDC in Kampala has run to court is seeking Shillings 215 million from the State Minister for Housing, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi for alleged defamation. In his notice, Akampurira alias Akampa claims that in August and November 2019, …

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Gov’t to buy off Kakungulu’s land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is in the process of buying off the administrative powers of the Estate of the late Semei Kakungulu in Mbale district. Dr.Chris Baryomunsi, the Lands, Housing and Urban Development State Minister, disclosed this during a Wealth Creation meeting at Namanyonyi sub county headquarters …

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Govt. tables bill to stop rent in dollars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has presented a proposal prohibiting landlords from charging rent in foreign currency for residential and business premises. The proposal is one of the several contained in the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2018, which seeks to regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants; and to …

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Gov’t to negotiate with former Nakawa-Naguru tenants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Housing, Dr Chris Baryomunsi has said government is willing to negotiate with former Nakawa-Naguru estate tenants. Baryomunsi said the tenants should not turn to confrontational tactics in a bid to push government to address their concerns. The former tenants on Monday …

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