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Key gov’t projects slowed by greed, lengthy procurement processes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State agencies overseeing infrastructure development have put the blame on the errant government officials and the procurement regime for the delays in implementing public infrastructure projects. This comes after Finance Minister Matia Kasaija challenged Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to find ways of ensuring …

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Corruption undermining NRM manifesto implementation – Rugunda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said corruption in government agencies and departments is undermining the implementation of the NRM 2016-21 manifesto. Speaking today at the launch of the NRM manifesto week at the Office of The President Auditorium, Rugunda said many of …

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Families complain of receiving less food relief

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is falling short of fulfilling its commitment to provide 6kgs of maize flour, 3kgs of beans and salt per head to vulnerable urban communities and powdered milk and sugar for lactating mothers and the sick. In his statement issued on April 1st, 2020, …

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Ex-Obote Minister Peter Otai to be accorded State burial

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Peter Iloot Otai, the former Minister of State for Defense in Milton Obote’s government will be accorded an official burial. Otai, 79, died in London on of January 2nd. He has been in exile since 1980’s when the National Resistance Army, NRA took overpower. …

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MPs demand involvement in distribution of hoes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A section of Members of Parliament are protesting the distribution of hoes in their constituencies without their involvement. President Yoweri Museveni in his 2016 election manifesto promised to avail hoes to every household to support agricultural production. Addressing a press conference on Friday at …

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Why Parliament has directed a halt to police recruitment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, has directed government to nullify the just concluded recruitment of police officers, after Members of Parliament reported irregularities in the exercise. Kadaga said she was concerned that all MPs who had contributed on the matter during Thursday’s plenary sitting had …

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Mak perimeter wall construction on course- Dr. Odoi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second phase of the construction of the Makerere University perimeter wall is progressing well despite limited funding. The Makerere University Convocation Chairperson, Dr Frederick Odoi Tanga, which is spearheading the construction work, disclosed this in an interview with URN about the progress of …

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Mary Luwum’s body lies in state

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of the late Mary Lawinyo Luwum, widow of former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Janani Luwum on Thursday lay in State in Parliament where MPs and public paid her their last respects. Mary Luwum, 93, died on Tuesday, August 6th after a battle …

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