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Transport Ministry asks for sh21billion for road safety campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport is seeking sh21.5 billion to implement road safety programs and activities. In May, the Government launched the National Road Safety Action Plan, a decade-long plan after it failed to achieve the 2011-2020 UN Decade of Action for Road …

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Man who slapped minister Ecweru sent to Butabika for treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The man who recently slapped the Minister of State for Works, Musa Ecweru has been sent to Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital for treatment. The 39-year-old Emmanuel Okurut was sent to Butabika Hospital on Friday. It followed his arrest last week for allegedly slapping …

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Uganda Railways receives 4 Locomotives

Malaba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Railways Corporation-URC has received 4 fully refurbished locomotives from Grindrod Rail, South Africa as part of its efforts to revamp railway transport and reduce pressure on the road. The locomotives have a haulage capacity of between 750 to 1500 tons and can last between …

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Sh217 billion request sends supplementary budget to sh1.8 trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has tabled a supplementary budget request of Shillings 217.2 billion for the 2018/2019 financial year before parliamentary for approval. The request, tabled by Minister of state for Disaster preparedness, Musa Ecweru is from State House, Local Governments Ministry and Muni University. Shillings 33.2 billion …

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Uganda ready to help all refugees return home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan government has committed to facilitate a dignified return of refugees to countries that have been declared safe.  State Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Musa Ecweru says that Uganda cannot just let refugees return home until it’s assured of their safety. The …

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Ecweru asks Parliament to reject report on Bulambuli land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru has appealed to parliament not to adopt a report by the Presidential Affairs Committee on the disputed land in Bulambuli district earmarked to host landslide survivors in Elgon region. According to Eweru, adopting the report will plunge …

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