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Police destroy narcotics worth UGX 778Million

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have destroyed 145.22kilograms of narcotics worth Shillings 778million. The drugs were destroyed at the Police Drugs Destruction center in Nsambya barracks on Wednesday evening in the presence of the Entebbe Chief Magistrate Juliet Nakitende. The drugs were seized at Entebbe International Airport between 2020 …

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Budget committee approves UGX21Bn for church land compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee on Monday agreed to approve a total of 21 billion Shillings budget meant to compensate the Church of Uganda for its land taken by government to expand Entebbe International Airport. The committee had earlier rejected this request from the Ministry of Finance …

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Entebbe Airport gone or not?

The facts versus what government says and what public believes Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Does Uganda stand to lose control of Entebbe International Airport to Chinese lenders over a $350 million loan? The government says China cannot take the airport but the raised voices on the issue shows …

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Air Arabia to make three weekly flights to Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe International Airport has received a new airline career. Air Arabia is set to start operating direct commercial passenger flights from Sharjah International Airport in the UAE to Entebbe International Airport thrice a week. The 169-passenger aircraft will be making flights on Sunday, Wednesday and …

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Firefighters contain a fire at Entebbe Airport fuel firm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire on Tuesday broke out at the two jet fuel tanks at Entebbe International Airport. The incident happened after 4 pm. Fred Bamwesige, the Acting Director-General Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA says the safety, security team and firefighters were dispatched to stop the fire from spreading to …

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Drug trafficking reduced during Covid-19 lockdown-Police

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There was a reduction in the amount of drugs trafficked through Entebbe International Airport and porous border points during the covid-19 lockdown. This is according to Interpol and the anti-narcotics police department. The narcotics department and Interpol recorded 1,714 cases in 2020 compared to 2,750 …

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Dense fog disrupting airport operations, road transport

Qatar Airways flight taking off to Doha was delayed for about 40 minutes because of the fog at Entebbe Airport. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Visibility at Entebbe International Airport has been affected as dense fog persists in some parts of Entebbe and Kampala. From 6:00 am to about 10 …

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