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KCCA finalizes market ordinance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has finalized arrangements to retable the city market ordinance, the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has revealed. In 2019, the KCCA council passed the market ordinance providing for the licensing regime for permanent, semi-permanent and temporary markets, harmonizing the leadership process, market due …

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MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya denied bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Masaka has rejected a bail application filed by Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya of Kawempe North and Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West. The two were last month charged with murder, attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism. On Monday, Justice Lawrence …

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MP Ssewanyana complains of torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyanya, on Thursday attempted to undress to show torture marks inflicted on him allegedly by security personnel. Ssewanyana, currently on remand at Kigo prison on Thursday via zoom appeared before the Masaka High Court Judge Lawrence Tweyanze, seeking …

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Absence of laws affecting management of taxi industry – Lukwago

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has attributed the confusion in the taxi industry to the lack of laws to govern the transport sector. Lukwago said that the wrangles between associations of taxi operators, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA’s failure to collect tax and the uncontrolled …

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KCCA councilors call for audit of private garbage collectors

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA councillors are calling for an audit into the operations of firms contracted to collect garbage. The decision was taken during a meeting between the KCCA Standing Committee of Public Health and the three companies; Homklin Company Limited, Nabugabo Updeal and …

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Judges shying away from hearing MPs bail application – Lukwago

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Erias Lukwago, the lawyer of MPs Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West and his Kawempe North counterpart Muhammad Ssegirinya, has said they are finding roadblocks in having a judge to hear the duo’s bail application. Speaking to the media today, Lukwago said that all the judges …

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Opposition launch new front against President Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 10 opposition political parties and activist groups have formed another coalition through which they hope to end President Yoweri Museveni’s 36-year grip on power. Speaking today at the unveiling of the coalition named; People’s Front for Transition, former President of the Forum for Democratic …

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Court allows MP Nsanja to replace Zaake as Ssegirinya’s surety

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of the High court has allowed an application seeking to replace Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake Butebi with his Ntenjeru South counterpart, Patrick Nsanja Kayongo as Muhammad Ssegirinya’s surety. Masaka High Court Judge Victoria Nakintu Nkwanga Katamba released the …

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MP Ssewanyana rearrested outside Kigo prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana was on Thursday rearrested after he was released from Kigo prison. Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP spokesperson says Ssewanyana was rearrested outside the prison at 7:30pm by unknown gunmen and driven to an unknown destination. “The state has mastered the art of …

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