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Police intensify traffic operations on major roads in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  City roads are a bee hive of traffic as the festive season draws near. There is heavy traffic vehicles destined for upcountry areas. Hundreds of people were also spotted on Monday jostling through the busy streets to find alternative routes to avoid the heavy traffic. …

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Works ministry clears MV Kalangala for extra Chrismas trips

 Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Works and Transport has cleared MV Kalangala to make extra trips during the festive season.  The clearance through Nation Oil Distributors Limited, the company that operates MV Kalangala is part of the efforts by the Ministry to manage increased number of tourists …

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Uganda shilling gains as festive season sets in

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Shilling has strengthened against the dollar and other currencies as the festive season sets in. The Shilling has been trading in the range of 3,650/90 throughout the week, a marked gain compared to previous weeks. Money market watchers attribute the strengthening of the …

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Street vending banned during festive season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Kampala, Beti Kamya has said street vending and noise pollution will not  be tolerated in the city during the festive season. Kamya says the city usually gets congested during the festive period with street vendors and buyers, which she says causes traffic …

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Driving tips for holiday season

The Christmas season is the deadliest on Ugandan roads according to Annual Crime and Traffic/ Road Safety Reports. In 2013, for example, 283 fatal accidents happened during December; compared to say 198 in January. The report noted that the month of December ranked highest for total number of collisions and …

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Tough festive business

Food prices remain high as service companies offer cuts The end of year festive season is coming during tough times and businesses need to devise new ways of reaching out to old customers and attracting news ones, according to Charles Ocici, the executive director of Enterprise Uganda, a UNDP sponsored …

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