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Residents count losses in Kisenyi fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kisenyi in Kampala are counting losses after fire gutted several houses in Kakajjo zone. The fire which broke out on Tuesday is suspected to have been caused by an abandoned charcoal stove. It spread to a timber workshop, shops, and several houses, destroying …

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NSSF, Centenary Bank and Stanbic Uganda Holdings sweep 2021 FiRe awards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund was declared the overall winner of this year’s 2021 Financial Reporting Awards (FiRe) organised by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPA-U). Held on Nov.10 at Skyz Hotel Naguru and via zoom, organisers said the awards aim at promoting and …

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Gateway bus catches fire in Mpigi

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A bus belonging to Gateway bus company has burst up flames in Mpigi district. A statement from traffic police shows that the incident happened at around midday at the Kampiringisa police checkpoint in Kamengo sub-county, along the Kampala-Masaka highway. An incident report from the traffic …

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Mbarara traders petition parliament for UGX1.5Bn financial assistance

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara city traders who lost their timber and furniture to fire have written to the speaker of parliament in the request of financial assistance worth 1.5 billion shillings. On 25th October 2021, fire burnt timber kiosks, motor garages destroying property that included; timber, machines, timber stores, …

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Rubanda man torches house, wife and child killed

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police in Rubanda District is hunting for a 45-year-old man who set his house on fire, burning his wife and children to death.  The suspect has been identified as Armstrong Vian 45, a businessman. The incident happened on Saturday in Habutobere village in …

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Spill caused jet fuel tank fire – UCAA

An incident involving a fire outbreak at the fuel firm at Entebbe International Airport occurred yesterday and was contained Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Preliminary findings by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA show that a fuel spill caused the jet fuel tanks to catch fire. The fire broke out on Tuesday …

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Fire guts carpentry workshops in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  More than 40 carpenters are counting losses after fire gutted carpentry workshops in Kasese Municipality. The burnt workshops are located in Kilembe quarters. Bernard Kazoora, the LCI Chairperson said that the fire gutted the workshops in the wee hours of Thursday morning and spread out …

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Koboko district officials demand for probe into hospital fire

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Koboko district have demanded a speedy probe into the fire that gutted a store and destroyed supplies worth millions of shillings on Saturday. The fire reportedly resulted from a welding point in a nearby building. But reports indicate the store was under repair …

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Fire destroys drugstore at Koboko general hospital

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has gutted a drugstore at Koboko General Hospital. The fire broke out in the container that is used to store drugs and other-equipment worth millions of Shillings at around 1 pm on Sunday afternoon. According to preliminary information, the fire started from a nearby …

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