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Big tasks await new Masaka city mayor

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Big tasks are awaiting the new mayor of Masaka city Florence Namayanja. Namayanja, the former Member of Parliament for Bukoto East constituency was on Tuesday inaugurated as mayor of Masaka city. She replaces Godfrey Kayemba who served for two consecutive terms until 2020 when it was …

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Masaka court dismisses case against NUP supporters

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Masaka grade one Magistrate Arthur Ziraba has acquitted National Unity Platform-NUP political party supporters who have been battling charges of inciting violence and committing acts likely to spread the Coronavirus disease Covid-19.   At least 36 people that including leaders and supporters of NUP in Masaka …

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NRM loses Kalungu district to NUP in local government polls

Kalungu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM party has suffered a major defeat in Kalungu district leadership after the majority of their candidates lost seats in local government elections conducted on Wednesday. NRM lost the Kalungu district chairperson’s seat and majority of positions of representatives in …

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MP Namayanja, Abed Bwanika granted bail

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Masaka Grade One Magistrate has granted bail to National Unity Platform leaders Florence Namayanja and Dr Abed Bwanika.  The two leaders were arrested on Wednesday during protests that followed the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform- NUP presidential candidate. They were …

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Mpuuga, Namayanja detained over NUP riots in Masaka

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Masaka Municipality Member of Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba and his Bukoto East county counterpart, Florence Namayanja are locked up at Masaka central police station in relation to protests that followed the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate. They …

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MPs demand release of over 500 land titles held by UETCL

  Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament are demanding for the release of 568 land titles taken from residents of Masaka district by Uganda Electricity and Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) for mutation. The MPs  under the Natural Resources committee who are on a field visit to establish the …

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MPs probe delayed completion of Lira hospital staff housing project

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament have reprimanded the director of Lira Regional Referral Hospital Dr Stephen Obbo for the delayed completion of a 2.7 billion Shillings staff housing project. Dr Obbo appeared before the committee on Monday to respond to queries in …

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PAC probes Naguru police land takeover by car dealers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament is probing a decision by the United Nations to sublease Uganda Police Land in Naguru to Used car dealers. The land which houses the Police Training School was offered by the government to the United Nations African Institute for …

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Police foils people power meeting in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police on Thursday foiled a meeting by the People Power pressure group in Masaka district. The Democratic Party-DP revival faction led by their Masaka district chairperson also Bukoto East Member of Parliament Florence Namayanja had on Thursday invited their supporters for a town hall meeting …

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