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Moroto residents get food assistance amidst hunger, lockdown

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Moroto municipality are excited after receiving food relief from the government amidst the nationwide lockdown and crop failure caused by prolonged drought. The area Member of Parliament Francis Adome Lorika delivered the food relief to assist food-insecure households in the municipality. The Office …

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NUP condemns police ban on distribution of food relief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP has condemned the police ban on distribution of food to vulnerable people during the lockdown. On Monday, police spokesman Fred Enanga said the distribution is likely to lead to the spread of the coronavirus. He advised all people distributing food to …

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Flood victims in Kasese go without food

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 80 people who were displaced by floods in Kanyangeya parish, Kasese district have spent three weeks without food. The parish is adjacent to River Nyamwamba and hosted brick makers more than 20 years ago before the municipal authority banned the activities and allowed …

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Wakiso RDC rejects food relief, angers LC 1 chairpersons

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso Resident District Commissioner-RDC, Rose Kirabira is under fire from LC 1 chairpersons in Masuuliita town council and Masuuliita sub county for rejecting food relief donated by Eng. Hussein Bukenya. The relief food comprising a truck of bananas and two cows was scheduled for …

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International students seek help to return to their countries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | International students want the government and Foreign Affairs Ministries in their home countries to make arrangements to evacuate them from Uganda given the economic hardships they are facing because of the lockdown. The students, some of whom have been in the country for three …

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Hungry Mukono residents block LC 5 chairperson demanding food relief

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Mukono Local Council-LC 5 Chairperson, Andrew Ssenyonga was rescued from angry residents on Thursday who surrounded his vehicle demanding for food relief. Ssenyonga had gone with a team of Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS officials to deliver food relief to commercial sex workers at Ggulu …

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Gulu leaders bow to food demands by commercial sex workers

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district leaders have bowed to demands for food relief by commercial sex workers as the extended national lockdown by government continues to bite. The affected group came up earlier to cry for help saying many of them were starving and pleaded to be classified …

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