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Fort Portal blood bank decries poor funding

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort Portal regional blood bank is struggling to operate due to poor funding. During an interview with URN, the director Archbald Bahizi said the blood bank receives only 450 million shillings annually to run its activities yet they have to serve 37 transfusing …

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Two arrested for selling purported COVID-19 herbal cure

Fort Portal, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT | Two men in Fort Portal municipality are in trouble for selling a purported cure for coronavirus disease- Covid-19. The suspects have been identified as William Isingoma and Abdullah Gumisiriza, both residents of Hakibaale sub county in Kabarole district. The Rwenzori West region police spokesperson, Vincent …

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Police officers assault journalists in Fort Portal

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police officers in Fort Portal are on the spot for assaulting journalists for allegedly defying the curfew orders. The journalists are Sylvia Kugonza, Fortunate Katungi, Joshua Ahabyoona and Ritah Kobusinge all working with Jubilee, a Catholic radio station located in Fort Portal Municipality. …

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Municipalities become cities

But who will pay for the new status? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former municipalities of Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Mbale, and Masaka will become cities effective July 01. The leaders of most of these municipalities pursued city status as a means of increasing their budgets; …

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Fort Portal street parking contractor accused of flouting MoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Motorists and Fort Portal municipal council authorities have accused the company contracted to collect street parking fees of flouting the Memorandum of Understanding – MoU. In August Fort Portal municipal council awarded the street parking tender to Woodfix Technical Services to collect local revenue on …

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Poor state of Fort Portal roads anger users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Fort Portal are protesting the poor state of roads in the area. The roads have developed deep galleys, large potholes filled with stagnant water, are slippery and others have broken culverts. The most affected roads include Maguru – Itara road that measures …

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Woman arrested for offering own baby to neighbor to dupe boyfriend

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   Fort Portal police are holding a mother accused of offering her neighbor her three-months-old baby to defraud her boyfriend. The suspect is Annet Kabalisa, a resident of Kagote cell in West Division Fort Portal Municipality. The Rwenzori West Region Police Spokesperson, Lydia Tumushabe, …

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