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Gov’t takes over Mountains of the Moon University

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has officially taken over Mountains of the Moon University in Fort Portal. In September, Parliament approved the takeover of the institution by the government. The State Minister for Higher Education told MPs that taking over the institution as a Public University would …

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Gunmen kill businessman in Fort Portal

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Armed thugs have shot dead a businessman in Fort Portal tourism city. Steven Nyakairu, a resident of Kyogya cell in Kitumba ward, Central division was killed on Tuesday at 9:00pm and robbed 1.5 million shillings. Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson says that …

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Transporters in Fort Portal reduce fares

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Public transport operators in Fort Portal tourism city have reduced the transport fares as public transport resumed to full capacity. Buses and taxis have been carrying half capacity to ensure physical distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19. This forced the transporters to hike …

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Fort Portal resident hacks two year old girl to death

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Fort Portal have arrested a 36 year-old man for allegedly killing a two-year-old girl and injuring two others. According to the Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson Vincent Twesige, David Kachope, a resident of Kidukuru cell, Karambi ward in Fort Portal allegedly hacked …

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Fort Portal city enacts waste management ordinance

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort Portal City Council has passed a waste management ordinance to regulate garbage collection. The ordinance comes at a time when there is public outcry over increased garbage in the city. According to the ordinance, all garbage will be privatized to contractors who shall …

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Three arrested for siphoning fuel in Fort Portal

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Fort Portal city have arrested three people for allegedly siphoning fuel from trucks belonging to China Chongqing International Construction Company Limited-CICO. The company was contracted to work on the Kiguma-Bunyansaigi-Kibooro road. The suspects have been identified as John Bosco Ayesiga, Andrew …

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High Court dismisses petition against Busongora South MP

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Fort Portal has dismissed with costs an election petition filed by former Busongora South County Member of Parliament Jackson Mbaju Kathika. In January, the Electoral Commission declared Mujungu winner after garnering 7,601 votes against Mbaju’s 7,522 votes. Mbaju who contested …

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Fort Portal RCC unearths over 20 ghost emyooga groups

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fort Portal Resident City Commissioner-RCC Rodgers Mbabazi has unearthed more than 20 ghost Emyooga groups. Mbabazi says that he made the discovery when he tried to verify the lists of prospective beneficiaries in the city. In April, Mbabazi stopped the issuance of certificates to …

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