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Mobile money transactions hit Shs 145trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The value of mobile money transactions rose to 145.6 trillion shillings in the last six months ending March 2022. Relatedly, the value of internet and mobile banking transfers rose by 82.8% and 146.1% respectively. This comes amidst growing concerns from the public over the safety …

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IGG Beti Kamya skips land commission probe over heart attack

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Minister of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development Beti Kamya has failed to show up before the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises– COSASE after she reportedly suffered a ‘heart attack’. Kamya, the current Inspector General of Government-IGG was scheduled to appear …

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Parents conned UGX 1Bn in school fees scam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID has arrested a woman suspected to be the ringleader of fraudsters who reportedly defrauded parents more than one Billion Shillings in a school fees scam. Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson identified the suspect as Edith Nasoozi, a teacher and a resident of …

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Hundreds conned in dubious online forex trade

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people in Lira city have been conned by Power Forex International, an online trading company. The clients of the company from Lango, Acholi, and West Nile sub-region include teachers, businessmen and women, students, and mobile money agents. They were lured into investing money …

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Two Lwengo district officials arrested over alleged fraud

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Lwengo district officials are in police custody for alleged fraud and obtaining money by false pretense from women groups in the area. They are Joseph Mazinga, the Lwengo District Commercial Development Officer, and an attendant in his office, Wilson Ssemanda. Another official Charles Mbazira, …

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Masqueraders return UGX3Bn stolen from teacher’s revolving fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has recovered Shillings 3.8 billion that had been stolen by some suspects masquerading as teachers in government schools. The CID spokesperson Charles Twine, says that they also managed to intercept another Shillings 7.8 billion that was on an account in …

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Total takes former employees to court in Sh7.5 Billion case

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Total Uganda Limited, a company dealing in the trade of fuel and lubricants has sued its former employees over an alleged Sh7.5 billion shillings fraud. Those being sued are Moses Sebalu, the former Senior Accountant, Belinda Nakasi, the Taxation Accountant, Priscilla Nansikombi, the …

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Wakiso district zonal land office closed over fraud

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Lands State Minister Dr. Sam Mayanja has closed Wakiso district zonal land offices, Busiro branch on allegations of fraud and mismanagement of land titles. Mayanja says that he has been receiving complaints from people about the fraudulent transactions by staff at the land office …

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