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Police forces minister to surrender NRM official for questioning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was drama at Luwero Diocese guest house in Luwero town on Thursday after policemen besieged a meeting called by State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda to arrest district official of National Resistance Movement party who is accused of embezzlement. Kiwanda who is also NRM …

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NRM mobilizers in greater Masaka worried about unfulfilled pledges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A long list of unfulfilled campaign pledges and the brutal military-led operations against illegal fishing practices are bothering National Resistance Movement-NRM party campaign mobilizers in greater Masaka sub-region. The party mobilizers including NRM district and constituency chairpersons and candidates for different leadership positions from districts …

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Divisions emerge in NRM ahead of Museveni’s campaigns in Bukomansimbi

Bukomansimbi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Sharp political disputes among party members await the National Resistance Movement-NRM presidential flag bearer Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ahead of his campaign trail in Bukomansimbi district. The NRM cohesion in Bukomansimbi was affected by controversies that marred the party primary elections, that resulted into a section …

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UTB partners with MTV Africa to host MAMAs

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | MTV Africa and MTV Base have partnered with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) to host the continental flagship award show of MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2021. The partnership was announced during a virtual press conference broadcast from Johannesburg and Kampala by Monde Twala and Craig …

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Minister condemns security organs for mistreating opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A day after Uganda Police apologized for teargassing senior Buganda Kingdom and Catholic church personalities in Mityana over the weekend, a senior official of the ruling National Resistance Movement who is also a government minister has vehemently condemned acts of the security forces against …

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Kenzo officially unveiled as Uganda’s Tourism Ambassador

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eddy Kenzo has officially taken on the role of Uganda’s Tourism Ambassador. The task requires him to blend his music appeal to the beauty of Uganda and encourage both local and international tourists to explore Uganda. Initially, Kenzo had been named Kenya’s tourism ambassador in …

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Tourism grew slowest in 2019 – BOU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Tourism earnings are estimated to have grown slower in the first ten months of 2019, according to to the Central Bank. The government planned to attract more one million tourists this year on top of the 1.8million people received in 2018.  But the Central Bank …

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Uganda showcasing faith-based tourism in Nigeria

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Uganda is showcasing  faith, adventure and film tourism at the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market in Nigeria which started on September 22 and ends today September 24, 2019, according to a media release distributed by Uganda Tourism Board dated Sept.20. Team Uganda is led by the Minister of …

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MPs ask Kiwanda to apologise over miss curvy pageant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have condemned the Miss Curvy pageant initiative launched by the Tourism State Minister, Godfrey Kiwanda. On February, 05, 2019, Kiwanda launched the Miss Curvy Uganda pageant under his Tulambule Tourism project at Mestil Hotel. He explained that the pageant is aimed at celebrating Uganda’s …

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