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Hoima residents, leaders decry poor funding for roads

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima residents and leaders are demanding an increase in funding to revamp dilapidated roads in the district. Hoima district currently manages 540 kilometres of roads. However, it received only 40 out of the budgeted 140 million Shillings from the Uganda Road Fund to construct, manage …

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Heavy rains destroy 30 houses in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 30 houses in Buseruka sub county, Hoima district have been destroyed following heavy rains that ravaged the area. The heavy downpour with strong wind on Sunday night at Rwentale landing site in Tonya parish destroyed a lot of property. The heavy downpour that started …

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Herdsmen, farmers in Bunyoro clash over grazing animals in gardens

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is growing among herdsmen and cultivators in Hoima district as animals invade crop gardens. Many farmers are crying foul after their crops were destroyed by cows, especially during the night hours. According to the farmers, the herdsmen have started grazing animals at night in …

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400 families face forceful eviction in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 400 residents in Hoima are on the verge of being forcefully evicted from their ancestral land. The affected residents are from the village of Ngobye in Buraru parish, Buraru sub county.  They are feuding with Neko Isingoma, a prominent businessman in Hoima town …

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Four dead in Hoima road accident

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people have been knocked dead in an accident that happened along the Hoima-Kaiso-Tonya road this morning. The accident occurred near Kyamukunjuki trading centre in Kitoba sub-county, when the victims who were riding on a motorcycle registration number UDW 280K bajaj were knocked by a …

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Hoima herdsmen use district headquarters to graze animals

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herdsmen have raided Hoima district headquarters raising concern among residents about the trend which threatens the operations of the district staff. On a daily basis, several herdsmen flock to the district headquarters which seats on a 10-acre piece of land in Kasingo cell, Hoima West …

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Museveni urges religious leaders to embrace PDM

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has tasked religious leaders to mobilise their parishioners to embrace the Parish Developmental Model (PDM) programme that is currently being rolled out in the country. The call was part of his message during the groundbreaking ceremony and fundraising drive for the …

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Hoima district battles fresh outbreak of scabies

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 people in sixteen villages in Hoima district are battling a fresh outbreak of scabies. The disease which manifests with severe and relentless itching has affected among others Nyakabingo, Bineneza, Kalyango, Kigawa, Bugandale, Kibugubya, Kyarubanga, and Katugo villages in Kyabigambire sub-county. Scabies is …

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Hailstorm leaves trails of destruction in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 300 farmers in Buraru sub county, Hoima district are counting losses after a hailstorm destroyed their gardens. The most affected farmers are from the villages of Ngobye, Burara, Kibingo, and Busanga in Buraru sub-county. They have lost maize, tobacco, cassava, sweet potatoes, beans, …

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Former Hoima district engineer under spotlight over UGX 20M

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima district roads committee has ordered the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO to recover Shillings 20 million from the former district engineer, Julius Ssentamu. The was meant for the rehabilitation of 15km Kakindo-Nyamirima road in Kyabigambire sub-county. The Hoima District Committee chairperson and Bugahya County Member of …

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