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10,000 families face forceful eviction in Hoima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 10,000 families in six villages in Kigorobya sub county in Hoima district are on the verge of being evicted forcefully from their ancestral land. The affected families are from Kigomba, Kyamucumba, Kalyambuzi, Kyataruga, Kamugembe 1 and Kyamugembe 2 villages. The residents are feuding …

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UPDF soldier shoots civilian dead in Hoima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Hoima has arrested a Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF soldier for shooting dead a civilian. The suspect is Solomon Baker Bakabe who was deployed to guard the camp site for China Railway construction company in Mparo cell Hoima East division along the Hoima-Masindi …

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Hoima opposition parliamentary candidates resume campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition parliamentary candidates in Hoima city and Hoima district have resumed their campaigns. The candidates on Wednesday suspended their campaigns following the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate. Kyagulanyi was arrested on Wednesday in Luuka district for flouting COVID-19 guidelines …

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Hoima district receives 310,000 mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has delivered 310,000 insecticide treated mosquito nets to Hoima district local government. Dr Lawrence Tumusiime, the acting District Health Officer- DHO Hoima says the distribution of the nets will Kick off on Saturday. They will be distributed door to door …

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Bunyoro rejects new DPC for teargassing Catholics and Baganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bunyoro-Kitara kingdom has rejected the deployment of Mityana DPC Alex Mwine to Hoima as the new District Police Commander replacing Martin Okoyo. The kingdom has officially written to the Internal Affairs minister and the Inspector General of Uganda Police opposing the posting of an …

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2,000 elderly persons to benefit from SAGE program in Bunyangabu

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 2,425 elderly persons have been registered to benefit from the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment-SAGE program in Hoima district. The State Minister for Gender and Culture who doubles as the Bunyangabu district Woman MP Peace Regis Mutuuzo says that the beneficiaries were …

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2,500 elderly persons to benefit from SAGE program in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 2,500 elderly persons have been registered to benefit from the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment-SAGE program in Hoima district. Through the initiative, the government extends monthly stipend of 25,000 Shillings to senior citizens aged 80 and above to support them through poverty …

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Scabies cases in Hoima rise to 1500

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people infested by scabies in Hoima district has reached 1500. Fredrick Byenume, the Hoima district health inspector says they realised a huge number of people are infected during a community surveillance exercise they conducted last week. The most affected people are in …

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