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Delayed release of road funds irks Hoima district leaders

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delayed release of funds for the construction and maintenance of roads has irked members of the Hoima district roads committee. The district had budgeted for 602 million Shillings as road fund but only received 415 million Shillings from the central government. But before …

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Increasing cases of violence against children bother Hoima leaders

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders and police in Hoima district are bothered by the increasing cases of violence against children. They say since the nationwide lockdown was announced to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), acts of violence against children drastically increased in the district …

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60 fishermen arrested for defying Covid-19 directives

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty fishermen have been arrested in Hoima and Kikuube districts for defying the Covid-19 preventive guidelines. The fishermen were picked up while fishing on Lake Albert on Sunday night in violation of the curfew. The affected fishermen are from Kaiso, Kyehoro and Mbegu in …

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More than 100 Hoima teachers tested for COVID-19

Godfrey Sserwanja, the Hoima District Education officer-DEO told Uganda Radio network that they approached the Rapid Assessment survey team to have the teachers tested since the teachers interact with many people more especially the children they teach saying it was crucial for the health ministry to engage teachers in the …

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Hoima residents cautioned against self-medication

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health experts in Hoima district have expressed worry over the increasing cases of self-medication among locals. According to research, more and more residents in the sub-counties of Buseruka, Kitoba, Kigorobya and Kyabigambire no longer seek prescription for malaria treatment, pain killers and antibiotics, a …

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Police to repatriate bodies of Congolese militiamen

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police is with working with Foreign Affairs Ministry to repatriate the bodies of two suspected Congolese militiamen killed in Hoima district to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The deceased whose bodies are still lying at Hoima hospital mortuary, have been identified as 25-year-old Ozelle …

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Arrested Congolese militiamen to be quarantined for 14 days

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The five suspected Congolese militiamen who were arrested on Lake Albert for terrorizing Ugandan fishermen in Hoima district will be quarantined for 14-days. The five identified as Balaka Jarenga, Makuru Onjoka, Claude Nguma, Kakuru Kwamire and Kapaseka Otika, were arrested during heavy gunfire between …

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Blood transfusion service struggles to get donors in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Blood Transfusion Service-UBTS is struggling to get blood donors in Hoima region. Hoima region supplies blood to 18 health facilities, among them; Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, Kagadi Hospital, Buliisa Hospital, Kiboga Hospital, Masindi Hospital, Kibaale Hospital, Kikuube Health Centre IV, Ntwetwe Health Centre …

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Hoima halts verification of tobacco farmers over COVID-19

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima district local government has suspended the ongoing verification of more than 1,300 tobacco farmers because of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, President Yoweri Museveni promised to compensate more than 1,300 tobacco farmers after tobacco buying companies failed to meet their contractual obligation to …

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