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Road construction in DRC to boost trade – Minister Wamala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has plans to construct more roads in neighboring countries as a means to boost trade. This was revealed by the Minister for Works General Katumba Wamala who was addressing journalists at the government media centre on Tuesday on the proposal that will see Uganda …

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Key gov’t projects slowed by greed, lengthy procurement processes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State agencies overseeing infrastructure development have put the blame on the errant government officials and the procurement regime for the delays in implementing public infrastructure projects. This comes after Finance Minister Matia Kasaija challenged Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to find ways of ensuring …

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Kilembe mines seeks UGX 3Bn to restore power supply

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kilembe Mines Limited is seeking over 3 billion Shillings to restore infrastructure damaged by the breakdown of power grids hit by the recurrent floods and landslides in Kasese district. Kilembe mines in Kasese district suffered two waves of flash floods on May 7 and on …

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Funds, guidelines slow Fort Portal tourism city operations

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort Portal tourism city authorities are struggling to deliver services and improve infrastructure due to lack of funds and operational guidelines. Fort Portal tourism city is one of the cities that government operationalized in July. The others are Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Arua, Gulu, …

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Gulu city seeks UGX 200 billion for operations

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city is seeking 200 billion shillings funding from the central government to facilitate its operations. The city became operational on July 1st, alongside Arua, Mbale, Jinja, Fort Portal, Mbarara and Masaka. However, with annexed territories, the city authorities say they have several tasks to …

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