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KCCA loses UGX 62B in Kampala infrastructure project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 62.3 billion Shillings was lost in foreign exchange for funding allocated to Kampala Capital City Authority – KCCA for the second phase of the Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Programme (KIIDP II). The money equivalent to 17.08 million US Dollars was recorded …

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Parliament approves Shs1.7 trillion loan request

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have approved a request by the government to borrow $464 million (about Shs1.7 trillion) to finance infrastructure and development needs of the budget despite objection from the opposition, who say the loan terms are unfair. Referred to Parliament’s Committee on National Economy …

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62 arrested for vandalism of electricity infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Crime Intelligence and the army have arrested 62 suspected vandals of electricity infrastructure. The suspects who were found in possession of conductors, transformers, wood and metallic poles were arrested in areas of Kampala, Wakiso, Luweero, Masaka, Mpigi, and Mityana districts. Out of the 62 …

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Shs100 billion needed to repair infrastructure in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport needs Shs100 billion to restore infrastructure damaged by floods in Mbale. This was revealed by the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Katumba Wamala during the plenary on Wednesday, 10 August 2022. Gen Katumba Wamala said flooding is a challenge …

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Indian national, 18 others detained over vandalism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An Indian businessman in Kampala is part of nineteen suspected vandals of electricity infrastructure arrested by the joint anti-vandalism task force in Kampala. The joint operations involving the Uganda Police Force-UPF, Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF, and power distributors Umeme commenced last week within Kampala, Wakiso …

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USMID-AF’s Gulu City infrastructure project under review

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With a population of 330,000 residents, Gulu City is the largest metropolis in Northern Uganda, which further points to one among the new cities that is inclined to endure a very high rate of urbanization. This is the position of the Uganda Support to Municipal …

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World Bank team reviewing USMID Additional Financing

USMID Additional Financing-USMID-AF launched in 2018/19 for a five-year period maintains the development objective of enhancing institutional capacity of selected local governments Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s new cities need to ensure that their physical development plans are designed and approved to attract new funding, according to executives at …

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SEACOM integrates Africell infrastructure to power broadband expansion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | SEACOM, a telecommunications service provider has started integrating its infrastructure and the assets it acquired from Africell last year. Africell quit the Ugandan market late last year following a string of losses and consistent accumulation of debts, and SEACOM acquired some of its assets. Now, SEACOM …

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