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Cheaper electricity expected as Isimba Dam commissioned

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned the Isimba Hydro-Power station, adding 183 Megawats of electricity to the National Grid and bringing Uganda’s total installed Power Capacity from the current 955MW to 1138MW. Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UEGCL) has reassured the country that Isimba will generate …

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MPs ask UNRA to repair road on old Jinja Bridge

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Physical Infrastructure committee want government to repair the road and strengthen the Owen Falls Dam Jinja Nile Bridge. The old Jinja Bridge also known as the Nalubaale Bridge was constructed in 1954 and was replaced by the New Jinja …

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Police investigates death of Swedish national

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja Police are investigating the death of 75-year-old Takis Pacis, a Swedish national. His lifeless body was found lying on a sofa set inside his residence along Kisinja road in Jinja municipality on Monday morning. The deceased was the proprietor of Bohemia resort along …

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Accident claims four lives in Mabira

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people have been confirmed dead following an accident that occurred Friday night in Mabira Forest, along the Kampala-Jinja highway. Police records indicate that the accident occurred when a coaster registration number UBD 343P which was destined for Mbale, collided with a Kampala bound …

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Prisoners decry justice system, prison conditions

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inmates have decried the poor prison conditions and justice system that has unfairly kept many of them in jail. The inmates, complained about poor feeding, health facilities, congestion, denial of the right to vote, delayed appeals in court and an unfair criminal justice …

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Kasolwe stock farm to boost farmers’ fortunes

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has urged farmers to consider intensive commercial agriculture in a bid to grow household incomes and improve Uganda’s economy. Kadaga also asked farmers in Busoga sub-region to take advantage of the several partnerships made with the Government …

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Exhibitors decry low turn up at Jinja Agricultural show

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Exhibitors at the trade and cultural show have decried the low turn up of visitors. The show organised by the Uganda National Farmers Federation-UNFFE is focusing on showcasing the value-added agriculture products to the possible buyers, and also promoting agricultural tourism. Samuel Olobo, an exhibitor …

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JINJA ROAD: Excavation, traffic diversion Friday November 9

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Jinja road in Kampala will be closed to motorists and traffic will be diverted to alternative routes in the next three weeks as National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) excavates and lays new pipelines. Government of Uganda is building new sewer …

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