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SOPs: Jinja schools to give learners more break and lunch time

Social Distancing Forcing Schools to Reduce Learning Time Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of school administrators in Jinja district have resolved to increase the time allocated to learners during both break and lunchtime to promote social distancing at the different eating points. They argue that learners normally crowd …

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Government advised to regulate fuel industry

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the trade, industries and tourism committee want the government to enact laws that will foster consumer protection within the fuel industry. While inspecting the oil reserves on Friday in Jinja City, the MPs said that there was hoarding of fuel …

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Jinja oil reserves run out of fuel – UNOC

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s oil reserves in Jinja have run out of fuel, Uganda National Oil Company-UNOC depot manager, Joel Nkangi has announced amidst a crisis that has led to an escalation of fuel prices in recent weeks. Pump prices have now increased to an average of 6,000 Shillings …

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Parents protest delayed repair of classroom blocks

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents with pupils at Kaitandovu primary school in Buyengo sub-county, Jinja district have staged a peaceful demonstration over the delayed renovation of the two classroom blocks at the school. Heavy rains blew off the roof of the affected classroom blocks in April last year. However, …

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Fire razes 45 kiosks in Jinja’s Amber court market

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several traders within Amber Court Market located in the Southern division of Jinja are counting losses after their kiosks were destroyed by fire on Wednesday. Reports indicate that 45 kiosks were razed in the early morning fire. Despite efforts to contain its’ spread by both …

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Couple arrested for locking 9 year old son in pigsty

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja are holding a couple for locking up their nine-year-old son in a pigsty. The suspects are Peter Magoola and his wife, Ruth Mirembe, both residents of Buyala trading center in Jinja City Northern division. Police picked up the couple on a tipoff …

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Suspects break out from Jinja CPS cells

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An unidentified number of suspects have staged a breakout and escaped from Jinja Central police station’s cells this Sunday morning. The two cell guards who were assigned with the responsibility of keeping watch on the suspects throughout this weekend, have since been  arrested and are …

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Witchdoctor in Jinja lynched over exhuming corpse

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An angry mob in Jinja district has lynched a witch doctor while exhuming a grave. Hassan Bakaki, 55, met his death on Wednesday while exhuming the grave of the late Domu Tidamulala, whose remains were buried in Kasozi village in Busedde sub-county in 2004. According to …

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What the Kampala Jinja Expressway KJE will look like

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on Monday launched the Request for Proposal (RFP) and online procurement process for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway (KJE) Public-Private Partnership Project. The new expressway when done will address the existing Kampala-Jinja road inadequacy, which is a major bottleneck to transportation of …

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