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70 arrested in Kagadi bars on Easter night

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 70 people are in police custody at Kagadi central police station for allegedly flouting the COVID-19 guidelines. The suspects were picked from various bars during an operation conducted by police and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers in the district on Sunday night. Some …

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Kagadi registered 1678 witchcraft cases last year

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kagadi police are puzzled with the rampant cases of witchcraft registered in the district. Statistics at Kagadi police show that 1678 cases of witchcraft were recorded in the district last year. The motive of witchcraft is to cause harm, pain and kill the victims. Joan …

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Mayanja Richard Weazher; Fine artist, instrumentalist

By Joan Akello Mayanja Richard Weazher is a contemporary fine artist with a specialty in painting, sculpture, drawing, novel writing and playing musical instruments. His works focus on beautifying and preserving the environment, creating solutions to the community’s basic needs, and communicating to the community through cultural themes.  “For instance, …

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Christine Mbalyowere; food entrepreneur

By Joan Akello Smart Foods Ltd started small in the Food Technology laboratories of Makerere University as a result of exciting work on transforming whole soybeans into Tofu (a fresh meat alternative) that is acceptable to the African taste.  Currently, Mbalyowere’s company produces and markets both marinated and plain Tofu …

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Barbra Ofwono Buyondo; Education entrepreneur

By Joan Akello In 1999, Barbra Ofwono Buyondo, a trained secondary school teacher, got a dream to start a kindergarten. Using the little personal savings and contributions from her family, she put together about Shs 1 million to start a kindergarten that she christened Victorious Education Services at Old Kampala. …

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Committed to a cause

By Joan Akello Ruth Sebatindira, the outgoing president of the Uganda Law Society (ULS), talked to Joan Akello about leadership and society. Any three things we do not know about you? I am a minimalist; for example I have fewer shoes and clothes than my husband, and I love music. …

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Dickson Mushabe, Web hosting

By Joan Akello After completing university, Mushabe, 34, ventured into web hosting as a reseller and started Hostalite Ltd with one client who paid Shs 120,000. He says he started web hosting because of the desire to have repetitive income because clients must renew their domains annually. After one year, …

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