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Unvaccinated MV Kalangala staff will risk their jobs

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Entebbe Deputy Resident District Commissioner Njuki Mbabali has advised all staff and operators of public transport services including those of MV Kalangala to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Njuki says service providers such as taxi drivers, conductors, boda boda motorcyclists and crews for …

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Kyagulanyi’s mechanic narrates torture ordeal in UPDF barracks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On December 30th, 2020, Bony Obicho, 25, a mechanic who was working on National Unity Platform-NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi damaged campaign cars was among the more than 100 campaigners who landed at Kalangala island where the pop-star-turned-politician had gone to campaign. A father of two children, …

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Man apologizes to residents before committing suicide

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiwanuka Nicholas aged 33 hanged himself on Monday evening in his single room rental house at Nkose landing site in Mazinga sub county, Kalangala district. Before hanging himself with a rope, the deceased left a written letter indicating his relatives phone numbers. “I have gone …

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Man sentenced to 42 years over defilement of 3 little girls

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bugembe George aged 24 has been sentenced to 42 years in prison after pleading guilty of defiling three little girls. Bugembe, a resident of Kasisa landing site in Bujumba sub county Kalangala district was charged with defiling two 7 year and one 6 year old …

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Fishermen at Kitobo landing site surrender illegal fishing materials to FPU

Undersized fishing boats and nets were surrendered and set ablaze. Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen at Kitobo landing site in Kalangala district have surrendered illegal fishing materials to the Fisheries Protection Unit- FPU. This followed a sensitization meeting against illegal fishing practices conducted by the FPU at Kitobo landing site …

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FPU resumes operations against illegal fishing in Kalangala

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The return of the army to Lake Victoria to fight illegal fishing methods has annoyed some fishermen who are weary of the brutal methods used by the soldiers which include destruction of their boats once accused of violating the fishing procedures. The angry fishermen in …

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Army brutality cost Museveni votes from the islands

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Voters in the island districts of Buvuma and Kalangala say President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni polled few votes there largely because of the brutality meted against fishing communities by the army, the illegal land acquisition and unfulfilled presidential pledges. Unlike previous elections where Museveni won in …

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