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One in ten boda boda riders in Kampala use stimulants – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One in ten boda boda riders operating in Kampala are using cannabis, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine or other addictive drugs. This is according to a study by Makerere University. The researchers at the department of population studies say they interviewed and tested over 780 riders in …

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NDA raids Kampala pharmacies, impounds drugs worth sh46 million

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority has impounded drugs worth sh46 million from 22 outlets within Kampala. The drugs were got during a 12-day enforcement operation after NDA were tipped off that some pharmacies and drug shops were operating without valid licenses. The operation also targeted …

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Several feared dead as City building collapses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several people are feared dead following the collapse of a storied building under construction in down-town Kampala. According to witnesses in Kisenyi near Mengo, several people including builders, drivers, food vendors and bystanders are all trapped inside the building. Several people rushed with all …

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KCCA traffic flow control master plan taking shape

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil works for the traffic flow control master plan in Kampala are set to begin next year, as authorities undertake measures to reduce congestion in the city. Robert Kyukyu, the Manager for Strategy Management at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) told Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee …

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Kampala runs out of Covid-19 vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala has run out of COVID-19 vaccines. Uganda Radio Network visited some vaccination sites such as the Kampala Capital City Clinic, Kiswa health center III, Bukoto heath center, Naguru General Hospital and Kisenyi and found no queues of people waiting for vaccines. Charles Lweno, a …

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SOPs: Over 70 arcades in Kampala to remain closed

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has asked over 70 arcades in Kampala to remain closed until they fulfill Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. While lifting the 42 days lockdown that was instituted to contain the second wave of COVID-19,  President …

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KCCA halts operationalization of boda boda free zone

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has postponed the operationalization of the boda boda free zone in Kampala. It has also denied reports that the authority is chasing boda bodas out of the city. Social media has been awash with messages that KCCA is working with …

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Inspection of arcades in Kampala city underway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started inspecting arcades in Kampala Capital City to ensure that they adhere to the Covid-19 standard operating procedures. The inspection exercise is being conducted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA in partnership with security personnel from the Kampala Metropolitan Area. Following the easing …

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Thirty arrested in city center operation to enforce lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty people were yesterday arrested in the central business district as police resumed lockdown enforcement operations in Kampala city. On June 18, President Museveni ordered a second nationwide lockdown following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. The President also banned people from going …

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