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Mysterious fire guts major Kampala grain hub

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 15 grain stores, and a number of homes were reduced to ashes in a Friday afternoon fire that gutted Kakajo Zone, Kisenyi parish in Central division of Kampala. Police firefighters battled the fire that started a few minutes to 2pm for five hours. …

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Rwanda agrees to re-open border with Uganda

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda has finally agreed to re-open her border with Uganda after receiving assurance that the issues that led to its closure three years ago are being addressed. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda released last night incidacted the Gatuna border post …

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Boda boda riders enthrone new patron

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda riders in Kampala have enthroned the former Kyengera town council LC III chairperson, Abdu Kiyimba, as their new patron more than three years after the collapse of Boda Boda 2010. Under their umbrella, Boda Boda Industry Uganda, which brings together over 60 boda …

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Over 80 kiosks removed from Kampala streets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 80 kiosks have been removed off Kampala streets as part of the smart city campaign which is intended to decongest the city. Kiosks that were previously set up along Ben Kiwanuka street, Allen road, part of Burton street, the Old taxi park, Nkrumah road, …

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Verify gov’t projects in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has urged government to begin verification of its projects in Kampala and Wakiso districts on the basis that the funded projects in the central are hardly felt. Informed by glaring reports of corruption and embezzlement of funds from other sub-regions, legislators said it was …

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MPs ask Govt to verify all projects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked the government to verify government projects in Kampala and Wakiso districts and their impact in the areas. The call by a section of MPs sitting on the Presidential Affairs Committee follows reports of corruption and embezzlement of project funds …

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Guard robs Sh100M from MTN dealer

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakasongola police are hunting for a security guard from J Unit security company for robbing Shillings 100 million from an MTN dealer. Nicholas Ojambo reportedly put the MTN agent from Nile Com Limited and driver at gunpoint in the forest between Katuugo Check-point and …

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Entebbe Expressway monies to help sort China loan

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Payment of user toll fees has started at the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway. Works and Transport Minister Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala who launched the commencement of toll collections at Kajjansi said the collections will be used to maintain and repay a $350 million loan that Uganda …

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New-look Old Taxi Park finally opened

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has finally opened the newly renovated Old Taxi Park in Kampala, close to two years since it was closed for refurbishment. Uganda’s biggest taxi park, used by over 200,000 passengers daily, was closed for renovation shortly after the March 2020 national wide lockdown …

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