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ROADS: Where is the problem, KCCA?

COMMENT | Samson Tinka |  In the last twelve months or so, Kampala roads have continuously become impassible. The Namauwongo road via The Monitor, Salama road, Ring road, Nagera road, Kitezi road etc have ceased to be roads and become trenches. Motorcyclists and cyclists are reporting nearly daily to various garages …

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DNA: Uganda Police profiles 800 hardcore criminals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Police Force (UPF) has profiled 853 repeated offenders also known as serial criminals across the country. The profiles include the photos, DNA samples and case records of serial criminals in various parts of the country. Although the profiled criminals are drawn from …

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Kampala returning officers cite bribery in electoral process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Returning officers for the five divisions in Kampala have expressed concerns over bribes being given to presiding officers to alter results on declaration forms. Robert Mugabe, the returning officer for Kawempe division, Ivan Munanura, returning officer Makindye division and Doreen Musiime, returning officer Kampala Central …

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Kampala central division polling assistants cry out for their pay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some 756 polling agents who have been manning the polls in Kampala Central division for the Electoral Commission (EC) have not been paid for their work. The polling agents are demanding for training allowances for one day of 10,000 shillings each and 80,000 shillings for …

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We are too busy to vote – Kampala residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Kampala are calling for more public holidays during the elections period to enable more people participate in fully in the process. This follows a remarkably low voter turnout for the elections of district and city chairpersons, mayors and councilors on Wednesday, compared to …

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Fuel, sand trucks banned from accessing Kampala during elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic police have banned fuel, sand and stone trucks from accessing Kampala city centre during voting and tallying of presidential votes. Senior Superintendent of Police –SSP Norman Musinga, the Kampala metropolitan police commander said in a bid to ensure there is peace and uninterrupted traffic …

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Three million mosquito nets to be distributed in Kampala, Wakiso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry is set to distribute three million mosquito nets in Kampala and Wakiso districts. The distribution will start on Friday and end on Wednesday 13th. This is part of the newly launched “under the net” campaign, through which government intends to distribute up …

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