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Committee resolves to pay KCCA casual workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A special committee established to audit operations of casual workers in Kampala has resolved to pay city cleaners who continued to work after the expiry of their contracts. More than 3,000 cleaners from the five divisions worked under SACCOS contracted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA …

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Street vendors petition court over eviction from Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Street vendors in Kampala have sued the government and Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA for evicting them from the streets. On 23rd December 2021, the then Resident City Commissioner-RCC Hud Hussein directed vendors to peacefully vacate the streets and take up space in city markets before …

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Boda Boda riders in Kampala ready to negotiate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government’s plan to reduce Boda Bodas operating in the Central Business District in Kampala has prompted riders to organize themselves in order to retain their work spaces. In July 2020, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA published a list of 579 stages that Cabinet had approved …

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KCCA sued over street parking procurement

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority – KCCA has been sued for cancelling the process of procuring an entity to develop and operate street parking services in the city. KCCA is being sued by Urban Living Limited which is seeking $340, 000 (S1.1 Billion) in compensation …

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MOH plans to vaccinate 2.6 million in Central Region

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is targeting to vaccinate 2.6 million people in the Central region during the mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise.  The districts are Butambala, Gomba, Kayunga, Mpigi, Buikwe, Mukono and Wakiso. The Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa says that the vaccination exercise targets …

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How vendors are surviving off Kampala streets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A less congested and more calm environment returns to Kampala, a few weeks after the city authorities enforced operations to rid the city of street vendors and hawkers. The last such cleanup was conducted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA under the leadership of Jennifer …

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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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