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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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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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