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Police probes destruction of MP Kaberuka’s banana plantation

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kanungu district have started investigations into circumstances under which a banana plantation belonging to MP James Ruuji Kaberuka, Kinkiizi West County Member of Parliament was allegedly damaged by one of his voters over a land and money feud. Kaberuka accuses Steven Byamukama, …

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NCHE reopens Great Lakes University Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has allowed Great Lakes Regional University in Kanungu district to reopen. The university was closed last month following a row between Dr Hamlet Mbabazi Kabushenga, the founder and Chancellor of the university against the administrators led by the …

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Police deployed at Great Lakes University in Kanungu over ownership dispute

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have been deployed at Great Lakes Regional University, Kanungu district over an ownership row. The row is between Dr Hamlet Mbabazi Kabushenga, the University founder and Chancellor, and administrators led by Honest Wilkins Natukwasa, the current University director. Kabushenga was the University founder …

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Kanungu district heightens border surveillance after Ebola outbreak in DRC

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened surveillance by Kanungu district health officials at the common border with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. On October 8th, 2021, DRC’s Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention, Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda confirmed the …

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Lightning strikes two dead, injures four in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been confirmed dead and four others injured after being struck by lightning in Kinaba sub-county, Kanungu district. The incident occurred at around 2:00pm in Muksyokwe village, Kyamukende parish. Those who died on spot are Edidiya Turyatemba, 42, and Diana Kajowa, 31, all …

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Kanungu contractor abandons works after workers demand their pay

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nine workers of Jokamax Construction Company Limited are stranded in Kihihi town council, Kanungu district after their executive director abandoned them and escaped when they demanded unpaid wages since February of this year. Jokamax Construction Company Limited which belongs to Joshua Kalema, was subcontracted by China …

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Police and UNHCR in land dispute in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials in Kanungu district are conducting a fresh survey of police land located in Matanda parish, Kihihi sub-county. The police force owns 84 acres of land given to it in 2013 by the Kanungu sub-county and Kanungu district councils, to establish a Counter-terrorism …

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Six lions found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six lions have been found dead in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kihihi sub-county, Kanungu district. According to a statement from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), carcasses of the lions were discovered in the national park on Friday evening by game rangers …

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