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National Building Review Board investigates Hima cement fire outbreak

  Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Building Review Board-NBRB has launched investigations into the fire outbreak that gutted part of Hima Cement Factory in the Kasese district. The fire killed three employees and destroyed property worth millions of Shillings. Six other employees escaped with injuries. Three of them …

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Parents in Kasese hesitant to return learners to school

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The low turn up of learners in many schools in Kasese district has been attributed to the resurgence of new Covid-19 infections. Administrators argue that parents are trying to avoid paying schools fees until their convinced of their children’s safety. In some of the schools …

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Hima suspends operations

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hima Factory in Kasese District has suspended operations after a Saturday fire outbreak that left three factory workers dead and properties worth millions destroyed. Six other factory employees were injured with three in critical condition. Jean-Micheal Pons, the country Chief Executive Officer Hima Cement …

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Three dead in Hima Cement fire in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three workers were killed and eight injured when a  fire broke out at the Hima Cement Plant in Kasese at 12.30pm on Saturday. A team was doing installation works at the light diesel oil tank when the incident happened. The Hima Cement fire responders …

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Man arrested in Kasese for allegedly defiling four minors

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kasese has arrested a 60-year-old Fred Mutesasira, for allegedly defiling four minors. Mutesasira, a resident of Saluti A cell in Kasese municipality is said to have been luring the minors aged between three and seven years into sexual acts with petty items …

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Mpondwe livestock market reopened in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The livestock market in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha town council in Kasese district has been reopened two years since its closure. In March 2020, President Museveni announced several COVID-19 containment measures, which included a ban on open markets and cross-border movements. Even when the government reopened livestock markets …

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Kasese NUP members fail to raise bail cash

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five members of the National Unity Platform-NUP in Kasese on Monday were sent back to prison after failing to secure money for their bail. Justice Okumu Jude Muwone had earlier ordered the members who were arrested for alleged treason to pay 500,000 Shillings each as …

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Kasese NRM leaders re-echo demand for Mumbere’s release

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM party leaders in Kasese district have re-echoed their demand for the release of Rwenzururu Cultural leader, Charles Wesley Mumbere. According to party members, regardless of the ongoing developments set out by the government in Kasese, the community continues to feel isolated in …

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Six hybrid solar powered mini-grid systems launched in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese and Rubirizi districts have received six hybrid solar-powered mini-grid systems worth over 4.8 million Euros (about Shillings 20 billion). The solar plants were installed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in collaboration with the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), …

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