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Drug stock outs hit Kilembe health center II

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A severe drug stock out has hit Kilembe health center II in Kasese district because of the high volume of patients. The facility has become an alternative for over 19,000 people of Bulembia division following the destruction of Kilembe mines hospital by floods that ravaged …

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Kasese delegates endorse Muntu as ANT presidential candidate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Delegates of the Alliance for National Transformation – ANT party in Kasese district have confirmed Major-General Mugisha Muntu as their party presidential candidate for the 2021 general elections. The delegates confirmed Muntu at a low key event held at the multi-purpose district hall in Rukoki …

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Kilembe mines seeks UGX 3Bn to restore power supply

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kilembe Mines Limited is seeking over 3 billion Shillings to restore infrastructure damaged by the breakdown of power grids hit by the recurrent floods and landslides in Kasese district. Kilembe mines in Kasese district suffered two waves of flash floods on May 7 and on …

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Flood affected communities benefit from WASH project

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Communities hosting Internally Displaced Persons-IDPs in Kasese district have benefited from the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene-WASH project. The project was funded by OXFAM and implemented in partnership with Foundation for Urban and Rural Advancement (FURA) and Kasese district. The project focused on improving access …

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Fishermen want ban on night fishing lifted as piracy increases

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen on Lake Edward in Kasese district have asked the government to lift the ban on night fishing following increasing cases of piracy. As part of the nationwide lockdown, fishing activities during night hours were suspended to stem the spread of COVID-19. The decision …

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Democratic Party moves to revive party support in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party (DP) in Kasese district is stepping up its mobilization ahead of the 2021 general elections. Kasese was a stronghold of the Democratic Party in the 1960’s and 1980’s. But the support waned over the years and to date, DP’s presence in …

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Kasese residents seek payment for properties wrecked by road works

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Nyamirami, Muhokya sub-county in Kasese district are demanding compensation for properties that were destroyed during the construction of Nyamirami-Busara road. The 14.7-kilometre road on the mountainous area is constructed under the low-cost seal program, an innovative technology aimed at improving all-weather rural roads …

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Parliament directs gov’t to expedite plans to desilt River Nyamwamba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the government to expedite plans of desilting River Nyamwamba in Kasese district. On Thursday, while presenting a matter of national importance to Parliament, the Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament Robert Centenary warned of an impending fresh burst …

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Kasese reacts to Winnie Kiiza’s political departure

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza, is to many of the residents of Kasese a symbol what defines their political affiliation and beliefs. Kiiza became a pivot for politics in the region when she galvanized efforts to position Kasese as an “opposition stronghold” and to others …

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