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Rwenzururu unhappy with leaders frustrating rebuilding of institution

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu-OBR cultural institution in Kasese district has raised concerns about leaders who are frustrating the efforts to rebuild the institution. According to OBR leaders led by Prime Minister Joseph Kule Muranga, many of the leaders have not been supportive of the agenda to …

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Kasese apple farmers advised to improve on agronomic practices

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Apple farmers in Kasese district have been advised to improve on their agronomic practices to increase on the productivity and quality of their produce. They have also been reminded to make better use of information technology to have better crop, fertilizer and pesticide selection and …

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Community up in arms over UWA boundaries in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Busunga in Lake Katwe sub-county, Kasese district are accusing Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA of encroaching on their land by extending the electric fence into their land without opening up the disputed community boundaries. In July last year, the residents rejected a survey report from …

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Former ADF rebels ask government to support them acquire formal education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ex-combatants in Rwenzori region want the government to support them to enroll on adult learning programs. They say that most of them are illiterate, which has affected their day-to-day implementation of government-supported economical activities. The groups put out the call in their meeting with officials …

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Kasese CAO halts supply and distribution of coffee seedlings

 Coffee nursery bed operators accuse UCDA staff of extortion Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Supply and distribution of coffee seedlings in Kasese district has been halted following protests from local nursery bed operators against the conduct of Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA Kasese field office staff. The already existing supply contracts …

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Stray hippo killed by residents in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Saruti B in Kasese municipality have killed one of the stray hippos that have been disturbing the area. The hippos escaped from Queen Elizabeth National Park in July last year and inhabited the stagnant water in Kanyangeya cell adjacent to River Nyamwaba. This …

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Gov’t to rollout cholera vaccination in Kasese district

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mass vaccination for cholera is set to be rolled out in Kasese district this weekend. The exercise will be done by a joint team comprising the Ministry of Health and the District Health Team with support from the World Health Organization-WHO. The exercise will target …

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Kasese MPs demand speedy trial of Mumbere, royal guards

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament from Kasese district have called for a speedy trial of Omusinga Wesley Charles Mumbere, the King of Rwenzururu and his royal guards. It is close to 5 years since Mumbere and over 200 of his royal guards were arrested …

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Mysterious deaths raise fear among residents in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is fear in Kasese municipality following mysterious deaths of residents. It follows the deaths of people within a space of four days last week under unclear circumstances. The latest victim is 20-year-old Julius Kambere, a resident of Base Camp Upper village whose lifeless body …

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Teenager drowns in River Nyamwamba

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A teenager has drowned in River Nyamwamba in Kasese district. The 17 year old Elias Masereka drowned on Sunday while trying to repair a makeshift bridge weakened by flooding on Saturday evening. His colleagues survived by a whisker. Maseraka was a student at Kilembe secondary …

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