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Security forces impound illegal fishing gear on Lake Edward

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least five boats and three engines have been recovered from Congolese fishermen on Lake Edward in Kasese district thanks to an operation against illegal fishing that was mounted by security teams from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. Lt Col Dick Kirya Kaija, …

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Severe water crisis hits Omuruti residents in Kasese

Residents are appealing to government to extend piped water to the area Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A severe water crisis has hit Omuruti in Busongora South in Kasese district following the dry spell. The only borehole that used to serve the area is also dysfunctional. About 200 residents in the …

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Cotton farmers in Kasese cry foul over pests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton farmers in Kasese district are decrying the invasion of pests and diseases which has affected the quality and quantity of cotton. The farmers mainly from the areas of Mubuku, Kabirizi, Busunga, and Rwembyo say amidst other challenges such as price fluctuations of farm produce, …

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Why so many accidents on Ugandan roads?

COMMENT | Samson Tinka |  Recent police accident figures are alarming.  At least 2,634 pedestrians and cyclists are killed on Uganda roads every year according to the Traffic Police records for the last four years. Figures on fatalities between 2016 and 2019 shows 10,537 pedestrians and riders were knocked dead …

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Four dead as fuel truck catches fire after road accident

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people have been killed following an accident involving a fuel truck along the Fort Portal – Kasese highway. The accident happened on Friday at 12pm at Kasunganyanja trading centre in Kibiito Sub County, Bunyangabu district. The fuel truck that was heading to Kasese district …

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Eleven dead in bizarre Kasese road accident

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven people have been killed in a bizzare accident along the Kasese-Fort-Portal Highway. According to eyewitnesses, a speeding truck transporting a coffin collided with another car before the drivers of the other cars lost control and rammed into vehicles that had been involved in …

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FDC wins Kasese municipality mayoral seat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party candidate has won the Kasese municipality mayoral seat. The mayoral seat had been dominated by the National Resistance Movement-NRM party for the last ten years. Chance Kahindo Sibyavugha garnered 11,572 votes defeating NRM’s Kabbyanga Godfrey Baluku Kime who …

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PLE: Kasese teachers go to homes to trace for drop-outs

  271 girls did not return when school re-opened ahead of PLE Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Head Teachers in Kasese District have started going to homes to trace learners who dropped out of school during the lockdown. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Kasese, Amis Asuman Masereka says 482  of …

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