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Kasese district leaders raise flag over illegal sand mining

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese district leaders have raised a red flag over sand mining across major rivers in the district. Last month, floods ravaged Kasese after rivers Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani and Mubuku burst their banks. The locals have now returned to the same rivers to extract sand deposits. …

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Kasese christians urged to remain strong amidst challenges

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Christians in Kasese district have been urged to remain strong amidst challenges of the recent floods and the COVID-19 pandemic. The call was made during the annual Martyrs day celebrations in the district which were led by Rev. Fr Joseph Mbusa, the Secretary of …

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Kasese residents build temporary bridge to ease transport

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Karambi and Kitholu sub-counties in Kasese district have built a makeshift bridge to ease movement of people and transportation of relief items. Last month floods and mudslides hit the two sub-counties killing eight people. The floods also washed away Isango bridge and …

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Rescue teams struggling to retrieve bodies in Kasese mudslides

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rescue teams are still struggling to retrieve remains of persons who were covered underground following mudslides that hit Kasese district. The landslides occurred in Kitholu sub county following heavy rains that burst the banks of River Tunga.  Eight people were killed and more than …

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L.O.P, Opposition MPs locked up in hotel

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition Leader in Parliament- Betty Aol Ochan and three opposition legislators have reportedly been locked up in their rooms at Sandton Hotel in Kasese town ahead of the visit of President, Yoweri Museveni to assess the impact of floods. The four opposition leaders spent …

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Uganda Red Cross Society supports Kasese flood victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has delivered an assortment of non-food items to the people affected by floods in Kasese district. Kasese district has been the hardest hit district by recent floods in the region that have left over 120,000 persons displaced, gardens and property …

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Inter-Religious Committee of Kasese drums for relief to the vulnerable

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders in Kasese district are rallying advantaged Ugandans in the region to contribute relief towards persons affected by the ongoing lockdown and floods. Residents from various places have increasingly been storming the RDC’s compound demanding for relief since the extension of the lockdown …

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