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Second wave of floods ruins two villages in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A second wave of floods has washed away a huge part of Kilembe Mines Hospital and severely destroyed two villages in Kasese district as River Nyamwamba and several other rivers burst their banks on Sunday. The two villages of Kanyaruboga and Bulembia in Kilembe …

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Kasese flood victims refuse to relocate

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents displaced by the floods in Kasese district have refused to relocate to safe areas. Floods hit Karusandara and Buhuhira sub counties leaving hundreds of people displaced and crops destroyed. However, despite calls by local leaders to evacuate the residents to the sub-county headquarters, …

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Kasese COVID-19 taskforce delivers relief food to muslims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 taskforce in Kasese district has donated relief food items to the Muslim Community to facilitate them during the holy month of Ramadhan. Kasese district has over 115,000 Muslim believers. The items donated on Friday included; 500 Kgs of rice, 500 kg of …

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Kasese elderly, PWDs receive relief food

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The elderly and persons with disabilities in Kasese district have received relief items from the district task force. Distribution targeted about 400 families in areas of railway ward, Kidodo, Kikinzo and Saluti B, all in Kasese Municipality. The group which also included widows and expecting …

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Kasese mudslide victims ask gov’t for relief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Buhuhira sub county in Kasese district who were affected by mudslides have asked the government to provide relief. The most affected areas are Kigharama, Ntunga and Kuruhe. Now the residents want the government to come to their rescue. Erinora Tswende, one of …

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Medical teams deployed at factories to test truck drivers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kasese district COVID-19 task force has resolved to deploy medical teams in factories to test truck drivers for coronavirus. The tests will be carried out on national and international drivers that ply between Kasese and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. Some of the factories …

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Kasese fishermen, traders decry drop in fish prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fish prices have dropped by more than half at Katwe landing site in Kasese district because of the ban on public transport and cross border movement. Currently, a mid-sized tilapia fish costs between 4,000 and 6,000 Shillings from 12,000 and 18,000 Shillings. The situation isn’t …

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Security officials deny aiding illegal traders to cross border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials in Kasese district have denied accusations of aiding illegal trade to operate across the Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC border in violation of the nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. This stems from accusations spreading on social media implicating security …

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