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President Museveni hands public land in Kassanda to residents

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Museveni has allocated public land to more than 20,000 people in Kitumbi Sub County, Kassanda District. The land measuring 1,214 hectares covering Lubaali Local Council 1, Wandagi, Muyenga, Kalyabulo, Kazinga, and Kyengera villages was in 1977 leased to two people Fred Drake Ndiwalana …

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LAND: 30,000 face eviction in Kassanda District

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 30,000 people from five villages in Kiganda Sub County, Kassanda District are living in fear over a looming eviction. The residents on plots 76, 75, 84, and 86; Block 440 in the villages Kitaama, Kiryanongo, Nakasagazi, Kabubbu, and Lugoba claim that they …

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KASSANDA: 2,500 cases of pregnancies after defilement in 10 months

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Kassanda district have decried the increasing cases of defilement and teenage pregnancies following the COVID-19 induced closure of educational institutions. According to Kassanda District Probation Office, the district was tenth with a high defilement cases during the 2020 lockdown. The district registered …

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Army, police deployed in Kisita gold mines

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF, have been deployed in Kisita gold mining area, Kassanda district. More than 30,000 people, among them artisanal miners had occupied the gold mining area in the last four years and had declined to vacate the area claiming legal …

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Artisanal miners accept to vacate Kassanda gold mines

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 30,000 artisanal and small-scale miners, pit owners, mineral processors, and dealers have accepted to voluntarily vacate Kisita mines in Kassanda district. President Yoweri Museveni issued a directive in May this year, giving a grace period of six months to miners under Kitumbi Small …

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Two killed by unknown assailants in raid on a Chinese wood factory

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been confirmed dead in Kassanda district after unknown assailants allegedly raided and made away with unspecified amount of money from a Chinese wood factory. Police confirmed the dead as Police Probationer Constable-PPC, Ronald Amuku, attached to Wamala regional police and one of …

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URA storms Kassanda gold mining area for taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA officials have stormed several gold mining sites in Kassanda district pursuing taxes from artisanal miners. The team led by Jamil Senyonga, the manager in charge of tax literacy claims that the gold miners have consistently evaded taxes and left the burden to …

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Mubende, Kassanda artisanal miners allowed to return to old sites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Artisanal and small scale miners in Mubende and Kassanda areas are set to return to their former mining areas after receiving a new exploration license. It comes after three years of frustration and persistent lobbying by the miners. In 2017, thousands of artisanal and small …

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