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900 to get free electricity connection in Gulu and Kitgum

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 people in Gulu and Kitgum districts are to benefit from the free electricity connection policy. The policy under the Rural Electrification Agency – REA started two years ago but was halted in March last year due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Doreen …

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Suspected African Swine Fever outbreak hits pork sales

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of pork dealers in Kitgum Municipality are counting the costs after a sharp decline in sales of pork following an outbreak of suspected African Swine Fever (ASF) disease in the district. More than 600 pigs have reportedly died from a strange disease in …

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Bus and taxi operators in Kitgum on the spot for cheating commuters

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Travelers in Kitgum district have accused bus and taxi operators of charging them exorbitantly and violating the COVID-19 standard operating procedures. The transport fares doubled after the Ministry of health directed transporters to carry half of their licensed capacity to ensure social distancing to minimize …

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Kitgum vaccinates 1,000 cattle after outbreak of black quarter disease

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district veterinary department has started a mass vaccination drive for cattle following the outbreak of black quarter, a highly infectious bacterial disease. At least four heads of cattle have reportedly died from the disease in Wao village, Koch Parish in Labongo Amida sub-county. Dr …

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Police fire teargas at FDC supporters in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police this Saturday afternoon fired teargas as they attempted to disrupt a procession by Forum for Democratic Change party supporters in Kitgum municipality. Less than a hundred locals joined a procession to welcome FDC party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi and former FDC party presidential …

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Suspected African swine fever kills hundreds of pigs in Kitgum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An outbreak of a strange and highly infectious disease in Labongo Akwang sub-county in Kitgum district has left hundreds of pigs dead. The disease was first reported in the area in October last year but has continued to kill pigs to date. The affected villages …

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Kitgum gets UGX 985 million small scale irrigation scheme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment has commissioned a small scale irrigation scheme worth 985 Million Shillings in Labongo Amida sub county in Kitgum district. It was constructed by the ministry under the supervision of the Water for Production Northern Regional Centre with funding from …

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NRM chairman relieved of yellow bicycle gets FDC wheels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An NRM village chairperson who was relieved of a yellow bicycle for allegedly supporting opposition candidates in Kitgum district has found new wheels thanks to Okin P.P Ojara, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate in Chua West constituency. Yusuf Onyee, the NRM chairperson for Obem …

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