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Prisons launch cotton farm in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Internal Affairs Minister, Mario Kania Obiga launched the Uganda Prisons cotton farm in Orom-Tikao government prisons in Kitgum district. The farm sits on a 7,200 acre of land in Tikao village Gule parish in Orom sub county that was offered by the community free …

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88 villages in Kitgum lacking safe water sources

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More than eighty villages in Kitgum district are lacking access to safe and clean water sources. Presenting a report on the performance of the water sector, the District Water Officer Willy Picho says that despite the district having a safe water coverage of 100 …

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Kitgum Municipal Council stuck with UGX 6 billion USMID cash

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 6.2 billion shillings meant for infrastructural development under Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development [USMID] for Kitgum Municipality is lying idle on the council accounts. According to municipal officials, the funds were released in June for undertaking the first phase of the three …

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Kitgum Municipality receives UGX 146 million UWEP funds

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum Municipal council has received 146.6 million shillings from Ministry of Gender, Labour and social development for implementation of Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme [UWEP]. Benson Kidega Lugai, the Kitgum Municipality UWEP focal point person said on Friday that the fund will benefit 26 …

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Kitgum health department to trace infants who missed TB immunization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district health department is considering rolling out an emergency TB vaccination campaign targeting infants who missed out on the recent vaccination exercise. The Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is administered to infants at or from birth to 8 weeks to protect the babies against …

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South Sudan refugees storm Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 South Sudanese fleeing hunger and purported fresh insecurity in their country crossed to Kitgum district on Sunday evening. They have currently pitched camp at Kitgum Central Police Station. Kitgum District Police Commander, Moses Bwire, says the refugees mainly children, women and …

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UMEME loses ugx 900m in northern Uganda power outages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 million Shillings has been lost by the UMEME due to power outages in Northern Uganda in a space of eight months. The northern Uganda towns of Gulu, Lira, and Kitgum, among others, have faced dire power outages in the recent past, mainly …

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