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Kotido LC chairpersons abandon work citing death threats

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Local Council One-LC 1 chairpersons in Kotido district have abandoned their work citing threats to their lives. Kotido Resident District Commissioner, Ambrose Onoria disclosed this on Saturday during the destruction of 378 illegal firearms recovered from warriors. According to Onoria, the LC I …

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The rot in Local Government projects

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | In early August, Minister of State, Office of the President for Economic Monitoring Peter Ogwang started touring districts to check on government projects. What he came across was shocking, and was characterized by gross misuse of government funds, signs and symptoms of fraud, corruption and shoddy work. …

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Adjumani district LCs, VHTs arrested for lack of latrines

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district leaders have arrested more than seven errant Village Health Team-VHTs members and Local Council I chairpersons for not having latrines, hand washing and other sanitary facilities in their homes. The two-day exercise which kicked off on Wednesday by the district Social Services Committee …

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NRM calls for consensus in picking Local Council executives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM political party has called upon its members at local councils to first consider consensus while choosing the party’s executive members before opting for elections. In a letter seen by URN written to all NRM district election officers, the party …

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Nansana LCs spend night in cell for violating curfew

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over a dozen Nansana Division officials in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district spent Friday night in police cells for violating the nighttime curfew. Key among the suspects are Joseph Matovu, the Nansana Division LC III chairperson, Nasif Najja, the Division Speaker, Division …

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Gen Rusoke orders police to confiscate LC clearance letters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The commander of the joint Covid-19 task force, Maj Gen Robert Rusoke has ordered police to confiscate travel clearance letters from Local Council chairpersons. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed that Gen Rusoke has expressed concern about powers reportedly being abused by Local Council chairpersons. Police …

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Masaka LCs reject proposal to pay street light bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka municipality councillors have opposed a proposal by the Mayor that village councils should contribute for electricity bills of street lights. Masaka municipality Mayor Godfrey Kayemba Afayo says that village councils and divisions in the municipality should contribute some money towards payment of power bills …

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