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Poor state of schools in Bunyangabu worries leaders

Bunyangabu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Katebwa Sub County in Bunyangabu district have raised concerns over the poor state of government schools in the area.  The schools in the sub-county are operating under unfavorable conditions, which have affected learning.  The situation is worse in government primary schools, many …

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Human rights Committee calls for post-election reconciliation in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Religious and other opinion leaders have been asked to lead post-election reconciliation processes for the recovery of persons traumatised by events from the recent general election.   The call was made by the  Human Rights Committee of Parliament which is currently conducting public hearings about the …

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Acholi leaders demand lift of lockdown in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Leaders in Acholi have asked the government to lift the lockdown in Gulu. Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the LCV Chairperson says that the district taskforce was shocked to receive a notification from the Ministry of Health on Tuesday that Gulu district was under lockdown because …

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Gulu leaders want gov’t to increase funding to Lacor hospital

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Gulu District have asked the Government to increase funding to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor.  The leaders argue the hospital is overwhelmed in offering comprehensive healthcare services among which includes physiotherapy, training healthcare workers and promoting health researches in Northern Uganda.  The hospital depends …

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Kitgum leaders appeal for relief food from gov’t

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Kitgum district have appealed to the government to consider extending donation of relief food items. The government embarked on relief food donation to vulnerable communities affected by the lockdown. The food distribution was however restricted to the people in areas of Kampala and …

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Gulu task force translates COVID-19 guidelines into Acholi

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Gulu have translated the COVID-19 guidelines into vernacular to boost their response plan against the virus. The translation was done by an eight-member COVID-19 Gulu Task Force subcommittee on Risk, Communication and Community Engagement. The team included senior health workers and the material is …

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Saudi chairs G20 crisis talks as virus threatens recession

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Leaders of the G20 major economies will hold an online summit Thursday in a bid to fend off a coronavirus-triggered recession, after criticism the group has been slow to address the crisis. US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will join the emergency …

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