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Lira named worst district in crime investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police officers in Lira District are the worst in crime investigations, according to a police performance survey conducted by the force’s research directorate. Police’ Research Director Edward Ochom says that Lira, with a score of 36.7 per cent, scored way below the average during an …

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Cabinet approves creation of 9 new cities

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the creation of nine cities, five of which will become operational on July 1, 2020. These cities include Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal, and Mbarara which will be elevated from municipal status. The others are Hoima and Mbale which will become operational …

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Lira Municipality records increase in local revenue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira municipality has recorded a slight increase in local revenues, thanks to the improved infrastructure under the Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructure Development- USMID project. The Project, funded by the World Bank has seen key infrastructural installations set up. Roads in the Central Business District …

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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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Lira Municipal Council suspends payment of Boda Boda fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Municipal has temporarily halted payment of annual registration fees by boda-boda operators. The suspension of payment of 30,000 shillings was authorized by the Mayor, Mike Ogwang Olwa. The decision stemmed from series of complaints filed by the cyclists who want the fees reduced to …

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Lira RDC orders police to reopen closed cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira District Security Committee has directed police to conduct fresh investigations into some closed case files. The directive stems from several petitions by some residents to the Lira Resident District Commissioner, Milton Odongo. The RDC told URN this morning that they had resolved to conduct …

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Behind clashes in Lira

Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The death of Dickens Okello,an 11-year-old boy, on Nov. 12 in the northeastern districtof Lira appears to have ignited tensions between Ugandans and the Asian community in the area. Observers say the death, which sparked the recent clashes, was the tipping point of tensions …

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