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Lockdown hits Kasese salt business

Kasese Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a 40 percent drop in salt production at Katwe-Kabatoro salt lake in Kasese district resulting from the current lockdown. The lockdown which came with a ban on the inter-district travels on both private and public transport means has affected the export of the …

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Covid-19 devastates the Batwa

Marginalisation of the minority tribe keeps relief away Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Sylvia Kokunda, a young member from the Batwa minority community in southwestern Uganda has watched with frustration the recent debate on which groups of people in Uganda deserve to get the government cash relief during the …

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Struggle to contain COVID-19

  What Uganda has got wrong – and right In June, President Yoweri Museveni tightened restrictions in the country following a worrying rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths. The new stringent measures included a 42-day lockdown and restrictions on the movement of people. Public health specialist Gloria Seruwagi reveals some …

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Acholi paramount chief calls for protection of girls in lockdown

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwot David Onen Acana II, the Paramount Chief of Acholi Cultural Institution has called for collective responsibility to protect young girls from sexual abuse as the country battles the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rwot Acana told URN during an interview at his palace …

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Robinah Nabbanja

  Mobile cash and her changes in PM office Kampala, Uganda | JOSEPH WERE | Debonair. Reticent.   Uganda has recently had two very different prime ministers personality-wise; Amama Mbabazi and Ruhakana Rugunda. It is up to you to tick who of the two was debonair and who was reticent. Now …

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Changes to clearance for staff working in shifts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport has offered new guidance for government departments and agencies, private companies and service providers listed as essential. On Thursday last week, the works ministry started an automatic renewal of the electronic movement permits for essential workers after the expiry of 14 …

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PostBank to disburse government COVID-19 relief funds

PostBank Uganda has been appointed to disburse the government COVID-19 relief funds to the select Ugandans heavily impacted by the pandemic Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | PostBank Uganda has been appointed to disburse the government COVID-19 relief funds to the select Ugandans impacted by the pandemic and the ongoing lockdown, …

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