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Mbarara grape farmers lose millions due to lockdown

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Grape farmers in Mbarara district are decrying losses resulting from the nationwide lockdown which has disrupted the supply chain. Currently, farmers spend long days in their gardens chasing away birds that prey on ripe grapes. Alex Asiimwe, the chairperson Nyakayojo Grape Farmers Association says the …

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Masindi residents arrest police officer accusing him of extortion

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Angry residents of Kiroya cell in Karujubu division, Masindi municipality in Masindi district have teamed up and arrested a police officer whom they accuse of extortion during the lockdown announced by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to curtail the further spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic …

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MPs question their continued payment without work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament have questioned the continued payment of legislators without working. The MPs forming part of the Opposition leadership led by Betty Nambooze, MP Mukono Municipality and Kalungu West MP, Joseph Ssewungu, say that the payments of their allowances without work …

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Mukono vendors decline to sleep in markets citing family splits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of vendors in Kame valley market in Mukono district has shunned the proposal to sleep there as part of the COVID-19 containment measures, saying it is likely to accelerate family breakups. Despite repeated threats by Mukono Resident District Commissioner Fatumah Ndisaba to close …

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Lockdown delays operation of Luwero High Court

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The planned operationalization of the Luwero High Court has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Luwero High Court is one of the 20 Courts that were designated in 2016 under the Judicature Statutory Instrument No. 55 of 2016. However, to date, the court had failed …

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