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Parliament wants places of worship reopened

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has asked the government to consider re-opening churches and other places of worship with strict observance of Covid-19 standard operating procedures. In March, President Museveni directed the closure places of worship and others to curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease. The measure …

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Stella Nyanzi arrested for inciting traders to demonstrate in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kampala is holding Makerere University Researcher, Dr Stella Nyanzi over staging an illegal demonstration. Nyanzi was picked near Nakasero market where together with two others had gone to mobilize arcade traders to protest the continued lockdown on their businesses. Nyanzi, who …

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NIRA to issue over 150,000 National IDs to Wakiso residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification Registration Authority-NIRA has finalized arrangements to distribute over 150,000 national identification cards to Wakiso residents that hadn’t been collected by the beginning of the lockdown. The distribution exercise which is scheduled to start tomorrow will take place at selected centers in …

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Police returns impounded motorcycles to riders in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale has started handing back the motorcycles to riders that were impounded for flouting the Covid-19 presidential directives. Over 300 motorcycles were impounded and kept at Mbale central police station since the lockdown started in March this year. Most of the riders …

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Applicants throng Interpol offices for certificate of good conduct

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of youthful Ugandans throng Interpol offices in Kampala each day to process the certificate of good conduct despite the current travel restrictions. The queues that disappeared during the nationwide lockdown returned immediately government lifted the ban on public transport. At the main gate, …

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Teargas rocks Busia town as taxi drivers protest again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Live bullets and teargas have today morning rocked Busia town as security dispersed protesting taxi drivers. Since morning, officers from the police force, Local Defense Unit-LDU and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF have had running battles with drivers who were protesting against the …

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Uganda secures a UGX 56Bn education recovery grant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has secured a grant of USD 15 million (55.8 billion Shillings) to facilitate the COVID-19 emergency education response project by the Ministry of Education and Sports. The funding is part of the Global Partnership in Education-GPE programme channeled through the World Bank. The …

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Cyclists challenge COVID-19 restrictions in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of boda boda cyclists under the National Federation of Professional Cyclists Network have dragged the government to court over the continued restrictions imposed on their activities. The government has maintained restrictions against motorcyclists as one of the measures to control person to person …

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Traders seek more funding to recover from lockdown effects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala based traders have asked the government to make more money accessible to small scale traders through the Uganda Microfinance support centre. Issa Ssekitto, the spokesperson of Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA, an umbrella for the business community, says that businesses need a stimulus to …

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