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Banks resume full operations after lift on lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several commercial banks have announced resumption of full operations after the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted on most business activities across the country. Tropical bank, Stanbic Bank, and Centenary Bank have written a note to customers that their doors will be open between 8:30am and …

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FUBA cancels basketball league

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has cancelled the National Basketball League (NBL) season due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The 2020 Basketball league season for both National Basketball League (NBL), Division one and Development league was supposed to start in March but was halted …

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City traders protest as landlords demand rent for closed shops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of city traders staged a demonstration protesting a decision by their landlords to block them from accessing their shops until they clear their rental arrears. The traders claim that the landlords want them to pay rent for the months the shops were closed during …

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Gov’t issues standard operating procedures for boda bodas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for boda boda cyclists. This was disclosed by the State Minister for Transport Joy Kabatsi on Tuesday while addressing Parliament. Ministry of Health issued regulations that riders are not supposed to carry passengers since it could …

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Makerere University turns to MasterCard Foundation for smart classrooms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University is applying for the MasterCard  Foundation COVID-19 recovery and resilience programme to finance the establishment of smart classrooms. This is one of the interventions that the university is considering following the effect of COVID-19 on routine learning programmes. The university like all …

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