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Lockdown caused drop in power consumption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda saw a dramatic fall in the consumption of electricity in the last two months with officials saying this impacted on the amount of money collected to pay for such activities as generation and transmission. Robert Kasande, the permanent secretary of Ministry of Energy …

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Police SACCO management extends ban on loan acquisition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of police Savings and Credit Cooperation –SACCO has extended the ban on acquisition of loans. Several police officers said they had tried to get loans or withdraw their savings but in vain. They added that police management led by the SACCO Chairperson …

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Only 40 people to attend Kasirye Ggwanga’s funeral- UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only about 40 people will attend the funeral of the late Major General Samuel Wasswa Kasirye Ggwanga, Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has announced. Kasirye Ggwanga breathed his last at Nakasero Hospital on Tuesday morning where he was in intensive care. His body is currently …

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Minister warns against reopening businesses still under lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Security, Gen. Elly Tumwine has warned business owners against re-opening their shops that have never been cleared by government to re-open. He said as security, they can’t do anything to enforce the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations if they don’t get cooperation from …

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Business owners in malls decry low customer turn up

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business owners in shopping malls around Kampala are decrying low turn up of customers as they reopened last week. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni last week allowed shopping malls to reopen as he partially lifted the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown that had lasted over two months. …

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Elderly persons to receive UGX 150,000 to mitigate COVID-19 dent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons aged 80 years and above across the country will receive a one-time payment of 150,000 Shillings to cushion them from the economic hardships occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Peace Mutuzo, the State Minister for Gender …

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Leaders in Teso ask gov’t not to rush to reopen schools

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Teso have asked the government not to rush to reopen schools since there is a spike in COVID-19 infections. In March, President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the temporary closure of schools to help the country tame the spread of coronavirus. While addressing …

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Kikuubo crowds enhancing COVID-19 transmissions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans are increasingly becoming complacent, ignoring all safety measures initially imposed by the government to control the spread of coronavirus. Although the government ordered strict enforcement of social distancing in markets and all public places and wearing of face masks, the guidelines have been …

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