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MPs demand public holiday for Covid-19 vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want a public holiday declared so as to scale up vaccination of learners in order to achieve the vaccination target required to reopen schools. The MPs on the Parliamentary forum on children noted that the prolonged lockdown on schools has exacerbated cases of …

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Parliament petitions government for recovery plan of private schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has urged government to come up with a plan to support private schools that have suffered financial loss due to the prolonged closure. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, government closed education institutions in March 2020, partially opened up in October and later imposed …

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Bushenyi registers 2,000 cases of teenage pregnancies in eighteen months

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bushenyi district has registered up to 2,103 cases of teenage pregnancies within eighteen months. According to statistics from the District Probation office, the cases were registered between January 2020 and June 2021 after the first lockdown was announced by President Museveni following the outbreak of …

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Mbarara city council to evict over 200 owners of illegal structures

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara city authorities are in the final process of evicting more than 200 people behind illegal structures in the city. The Mbarara Deputy City Clerk, Richard Mugisha says the suspects took advantage of the nationwide lockdown to erect structures in the city without authorization from …

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Reopening of livestock markets excites Bunyoro cattle farmers

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is excitement among livestock farmers in Bunyoro sub-region following the reopening of cattle markets. In June this year, while announcing the second nationwide lockdown, President Yoweri Museveni closed livestock markets across the country as part of the measures to contain the second wave of …

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Kigezi registers 7,712 teenage pregnancies during lockdown

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 7,000 underage girls have been impregnated in the six districts of the Kigezi region during the Covid-19 lockdown. In Kabale district, 2,628 girls were impregnated between March 2020 and July 2021. Pamela Kembabazi, the Rukiga District Senior Probation, and Welfare Officer says that …

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