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900 vehicles impounded in Kampala during curfew

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 vehicles have been impounded for violating curfew time, a week after the lockdown was eased. President Yoweri Museveni last week announced the partial lifting of the lockdown after 42 days. Museveni also allowed the resumption of public transport and maintained curfew time at …

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Second lockdown reversing economic recovery gains – Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The recovery of the economy has suffered a setback following the 42 days that the country was under a lockdown, this is according to economic analysts. The economy was recovering from the effects of the March-to-June 2020 lockdown, with both the Bank of Uganda and the …

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MPs task gender ministry on Covid-19 cash criteria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have tasked the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development to explain the criteria used by the government to come up with the beneficiaries of the COVID-19 relief cash. The Minister Betty Amongi appeared before a joint committee comprising both the Public …

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Pastor, Imam sue gov’t over continued closure of worship places

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been sued for the continued closure of places of worship. In June, President Museveni directed the closure of worship places to contain the spread of Covid-19. On Friday, Museveni eased the lockdown by opening some public places but directed that places of …

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Inspection of arcades in Kampala city underway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started inspecting arcades in Kampala Capital City to ensure that they adhere to the Covid-19 standard operating procedures. The inspection exercise is being conducted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA in partnership with security personnel from the Kampala Metropolitan Area. Following the easing …

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Chief Justice lifts ban on hearing cases and election petitions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has directed the resumption of the hearing of both criminal and civil matters under strict observance of the standard operating procedures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. Justice Owiny-Dollo, who had also suspended the hearing of election petitions, has …

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Bolt seeks to improve drivers’ experience after 42-days of lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bolt Uganda, the e-hailing company, is temporarily waiving commissions for drivers following the government’s recent partial lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown. The move seeks to help drivers have a better start of their business after the 42-day lockdown which significantly impacted their earnings. In a …

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