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FDC calls for reopening of schools, places of worship

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has welcomed President Museveni’s decision to partially lift the lockdown imposed on the country on June 18, but called on the President to reopen places of worship and schools. While lifting the lockdown, President Museveni said places of worship …

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Taxi, bus operators enforce Covid-19 guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi and bus operators in Kampala have heightened enforcement of the standard operating procedures as they resume operations after 42 days of lockdown. On Friday, President Yoweri Museveni announced that taxis and buses would resume operations today but under strict observance of SOPs. They are …

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Renovation of Kampala’s Kikuubo lane underway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reconstruction of Kikuubo lane in Kampala has started weeks after a visit to the business hub by the State Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Kabuye Kyofatogabye and the authority’s deputy director, Eng. David Luyimbazi. Kikuubo is one of the busiest centres within the Kampala …

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Children living with HIV in Mukono skip ART treatment over lack of food

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Children enrolled on antiretroviral therapy in Mukono district are finding it difficult to cope with the medication due to food shortage. Some of the children have either been skipping the life-prolonging drug or abandoned treatment altogether due to lack of food. Those on antiretroviral therapy …

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Court rejects request to hear case of 74 NUP supporters in lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has rejected a request to hear a case demanding the unconditional release of 74 National Unity Platform supporters arrested in the just concluded election campaigns. Civil Division Judge Boniface Wamala on Wednesday rejected the request made by city lawyer Geoffrey …

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Taxis slowly returning to park in Mbarara city

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi drivers in Mbarara city are slowly returning to the park in anticipation of resuming work after the 42-days lockdown. At least more than 20 minibuses occupy the once empty taxi park. When President Yoweri Museveni announced the 42 days lockdown to contain the second …

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Traders want rent arrears waived

KACITA is asking landlords to make a total waive of the entire lockdown rental arrears to their tenants Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) have asked the government to intervene in the challenges faced by traders during the lockdown. On Tuesday, the leaders appeared before Parliament’s …

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