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Ugandans hold UGX 8.5 trillion in fixed deposits– BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans have stashed record amounts of cash in banks, an indicator Ugandans feared to spend their money with the coronavirus uncertainty still hovering around. Bank of Uganda data shows that in May 2020, the amount of money Ugandans have in banks as term deposits reached …

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Private school teachers in Mukono opt for casual jobs for survival

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several private school teachers in Mukono district have resorted to casual and labor intensive jobs to support their families following continued uncertainty on the reopening of schools. The uncertainty started with the closure of educational institutions in March, as the government devised means to contain …

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Issuance of passports, work permits resumes at immigration offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The directorate of immigration has resumed the issuance of work permits and passports after a four months break occasioned by an outbreak of coronavirus disease. State Minister for Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kania says that 30 percent of the operations that resumed today will …

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Student leaders want government to declare 2020 dead year

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of Uganda Secondary School Prefect’s Association-USSPA wants government to declare the 2020 academic year, dead for all. According to USSPA, opening school for candidate classes will be unfair to the rest of the learners. The student leaders also say that the e-learning …

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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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