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Vaccinate all teachers before school re-opening

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders and educationists in Northern Uganda have called on government to vaccinate all teachers before institutions of learning are re-opened. In a meeting with the Parliamentary Taskforce committee on Covid-19, Lira district leaders said there were a lot of infections in schools which had …

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Bundibugyo registers spike in domestic violence cases

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a spike in cases of domestic violence in Bundibugyo district, which has triggered concern among local authorities. Statistics gathered by Bundibugyo District Child and Family Protection Unit show that 237 cases of domestic violence took place between January and June. The unit reported …

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Gov’t faulted for failure to deliver radio sets to households

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents, local leaders and education authorities in Acholi have expressed disappointment at the government for failing to deliver radio sets to households to facilitate long-distance learning. In July 2020, during the first pandemic lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni …

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Thirty arrested in city center operation to enforce lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty people were yesterday arrested in the central business district as police resumed lockdown enforcement operations in Kampala city. On June 18, President Museveni ordered a second nationwide lockdown following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. The President also banned people from going …

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Moroto residents get food assistance amidst hunger, lockdown

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Moroto municipality are excited after receiving food relief from the government amidst the nationwide lockdown and crop failure caused by prolonged drought. The area Member of Parliament Francis Adome Lorika delivered the food relief to assist food-insecure households in the municipality. The Office …

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Opposition MPs scoff at Nabbanja for banning relief food distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition Members of Parliament have scoffed at Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja for banning the distribution of relief food by politicians during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Early this week, Nabbanja stated that politicians were causing people to converge as they scramble for food, which exposes them …

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Acholi khadi roots for protection of young girls against abuses

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Musa Khalil, the Khadi of the Acholi Muslim district has called for the protection of young girls against teenage pregnancies and early marriages during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Khadi decried the rampant cases of sexual abuses that were and are being meted on young …

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