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Luuka residents living in panic over looming eviction

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 3,000 residents from eight villages in Bukanga sub-county, Luuka district are living in fear of eviction from two square miles of land. The affected villages are Bukaade, Bukwanga, Bugogo, Ndoya central, Ndoya A, Nakamini, Nabinoni and Buwologoma central. According to residents, a team of …

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Government to construct multi-billion sugar factory in Busoga

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has finalized plans to construct a 135 billion Shillings sugar processing factory in Luuka district. Uganda Development Cooperation-UDC will supervise the implementation of the construction works through direct financing from the Ministry of Finance. The plant whose construction works are expected …

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Luuka resident electrocuted while illegally connecting power

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A retail shop operator in Bumaana trading center, Bukanga sub county, Luuka district was on Monday morning electrocuted while illegally connecting power to his shop. The lifeless body of 27-year-old James Mawani has already been taken to Kiyunga health center IV mortuary awaiting postmortem. Steven …

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Sub county chief arrested over bribes extorted from savings groups

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luuka district on Friday arrested Jowali Byakika, the sub county chief of Nawampiti sub county in Luuka district, over soliciting bribes from 20 village saving associations-VISLAs, which had each received two Million Shillings from the parish community association-PCA program. The police also arrested …

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Sugarcane farmers petition Kadaga over failure to get permits

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers from Luuka district have petitioned the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga over their failure to get permits to sell their cane. The over 300 contract farmers were given a go ahead by both Mayuge sugar and Kakira Sugar to grow sugarcane then sell it …

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50 year old hacked to death in Luuka

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luuka district is investigating circumstances under which 50 year old Tom Kilema was hacked to death during the night of Saturday. Kilema, a resident of Kirimwa A village in Bukooma sub county, Luuka district was hacked to death by unknown assailants who reportedly …

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Luuka voters want improvement in cash crop prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Voters in Luuka district want the government to negotiate stable cash crop prices which will boost the livelihoods of residents who entirely depend on subsistence and commercial agriculture for survival. Luuka is one of the largest sugarcane growing districts in Busoga sub-region with 80% of …

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UPDATE: Protests in Kampala after Bobi arrest in Luuka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of people protesting the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine have been injured in the Kampala Central Business District. Hundreds of people took to the streets this afternoon when news spread of Kyagulanyi’s brutal arrest …

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Presidential candidate Bobi Wine detained again

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luuka district have broken into the car of Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and detained him as he arrived to address a rally today. Police are reportedly enforcing guidelines for not more than 200 people attending campaign rallies. He has …

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