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Luwero registers decline in maternal mortality rates

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of women dying while giving birth in health centers has noticeably declined in Luwero district, a health report has revealed. According to Luwero District Health Department Performance report, nine women died while giving birth in health centers in the financial year 2021/22. This …

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Pig farmers cry foul over high prices of maize bran

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several piggery farmers in Luwero district have stopped using maize as a key component of pig feeds citing high prices. Families in at least 47 out of 101 parishes in Luwero district are involved in piggery. But the households are crying foul over the high costs …

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Luwero farmers warned against early planting as rains start

Ssemigga says  normal rains are expected in the second week of August Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Luwero District Senior Agriculture officer has warned farmers against early planting after experiencing sporadic rains for a week. Since May this year, Luwero district has been experiencing a dry spell which …

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Luwero maize farmers counting losses over drought

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maize farmers in Luwero district are counting losses following the prolonged drought that has affected their crops. Households in 76 out of 100 parishes in Luwero district are involved in maize growing, according to the Parish Development Model household survey. However, the dry spell has …

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IGP condemns killing of policeman at roadblock in Luwero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has condemned the brutal killing of a policeman and injury of another in an attack at a roadblock in Luwero district along the Kampala-Gulu highway. On Monday at around 12.30pm, assailants armed with machetes emerged from both …

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Unknown assailants stab two police officers at roadblock

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team comprising the Uganda People’s Defense Forces and police are pursuing unidentified assailants who attacked policemen at a roadblock along the Kampala-Gulu highway. The assailants reportedly stabbed two policemen at the road block in Kiwumpa village, five kilometers to Luwero town council …

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Food prices: Schools in Luwero struggle to feed learners

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Luwero district are struggling to feed learners due to the skyrocketing food prices. Some schools have resorted to adjusting menus while others intend to close before official dates. In Luwero district, the prices of beans, maize, and rice range between 3,500-4,500 Shillings per …

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Pineapple farmers in Luwero face eviction

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 pineapple farmers are facing eviction from a 500-acre piece of land at Kaaya ranch in Luwero district. Last year, the farmers rented pieces of land ranging from 5-100 acres each to grow pineapples at Late Cranmer Kaaya ranch located at Kalwanga parish in …

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