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One person, 18 cows dead as anthrax hits Bududa

Uganda Veterinary Association team on surveillance in Elgon region Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Veterinary authorities in Manafwa district have imposed a temporal quarantine following the outbreak of anthrax in Bududa district. One person has since died and thirteen others hospitalized after eating meat of dead animals suspected to …

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Animal quarantine imposed in Manafwa to curb anthrax

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Manafwa district have imposed a temporal quarantine following the outbreak of anthrax in Bududa district. On Thursday, Bududa district confirmed the outbreak of the disease after samples from the Uganda Virus Research Institute returned positive. One person has since died and thirteen others …

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Police OC in Manafwa district dies in office

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Peter Alacho, the officer in Charge of Kato police station in Manafwa district has been found dead in his office. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson says that Alacho’s lifeless body was retrieved from his seat in his office on Tuesday morning. He says …

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Manafwa residents demonstrate over lack of clean water

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Sisuni sub county in Manafwa district have held a peaceful demonstration protesting lack of access to clean water. Drawn from twenty villages in the sub-county, the protesters matched with placards to Sisuni sub county headquarters demanding that the leaders repair broken boreholes in …

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Vegetable prices in Manafwa fall by half

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vegetable prices in Manafwa district have dropped by almost half in the past few weeks. A kilogram of tomatoes now costs Shillings 500 from Shillings 1500 while a sack of cabbages costs Shillings 15,000 from Shillings 50,000. Vegetable farmers attribute the drop in prices to …

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Bumusse irrigation scheme boosts vegetable growing in Manafwa

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bumusse irrigation scheme in Manafwa district has boosted vegetable growing. Sitting on 15 acres of land, the small irrigation scheme is found in Bumusse village, Nambale parish in Bukusu sub county. The former State Minister of Water and Environment, Mary Goretti Kitutu initiated the over …

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Manafwa district service commission accused of bribery

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Manafwa District Service Commission are on the spot over corruption allegations. The members are accused of soliciting bribes from applicants. Some of the members of the commission include Agatha Nambuya, the chairperson, Joseph Walyaula, the secretary of the commission, Wanjusi Wesiba, a former Minister …

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Manafwa registers 154 cases of domestic violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Manafwa district authorities have raised a red flag over the high number of cases of domestic violence. Speaking at a stakeholder’s meeting organized by the Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry at the district headquarters, Manafwa District Probation Officer Esther Nakhayeze Mukoya said they registered …

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