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NUP petitions EC over intimidation, manipulation of voters register

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders in Masaka city have petitioned the Electoral Commission over intimidation and interference of security personnel in the ongoing exercise to compile the voters register ahead of women’s elections. The NUP leadership has asked the Electoral Commission to reign over what …

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Maria Flo Hotel proprietor found dead in hotel

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A prominent businessman in Masaka City, Atanansi Bazzeketta is dead. Bazzeketta, the proprietor of Maria Flo Hotel, one of the traditional hotels Masaka town and the sub region was found dead in one of his hotels. Bazzeketta’s body was discovered on Saturday morning in …

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Stop taking blind orders from RDCs, AIGP Ochom warns DPCs

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Police Director of Operations has warned the District Police Commanders – DPCs against taking blind orders from Resident District Commissioners. Assistant Inspector General of Police – AIGP Edward Ochom, under whose direct command all DPCs fall, made the warning while responding to complaints by lawmakers …

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Kato Kajubi seeks Supreme Court review of sentence

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Kato Kajubi has applied to the Supreme Court asking the justices to review their decision that upheld his conviction and subsequent life imprisonment for murdering a 12-year-old boy Joseph Kasirye. In July 2012, the then Masaka High Court Judge Mike Chibita found Kajubi …

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Muslim leaders in Masaka demand release of political prisoners

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslim leaders in Masaka district have called for the release of all political prisoners that were arrested during the 2021 election period. Led by Sheikh Sulait Ssentongo, the Deputy Supreme Khadi for the greater Masaka Muslim sub-region, the leaders demand that all political prisoners be freed …

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Masaka receives 33,000 bags of fertilizers to boost coffee production

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has delivered a batch of 33,000 bags of fertilizers of 50 kilograms each to the districts of Greater Masaka to boost coffee production. The benefiting coffee farmers are in the districts of; Masaka, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule, Kyotera …

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Security investigates loan sharks for confiscating borrowers National IDs

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka Deputy Resident City Commissioner, Ahmed Kateregga has instructed police to investigate money lenders who are confiscating the National IDs of borrowers over petty loans. He issued the directives after receiving complaints from several people after failing to recover their National IDs from the loan …

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UNRA plans to reconstruct problematic Lwera stretch

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority -UNRA is set to redesign and reconstruct the entire Lwera stretch on the Kampala-Masaka highway as a permanent solution to the rampant breakdowns experienced on the section of the road. In the past four years, the 20-kilometer section of the …

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Priests to start erecting fences as thieves target Churches

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has been an area of least concern for priests, as sacred places of worship they preside over have been enjoying respect from all members of the community. However, this is no more as unbecoming acts of stealing from churches has increased in the …

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