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Private school teachers in Masaka demand salary increment

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Proprietors and administrators of private schools in Masaka are faced with the task of meeting the expectations and high demands of teachers as they return to classes. In the wake of schools reopening from a prolonged lockdown induced by the outbreak of Covid-19, many private …

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African Swine Fever outbreak claims over 50 pigs

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 50 pigs have died in Masaka city resulting from the outbreak of African Swine Fever, according to the veterinary department. The deaths have been reported in the villages of Luvule, Bulayi, and Sunga in the Nyendo-Mukungwe division and Ssenyange and Kijabwemi in one …

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Savings hit sh40 billion mark in one year of Emyooga

  Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Beneficiaries of the Presidential Initiative on Wealth and Job Creation (Emyooga) have mobilized over sh40 billion in savings over the past one year. One of the key prerequisites for any member to borrow from an Emyooga SACCO is regular and consistent saving. Going by …

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NDA arrests 15 for operating illegal drug shops

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifteen drug dealers in the Greater Masaka sub-region are in trouble for illegally operating pharmacies.  They were arrested by the National Drugs Authority-NDA during their week-long compliance and enforcement operation conducted in the area. Samuel Kyomukama, the head of enforcement at NDA says the …

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Police disperse NUP supporters in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The venue for the Masaka Diocesan day at Kitovu Sports Arena, was a scene of running battles between police and supporters of the National Unity Platform-NUP who were gathering to catch a glimpse of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Kyagulanyi and Members of Parliament from Masaka sub …

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Security bans hiring out cars for self drive in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security taskforce in greater Masaka has directed public transport operators to stop hiring out their vehicles for self-drives. This is part of the security advisory by Masaka district security committee, which convened an extraordinary meeting in the wake of terror incidents characterized by …

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MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya denied bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Masaka has rejected a bail application filed by Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya of Kawempe North and Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West. The two were last month charged with murder, attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism. On Monday, Justice Lawrence …

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Masaka asks for more electricity connections

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political leaders from greater Masaka have implored the government and electricity utility company Umeme to increase connections to the grid to transform lives. Led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, the leaders said many people remain off the grid yet electricity is …

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