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Contacts of Masaka first Ebola patient discharged

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All the 42 people who had been identified as contacts to the first confirmed Ebola case from Masaka district have been discharged from institutional quarantine after showing no symptoms of the deadly virus. These had been identified as Ebola suspects during the contact tracing process …

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Public misconception threatens Ebola response in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Public misconception is threatening the effective enforcement of the intervention by the Masaka district Ebola taskforce to prevent the spread of the viral disease. On Wednesday last week, the health ministry put Masaka city on notice after one of the patients admitted at Masaka Regional …

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Buganda caucus call a halt to Masaka oil palm project

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Parliamentary Caucus has called for a special inquiry into the allocation of 3.6 square miles of land to private investors for the palm oil growing project in Masaka district. The contested land is home to close to 1,000 residents of Nakigga, Birinzi, and Kasanje …

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Expansion of palm oil project sparks land disputes in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The planned expansion of the palm oil project has sparked off sharp land disputes in Masaka district. The dispute is pitying close to 1,000 residents of Nakigga, Kasanje, and Birinzi in Bukakata sub-county, and four people who claim to be the owners of the land …

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NDA impounds drugs worth UGX 26m in greater Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drugs worth over 26 million Shillings have been confiscated by the National Drugs Authority-NDA in an enforcement operation carried out in the districts of greater Masaka. Samuel Kyomukama, the head of enforcement at NDA says the operation was conducted in Masaka, Rakai, Kalangala, and Sembabule …

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TASO embarks on campaign to combat HIV stigma in schools

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aids Support Organization-TASO in Masaka has rolled out a school-based HIV counseling program to create a safe environment for adolescents and protection of HIV-positive learners. Fiona Nakimera, a counselor at TASO Masaka center says the concern of stigma in schools coupled with the negative …

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Court Orders transfer of Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana file to Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka High Court will now hear the bail applications for the Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Makindye West Counterpart, Allan Ssewanyana. This stems from a directive by the International Crimes Division Judge Alice Komuhangi Khauka to the registrar to immediately transfer the legislator’s bail …

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Small claims procedure recovers Sh328 million in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 328 million Shillings have been recovered through the Small Claims Procedure conducted by grade one Magistrate courts in Masaka over the last year. Mastulah Mulondo, the Chief Registrar in Charge of Small Claim Procured in the Judiciary, said that the money had been …

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