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Excitement as Arua, Mbarara assume city status

Uganda now has eight cities  1⃣ Fortportal 2⃣ Jinja 3⃣ Masaka 4⃣ Mbarara 5⃣ Mbale 6⃣ Arua 7⃣ Gulu Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the people of Jinja, Arua, Gulu, Masaka, FortPortal, Mbarara and Mbale, whose towns today became cities. “This is an acknowledgement of the growth these towns have experienced …

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Gov’t injects UGX 3.7Bn in farmer’s cooperatives in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Ministry has committed up to Shillings 3.7 billion to support Agro-processing and storage of produce in Masaka district. The money has been disbursed as a matching grant to sixteen farmers’ cooperatives in Masaka. Some of the beneficiaries are …

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Masaka PWD groups find solace in making face shields

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The emergence of the global coronavirus pandemic could turn into fortunes to Persons with Disabilities in Masaka district who have started making face-shields, a type of protective gear used to stop the transmission of the disease. The group had initially set out as environmental …

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Security intercepts two taxis sneaking in passengers from Kyotera

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security operatives in Masaka have intercepted two taxis sneaking in travelers from Kyotera district which borders Tanzania contrary to the presidential guidelines on Covid-19 prevention. The two taxis registration number UBG 037H and UBB 627V were destined for Kampala when they were intercepted. Herman …

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Municipalities become cities

But who will pay for the new status? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former municipalities of Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Mbale, and Masaka will become cities effective July 01. The leaders of most of these municipalities pursued city status as a means of increasing their budgets; …

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Masaka divisions struggling with garbage management as revenue sources shrink

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka division authorities are struggling with proper waste management due to dwindling local revenue collection. There are three divisions in Masaka municipality including Katwe-Butego, Nyendo-Ssenyange and Kimanya-Kyabakuza. The three divisions are chocking with heaps of uncollected garbage. Information from residents shows that garbage has been …

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