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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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Masaka VHT’s given bicycles to co-ordinate surveillance activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Village Health Teams-VHT’s in Masaka municipality have been reinforced with 20 bicycles to support local surveillance activities against the spread of COVID-19. The bicycles donated by Mathias Mpuuga, the Masaka Municipality Member of parliament were received by Masaka Resident District Commissioner Herman Ssentongo, on …

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Masaka COVID-19 taskforce delivers food to families in Nyendo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Masaka district Covid-19 taskforce has donated relief food to communities in Nyendo-Ssenyange division. Nyendo-Ssenyange is one of three divisions making up Masaka municipality and accommodates thousands of underprivileged persons that live in the slums. According to the Masaka Resident District Commissioner Herman Ssentongo also …

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Masaka farmers unveil new brand of processed coffee

  Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Greater Masaka Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative has ventured into coffee roasting to promoting the indigenous cash crop and improve their incomes. Coffee roasting, encompasses a heat process that turns green coffee beans into fragrant, dark brown beans. After roasting, the crunchy beans are then …

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Court adjourns Ssekikubo trial over missing records

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The trial of Theodore Ssekikubo, the Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament, hit a snag Tuesday because of the failure by the court officials to trace files of earlier proceedings from their archives. Ssekikubo was arraigned before the Masaka Chief Magistrate, Deogratius Ssejjemba on January …

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