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Thousands pay homage to Karooli Lwanga

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of Catholics have gathered in Birinzi sub parish in Bukakata sub county, Masaka district to pay Homage to the birthplace of Saint Charles Lwanga; one of Uganda martyrs that were killed. St Charles Lwanga locally known as Karooli Lwanga; is among the three out …

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26 schools fail to produce single first grade in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  At least 26 schools in Masaka district did not score a single first grade in the 2019 Primary Leaving Examination-PLE results released on Friday, January 17.    According to figures released by  the Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB, the entire Masaka district had a total of …

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UNRA works overnight to restore Masaka Road

  Engineers Blame Masaka Road Defects to Poor Construction, Delayed Maintenance Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineers have pointed to poor construction and delayed maintenance as the likely causes of the defects being experienced on Masaka-Kampala highway barely six years after its reconstruction. The road caved in at Lwera …

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PICTORIAL: Kampala-Masaka road is a parking lot!

Chaos on Kampala-Masaka road after accident in Mpigi Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Travelers who left as early at 4am heading to western Uganda for Christmas, were still stuck on the road in different sections at 9am, as traffic crawled after an accident in Mpigi. Reports indicate that a …

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Lwengo accident death toll rises to seven

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people that died in an accident which occurred on Friday evening along Masaka – Mbarara highway has risen to seven after two others were announced dead on Saturday afternoon at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. The deceased have been identified as Sarah …

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Masaka NRM leaders demand review of voters verification exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement- NRM leaders in Masaka Municipality want the Electoral Commission to review the on-going national voters’ verification exercise. Fred Kalema, the NRM chairperson for Nyendo-Ssenyange division and other party leaders want the Electoral Commission to consider conducting the exercise at village council …

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Inconsistencies affecting voter registration exercise in Masaka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Inconsistencies in the verification of voters are affecting the on-going voter’s register update exercise in Masaka district. Despite the Electoral Commission extending the deadline twice for the exercise, many people in Masaka district are yet to verify their voter eligibility. Swaibu Makumbi, the chairperson of …

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Masaka Municipal Council issues strict guideline on grasshopper handling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Masaka municipal council has issued guidelines regulating the handling of grasshoppers to stop contamination of the edible insects. A circular issued by Masaka Municipal Health department requires all grasshopper vendors to register with local authorities as well as undergo medical examination by the Principal …

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Dozens suffer losses in Sham cryptocurrency scheme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Dozens of people in Masaka district are counting losses after investing in a sham a cryptocurrency business scheme. DUNAMISCOIN Resources Limited opened in Masaka town on November this year and started enrolling clients on its digital currency network. However, several people are crying foul …

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Masaka to eliminate hawkers as struggle for business heightens

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Masaka municipal council authorities are considering a total ban on street hawking in a bid to protect traders in shopping malls. Masaka Municipal Development Forum-MDF, which acts as link between local leaders and local community, is spearheading the campaign to push council to …

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