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Masaka municipality leaders disagree on eviction of food vendors

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Godfrey Kayemba Afaayo, the Masaka municipality mayor and John Bahengana, the town clerk have disagreed on a proposal to evict food vendors off the streets of the town. Bahengana is accusing the vendors of overcrowding the street walkaways, making the town filthy in …

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Police officers undergoing crowd management training in Masaka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Dozens of policemen in the greater Masaka policing sub-region are undergoing refresher training on crowd management and other policing techniques. The officers drawn from The Field Force and Anti-Riot Police Units in the nine districts of greater Masaka region are converging at Masaka police …

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Disagreements threaten Masaka’s quest for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The elevation of Masaka municipality to city status is covered in uncertainty over the failure by leaders to agree on its boundaries. The Municipality was supposed to be elevated to city status in 2023, but following pressure from among others; the Kabaka of Buganda …

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EU, police takes fight against crimes to Masaka slums

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union and Uganda police have extended the fight against crimes in slum areas in Masaka region. A campaign to fight crime in slum areas in greater Masaka region was unveiled on Friday during a town hall meeting at Mariaflo hotel. The campaign is …

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Weaver Bird Sculpture Park

Open air sculptures in that mirror a community’s cultural heritage The Independent | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The  perception that art only resides in the traditional art spaces like museums and galleries is quickly overturned when one visits Weaver Bird Sculpture Park, located almost 7 km from Masaka town, on the …

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Lwengo district surrenders sub county to support Masaka city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lwengo district council has unanimously resolved to surrender part of its territory to support Masaka municipality’s quest for a city status; ending a period of bickering the area leaders. The Ministry of local government required Masaka municipality to meet key structural prerequisites that include, among …

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MPs frustrate Masaka’s quest for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka municipality’s quest for a city status faces yet another hurdle as Members of Parliament oppose the idea of annexing part of their constituencies to the proposed city. In June this year, Local Government Minister Tom Butime rescinded an earlier decision to delay the …

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Excitement as gov’t conforms to Masaka’s quest for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is general excitement in Masaka following a government decision to fast track the elevation of the municipality to city status. The decision was announced by Local Government Minister Tom Butime, during a meeting with political and opinion leaders from the greater Masaka region, …

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Kabaka Mutebi asks gov’t to consider Masaka for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda; Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has expressed concerns over delays to elevate Masaka Municipality to a city. Last month Cabinet approved the creation five cities in the 2020/2021 financial year. However, Masaka Municipality was omitted despite demands by its leaders to government …

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KIIRA EVS excites Masaka, Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | KIIRA EVS alias The Beast has excited Mbarara municipal residents. The Ugandan manufactured vehicle, which is being show cased in Western Uganda, caused commotion along Mbarara high street and at Mbarara University. Dozens of residents and university students couldn’t resist taking a glimpse of the …

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