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CID boss dispatches investigators to probe Masaka killings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Grace Akullo, the Director of Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID has dispatched a team of investigators to probe the root cause of the resurgence of the mysterious killings in greater Masaka areas. The latest victim of the mysterious killings is sixty-year-old Anent Nampijja Muwangaza, a resident of …

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Army intervenes as Masaka killings surge

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF armoured brigade has joined the police force to contain the escalating murders in greater Masaka region. This follows the unexplained killings of 18 people in the region in less than two months. The killings started in early July and spiraled into this month. …

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Three people hacked to death in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have been confirmed dead following an attack by unknown assailants who raided Ssetaala village in Kimaanya-Kabonera division, Masaka city last night. One other person survived the attack with severe injuries. Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson Muhammad Nsubuga says that the deceased have been identified …

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Masaka registers 1,000 cases of teenage pregnancies

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 1,064 teenage girls were reported to have been impregnated in Masaka district during the Covid-19 induced schools holiday. The victims, according to records at the District Probation Office are adolescent girls aged between 12 and 19. Masaka District Senior Probations Officer Maria Nagawa …

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Mistrust, bureaucracy hindering effectiveness of Emyooga program in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bureaucratic tendencies and mistrust among beneficiaries have been blamed for the slow progress of the Emyooga program in Masaka. Several of the intended beneficiaries in the area have continuously lost interest in the program with some withdrawing their membership from Savings and Credit Cooperatives- SACCOs. …

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Minister Nabakooba intervenes in Bukakata land dispute

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba has halted the planned eviction of more than 3,000 people, from disputed land in Kasanje-Nakigga village, Bukakata sub-county, Masaka district. The affected persons are mainly pastoralists and peasant farmers occupying more than three square miles of land in Kasange-Kigga village, Kiteredde, …

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Masaka city leaders, taxi operators in dispute over illegal parks

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | For over a decade now, the taxi operators under their umbrella of Masaka United Taxi Drivers and Operators Cooperative Society-MUTDOCs, have been operating from a temporary taxi park located along the Kampala road in the centre of Masaka town. Before the lockdown restrictions were eased, …

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Leaders irked by delayed construction of Masaka-Mutukula Road

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The long-awaited plan for the rehabilitation of the Masaka-Kyotera-Mutukula road has been deferred as the government, awaits funding from the African Development Bank. The rehabilitation project will be funded by an AfDB grant under the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF). According to Prime Minister Robinah …

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