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Suspension of free connection policy fueling power theft in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The suspension of the free electricity connection policy by the government has been identified as one of the push factors for illegal connections and power theft in Masaka sub-region. According to reports from the power distributor Umeme Limited, 30.4 percent of the power supplied to the …

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Big tasks await new Masaka city mayor

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Big tasks are awaiting the new mayor of Masaka city Florence Namayanja. Namayanja, the former Member of Parliament for Bukoto East constituency was on Tuesday inaugurated as mayor of Masaka city. She replaces Godfrey Kayemba who served for two consecutive terms until 2020 when it was …

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PWDs in Masaka decry extortion in accessing gov’t grant

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Beneficiaries of the government’s special grant for Persons with Disability in Masaka district are demanding action against district officials accused of extortion. In the 2019/20 financial year, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development launched a special fund for Persons with Disabilities in groups, to …

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Police officers in Masaka on the spot for starving suspects

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Masaka district is on the spot for allegedly starving suspects while under detention. In a petition to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, a social rights activist Joseph Kasirye wants the MPs to probe into reports of violation of suspects rights while …

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Voter seeks to overturn victory of Ssekandi’s rival

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Martin Henry Bazzanya, a voter in Masaka district has run to High Court seeking to overturn the victory of Richard Ssebamala in the Bukoto Central parliamentary race. Ssebamala defeated the incumbent Bukoto Central MP and Vice president Edward Ssekandi, who was seeking his fifth five-year elective …

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Masaka city stops approval of building plans without green spaces

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka city authorities have stopped approving building plans that don’t provide for green spaces. All developers intending to put up structures of any size within Masaka city are required to reserve a sizeable percentage of green space before they present them to the city physical …

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Red tape frustrating ‘Emyooga’ applicants in Masaka

Beneficiaries are losing interest in the program citing the long bureaucratic tendencies Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bureaucracy is frustrating the implementation of the new presidential initiative on wealth and job creation dubbed “Emyooga,” Community Development Officers in Masaka have revealed. According to the program design, groups of people doing …

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Masaka city to privatize garbage management

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka city authorities have embarked on identifying private firms to undertake garbage management in the town. This is aimed at closing the gap which was created by a shortfall in local revenue collections. Pauline Nabadda, the Masaka city environment officer reveals that the decision to …

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UMSC insists suspended Masaka Kadhi should vacate office

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC has insisted that the embattled Masaka district Kadhi Sheik Buruhane Bagunduse vacates office to pave way for investigations into the allegations leveled against him. The acting UMSC spokesperson Ashiraf Zziwa Muvawala communicated the decision while unveiling Sheikh Badru Wasajja Kiruta as …

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