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Embattled Masaka district Kadhi declines to vacate office

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The embattled Kadhi of Masaka Muslim district, Sheikh Buruhane Bagunduse has declined to handover office to pave way for investigations into the allegations of incompetence leveled against him, saying his suspension didn’t follow the laid down procedures. It comes a few hours after Sheikh Muhammad …

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Masaka workers polls cancelled over shortage of ballot papers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elections for the workers LC V representatives in Masaka city were cancelled on Wednesday due to inadequate ballot papers. The elections that were being held at Masaka recreation grounds were called off after it emerged that the Electoral Commission had delivered 200 ballot papers instead …

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NRM candidates decry pressure from independents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM candidates in Masaka sub-region are decrying the hard times they are facing from independent candidates. Besides facing competition from opposition candidates, the majority of NRM candidates in greater Masaka region are also facing serious challenge from NRM leaning independent candidates. The …

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Opposition posters removed as Museveni campaigns in Masaka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several campaign posters of opposition candidates were removed from the stands in different parts of Masaka as President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni went to campaign in the area. The affected posters are those of opposition politicians that include presidential, parliamentary and local government candidates that had …

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NRM mobilizers in greater Masaka worried about unfulfilled pledges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A long list of unfulfilled campaign pledges and the brutal military-led operations against illegal fishing practices are bothering National Resistance Movement-NRM party campaign mobilizers in greater Masaka sub-region. The party mobilizers including NRM district and constituency chairpersons and candidates for different leadership positions from districts …

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Masaka district NRM woman MP candidate dies aged 76

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Freda Mubanda Kasse, the Masaka district NRM woman parliamentary candidate has died. Mubanda passed on, Tuesday night at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi where she has been undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness. Mubanda’s close family friend told URN this morning on the condition of …

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Masaka DP, NUP leaders bicker over Kyagulanyi’s campaign posters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Disagreements have emerged between the Democratic Party-DP and National Unity Platform- NUP leaders in Masaka over campaign posters of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. The latest controversy is between the NUP campaign coordination committees in greater Masaka sub-region led by Florence Namayanja and DP vice …

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Senior security officers in Masaka accused of torturing opposition supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four senior security officers in Masaka district are on the spot for allegedly torturing National Unity Platform- NUP leaders and coordinators in the area. Enoch Abaine, the greater Masaka Regional Police Commander, David Nyesigire Katunda, the Masaka District Police Commander, Majid Owepukulu, the in-charge Masaka …

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“Our vote counts”- PWDs tell politicians in Masaka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities in the greater Masaka region are calling out political parties and all persons seeking political offices to have an agenda for the special interest group as the country edges closer to the general election. The PWDs say that the politicians have not …

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