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Bududa residents refuse to relocate despite mudslides threat

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Bukhabusi and Busai parishes in Bududa Sub County have refused to relocate despite warnings of mudslides in the area. The two parishes comprise 23 villages. Currently water has collected in a deep valley after heavy downpour and flowing underground which is forcing …

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Court upholds victory of Mbale LCV chairperson

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Court has dismissed a petition by Alfred Namaasa against his rival and Mbale district LCV chairperson, Muhammad Mafabi. Namaasa garnered 15,249 votes against 17,887 votes polled by Mafabi in the January 2021 general elections. He rejected the poll results and petitioned the high court accusing Mafabi …

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Mbale USMID roads waste away three years after commissioning

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some sections of Nabuyonga rise and Mugisu Hill lane in Mbale city have wasted away three years after being commissioned by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The two are part of four roads built under the Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructure Development (USMID) programme with funding …

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Hundreds turned away from LDU recruitment in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of youths who turned up for interviews for the recruitment of Local Defense Unit personnel at Bugema army barracks in Mbale city on Tuesday were turned away. The two day exercise targets to recruit 283 Local Defense Unit personnel from five districts of Mbale, …

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Opposition Chief Whip survives mob in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition Chief Whip John Baptist Nambeshe has survived being lynched by an angry mob after knocking a person. Nambeshe who was from Kampala heading to Mbale on Saturday knocked unidentified person at Namwezi along Kampala-Jinja highway in Njeru Municipality, Buikwe District. Juma Kanamwangi, an …

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Mbale city drafts bylaw on solid waste management

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale City Council has drafted a solid waste management ordinance. The city has for long struggled to manage waste which has raised concern from residents and the business community. The ordinance seeks to provide for planning of the collection, storage, transportation, and disposal of waste …

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