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Tropical Bank set to close Mbale, Mbarara branches

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tropical Bank has finalized plans to shut two of its branches. The branches that will be closed by 31st January, 2021, include Tropical Bank Mbale branch and Tropical Bank Mbarara branch. According to a letter dated 15th December, 2020, signed by the Wasswa Hannington, the …

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Industrial skills training workshop launched in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Luban workshop has been launched in Mbale city to enhance industrial skills training for the youth. This is the sixth workshop out of the 10 that the Chinese government plans to construct in Africa. The first workshop was launched in Djibouti. The establishment …

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200 business premises closed in Mbale city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale city authorities have closed over 200 business premises for alleged failure to pay ground for the 2019/2020 financial year. Robert Kutosi, the Public Relations Officer Mbale city authority says the operation targeted business premises in Northern city division along Republic street and Pallisa road. …

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50 motorcycles impounded in Mbale for flouting COVID-19 guidelines

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have impounded 50 motorcycles in Mbale city for flouting the COVID-19 guidelines. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson says the motorcycles were impounded in a massive operation targeting riders who operate beyond 6pm, who don’t wear face masks and helmets and carry more …

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Glory and Gloom: How Mbale turned dirty 58 years later

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A dilapidated police barracks, congested and disorganized bus park and raw sewerage obliterate the memory of Mbale as the cleanest town in Uganda. Mbale, gazetted as an urban authority in 1962 has been ruined through the 58 years of independent Uganda. For those that have …

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Mbale regional blood bank out of blood

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale regional blood bank is struggling to raise the required units of blood to supply health facilities in the region. The blood bank has been hit severally by blood shortage since the nationwide lockdown started in March this year. Dr. Ahmed Bumba, the manager Mbale …

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Mbale FFU police commandant has passed on

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Samuel Okiror, the commandant of the police Field Force Unit in Mbale has died. Okiror breathed his last this morning at Embago clinic in Mbale city and according to family members, he was admitted at the same clinic on Saturday last week. He has …

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Court adjourns Kyagulanyi’s case indefinitely

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Court in Mbale has indefinitely suspended a case in which the National Unity Platform-NUP party president, Robert Kyagulanyi sued top security officials there for blocking his radio talk show on BCU FM. The Mbale Grade One Magistrate, Andrew Katumbuki adjourned the case on Wednesday …

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Bugisu ignores COVID-19, Kadodi takes centre stage

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bugisu region is at the risk of registering a spike in COVID-19 infections because of uncontrolled traditional circumcision (Imbalu) celebrations. Our reporter can confirm that Imbalu celebrations are taking place across Bugisu districts comprising Bududa, Manafwa and Mbale in disregard of the Standard Operating …

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Pastor in Mbale succumbs to COVID-19

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gizamba, aged 49 and a pastor at the Community corner stone church in Nkoma ward, Northern division in Mbale city died on Wednesday at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. According to Dr. Emmanuel Tugaineyo, the Mbale hospital director, the deceased’s samples were picked shortly after …

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