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Police storms Post Bank to enforce social distancing

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of police officers stormed Post Bank branch in Mbale town on Monday afternoon to enforce physical distancing as part of the COVID-19 preventive measures. The police officers led by Nesperio Kizza, the Officer in charge of operations at Mbale central police station faced …

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Village banks in Mbale struggling to recover loans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 lockdown has affected the operations of village saving groups in Mbale district as members are failing to repay loans advanced to them. The banks give out loans to especially subscribed members who operate petty businesses and farming. The loans usually range from …

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Municipalities become cities

But who will pay for the new status? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former municipalities of Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Mbale, and Masaka will become cities effective July 01. The leaders of most of these municipalities pursued city status as a means of increasing their budgets; …

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Mbale Covid-19 task force shelters street kids at CRO sports facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale district Covid-19 task force is to host all street children at Sansiro stadium in Bugema stadium. The facility belongs to Child Restoration Outreach-CRO, a non governmental organisation which works with street children. According to information obtained by our reporter, the Mbale District Covid19 Task …

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Butchers, abattoir operators in Mbale feel pinch of lockdown

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butchers and Abattoir operators in Mbale have been hit hard by the current lock down in the country to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID -19). The butchers and abattoir operators say they are making loses during this period and yet they have families …

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Farmer groups in Mbale get tractors to boost commercial farming

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries under the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has handed over tractors to groups in Mbale to boost commercial farming. The groups that received the tractors include; Bugisu Cooperative Union (BCU), Namabasa Community Farmers Group …

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NDA cracks down on illegal drug dealers, arrests 4 in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has impounded unauthorised drugs worth Shillings 50 Million and picked up four suspects in Mbale town. This followed a crackdown on illegal drug shops in Bugisu and Sebei sub regions conducted by NDA backed by the Uganda Police Force. During …

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Mbale residents oppose wetland restoration program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is strong opposition among residents of Nakaloke and Namanyonyi sub counties in Mbale district over the move by the Water and Environment Ministry to demarcate boundaries and restore Namakole wetland. Government through the Water and Environment Ministry with Financial and Technical support from …

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