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Fresh elections to select new ‘King’ for Bugisu

Inzu Ya Masaba to Conduct Fresh Elections for Umukuuka Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A consultative meeting convened by the Gender, Labor and Social Development Minister, Frank Tumwebaze to end the stalemate over the cultural leader of Inzu Ya Masaba has resolved to conduct fresh elections. The closed-door meeting …

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50 arrested in crackdown on power theft in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Umeme has arrested more 50 people in Mbale city on the second day of the ‘Kombowa’ operation in Mbale region. Umeme and police launched the operation ‘Kombowa’ within the Mbale region and started by arresting 20 people in Pallisa district on Wednesday in connection to power …

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Three arrested in Mbale for alleged murder

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale is holding three people for the alleged murder of Daphne Malemo, a 64-year old resident of Busoba parish, Busoba sub county in Mbale district. According to Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson, the three whose names were not released so as …

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Delegates oppose proposed fresh Umukuka election

Masaba Cultural Delegates Oppose Minister’s Proposal of Fresh Umukuka Election Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from the Mwambu clan have resoundingly opposed a proposal by Marry Gorreti  Kitutu, the minister of energy,  calling for fresh election of the cultural leader, the Umukuka. Over the weekend during the burial of …

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Police blocks coronation of new Masaba cultural leader

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police and the military today deployed heavily at Mutoto cultural site located in Industrial city division in Mbale city after learning that the coronation function of Amuram Wagabyalile, the new elected Masaba cultural leader, is going to take place from there. According to Rogers …

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Mbale residents living with disabilities form SACCO to fight poverty

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale residents living with disabilities have contributed money and established a savings and credit society to help finance their individual engagements so as to reduce on the biting poverty levels. Operating under the Mbale Union of Disabled Persons, the newly formed SACCO intends to tap …

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Mbale city receives UGX 25 billion to construct 3.6 kms of roads

  Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale city has received 25.8 billion shillings from the World Bank under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID program to construct 3.6 kilometer roads. This translates to about 7.2 billion Shillings per kilometre. According to Paulo Batanda, the town clerk of Mbale city, they …

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