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Cabinet approves creation of 9 new cities

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the creation of nine cities, five of which will become operational on July 1, 2020. These cities include Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal, and Mbarara which will be elevated from municipal status. The others are Hoima and Mbale which will become operational …

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Why Bamasaba clan heads say they have ‘impeached’ Umuukuka

  Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eighteen Bamasaba clan leaders have passed a vote of no confidence in their cultural leader, Bob Mushikori. The motion to move a vote of no confidence in the Umukuuka was moved by Michael Wabalayi, the representative of Bukonde clan on Friday evening at Lukhobo …

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Gov’t Investigates custodian board properties in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has instituted a 14 member committee to investigate the ownership of 75 properties in Mbale municipality formerly under the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board. The properties in question are scattered all over Mbale municipality. Clement Kandole, a member of the Departed Asians Property Custodian …

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UMEME disconnects Mbale market over Sh33 million power debt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UMEME has disconnected Mbale Central Market over accumulated unpaid power bills of Shs 33million.The disconnection, which was carried out two weeks ago has left vendors counting losses. The most affected areas include; those selling fresh fish, meat, salons, tertiary clothes, tailors, mobile phones repairs, bakery, …

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Mbale Municipal council, UNRA clash over street lights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale Municipal authorities have clashed with Uganda National Road Authority-UNRA over the ongoing installation of street lights along Kumi road. Recently, Zhongme Engineering Group Ltd started digging up holes and cast concrete for the installation of solar street lights along the road. The solar street …

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Nandala back as BCU Board chairperson

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nathan Nandala Mafabi has bounced back as the Bugisu Cooperative Union-BCU board chairperson. He was declared unopposed by the Commissioner of Cooperatives, Joseph Kitandwe on Wednesday afternoon at the BCU headquarters in Dokho in Mbale town. Nandala was nominated by Michael Kiganga, a delegate …

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Museveni visits site of deadly Uganda landslide

Bududa, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni visited eastern Bududa Sunday after 43 people died when a landslide caused a river to burst its banks, sending water and boulders cascading downhill. Wearing military uniform and carrying a cleft stick Museveni looked across the Sume river at the remains …

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AGE LIMIT: The final submissions at Constitutional Court in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The hearing of submissions in the petition into the constitutionality of the Constitutional Amendment Act 2018 drew to the close on Thursday. The Attorney General’s chambers and petitioner’s lawyers spent the entire day summing out their submissions at the court sitting in Mbale. The …

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Uganda’s Constitutional Court concludes hearing age limit petition

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale Thursday concluded the hearing of the consolidated petition challenging the Constitutional Amendment removing the age limit from the Constitution and other changes to Uganda’s Constitution Parliament made last year. Deputy Chief Justice Owiny Dollo who chaired the panel of …

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AGE LIMIT: Dramatic Wednesday in Mbale

Age limit petition: Parliament flouted procedures-Petitioners’ lawyers tell judges Mbale, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Five Constitutional court Justices presiding over the age limit petition at Mbale have heard that the whole process of conceptualizing, debating and passing of the Age-Limit Bill in Parliament was marred with irregularities. Lead counsel representing the petitioners  …

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