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Over 1000 kgs of pork impounded in Mbarara over African swine fever

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara Veterinary authorities have disposed of more than 1000 kilograms of pork because of African swine fever. The pork was impounded from Pork Slaughter House in Kekombe in Kakoba division on Wednesday. Dr. Moses Amanyire, the Veterinary Officer Mbarara Municipality, says the impounded pork was …

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Over 1000Kgs of pork impounded over African Swine Fever

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara veterinary authorities have disposed of more than 1000 kilograms of pork because of African swine fever. The pork was impounded from Pork Slaughter House in Kekombe in Kakoba Division on Wednesday. Dr. Moses Amanyire, the Veterinary Officer Mbarara Municipality, says the impounded pork was found …

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Mbarara bodaboda leaders arrested for embezzling UGX 100m

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbarara have arrested two leaders of Mbarara Municipality Bodaboda Movement Association for embezzling over 100 million Shillings. The leaders who were arrested on Tuesday are Ben Muhwezi, the chairperson and Karigita Sulaiman, the association’s treasurer. The money was donated to the association by …

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PICTORIAL: Kampala-Masaka road is a parking lot!

Chaos on Kampala-Masaka road after accident in Mpigi Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Travelers who left as early at 4am heading to western Uganda for Christmas, were still stuck on the road in different sections at 9am, as traffic crawled after an accident in Mpigi. Reports indicate that a …

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Fresh confusion in Mbarara over roundabout design

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A fresh row has erupted in Mbarara municipality over the design of the roundabout. The fresh disagreements follow what councilors say is the failure by the technocrats to implement a council resolution taken early this year calling for the revision of the roundabout design. …

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Mbarara parents protest joint exam fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents in Mbarara municipality have protested the introduction fees for joint promotional exams for pupils. The education department has set a fee of 3,000 shillings which will be paid by all pupils in Primary Four to Primary Seven. This has been criticized by parents …

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Mbarara residents protest new garbage collection fees

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Mbarara Municipality are protesting a move by the authorities to introduce garbage collection fees. The fees recently introduced by the authorities vary between 500 and 10,000 shillings depending on the quantity of garbage generated from a homestead. The money in question is paid …

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Hundreds miss out on police recruitment in Rwizi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 400 people who turned up in Mbarara for recruitment into the police force for Rwizi region were on Monday turned away. 255 police constables are needed for the region with Mbarara having 59 slots, Kirihura with 43, Isingiro 64, Ntungamo 59 and …

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Museveni asks encroachers to voluntarily vacate wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has asked persons occupying wetlands in the Ankole region to voluntary withdrawal from the catchment areas, in order to avoid effects of forceful eviction. The president was addressing a press briefing at Mbarara State Lodge on Thursday night, soon after the …

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Mbarara tops with murder cases

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID is to study the persistent number of murder cases in Mbarara district. The CID Director, Grace Akullo recently observed that Mbarara district has continued registering a high number of murder cases since 2001. “The District of Mbarara continues to register high …

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