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Mbarara municipal authority to remove 2000 boda bodas

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara municipal council has embarked on a process to eliminate over 2000 boda boda riders from the central business district as part of its efforts to streamline public transport and reduce congestion in the city that comes into effect on July 1, 2020. Statistics …

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Mbarara municipality registers UGX 2.5Bn shortfall in local revenue

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara municipality has registered a huge shortfall in local revenue collection for the financial year 2019/2020. According to a report by the Mayor Robert Kakyebezi Mugabe, 3.9 billion shillings was realized out of the expected 6.4 billion shillings. Kakyebezi says that they had expected …

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Police impounds eight vehicles coming from border districts

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has impounded eight motor vehicles in Mbarara that were coming from border districts. The operation carried out on Thursday night intercepted the vehicles that were using porous routes in order to beat the traffic check points. The motor vehicles were impounded at remote …

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Missing Nansana mobile money agent found in Mbarara

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A month long hunt for a missing mobile money operator from Nansana municipality has come to an end after he has been found alive in Mbarara town. The operator Allan Ssembusi was reported missing last month from Gganda, Wakiso district prompting critical police units …

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Health workers trace HIV clients on phone

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV care givers in Mbarara district have resorted to tracing their clients on phone because of a huge decline in attendance since the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown was announced. The lockdown came with the suspension of both private and public transport. Those with emergency are …

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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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Pope Francis appoints Bainomugisha Archbishop for Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Paul Bakyenga and appointed Auxiliary Bishop Lambert Bainomugisha as the Archbishop of Mbarara, Uganda. Arcbishop-elect Bainomugisha is also the President of the Legal Service Commission and is a member of other commissions of the Uganda Episcopal Conference. …

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Blood bank warns of looming shortage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is looming blood shortage in Western Region Blood bank in Mbarara district. The blood bank supplies blood to 16 districts that make up Kigezi region, greater Mbarara and greater Bushenyi, Kasese, and Rakai district. Dr. Andrew Byamungu, in-charge of the blood bank, says …

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