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Rukutuna brought before Ntungamo court

    Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana who was arrested from his home in Ruyonza, Rubaare Sub County after the NRM National primaries, has been brought to Grade one Magistrates Court in Ntungamo. Reports indicate that he will be charged with attempted murder, malicious …

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New title on Gov’t land shocks Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Eng. Hillary Onek is shocked by the existence of a new land title that was fraudulently processed on the seven square mile piece of land that government secured to resettle the 1,780 people. Government acquired the vast …

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Increase budget for PWDs- Gender Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Gender and Culture, Hon. Peace Mutuzo has asked Parliament to consider approving the proposed budget increase for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). She said that the current budget of Shs2 billion is insufficient and cannot support the 12.8 million PWDs. “In …

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Minister cautions against extorting money from cholera patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers at Naguru Hospital have been warned against extorting money from Cholera patients. On Tuesday, two Cholera patients fled the hospital after they were allegedly told to pay 20,000 shillings before they are treated. The State Minister for Primary Health Care Dr Joyce Moriku …

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Poor city planning exposing Kampala dwellers to cholera- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Poor planning of the urban settlements in Kampala is partly to blame for the latest outbreak of cholera in the city suburbs, State Minister for Primary Health Care Joy Moriku Kaducu has said. According to Kaducu, several settlements in the suburbs of Kampala are located …

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Ecweru asks Parliament to reject report on Bulambuli land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru has appealed to parliament not to adopt a report by the Presidential Affairs Committee on the disputed land in Bulambuli district earmarked to host landslide survivors in Elgon region. According to Eweru, adopting the report will plunge …

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Minister Aceng tasks Lango districts to ban Sachet Waragi

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister, Dr. Jane Aceng has directed the eight districts in Lango region to immediately pass laws banning the sale of sachet waragi. The district are Dokolo, Oyam, Apac, Lira, Kole, Alebtong, Amolatar and Otuke. In September 2-17, government banned the sale of sachet …

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