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Katikkiro asks voters to stop pestering aspirants for money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga has condemned voters pestering aspirants for money ahead of the 2021 general elections. Currently, aspirants for various political seats are holding town hall meetings to convince voters in the ongoing party primary polls. However, in the meetings, …

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COVID-19: Wash hands after counting money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is need to exercise high levels of hygiene especially when dealing with currencies, Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO country director has advised. He explains that touching money is one of the fastest ways through, which the Corona virus can be spread since …

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Traded goods worth UGX 2.5 trillion undetected annually – Report

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deliberate falsification of invoices and manipulation of customs rules by organizations and individual traders is costing Uganda trillions of shillings in revenue, a new study has shown. A study by the Washington-based organisation Global Financial Integrity (GFI) released today March 3, 2020 examined Uganda’s trade …

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EU governments, Uganda’s Kasaija warn about crypto-currencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | A day after Uganda’s Finance Minister Matia Kasaija warned about the use of crypto-currencies, European governments are asking questions about Libra, forcing Facebook’s partners to reconsider. Mastercard, Visa and other financial partners being enlisted to oversee Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra are having second thoughts …

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Several youths conned in Hoima LDU recruitment

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of unsuspecting youths from Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube districts intending to be recruited to serve in the Local Defense Units-LDUs have lost unspecified sums of money to conmen.      The youths pitched camp on Friday Morning at Hoima Boma grounds awaiting screening by the …

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Mbarara police arrest State House impostor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A suspected state house imposter is in custody at Mbarara Central Police Station. Deo Muhanguzi was picked up on Monday on the orders of Emmy Kateera Turyabagyenyi, the Mbarara Deputy Resident District Commissioner. According to Kateera, the suspect has been masquerading as a state …

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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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