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Councilors defer Mpigi district budget over lack of quorum

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least seven councillors have petitioned the Mpigi Chief Administrative Officer challenging the legality of the district’s budget for the financial year 2022/23. Mpigi district council passed a 38.8 billion Shillings budget on Friday amid grumbling among leaders who accused the district executive of undermining …

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Two dead, several injured in Mpigi accident

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have died and several others injured in an accident involving 3 vehicles in Kavule village, Kiringente sub county, Mpigi district. The accident involving a bus belonging to Baby Coaches, Fuso truck and trailer occurred on Wednesday morning along the busy Kampala-Masaka highway. One …

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Mpigi farmers fail to utilise agriculture development funds

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Mpigi district have not made use of the six year World Bank funded, Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) which is in its completion stage. The discovery was made by Members of Parliament on the Committee on National Economy during an oversight visit in …

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LCI chairpersons asked to block illegal land evictions

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local council leaders in Mpigi district have been asked to block illegal land evictions. The Mpigi RDC, Faridah Mayanja says that the village leaders have the powers to stop an eviction from land and destruction of property. She said that it is disturbing for an …

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Mpigi district leaders cry foul over 60 percent fuel cut

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The political leadership of Mpigi district is protesting the 60 percent fuel cut, saying it limits their field activities to monitor service delivery to residents. The LC V chairperson Martine Ssejjemba, says that the fuel cut is meant to disincentive his office and other political …

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Gateway bus catches fire in Mpigi

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A bus belonging to Gateway bus company has burst up flames in Mpigi district. A statement from traffic police shows that the incident happened at around midday at the Kampiringisa police checkpoint in Kamengo sub-county, along the Kampala-Masaka highway. An incident report from the traffic …

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POLICE: It was a suicide bomber

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s joint security agencies have described the Monday afternoon explosion inside Swift Bus as a suicide mission conducted by Isaac Matovu, the only person who died in the incident. The suspected suicide bomber Matovu, a 23 year old from Kireka has been on Police’s …

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Mpigi accident claims five, injures five others critically

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people were confirmed dead following an accident at Wamatovu-Nakirebe along Kampala-Masaka highway in Mpigi district this morning. The Katonga Region Police spokesperson Lydia Tumushabe disclosed this in a short interview shortly after the accident. She says the accident occurred when a minibus which is …

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Five opposition supporters feared kidnapped in Buwama

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people including a contestant for Buwama town council chair in Mpigi district have been kidnapped by unknown people who were travelling in a drone and a super custom vehicle, raising fears among candidates and supporters of the opposition. Among the people whose whereabouts are …

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Two tourists, driver perish in accident along Masaka road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two tourists and their driver have perished in an accident at Kasaalu-Mugge village near Katonga river in Mpigi district. The officer in charge of Kayabwe police station, Anatolius Kaahwa identifies the deceased tourists as Gilbert Kemei and Summy Kipock while their driver is Yusuf Walimbwa. …

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