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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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Mpigi resorts to mushroom growing to alleviate poverty among youth

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Following several failed attempts to fight poverty, Mpigi district authorities have resorted to mushroom growing to reduce the high poverty and unemployment rates among youths. The district authorities are encouraging youth groups and other community members to start mushroom growing projects with promises of helping …

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Four girls defiled in five days

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have expressed concern over the increasing cases of defilement across the country. This follows the defilement of four girls aged three to six years with in the past five days. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said the latest cases have been recorded in Wakiso …

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Mpigi leaders raise concerns over proposed Kampala oil terminal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mpigi District officials have raised several issues they would like the Energy and Mineral Development Ministry and Uganda National Oil Company-UNOC to address as the proposed Kampala Oil Terminal project takes shape. Among the issues is the full involvement of the local government in …

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