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Mubende municipality gets UGX 500M to improve health services

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mubende municipality has received Shillings 500M from the Health Ministry to renovate and upgrade Lwemikomago health center III in West division. Lwemikomago health center III, which is about 8km away from Mubende referral hospital will get a maternity ward, general ward, modern toilet facility …

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Mubende, Kassanda artisanal miners allowed to return to old sites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Artisanal and small scale miners in Mubende and Kassanda areas are set to return to their former mining areas after receiving a new exploration license. It comes after three years of frustration and persistent lobbying by the miners. In 2017, thousands of artisanal and small …

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Energy Ministry given ultimatum to resettle Mubende miners

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Natural resources committee of Parliament has given the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development up to March 10th to resettle Mubende artisanal miners. In 2017, government evicted an estimated 60,000 artisanal miners in Mubende district on grounds that they were mining illegally. The miners were …

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Natural Resources Committee halts renewal of AUC exploration license

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Natural Resources Committee of parliament has ordered the Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines-DGSM in the Energy and Mineral Development Ministry not to renew the mineral exploration license of AUC Mining Company in Mubende pending the disposal of a petition filed by artisan …

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THIS WEEK: Businessman Abid Alam under investigation

THIS WEEK: Businessman Abid Alam under investigation Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lead counsel of the commission of inquiry into land matters Ebert Byenkya has revealed that Businessman Abid Alam is being investigated over alleged murder and forceful eviction of people from land in Mubende district which is home …

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Inside Mubende’s golden villages

Artisanal miners make a killing from ‘illegal’ gold mining as district authorities, government cry out for more revenue From a distance, “Saigon City” in Lubaali— Kayonza, Kitumbi Sub-County in Mubende District, resembles a desperately crowded refugee camp. Here, hundreds of congested makeshift tents and lodging structures are mostly dressed or …

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