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Stray monkeys invade Kapchorwa municipality

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in West Division in Kapchorwa Municipality are crying foul following an invasion of stray Monkeys that are ravaging their crops. Nelson Mitingi, the LC 1 chairperson of Barawa cell, Barawa Ward in West division, said that the monkeys estimated to be between 30 to …

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Kasese municipality never recognized homosexuals as minorities – Mayor

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kasese Municipality Mayor Chance Kahindo has disregarded information circulating on social media that his council passed a bylaw recognising homosexuals and transgender people as minority groups. Kasese municipal council early last year was engaged by a Human Rights Awareness Promotion Forum-HRAPF, an NGO promoting …

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Mukono municipality residents protest high costs of garbage collection

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Buguju Village in Mukono Municipality are protesting the costs of garbage collection. In January, the municipality contracted De Waste to manage garbage in Goma division and Bins Kampala Limited in the Central Division as well as Namakya Enterprises Limited to manage the landfill at …

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32 town councils apply for elevation to municipality status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Local Government has received resolutions from 32 town councils that are seeking elevation to municipality status, according to minister Raphael Magyezi. The town councils that have submitted resolutions for elevation include Luwero, Bombo, Kapeeka-Semuto, Kyotera, Lukaya and Lyantonde among others. Leaders from the …

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Local Govt takes over administration of Nansana Municipality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Local Government has taken over the administration of Nansana Municipal Council in Wakiso following complaints about corruption and abuse of office by officials. Local Government Permanent Secretary Ben Kumumanya said the take over was made to allow for a clean up of the …

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Excitement as gov’t conforms to Masaka’s quest for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is general excitement in Masaka following a government decision to fast track the elevation of the municipality to city status. The decision was announced by Local Government Minister Tom Butime, during a meeting with political and opinion leaders from the greater Masaka region, …

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Lira Municipality records increase in local revenue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira municipality has recorded a slight increase in local revenues, thanks to the improved infrastructure under the Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructure Development- USMID project. The Project, funded by the World Bank has seen key infrastructural installations set up. Roads in the Central Business District …

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YOUTH FUNDS: Tororo Municipality struggles to recover sh121 million

Tororo Municipal Council is struggling to recover sh121 million borrowed from  Nation Youth Livelihood Funds Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Last year, at least 14 groups in Tororo Municipality benefited from the national Youth Livelihood Programme funds. However some of the leaders of the beneficiary groups have since abandoned their …

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