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Museveni meets Orthodox church leaders, pledges support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has pledged to support the Orthodox church. On Wednesday, Museveni met a delegation from the church led by Metropolitan Makarios, Archbishop of Nairobi in Kenya who is also the caretaker of the Orthodox Church in Uganda. Makarios replaced the late Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, …

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Museveni renews fight against giving bail to murder suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has renewed his fight against giving bail to suspects accused of committing big crimes like murder. Speaking on Wednesday at the swearing in of new judges, Museveni said bail is not a constitutional right. “For somebody to kill a person and you …

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MPs query gov’t on former VP Ssekandi’s retirement benefits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Committee on Government Assurances has queried the ministry of public service over the delayed payment of retirement benefits to the former Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi. Committee members claim the former vice president is surviving miserably with a dilapidated car yet his security …

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NSSF Bill: President Museveni writes to Speaker Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has formally written to the Speaker of Parliament returning the National Social Security Fund Bill, 2019 with proposals for amendment. Oulanyah revealed the contents of Museveni’s letter dated 26th August, 2021 during the Tuesday plenary sitting saying that he had received …

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President Museveni to address nation tomorrow

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will address the nation tomorrow September 22 on COVID-19 and the measures being taken to control it. The address is set for 8pm. He is expected to address the long standing issue of a closed education and religious sector and …

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Bududa teachers default UGX 100M Sacco loan

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bududa Teachers Sacco has failed to pay back a loan of 100 Million Shillings from Walimu Cooperative Savings and Credit Union Limited. President Museveni gave Walimu Sacco 25 Billion Shillings as an initiative to help improve the teachers welfare. In 2017, over 150 teachers from …

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Archbishop Jonah Lwanga dies at 76

He spoke up on democracy, constitutionalism, and human rights Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Since the death on Sept.05 of Archbishop Jonah Lwanga in Athens, Greece, the spiritual leader of more than 500,000 Ugandans who are Greek Orthodox Christian, tributes have been pouring in. “It is really sad and …

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Government to construct multi-billion sugar factory in Busoga

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has finalized plans to construct a 135 billion Shillings sugar processing factory in Luuka district. Uganda Development Cooperation-UDC will supervise the implementation of the construction works through direct financing from the Ministry of Finance. The plant whose construction works are expected …

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