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Buganda chief defies directive to halt palace reconstruction

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The reconstruction of Kabaka’s palace in Nakasongola is going on as planned despite a directive by town council authorities stopping the works and protests from Buruuli chiefdom. Last month, Nakasongola town clerk, Herbert Kasibante wrote to Buganda Kingdom’s representative in Buruuli county, Gerald Kyanjo …

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Nakasongola district to spend UGX 10.4m on councilors smartphones

Nakasongola , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakasongola district council has approved a budget of 10.4 million shillings to buy smartphones for councilors to ease communication. 25 councilors represent 8 sub-counties, five town councils and Special Interest Groups at the district council. Fredrick Lwanga Balaam, the district speaker for Nakasongola …

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Lake Kyoga fishermen protest size of boats recommended for use

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen in Nakasongola district have protested the enforcement of guidelines that will limit them to using boats measuring 28 feet. Fishing across Lake Kyoga was suspended indefinitely by the Fisheries Protection Unit and the districts under their umbrella Lake Kyoga Integrated Management Organisation in …

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Bodies of two fishermen retrieved from Lake Kyoga

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Marine Unit in Nakasongola has retrieved two bodies of fishermen who drowned in Lake Kyoga on Sunday night. The deceased have been identified Jimmy Odong and Eric Lumu Mukasa, all fishermen at Kabasombwa landing site in Lwampanga sub-county. Kabasombwa village chairman James …

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Nakasongola district develops new parking yard for truck drivers

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakasongola district taskforce on COVID-19 and the Engineering Brigade of Uganda People’s Defense Forces have embarked on developing a new parking yard for truck drivers. Migyera town in Nakasongola district is one of the known stopovers for cargo truck drivers along the Kampala-Gulu highway. More …

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OPM delivers relief items to Nakasongola flood victims

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of Prime Minister-OPM has delivered relief items to Nakasongola district for distribution to flood-affected residents. More than 5,000 people in Lwampanga and Nabiswera sub counties were displaced from their homes because of flooding resulting from increased water levels in Lake Kyoga. The …

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Water shortage hindering implementation of COVID-19 measures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several residents in rural areas across greater Luweero are struggling to implement preventive measures of COVID-19 due to water shortage. Recently President Yoweri Museveni directed that gatherings of more than five people is restricted in a move aimed at de-congesting public places in the …

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Isolated locusts sighted in Nakasongola district

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakasongola district entomology office has confirmed the invasion of locusts. On Friday last week, farmers from Kalungi and Lwampanga sub counties and Migyera town council petitioned Nakasongola district agriculture office to investigate the invasion of insects, which look like locusts. In Kalungi sub county, …

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