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Two day traffic diversion at Namugongo-Seeta road as NWSC works

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) will today and tomorrow start excavation and laying of water pipes across Namugongo-Seeta Road at Kanisa Ya Kristo.  Some sections of Namugongo-Seeta Road shall be closed to traffic which shall be diverted to alternative routes. In a statement, NWSC said …

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Namugongo martyrs day

How the ‘Kaveera ban’ failed Kampala, Uganda | ALFRED OCHWO | Even though the Uganda Episcopal Conference declared the Uganda Martyrs a kaveera-free zone under a campaign dubbed ‘TuvvekuKaveera’, the ban did not work. And the pilgrims were not to blame. It was the traders. Just after the service inside …

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Kenya, Tanzanian pilgrims clean up Namugongo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Foreign Pilgrims from countries Kenya and Tanzania have taken up a task of cleaning up Namugongo, the site of the annual Uganda Martyrs Day Celebration. The shrine was by this morning covered up in heaps of garbage comprising plastic bottles, papers and polyethene bags, …

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3000 emergencies handled at Catholic Martyrs shrine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint medical team comprising the Ministry of Health, police,  the Army, and the Gulu Diocese medical team, has attended to 3,000 medical emergencies at the Catholic Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo. The head of the Emergency Unit at the Ministry of Health Dr John Baptist …

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Kenyan Archbishop challenges Christians on homosexuality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, His Grace Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit has cautioned Christians on homosexuality. Archbishop Sapit was on Monday speaking as the guest preacher at the Anglican Shrine in Nakiyanja-Namugongo were thousands converged to commemorate this year’s Martyrs’ day. …

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Health workers overwhelmed as Namugongo numbers soar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers screening pilgrims at the Uganda Martyrs Shrine, Namugongo are overwhelmed with the numbers amid limited human resource and inadequate supplies. A number of screening centres were set up by the Ministry of Health in the wake of an Ebola crisis that has …

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