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President Museveni scraps use of TIN in war debt claimants compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed the office of the Attorney General to use National Identification Numbers(NIN) instead of Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) for processing compensation of war debt claimants in Northern Uganda. The finance ministry had tasked all claimants in Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region …

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Pastoralists eviction in Northern Uganda delayed by 10 more days

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastoralists who have been operating in Northern Uganda have an additional week to fully meet conditions set by President Museveni before facing eviction from Acholi sub-region. President Museveni issued a two-month eviction ultimatum in November last year and set out key conditions for the pastoralists …

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Oulanyah blames poverty in Northern Uganda on leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has tasked leaders from Northern Uganda to consider working in unison to redeem the region, saying it ranks poorest in the country. Oulanyah said the Northern region has received numerous ‘helping hands’ from government and development partners, but that …

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Cattle compensation: MPs query attorney general’s list

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from the Greater North Parliamentary Group have questioned the list of beneficiaries prepared by the Attorney General for compensation for lost cattle during the conflict in Northern Uganda. The MPs from Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region held a meeting with the Attorney General and …

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Northern Uganda gets UGX 5.1Bn from UK government for dairy, poultry farming

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The British government through the Council of British Agricultural Production has allocated Shillings 5.1 billion for dairy production and poultry farming in Northern Uganda. The 5 years project is being implemented by Countryside Harvester, a local organisation based in Gulu City. Felix Omara, the Operation Manager …

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Huge investments to stabilise power supply in Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Northern Uganda has experienced unprecedented growth over the past years which has come along with increasing demand for electricity. Power distributor Umeme and other sector players including Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited and Rural Electrification Agency are undertaking critical projects …

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Joseph Kabuleta promises affirmative action for Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidate Joseph Kabuleta has promised to implement an affirmative action to speed up the economic recovery of Northern Uganda after suffering the effects of the two-decade armed rebellion. Speaking in Gulu city, Kabuleta explained that while the rest of Uganda was largely peaceful and …

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Former LRA abductees reap from making face masks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in Northern Uganda are reaping big through the making of face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19. Up to 35 former child soldiers who attained vocational training in fashion design and garment technology have been contracted by …

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