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Flood victims in Buliisa protest delayed resettlement

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,500 families affected by floods that resulted from the rising water levels of Lake Albert in Buliisa district are protesting their delayed resettlement by the government. The floods displaced thousands of people in Butiaba and Kigwera sub counties and Butiaba town council in …

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Uganda’s disaster preparedness too inadequate – UN agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has commenced a process to develop what should be a more coordinated and effective National Disaster and Risk Management Plan amidst criticism of how it has handled recent occurrences. The move spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister in partnership with the …

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Palabek refugee settlement hits 60,000 population capacity

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Palabek refugee settlement in Lamwo district has hit its standard capacity of hosting 60,000 refugees. The settlement initially opened in 2017 sits on a 50 square mile piece of land donated by host communities in Palabek Ogilli, and parts of Palabek Gem sub-counties. Although it …

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Savers protest delayed release of parish community funds

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Intended beneficiaries of the pilot Parish Community Association-PCA development project in Jinja district have expressed dissatisfaction over delayed release of funds for the project. PCA is a revolving fund of 30 million Shillings managed under the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM, which is rolled out …

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DPP drops corruption charges against OPM senior officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Public Prosecutions has dropped corruption related charges against the former Permanent Secretary Christine Guwatudde Kintu, and other senior officials in the Office of the Prime Minister. Guwatudde was arrested by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit in April last year and charged jointly …

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10,000 Congolese refugees relocated to Bundibugyo district

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister has resolved to resettle more than 10,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC to the transit centre in Bundibugyo district. The refugees who are fleeing fighting in Boga town crossed into Ntoroko district. The town is about 25km …

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OPM officials trial commences over relief food procurement scam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The trial of four interdicted officials in the Office of the Prime Minister on charges of abuse of office has commenced at the High Court Anti-Corruption Division. The officials are the permanent secretary Christine Guwatudde Kintu, accountant Joel Wanjala, assistant commissioner for procurement Fred Lutimba …

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South Sudan refugees in West Nile relocated for safety in Lamwo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 600 South Sudan refugees from the Nuer ethnic community in Palorinya refugee settlement in Obongi district have been relocated for safety to Palabek refugee settlement in Lamwo district. This follows clashes that broke out between the minority Nuer tribesmen and Kuku ethnic communities …

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OPM delivers relief items to Kagadi flood victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of Prime Minister -OPM has delivered relief items to people who were affected and relocated by floods from the rising Lake Albert water levels at various landing sites in Kagadi district. More than 4,000 people in Ndaiga sub county were displaced from their …

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Kazinda gets 15 years jail sentence for illicit enrichment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Corruption High Court Division in Kampala has handed yet another 15-year jail sentence to Geoffrey Kazinda, the former principal accountant at the Office of the Prime Minister. Justice Margret Tibulya Kazinda found Kazinda guilty on the three charges of accumulating abnormal wealth (illicit enrichment) …

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