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Landlords demand UGX 15 Billion for hosting refugees in Rhino camp

Madi-Okollo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of people claiming ownership of land hosting refugees in Madi-Okollo district, are demanding over 15 billion Shillings in compensation from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Under their umbrella, Oluba Community Development Association (OCDA), the group is accusing the Office of the Prime …

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OPM delivers 30,000 tons of relief food to Otuke district

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Otuke district has received 30,000 metric tons of relief food from the Office of the Prime Minister. The area which lies on the border of the Karamoja sub-region has for years experienced unreliable rainfall punctuated with drought, floods, and hailstorms which caused insufficient agricultural production …

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Gov’t to establish regional centres to manage disasters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has developed a robust disaster risk management plan that will mitigate impending disasters across the country, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hillary Onek, has said. Onek said that the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is set to establish five regional centres …

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OPM embarks on distribution of relief food to Mbale flood victims

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister-OPM has started distributing relief food to the more than 5,600 people displaced by floods in Mbale district. The affected persons include the 150 households whose homesteads were washed away by floods during the heavy rains that hit the area over …

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Mayuge district councilor arrested over alleged theft of relief food

Mayuge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police in Busoga East on Thursday arrested Isaac Owori, the councilor Imanyiro sub-county, Mayuge district for alleged theft of relief items for victims of a hailstorm along Jagusi islands. His arrest followed the recovery of 2.5 tonnes of posho and empty OPM branded plastic bags …

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OPM food relief served as single meal in Katakwi

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Dadas village, Akoboi sub county in Katakwi district on Thursday converged to prepare a meal that was donated by the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM. The decision was arrived at after the authorities were stuck on how to identify the most vulnerable households …

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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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