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OPM, EU donate to Karamoja police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister and the European Union under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) augmented police operations in the Karamoja sub-region with several donations. As part of this donation, DINU has constructed seven police posts and staff quarters in the districts …

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Minister Kitutu apologises for mismanaging Karamoja iron sheets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Karamoja Affairs, Mary Goretti Kitutu has apologised over management of iron sheets meant for Karamoja region. Kitutu who was on Friday, 03 March 2023 appearing before the Committee on Presidential Affairs admitted that the iron sheets meant for the vulnerable people of …

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Army cited in Karamoja food saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has been cited in the alleged mismanagement of relief food meant for the people of Karamoja. According to the Committee on Presidential Affairs that is currently investigating the alleged misuse of Karamoja relief items including iron sheets, goats and maize …

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KASAIJA: I did not apply for Karamoja iron sheets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija has defended himself as “innocent” in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal that has sucked in several ministers. Kasaija said that whereas he received iron sheets from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), he did not …

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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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