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OPM delivers relief items to Nakasongola flood victims

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of Prime Minister-OPM has delivered relief items to Nakasongola district for distribution to flood-affected residents. More than 5,000 people in Lwampanga and Nabiswera sub counties were displaced from their homes because of flooding resulting from increased water levels in Lake Kyoga. The …

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OPM officials charged for flouting procurement regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four senior officials from the office of the Prime Minister have been charged with colluding to commit a fraudulent practice in disregard of provisions of procurement regulations. The officials who include the Permanent Secretary Christine Guwatudde Kintu, undersecretary Joel Wanjala, Assistant Commissioner for Procurement Fred …

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OPM officials arrested for inflating COVID-19 relief food cost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several officials from the Office of the Prime Minister have been arrested for allegedly over-inflating prices and rejecting low price offers from suppliers. The officers arrested by the Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit, include Christine  Kintu, Joel Wanjala, Fred Lutimba, and Owor Martin, the  Commissioner for …

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3,500 South Sudan refugees entered Northern Uganda in two months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Districts in Northern Uganda bordering volatile South Sudan have continued to register a surge in numbers of refugees crossing from the Africa’s youngest nation. Figures from refugee influx dashboard compiled by UNHCR and Office of the Prime Minister shows some 3,554 South Sudan refugees …

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Chief Justice calls for investigations over UGX 450m flush toilets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has called for investigations into construction of two flush toilets at 450 million shillings. Last week, Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee-PAC asked the judiciary to explain how two flush toilets were constructed at a tune of 450 million shillings. The toilets …

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OPM, Defence ministry accounting officers withdraw from office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Permanent Secretaries Christine Guwatudde Kintu and Rosette Byengoma have asked to be relieved of the duties of accounting officers for the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM and the Ministry of Defence, respectively. The Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi revealed this in a letter …

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Uganda secures Sh1.8 trillion grant for refugee response

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank has approved $500 million (1.8 trillion Shillings) to support Uganda’s Refugee Programme. The grant will support Refugees and Refugee host communities through development projects that will support services such as Education and Healthcare. The World Bank Vice-President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem …

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