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Businessman arrested with OWC hoes

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto police are holding a businessman from Namutumba district on suspicion of stealing hoes distributed by the government under the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program. Godfrey Isumba was transporting the hoes to Namutumba district from Moroto in a Tata box body registration UBH 407U. He was …

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Bush fires causing 80 percent loss of perennial crops under OWC in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only an estimated 20 percent of perennial crops distributed under the Operation Wealth Creation program in Kitgum district survive, because of rampant burning of bushes by the community every year. Operation Wealth Creation-OWC is a government program purposed to improve the livelihood of the community …

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Kikuube leaders reject poor quality OWC cassava cuttings

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Buhimba town council, Kikuube district have rejected over 100 bags of cassava cuttings citing poor quality. The rejected cassava cuttings were delivered by Brice Ajuna, a domestic supplier under the Operation Wealth Creation program last week. According to the local leaders, after …

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Kalungu LC5 chairman apologizes to Muslims for distributing pigs

Kalungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahmed Nyombi Mukiibi, the Kalungu district LC5 chairman has apologized to the Muslim fraternity for flouting Islamic principles and distributing pigs. Trouble for Mukiibi started when he presided over the distribution of over 100 pigs under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) program to the residents …

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Kalungu LC5 chairman under fire from Muslims over distribution of pigs

Kalungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahmed Nyombi Mukiibi, the Kalungu LC5 chairman is under fire from the Muslim community in the district over flouting Islamic principles. Trouble for Mukiibi started when he was seen physically handing pigs to beneficiaries under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) program at the district headquarters …

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Kabarole fish famers get 90,000 fingerlings, 10 tons of feeds

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Communities around the Crater lakes in Kabarole district have received 90,000 fish fingerlings through Operation Wealth Creation and the NAADs secretariat under the ‘AGRI-LED implementation program phase 1’. The restocking of the Crater lakes comes barely a month after 30 fish cages were installed in 10 …

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Masindi leaders reject 120,000 pineapple suckers citing poor quality

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi district authorities have rejected 120,000 pineapple suckers supplied under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) programme, saying they are of poor quality. The pineapple suckers were delivered by Juliet Nyamahunge, who was contracted by Operation Wealth Creation. The suckers were meant for distribution to farmers in …

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Pader district executives accused of sharing OWC piglets

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Pader district executive committee are under the spotlight for allegedly sharing 154 piglets delivered under the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program for distribution to residents. According to available information, OWC notified the district about a consignment of 182 piglets but only 154 were delivered …

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Former ADF rebels ask government to support them acquire formal education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ex-combatants in Rwenzori region want the government to support them to enroll on adult learning programs. They say that most of them are illiterate, which has affected their day-to-day implementation of government-supported economical activities. The groups put out the call in their meeting with officials …

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