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Umeme arrests over 20 in crackdown on power theft in Pallisa

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 20 residents of Pallisa district have been arrested in an operation carried out against power theft and illegal connections in the Bukedi and Elgon sub region. The suspects are being held at Pallisa central police station as they await prosecution in court. The operation by …

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Firewood ban in Pallisa town council meets resistance

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The move by Pallisa town council authorities to stop restaurant operators from using firewood for cooking has faced resistance as owners claim that the price of biogas is high compared to firewood. On Wednesday, the authorities imposed a ban on firewood use in restaurants to …

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Pallisa district service commission on the spot for selling jobs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pallisa Resident District Commissioner, Kyeyune Ssenyonjo has tasked members of the district service commission to respond to accusations of selling off jobs to the highest bidder. According to Kyeyune, he has continued receiving complaints on the conduct of the district service commission members since he …

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Pallisa Woman MP Faith Alupo dies in Mulago hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Woman MP Pallisa district Faith Alupo passed on Tuesday morning while in Mulago Hospital. Alupo lost in the recently concluded NRM party primaries to Kevin Kaala Ojinga. Jacob Opolot, the Pallisa County MP said that they are yet to find out the cause of  …

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Hundreds in Pallisa, Mbale miss mosquito nets

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of households in Mbale and Pallisa districts missed out on the recent mosquito net distribution exercise by the Health Ministry. Early this month, government embarked on the nationwide distribution of 27 million mosquito nets beginning with 25 districts in Eastern Uganda including Mbale …

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Pallisa registers increase in gender based violence

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A survey carried out by Action Aid has revealed that Pallisa district registered 150 cases of gender based violence during the period of March and May. Uganda was under lockdown from March 18th to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) before some of …

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