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Corruption, bureaucracy and politics failing emyooga

  Beneficiaries claim Emyooga funds are hard to obtain due to bureaucracy, corruption and alleged unavailability of the money Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Small scale entrepreneurs have decried the corruption involved in the process of accessing government rescue packages especially Emyooga. Emyooga is a presidential initiative on wealth and job …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Bobi Wine takes on Supreme Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Bobi Wine takes on Supreme Court: Withdrawal of presidential election petition leaves ‘cadre judges’ on the defensive THE LAST WORD Uganda’s COVID overreaction: How copying and pasting Western solutions to the pandemic was …

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Walukagga wins in Kyengera Town Council

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Musician Mathias Walukagga has been declared the winner in the race for the Kyengera Town council LCIII Chairperson. Walukagga who contested on a NUP ticket polled 17133 votes followed by Geoffrey Ssebagala of the NRM party with 5,882 votes.  Adrian Sseryazi an independent scored …

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EU delegation meets Kyagulanyi in Magere

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Former National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu on Thursday held a meeting with the European Union (EU) delegation. The team was led by the EU head of Delegation in Uganda Attilio Pacifici along with ambassadors representing nine european countries in Uganda. The NUP …

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Bobi Wine writes protest note to NBS TV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  National Unity Party President Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has written a protest note to NBS TV, making several allegations. NBS is yet to respond to the accusations, but social media was full of reactions, including from the President’s secretary Don Wanyama. Kyagulanyi is …

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Seven eyeing deputy speaker’s job in parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven Members of Parliament have indicated that they intend to contest for the position of Deputy Speaker of Parliament when the house opens its doors in May. The election of a Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament is the first activity of the assembly after …

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