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Mixed reactions as gov’t rolls out another initiative for wealth creation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Government has rolled out another initiative in parishes targeting specialized groups in a move aimed at job creation and improving household incomes. In the Presidential Initiative on wealth creation and job creation locally referred as Emyooga, each Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO) …

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ISBAT University gets charter for Masters and Doctorate Programs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) has granted Turkish-owned International Business, Science And Technology University (ISBAT University) a charter that allows it to offer Masters, doctorate programs and other initiatives for academic advancement. NCHE chairperson Prof. Eli Katunguka handed over the charter document …

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Deputy IGP, four AIGPs take oath as new police council members

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Muzeyi Sabiiti and four Assistant Inspector Generals of Police –AIGPs has taken oath as new members of the Police council. The members were sworn- in at an event overseen by the Inspector General of Police, John …

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Education Ministry to present budget for free sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Parliament has tasked the Education and Sports Ministry to present a budget for the provision of free sanitary pads to school girls. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga issued the directive after the Presidency Minister, Esther Mbayo, failed to state how much money government …

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Former Minister Buturo hits proponents over GMO comments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former minister for Ethics and Integrity, James Nsaba Buturo has criticized United States Ambassador Deborah Malac for allegedly meddling into Uganda’s internal affairs. The Bufumbira East MP yesterday addressed a Press Conference at Parliament together with Kumi Municipality MP Silas Aogon on the …

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AU Judicial Dialogue adopts action plan on human rights

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Judicial Dialogue has ended with the adoption of a draft action plan for the promotion and protection of Human and People’s Rights on the Continent. The draft outlines 18 action points for promotion and protection of Human Rights. It will …

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Gov’t yet to decide on Jinja express highway financing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija has told Parliament that the Cabinet is yet to take a decision on the financing of the Jinja Express highway. The Jinja Express Highway which will be constructed at a cost of 1.1 billion dollars …

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Nagirinya’s sister receives threats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Harriet Nakyejjwe, the sister to murdered social worker, Maria Nagirinya, has revealed that she is being threatened for testifying against police officers. Nakyejjwe, who testified before the police court on Thursday, informed Court Chairman Senior Commissioner –SCP Dennis Odongpiny that one of the officers had …

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Nagirinya’s sister breaks down in police court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The sister of murdered social worker, Maria Nagirinya broke down while testifying in the police court. Nakyejjwe burst into tears as she narrated how Nateete police station acted un-bothered despite informing them that Nagirinya and her part-time driver Ronald Kitayimbwa had been kidnapped. She …

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