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Gen Saleh blames failure of OWC on bureaucracy

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation-OWC General Salim Saleh has blamed the failure of OWC on bureaucracy and delivery of inadequate farm inputs. OWC is a government intervention that was launched by President Yoweri Museveni in 2014 with an aim of improving household …

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Mak Dons bitter over Museveni comments on Arts courses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lecturers in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (SWASWA) at Makerere University have expressed disappointment with the continued undermining of their course by President Museveni. The staff say that their morale is low even as the new Semester resumes due to negative …

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MPs question Museveni on contractors for dams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have questioned President Museveni’s decision of directly sourcing contractors for the Karuma, Isimba and Ayago Hydro power dams. MPs on the Physical infrastructure committee on Wednesday met the Minister of State for Energy Simon D’Ujanga over the Isimba dam bridge saga. About …

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Gov’t sets aside UGX 11 billion to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has set aside 11 Billion Shillings as part of a contingency plan to fight desert locusts. Uganda is potentially threatened by the highly mobile and destructive desert locusts which have attacked three East African countries including Kenya, which neighbors Uganda. Swarms of billions of …

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Kafuuzi eventually gets nod for Deputy Attorney general’s job

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Appointments Committee of Parliament has eventually cleared Kyaka South Member of Parliament Jackson Kafuuzi Karugaba to take on the position of Deputy Attorney General. Kafuuzi was appointed during President Yoweri Museveni’s latest cabinet reshuffle, announced in December 2019, to take on a position hitherto …

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Uganda improves in corruption ranking– Global report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has moved at least 12 places in the corruption index, an indication that country is progressing in fighting the scourge. The 2019 Transparency International corruption perception index ranks Uganda at 137th out of 180 countries. This is down from the 149th position the country …

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Provision of sanitary pads in schools to delay- Janet Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni says that there is a need for a well-funded national project to sustain the provision of free sanitary pads. Janet Museveni was on Thursday responding to queries by Members of Parliament sitting on the Education Committee …

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Government gazettes KCCA Amendment Act 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government has gazetted the Kampala Capital City Authority Amendment Act 2020. The amendment first introduced before parliament in 2015 was passed in August 2019 and assented by President Museveni December last year. The amendments put in place the position of Speaker at KCCA which …

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Parliament to vet newly appointed Ministers on Friday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s appointments committee will on Friday vet nine ministers recently appointed by President Museveni. According to a communication from the Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige dated December 30th, the first person to appear before the committee will be Raphael Magyezi, the Igara East MP …

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