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LOP wants presidential directives relaxed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol Ochan has called for the relaxation of some stringent measures issued by President Museveni. President Museveni on Monday ordered a two-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to combat further spread of the deadly coronavirus. Addressing a press conference …

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Covid19: MPs ask Museveni to stimulate economy

Kampala, Uganda | Godfrey Ssali | A section of MPs have advised President Museveni to cushion the economy against the effects of Covid-19 with a stimulus. The Stimulus, MPs led by Kampala Central’s Muhammad Nsereko said, includes the stay of all loan repayments, lowering of the Central Bank lending rate, as well …

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Govt suspends public transport to contain coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has this evening issued an order suspending the use of public transport in order to cut the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 disease. Uganda today confirmed five new cases, pushing the number of those infected to 14. He also announced …

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Mabirizi challenges Museveni’s directives on coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City Lawyer Male Mabirizi wants the court to quash the directives issued by President Museveni in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday President Museveni ordered for the closure of several institutions like churches, bars, factories, schools, banned musical concerts among others for 32 …

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WHO backs closure of schools, places of worship to curb coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation-WHO African region manager has backed the closure of schools and ban of public gatherings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Matshidiso Moeti describes the decision taken by countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda as strong demonstrative measures to …

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President Museveni to EU: Investing in Uganda is key

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the new Uganda-Europe partnership saying it is important for the latter to invest in the country since it is a two way benefit. He was speaking at the closure of a two day Uganda-Europe Business Forum at Speke Resort …

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Cassava is a strategic crop- Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has advised farmers in Acholi to embark on growing cassava saying it’s a strategic crop. Speaking at the launch of a mass cassava growing project in Acholibur sub county in Pader district on Saturday, Museveni said cassava is a great source of …

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Prosecutors ponder strike over unfulfilled government promises

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Prosecutors under their umbrella, the Uganda Association of Prosecutors are considering a strike if the government does not fulfill its commitment to improve their working conditions. The prosecutors said that the government is living them with no choice but to resume their sit down …

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