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UDB capitalization at Sh272bn – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Development Bank (UDB) has now been capitalised to the tune of 272 billion shillings, with the money expected to help reduce the cost of money for local entrepreneurs. Speaking at the State of the Nation Address on Thursday, President Museveni said the “the …

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Police, army have capacity to combat threats-Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has said that the army and police have the capacity to combat any threat. Museveni was on Thursday speaking during the State of National Address at Serena Hotel. He says the recently concluded Uganda Martyrs Day Celebrations were peacefully held, despite the …

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President Museveni promises clothings for African Bishops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has promised to procure vestments for the African bishops coming to attend the symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar – SECAM in July this year. The high-level meeting to be hosted in Uganda will mark the golden jubilee of …

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Construction of Ayago hydro power still hangs in balance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The construction of the 840 Mega Watts Hydroelectric Power Plant on Victoria Nile in Ayaygo in Nwoya district still hangs in balance. Government signed an agreement with Mapa, a Turkish Construction firm to construct the dam in 2013 at the tune of US $1.970 …

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Museveni commissions USMID roads in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned 13 roads that were constructed in Gulu Municipality under World Bank funded, Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development – USMID Project. Construction of the more than 10-kilometres of roads commenced in 2017 at a tune of 43 billion Shillings. Constructed …

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Oulanyah to head second committee to investigate Apaa land dispute

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has appointed Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah to chair yet another committee to investigate the Apaa boundary dispute in Amuru-Adjumani districts. The Apaa boundary dispute started in 2012 when Adjumani district council gazetted the area as East Madi Game Reserve, a move …

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I feel vindicated over UCB sale – Professor Suruma

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor, Ezra Suruma, says he feels vindicated now that cabinet is considering the revival Uganda Commercial Bank (UCB). Suruma, the Makerere University Chancellor was one of the few government officials that had tried to resist the World Bank/ International Monetary Fund call for privatization of …

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Museveni: Rich corrupt officials are not happy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said government officials stealing government money will not find happiness in their riches as the rest of the society struggles to get a living. Museveni, who was opening the 9th commonwealth anti-corruption heads of agencies conference at Lake Victoria Serena …

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FDC unmoved by poll placing Besigye behind Bobi Wine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) says it is not bothered by an opinion poll that has placed the party’s four-time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye in a distant third position, among presidential contenders. The poll by Research World International placed Besigye behind President Museveni …

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MPs asks Museveni to finance first Lango stakeholder’s conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Copy of MP Okot’s letter to President Museveni seeking for about Ugx 32M to finance the first Lango Stakeholders conference Legislators from Lango Sub region have rushed to President, Yoweri Museveni asking him to consider financing their first stakeholder’s conference. The conference is tentatively …

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