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Kasese NRM leaders renew demand for split of district

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | NRM leaders in Kasese district are renewing calls for the split of Kasese into four districts. A section of leaders from Kasese, especially those subscribing to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party, have been pushing for the split of the district. In 2010, Kasese …

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Bus operators shun new Moroto bus terminal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus operators in Moroto have shunned the new bus terminal, which was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni more than a month ago. Moroto Bus Terminal, constructed by Uganda Support to Infrastructural Development- USMID was completed in April and handed over to the Moroto Municipality …

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President commissions first greater Kampala road project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned the construction of the Kabuusu-Bunamwaya-Lweza road in Makindye Ssabagabo, the first project under the proposed Greater Kampala Economic Development Strategy. Construction of the road, estimated to cost 97 billion Shillings, is funded by the World Bank through the second …

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Museveni endorses creation of Semuto-Kapeeka municipality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has okayed the creation of Semuto –Kapeeka municipality in Nakaseke district, saying it will encourage effective planning for an industrial center. According to Local Government Act, the conditions for creation of municipality include the capacity to meet the cost of service …

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Kadaga sets deadline for gov’t to table bills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government has been given two months August to table all the necessary bills they want parliament to handle during the fourth session of the tenth of Parliament. The session started on 6th June when President Yoweri Museveni delivered his State of the Nation Address. …

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Rwenzururu Queen mother was an icon of peace —Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has described the deceased Rwenzururu Queen Mother Christine Biira Mukirania as an icon peace who worked tirelessly for the stability of the Rwenzori region. Mukirania succumbed to hypertension and diabetes on Tuesday at Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese town. During the funeral …

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Unreliability of Moroto UBC radio shocks Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The unreliability of the Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation- UBC radio station in Moroto district has surprised President Yoweri Museveni. Jones Othieno alias DJ Jones, a staff at the station told the president at Morulinga State Lodge on Moroto last night that the station, which serves Karamoja …

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Kadaga cautions against rushing merger of agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called for careful discussions on the proposed merger of Government departments and agencies. Kadaga is of the view that the merger could have devastating effects on the economy. The proposal to merge up to 53 government departments …

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Museveni tells off the Opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has lashed at the Opposition for criticizing Government programs instead of developing their constituents. He said the opposition in Parliament has not done anything tangible for the people it represents. During the State of the Nation Address at Serena International Conference …

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Gov’t to compensate Kenyan pilgrims knocked in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the Minister for East African Community Affairs Kirunda Kivejinja to contact families of the Kenyan pilgrims who were knocked dead in Uganda two weeks ago, for possible compensation. Four Kenyans were knocked dead by a hit and run commuter …

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