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Railway land: IGG to probe MP Rukaari

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government – IG has given Mbarara City North legislator Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari up to December 6, 2021, to submit relevant documents regarding Uganda Railway Corporation land transactions at Nsambya. Rukaari is one of the beneficiaries of the 57 acres of …

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Jinja train accident paralyses traffic in city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic was paralysed along Engineer Zhikusoka road on Sunday night in Jinja city following a collision involving a train registration number 73U 33 and cargo truck registration UAR 728E. The accident occurred at the railway crossing line blocking vehicles from crossing from either side. …

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At least 10 stowaways dead as DR Congo train derails

Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP | At least 10 stowaways were killed and 24 were injured when a freight train derailed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday. Rehema Omari, stationmaster in the town of Samba near where the accident occurred on Friday, said the …

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Gov’t gets funding for Tororo-Gulu railway line

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has approved a grant of 21.5 million Euros (94 billion Shillings) for the rehabilitation of the Tororo-Gulu railway. The agreement for the financing was signed this evening between Finance Minister Matia Kasaija and Attillio Pacifici, the Head of EU delegation in Uganda. …

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SGR railway project runs into more trouble

  SGR: Chinese contractor faces boot as Kutesa camp returns Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | President Yoweri Museveni is renegotiating the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) contract – again. And the negotiations are not going his way, meaning that once again the project is likely to be delayed even more. …

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Rwanda goes for electric trains to Dar

Kampala, Uganda | INDEPENDENT TEAM & AGENCIES | Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed to review the design of Isaka-Kigali standard gauge railway. They have dropped the proposed use of diesel engines in favour of electric locomotives. The line is proposed to link the Tanzanian port of Dar-es-Salaam and Kigali; a stretch of …

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2018: Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Plan

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kenya’s investment in the Standard Gauge Railway will strengthen its business position in the region and will benefit local businesses. “We built a world-class railway on time and within budget. On the 2nd of January, that railway will begin carrying commercial cargo, cutting costs …

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