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Rakai flood victims stranded as gov’t relief delays

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of residents who were displaced by the recent flooding of Lake Kijjanebarola in Rakai district are still stranded because of the government’s delays to deliver the much-needed relief support for their resettlement. Over 200 families in the parishes of Kigoto, Ntarure, Kanagisa, Kagaaga, …

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Minister Magyezi moves to settle disputes in Rakai district council

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi, has intervened in Rakai district council’s decision to remove the District Executive Committee (DEC) from office. In a letter dated March 1, 2022, addressed to William Kamara, the Rakai Chief Administrative Officer by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Benjamin …

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Rakai CAO rejects censure of district executive committee

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | William Kamara, the Rakai Chief Administrative Officer-CAO has rejected a resolution censuring the entire district executive committee, saying it is illegal. Last week, Rakai district council passed a resolution to throw out the entire District Executive Committee for alleged incompetence and abuse of the powers. …

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Rakai district councilors censure entire executive committee

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rakai district council has censured the entire District Executive Committee.  The decision to censure the officials followed a petition signed by 16 out of 34 councilors accusing the members of alleged abuse of office, withholding information about the budget, and misconduct. They were censured on …

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NRM, NUP vet candidates for Rakai by-elections

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the National Unity Platform (NUP) have started vetting party members to be nominated for the four vacant positions in the upcoming residual and by-elections in Rakai district. There are four vacant positions in the district which include the male …

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Hippo kills two teenagers in Rakai district

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two teenagers in Rakai district have died in a hippopotamus attack in Lake Kijjanebarola. The dead are Kaggwa Ssekiranda,16, and Godfrey Mugabi,17, both residents of Kirindamariga village in Lwanda sub-county. The two were fishing in Lake Kijjanebarola when the hippo attacked them. It is …

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