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Minister orders Arua city leaders to vacate new market

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi has directed Arua city leaders to vacate stalls and lock-ups they allegedly allocated themselves in the new market. His directive follows complaints by a section of vendors who accuse some officials in the city of owning stalls and lockups. …

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Vendors finally allocated stalls in Mbarara central market

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara city authorities have started relocating vendors to the new modern market constructed under the second phase of the Market and Agricultural Trade Improvement Program- MATIP-2. The relocation of more than 1,000 vendors started on Thursday after months of disagreements between city authorities and market vendors. …

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MPs cast doubts on implementation of Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have expressed fear that government’s flag ship programme, the Parish Development Model (PDM) is likely to fail because most parishes are not yet prepared. MPs said that although the programme is inclined towards agricultural production and marketing, many parishes lack key infrastructure like …

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MPs asked to guard against corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have been asked to guard against corruption tendencies and ensure that Parliament continues to be held in high regard. The statements were made by Justine Kasule Lumumba, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of General Duties on Wednesday, 15 …

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Minister orders fresh verification of vendors in Mbarara central market

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi has directed fresh verification of all Mbarara central market vendors. This is the fifth time the vendors are registered and verified. The directive follows investigations after registering multiple complaints from vendors. Magyezi suspended the verification lists done by …

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Deputy Speaker directs Minister Magyezi on local government’s budgets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has directed the Minister of Local Government, Raphael Magyezi to present a comprehensive statement explaining why budgets that had not been approved by districts councils were submitted to parliament. Tayebwa made the statement while delivering his communication to Members of …

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Physical Planners Bill gets House approval

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed into law the Physical Planner Registration Bill, 2021. The bill, passed during plenary on Thursday, 21 April 2022, will see the establishment of Physical Planners Registration Board to provide for the registration of physical planners and a disciplinary basis for their work. The …

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Magyezi seeks amendment of Public Finance Management Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Local Government, Raphael Magyezi has asked lawmakers to amend the Public Finance Management Act to mandate local governments to appropriate local revenues in accordance with the Constitution, the Local Government Act and the policy on decentralization. Article 191 (1) of the constitution states …

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Mbarara RCC orders for re-registration of market vendors

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In what is becoming like a ritual, market vendors in Mbarara city are to be re-registered for yet another time. Resident City Commissioner James Mwesigye has directed for the fresh registration of all Mbarara Central Market vendors. The directive for new registration follows the election …

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