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Mentally ill patients in Acholi cry out for relief food

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,200 mentally ill patients in Gulu, Amuru and Omoro districts have asked the government to provide relief food during the COVID-19 lockdown. Jolly John Paul Nyeko, the coordinator of Mental Health Uganda says that treatment for mental health illness requires proper feeding …

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Stella Nyanzi, four others arrested over food protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Stella Nyanzi and four others have been arrested for protesting against what they described as a slow distribution of food and human rights abuses. Others arrested include events Promoter Andrew Mukasa alias Bajjo, Shallon Kemigisha, Badru Kasule and John Bosco Serunkuma. They were …

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Busia saloon operators protest over delayed relief food distribution

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Saloon operators in Mumutumba trading centre in Masafu sub-county in Busia district have protested against the delayed distribution of relief food. Last month, President Museveni announced a total lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. The first measures issued included a ban on public …

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Kabale COVID-19 taskforce accused of politicizing food distribution

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale Municipality residents are up in arms accusing the area COVID-19 Taskforce of politicizing relief food distribution. The task force has so far received 65 tons of relief food from politicians, the business community and other groups to feed locals whose livelihood was disrupted by …

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RDC ejects transporters seeking relief food from her office

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was a commotion at Wakiso district headquarters when a group of taxi and boda boda operators stormed the Resident District Commissioner’s office demanding for relief food. The group pitched camp at the RDC’s office from the morning of Monday, May 11 seeking an audience …

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Families storm Opposition leader’s home demanding food aid

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 100 starving families in Gulu Municipality stormed the home of Betty Aol Ocan, the Leader of Opoosition (LOP) Sunday afternoon demanding for relief food. The affected people including pregnant women, youth, children, the elderly persons from across the four Divisions of Laoo, Pece, …

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Residents grab food relief at Wakiso district headquarters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was chaos at Wakiso district headquarters on Thursday evening when a group of residents grabbed relief food that was delivered by Koica Club of Uganda for distribution to vulnerable community members. The residents jumped on the Diana pickup truck where the relief food was …

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Events promoters Bajjo, Abtex arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Events promoters, Abbey Musinguzi alias Abtex and Andy Mukasa alias Bajjo are in police custody for staging a protest against the purported poor relief food distribution in Kampala. Bajjo was picked up outside the Prime Minister’s Office this morning where he was protesting against …

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