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Excitement as Kotido finally connected to national grid

Kotido, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Kotido district are celebrating access to electricity  after Rural Electrification Agency – REA completed connections on Kotido – Abim line. The line was switched to the national grid late last week. The development has excited the residents who are now eager to make …

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Kyampisi sub county residents bitter over quarrying activities

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Over 50 residents of Bamutakudde in Kyampisi Sub County, Mukono district have accused a Chinese firm of blasting rocks in the area in disregard of their safety.    The stone quarry in the area belongs to China Communications Company.   The company sells the blasted stones …

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Kyenjojo residents struggling to access clean water

Kyenjojo, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Kyenjojo district are struggling to access clean water. According to the Kyenjojo Chief Administrative Officer – CAO, Samuel Kaija, access to water in the district stands at 69 per cent, but most of these water sources are shallow wells that are prone …

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Buyiga island residents stuck with COVID-19 patient

Mpigi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Buyiga Island in Nkozi Sub County, Mpigi district are stuck with a COVID0-19 patient, a day after he was confirmed positive. The victim received a phone call from the Health Ministry on Wednesday instructing him to isolate from his family, community and wear …

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Shortage of clean water in Palaro sub county worries residents

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Palaro Sub County in Gulu are worried about the shortage of clean water in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). David Ngole, the Palaro Sub County Chairperson says that locals in the area are drawing water from open springs to …

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Hoima residents abandon hand washing

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Hoima Municipality are abandoning hand washing.  Frequent hand washing is being implemented world over as a basic protective measure against the new coronavirus disease. According to the World Health Organisation, washing hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses …

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Namayingo district residents complain over poor state of roads

Namaying, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Buswale sub-county have complained about the poor state of the roads in Namayingo and Busia.      The 24-kilometer road which connects the two districts of Namayingo and Busia through Bumoli-Lumboka in Buswale sub-county to Bukobe in Masafu sub-county in Busia district is …

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Hungry Mukono residents block LC 5 chairperson demanding food relief

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Mukono Local Council-LC 5 Chairperson, Andrew Ssenyonga was rescued from angry residents on Thursday who surrounded his vehicle demanding for food relief. Ssenyonga had gone with a team of Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS officials to deliver food relief to commercial sex workers at Ggulu …

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