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UPDF secures Moroto-Kotido road after series of attacks

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has refuted reports that Moroto-Kotido Road is insecure and assures the public that there is the situation is under control despite isolated incidents. The public has expressed fear about the safety and security situation on some of the roads following ambushes against …

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Renovation of Kampala’s Kikuubo lane underway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reconstruction of Kikuubo lane in Kampala has started weeks after a visit to the business hub by the State Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Kabuye Kyofatogabye and the authority’s deputy director, Eng. David Luyimbazi. Kikuubo is one of the busiest centres within the Kampala …

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MPs seek review of DRC road funding plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament are proposing to cut funding for the construction of a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by up to 50 percent as a means to reduce the amount of money borrowed domestically. The Ugandan government announced earlier that it would …

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Gliding rocks cut-off major road in Bulambuli district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A descending rock has cut off a road connecting lower Bulambuli to the upper belt of the district. The rocks that warped on Monday afternoon have now split into particles which are now strewn across the road at a place called Nairobi in Kamu …

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UWA blocks onstruction of major access road in Apaa

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Armed personnel from Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA have blocked construction project of a major community access road in the disputed remote areas of Apaa in Amuru district. The personnel blocked construction of the 20km Lacmon to Apaa (Section 1&2) roads from Pabbo Sub-County worth …

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Kabarole residents repair dilapidated road

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Residents of Kiguma Sub County in Kabarole district spent a good part of Saturday repairing the Nyakitojo road that has been in a poor state for over 10 years.  The residents say that the road which connects to Karago Town Council and Sub Counties of …

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Gulu residents protest poor road condition

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Railway village in Layibi Division Gulu Municipality are protesting the poor state of the four-kilometer Olam-Sisto road which has been in a poor state for over five years. The road is a major route for business, health and education services connecting the community …

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UNRA starts clearing way for Kampala Flyover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Friday morning started an exercise to clear the right of way for the Kampala Flyover Project. Work started at Clock Tower, where all structures standing in the way were razed down. The exercise will be conducted along the project …

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Report identifies 100 blackspots on North Eastern road corridor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are up to 98 black spots on the North Eastern Road Corridor, a Road Safety Inspection report has revealed. The report was compiled by Safe Way Right Way, a non-governmental organisation involved in promoting road safety with support from World Bank. Conducted between March …

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Road accident deaths swell to 1.35 million each year: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said Friday, demanding global action. The number of fatalities annually has swelled by around 100,000 in just three years, with road …

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