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Beirut explosion an eye-opener to Uganda – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has urged Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to consider the Tuesday explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut as an eye-opener to Uganda in regard to explosives. She tasked the Premier to direct institutions responsible for health and safety …

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Prime Minister commits to lifting new restrictions on Gulu district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has told the Acholi Parliamentary Group, an umbrella of legislators from Acholi sub-region that the ongoing lockdown in Gulu district will be lifted on Monday. Travelers were caught unaware when buses from Gulu were stopped from travelling in …

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All ministers to be tested for COVID-19

  Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  All ministers especially those who attend cabinet meetings will undergo COVID-19 testing before they can attend the weekly sessions. According to the health ministry, testing of the ministers begun yesterday and continued today at the office of the Prime Minister. On the first day …

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Gov’t asked to evacuate Acholi paramount chief from London

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Parliamentary Group, an umbrella body that brings together parliamentarians from Acholi sub region, has asked the government to evacuate the Acholi Paramount Chief David Onen Acana II who is stuck in London. Rwot Acana traveled to London in March for personal business but …

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NRM donates UGX 380 million towards COVID-19 response

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Resistance Movement- NRM Party has donated 380 million Shillings towards the provision of relief support to persons affected by measures to control the spread of Coronavirus Disease-COVID-19. The cheque containing these details was presented to the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on Sunday …

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Rugunda calls for transparency in managing COVID-19 fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has asked the COVID-19 Fund committee to be transparent while managing the resources entrusted to them. Dr Rugunda sounded the appeal while inaugurating the Fund committee that was named by President Yoweri Museveni at a function held at his …

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1.5 Million Ugandans to receive relief support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1.5 million vulnerable Ugandans will receive food items. This was revealed by the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on Wednesday while presenting a statement to Parliament on the COVID-19 pandemic and government’s preparations and intervention. According to Rugunda, each vulnerable person will receive at least …

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